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Super Simple Strawberry Salsa

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
 

super simple strawberry salsa

 

It is not strawberry season, yet I find myself on a strawberry kick. I suppose with Valentine’s Day on the horizon and my online feeds filled with strawberry hearts and chocolate covered strawberries it is only natural to find myself longing for that luscious red! Maybe even a sign of hope that summer isn’t so far away?!

Today’s post features Strawberry Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips. There are quite a few strawberry salsa recipes out there on the web but I wanted one that was super simple! That meant minimal chopping, minimal ingredients and all around minimal effort but it still had to be good, right? After viewing a few recipes I decided to just wing my own!

Strawberry Salsa

1 lb of strawberries (cleaned, hulled and diced)
1 jalapeño pepper (cleaned, deseeded and diced)
1 Lime (all juice and all zest)
1 tsp orange all fruit spread
1/4 cup of green onions (I use scissors to easily snip my green onions)

Mix all ingredients above in a bowl and serve! That is it! This works best if you make ahead a few hours and refrigerate. It allows the flavors to mingle.

 

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chip instructions

I chose a sweeter chip to serve with my salsa and I wanted them to be heart shaped (just for kid appeal fun!). Cinnamon sugar chips however, are pretty easy to find in local stores. Actually Stacy’s makes a cinnamon pita chip which I really like (see link below). For mine, I started with store bought tortilla chips. I used a medium sized heart-shaped, cookie cutter to cut out my chips. I laid the shapes flat on a foil lined cookie sheet, sprayed them with coconut oil spray and then sprinkled with prepared cinnamon sugar (see note below). I flipped them over and repeated the process. I baked my chips at 275 degrees (low and slow so the sugar doesn’t caramelize and burn) until toasted. I did flip them a couple of times. The amount of cooking time depends on how crisp you like them. I recommend you experiment! Enjoy!

NOTE: Cinnamon sugar is usually made on a 4:1 ratio but you can adjust it however you like.

Speaking of hearts… did you know February is American Heart Month? Check out American Heart Association to learn more!

Sincerely,
Deb

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