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Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

by Alice Currah

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips

I love traditional salsa and tortilla chips for a savory snack, but this fruit salsa with cinnamon chips is a fun sweet alternative. 

Adding basil to the fruit may seem strange, but it actually complements the sweetness of the fruit and the cinnamon in the chips. It’s just one of those things you have to try to believe it!

Makes 4 cups

Fruit Salsa

•Juice of 1 lime

•2 tablespoons granulated sugar

•½  teaspoon ground cinnamon

•4 fresh basil leaves, chopped

•1 kiwi, peeled and cut into ¼ – inch dice

•1 crisp apple, peeled, cored, and cut into ¼ – inch dice

•1 cup strawberries, hulled and cut into ¼ – inch dice

•1 mango, peeled, pitted, and cut into ¼ – inch dice

Baked Cinnamon Chips

•eight 10- inch flour tortillas

•Butter- flavored cooking spray

•1 cup cinnamon sugar (scant 1 cup granulated sugar plus 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon)


1. To make the fruit salsa, whisk the lime juice, sugar, cinnamon, and basil together in a small bowl. In a large bowl, combine the kiwi, apple, strawberries, and mango. Pour the lime juice mixture over the fruit and mix gently. Transfer to a large serving bowl.

2. To make the cinnamon chips, preheat the oven to 350°F.

3. Coat each side of the tortillas with cooking spray. Make a single stack of the tortillas and slice through the stack to make 8 wedges from each tortilla. Working in batches, spread the tortilla wedges in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle the wedges with cinnamon sugar, and spray them again with cooking spray. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until nice and crispy. Repeat to make the rest of the cinnamon chips. Allow the chips to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Make- ahead tip: Store the chopped fruit in separate containers in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Prep the dressing and store until ready to use. Toss the salsa ingredients together right before serving.

This recipe is excerpted from Savory Sweet Life by Alice Currah. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced without written permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022. 
Mom of three Alice Currah blogs at Sweet Savory Life.