Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fruit Salsas with Cinnamon Tortilla Dippers

Give a new meaning to "chips and salsa".

These fresh, fruity salsas are a healthy alternative to candies and other sweets. Kids of all ages will enjoy this treat

This was another way for me to get my kids to eat more fruit. :) Of course, it helps to have the cinnamon tortilla dippers to go along with the salsas. lol!

To Make Strawberry Apple Salsa:

1 c. of fresh strawberries
2 medium apples
1/2 c. mandarin oranges, drained well
1/4 c. fresh pineapple or unsweetened canned pineapple
1-2 tbsp Splenda - to taste
2 tbsp sugar free strawberry jam

Peel apples and pineapple. Chop all fruit into small pieces and put into a food processor. Sprinkle Splenda over the fruit. Process the fruit using the pulse button on the food processor until the mixture resembles chunky salsa. Pour the salsa into a small bowl and stir in the jam until all of the fruit has been coated. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes before serving.

To Make Melon Berry Salsa:

1 c. cantaloupe
1 c. frozen berry mix consisting of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, thawed and very well drained
1/4 c. sugar or Splenda
2 tbsp lime juice
Chopped fresh mint (optional)

Peel cantaloupe and cube into very small bite-sized pieces. Add to a small bowl. Add berries to a food processor. Using the pulse button on the food processor, chop the berries until it resembles chunky salsa. Stir berries into the cantaloupe pieces. Stir in sugar and lime juice. Sprinkle in mint, if using, and stir well to mix. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

To Make Cinnamon Dippers:

4 large 10" tortillas
1 tbsp Splenda or sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
butter-flavored cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Stack tortillas into one pile. Cut the tortillas vertically into longs strips. Lay the strips in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Don't crowd the strips; instead do 2 batches if necessary. Lightly spray the tortilla strips with the cooking spray. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the tortilla strips. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the tortillas are lightly browned and crispy.

Linking up to:

Gooseberry Patch: Fall's Favorite Fruit!


LuckyMe said...

This would be a nice treat for the faculty lunch room. Homemade and healthy! Hint. Hint.

Tami said...

This would be a nice change! I'm the class parent for both of my kids classes this year and we have themed days to fill the teacher's lounge--sweets, soup, breakfast..etc.

Joy said...

What a cute way to display the salsa and chips!

Tami said...

Thanks Joy! I thought that these containers were really cute so I came up with another way to use them. ;)

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