I’ve found several different fruit salsas online to accompany cinnamon chips. Many of them include a variety of fruits such as kiwi, apples, always strawberries, pineapple, mango, etc… And a number of them look like yummy finely chopped up fruit salads. Mine isn’t very different, I just wanted it too look more like traditional salsa. I wanted it a little juicier and mostly red with specs of green and some lighter/yellowy parts. Well, I think I was successful. (I tricked my buddy Nate. He totally thought it was regular salsa. Ha ha.)
1 pound strawberries
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
8oz can of crushed pineapple in its own juice.
Optional: Fresh mint
- Wash strawberries, cut off the tops and discard the hull.
- Dice strawberries into small square shaped pieces and place in medium bowl
- Add a small amount of the sugar to the berries to draw out some of the juices
- Dice mango into small squares and add to the strawberries.
- Add crushed pineapple and juice. Stir to combine
- Add lime zest, juice and salt.
- Stir to combine.
- Add remaining sugar as needed (depending on the sweetness of your fruit and your preference)
- Optional: finely chop a couple leaves of fresh mint and add to the salsa
- refrigerate and chill till serving
BAKED CINNAMON TORTILLA CHIPS
I think these are pretty standard. You can use butter instead of canola oil spray….and you could probably add a really small amount of cocoa powder….I haven’t tried it but it might be ok. hmmmm……I might try that.
6 flour tortillas (I used 8 inch diameter tortillas aka “medium- soft taco” size. Smaller might be even better. I wouldn’t go any bigger than 8 inches)
3 tablespoons sugar.
1 or 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon (depending on your preference)
Canola oil spray such as Pam
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
- Cut 2 tortilla into 8 wedges. I like to use a pizza wheel to cut them.
- Place the 16 wedges onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Spray the tortilla wedges with canola oil spray
- Using a spoon, sprinkle the chips with the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until firm
- Prepare the remaining tortillas in the same way.
* just tried making some with a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder and it was good. I used a small amount. You couldn’t really tell there was cocoa, it just gave it a slightly bolder favor.