Monday, April 4, 2011


Has got to be one of the most addictive snacks ever!
I've been stuck on regular salsa all this while, which is good, but I started venturing out on other kinds of salsa and it's opened a whole new world for me. :) It started with this amazing mango salsa that my sister made once upon a time, which I will share later, but for now, feast your eyes upon....

Balsamic Black Bean Salsa
{Recipe from Mel's Kitchen}

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed well
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained well
½ medium onion finely diced (about 1/3 cup)
½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 (7 oz.) can salsa verde (I used Herdez brand)
Juice of 1 lime
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the salsa marinate for a few hours (or overnight before serving). Drain most of the liquid from the salsa before serving. Serve with tortilla chips.


Apple Berry Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
{Recipe from Pampered Chef}
4 (7-inch) flour tortillas
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 med Granny Smith apples
1 cup strawberries -- sliced
1 kiwi fruit -- peeled and chopped
1 small orange
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
2 tbsp apple jelly

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. For cinnamon chips, lightly spray tortillas with water. Combine sugar and cinnamon in flour/sugar shaker; sprinkle over tortillas. Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges; place in single layer on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.

For salsa, peel, core, and slice apples. Cut apples into quarters; chop with food chopper. Slice strawberries and chop kiwi. Place fruit in 1 quart bowl. Zest orange and juice. Add orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar and apple jelly to fruit mixture, mix gently. Serve with cinnamon chips.

They're both sooo tasty! This was my first time making tortilla chips, the cinnamon kind are awesome! Now go feast on them! :)

1 comments from awesome people!:

Lisa R.D. said...

I feel so lucky that I got to taste them... they were delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipes. You are such a good cook... I love that you try new things out so often.