Dear Mother Nature And Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

fruit_salsa_5_mfbDear Mother Nature,

When you have a moment, we need to have a chat because I’ve got some things to say to you. I’m speaking on behalf of the entire Canadian population and part of the Northern United States when I say, “What did we ever do to you?”

We are tired of the winds from the North whipping their pointed claws across our pale, almost translucent faces.  We are exhausted from dressing in multiple layers, only to peel them off one by one during the course of the day, and then having to reload again before 5 o’clock.  Our hearts and souls are dying, thirsting for some color instead of viewing the world in shades of black, and grey, and white.

pool_1Have we offended you in some way? Are you upset with us? Global warming aside, we really are trying our best to take care of you, so why are you being so heartless?

Our children want to splash in some puddles.  Our dogs want to do their business in the yard without having it freeze to their fur.  We want to get into our cars in the morning without having to warm them for 10 minutes before we leave the house. We need to get a pedicure and let our feet breathe free for a while without wool socks and winter boots. I want to see the calming, crystal blue waters of my swimming pool, which incidentally is still under five feet of snow and frozen solid to its 10 foot depth.

It’s been a really long, really nasty winter, and spring was supposed to start over a month ago!  What gives? I thought we were all friends.  Maybe we can try to get along.  More give and less take, huh? Is that too much to ask? Let’s all play nice.

Sincerely,
Everyone!

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Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 cups dip / 120 tortilla chips

The beauty of fruit salsa is that you can use whatever fruit is your favorite and it can be changed according to what is in season. The only fruits that I don’t like to use is strawberries and bananas as they tend to go bad quickly.

Ingredients

    For The Fruit Salsa
  • 3 kiwi, finely chopped
  • 2 cups watermelon, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or saskatoon berries, cut in half
  • 1 cup red or green grapes, cut into quarters
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, cored and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cantaloupe, finely chopped
  • 1 apple, cored and finely chopped
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  • 2 lemons, juice only
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • small handful of fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • For The Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
  • 10 - 12 large flour tortillas, regular or whole wheat
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

For The Fruit Salsa

Chop all your fruit into small pieces making certain that it is small enough that it can be easily scooped with the tortilla chips. Place all chopped fruit into a large bowl. Squeeze lemon juice into the bowl and stir.

Before adding the onion and cilantro I like to separate my fruit salsa into two smaller bowls. One I will leave as is, and to the other one I will add the red onion and chopped cilantro. This gives two equally delicious options for dipping.

For The Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.

Brush the entire top surface of one flour tortilla with melted butter. Generously sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut the tortilla into 8 – 12 wedges. Place wedges, sugar side up, on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden and crispy. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Notes

Original Recipe by My Friend's Bakery 2013

http://myfriendsbakery.ca/blog/fruit-salsa-with-cinnamon-sugar-tortilla-chips/

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