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Monday, May 5, 2014

Spicy and Sweet Chips and Salsa

We never need an excuse for Chips and Salsa in our house. . .but for Cinco de Mayo, I thought it would be fun to turn it up a notch and add some extra, bold flavors.

Mix and Match Sweet and Spicy Chips and Salsa






Homemade Chips. . .super simple, fun to make and oh so delicious!

The first batch I made was:

Cinnamon Sugar:


Ingredients:

3 medium sized Tortillas (Whole Wheat, White, Low Carb)
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3-4 tablespoons White Sugar (depends on how sweet you want it)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a shallow bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of White Sugar until combined
3. Brush 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil over 3 medium sized Tortillas
4. Sift or sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar mixture evenly over Tortillas
5. Using a knife or pizza cutter, slice whole tortillas into desired shape and size 
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes until just golden and crisp.  Chips will continue to crisp up after they are done baking


Spicy Chips: 



Ingredients:

3 Tortillas (Whole Wheat, White, Low Carb)
2 tablespoons Taco Seasoning (Can also use Fajita Mix or other Mexican Spice Blend)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Brush 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil over 3 medium sized Tortillas
3. Sift or sprinkle Taco Seasoning evenly over Tortillas
5. Using a knife or pizza cutter, slice whole tortillas into desired shape and size 
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes until just golden and crisp.  Chips will continue to crisp up after they are done baking

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Sweet and Spicy Fresh Salsa is a great match for Sweet and Spicy Homemade Chips!


Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa:






Ingredients:

1 package Strawberries finely diced
1/3 Red Onion finely diced (add more or less based on your preference)
1 small Jalapeño Pepper finely diced (remove seeds and ribs for less heat)
2-3 tablespoons chopped Cilantro
Juice of 1 Lime
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper


** A sweet variation on this would be to add raspberries and blueberries instead of onion, jalapeño and cilantro and add orange juice and sugar instead of lime, salt and pepper.


Directions:

1. Chop Strawberries, Onion, Jalapeño and Cilantro and mix in a bowl
2. Squeeze Lime juice over the top
3. Add Salt and Pepper
4. Refrigerate and serve within a few hours before the fruit starts to break down and become mushy


Happy Cooking and Happy Styling!


1 comment:

  1. I've become a bit obsessed with Mexican food lately. I went through a whole jar of salsa in less than a week. i love finding new recipes.

    Anita Mas | http://www.melinamexsalsa.com/index.php/products/?blog=2

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