Snack Time: Homemade Chips & Salsa


by Sep 26th, 2010 // Appetizers, Recipes, Snacks

Snack Time: Homemade Chips & Salsa

Snack Time: Homemade Chips & Salsa

My dear friend, Anne, suggested we make homemade salsa for snack week. I thought it was an excellent idea because I knew we could customize all the ingredients. She insisted that it must be made with cilantro – this really made me laugh because cilantro is like krypotnite to my husband. I swear if you made a giant bowl of soup and only put one leaf in he could still taste it. So, cilantro FREE salsa was our plan.

Snack Time: Homemade Chips & Salsa

My kid immediately got to work squeezing some lemons and limes. This is one of his favorite activities.

Snack Time: Homemade Chips & Salsa

Anne suggested we use grape tomatoes and just throw them in the food processor. This was a brilliant idea.

Snack Time: Homemade Chips & Salsa

Oh, and we upped the ante by baking our own tortilla chips. We used a small pizza cutter to make the triangles in the corn tortillas. What do you think my kid liked best? Now for the recipe…

Homemade Chips & Salsa

Prep Time: 15 mins  Cooking Time: 10 to 12 mins

Salsa Ingredients:
2 cups grape tomatoes
1/2 onion (coarsely chopped)
juice of 1/2 lime
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 small jalapeno pepper coarsely chopped (optional)
salt and pepper (to taste)

Chip Ingredients:
6 corn tortillas
olive oil cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Neatly pile the corn tortillas and use a pizza cutter to cut them into 6 even triangles. Spread triangles out on a Silpat covered cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crispy. Meanwhile, put all salsa ingredients in a food processor and chop until it reaches desired consistency. Scoop salsa out into a bowl and serve with chips.

Snack Time: Homemade Chips & Salsa


13 Comments on “Snack Time: Homemade Chips & Salsa”

  1. 1.) Miranda
    September 26th, 2010

    I know my kiddo would like the chips best too!

  2. 2.) Macki
    September 26th, 2010

    Yay, a cilantro free salsa!!!

  3. 3.) Mee
    September 26th, 2010

    Haven't made my own salsa in so long but I'll have to break out the processor now. Grape tomatoes are brilliant.

  4. 4.) Mariela Constantine
    September 26th, 2010

    Great idea with the pizza cutter !

  5. 5.) Bianca
    September 27th, 2010

    I think we could eat chips and salsa everyday!

  6. 6.) brooke rains
    September 27th, 2010

    I've never made this with Apple Cider Vinegar–thanks for the recipe!

  7. 7.) Susan
    September 27th, 2010

    Homemade salsa always seemed too time-consuming to me, but this is so easy. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. 8.) Karen
    September 27th, 2010

    Looking at the first photo, I almost wanted to grab a chip and give a dip. The color is wonderful and tasty looking.

  9. 9.) anne
    September 27th, 2010

    someday, when your cilantro-averse hubby is out of the country, try it with cilantro. it takes this to a whole new level.

  10. 10.) Dana
    September 28th, 2010

    Thank you for inspiring me to bust out my handy dandy Tupperware chopper thingy! I bought it about 2 years ago and had great aspirations of making homemade salsa. Then I forgot about it. For 2 years. It's time to start living my salsa dreams :)

  11. 11.) laurab
    September 28th, 2010

    I need to buy a food processor

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