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Strawberry Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Strawberry Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Oi. I’m having extreme difficulty typing this. I’m suffering from the fondue sweats. For those of you who are not familiar with the fondue sweats, it is what happens to you when you consume copious amounts of cheese, chicken and steak, and chocolate fondue. It is both wonderful and the worst thing ever all at the same time. I think I ate enough to hold me over for the entire week. Ok, that is a big exaggeration, but still, you get the point…

Yesterday was the Hubs’ 30th birthday! When it comes to birthdays, he never wants anybody to make a fuss. He would probably have been happy if I made Kraft mac and cheese. Bless his heart. But I, on the other hand, do care about birthdays, and a nice dinner was in order. We always do fondue for special occasions. I contemplated making some crazy cupcake, but dipping bananas and pound cake into chocolate was PLEN-TY!

Strawberry Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Our fridge has been stocked with crazy amounts of strawberries over the last couple of weeks. I just can’t get enough! I wanted a snack and wanted to use some strawberries, but also wanted to do something a little different. This salsa is SO good! The combo of the strawberries and the avocado work so well together. The strawberries give it a touch of sweetness and the avocado adds a wonderful creamy texture. I ate mine with some whole wheat tortillas that I toasted in the oven with a lil’ cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top! Perfect!

Strawberry Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

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Strawberry Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Yield: serves 3-4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 6 (6-inch) whole wheat tortilla chips
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped and peeled avocado (about 2)
  • 1 cup finely diced strawberries
  • 1 tsp. minced and seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 tbs. minced cilantro
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° degrees. Brush the tops of the tortillas with a little oil. Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar evenly over the top of each tortilla. Cut the tortillas into about 12 wedges. Arrange on a lined baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until crisp.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients in a bowl. Stir lightly to combine. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 6 chips, 3 tbs. salsa; Calories per serving: 138; Fat per serving: 6.7 g

Strawberry Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

   

35 Responses to “Strawberry Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips”

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    Choc Chip Uru — April 16, 2012 at 3:06 am

    The colour combination in this recipe is divine as are the ingredients – you have served it perfectly :D
    Absolutely love this salsa my friend!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    Alyssa — April 16, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Happy birthday to your hubby! My birthday was over the weekend and we ate TONS too….I still don’t have much of an appetite. I love this take on salsa! Totally perfect for something different in the summer time. Great idea!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — April 16, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Oh yum! I would just eat this with a spoon. Strawberries are the best and I have been buying them left and right as well.

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    easyfoodsmith — April 16, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Yum! This sounds incredibly delicious. I never thought of a sweet salsa and sweet tortilla chips! Brilliant idea! Will try this for sure.

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    Tina@flourtrader — April 16, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Happy belated birthday to the hubs. Yours sounds a lot like mine, kind of a whatever attitude concerning his special day. Needless to say he is not picky at all which is a good thing!
    I really like the idea of fruit with avocado, you have twisted it more to the sweet side-yum! Also, the blend of textures must make for one wonderful bite!

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    Liz — April 16, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Mmmmmmm….I want a bowl of this in front of me NOW! SO, so yummy! Printing off to try :)

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    Jen — April 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

    What a brilliant combination! Great! :-)

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    Ramona — April 16, 2012 at 9:28 am

    First of all Happy Birthday to your hubby!! 30… you guys make me feel old. :) 2nd… fondue sweats… LOL! That does not sound fun… do! :) LOL! Okay.. that’s me being cheesy… another pun. LOL! I’m cracking myself up here. :)

    Now onto this beautiful salsa… it’s really gorgeous! I love the sweet and savory playfulness of the dish!!! Well done!

    PS… check out my post from today… why because you deserve one!! :)

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    Kaitlin — April 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

    What a beautiful salsa! I hope the fondue sweats have subsided :)

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    Cassie — April 16, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Happy birthday to your hubs! I am all over this salsa. Love the combo!

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    Cucina49 — April 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I love your description of the “fondue sweats”! I think I may have had a similar experience with a big plate of high-quality nachos over the weekend. This salsa is colorful and lovely–we’re getting strawberries in our CSA box this week and may have to try this.

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    Kiri W. — April 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    This sounds so cool – what an unusual combination! I imagine this both creamy and sweet. Looks lovely!

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table — April 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    That does sound good! I do a similar thing it mangoes and with poms… strawberries seem like the’d fit right in. Maybe atop some grilled fish tacos…

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — April 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I AM familiar with the Fondu Sweats. I am NOT familiar with the Strawberry Avocado Salsa Sweats, but I would like to be.

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    Katja — April 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Great idea! I’m looking forward to trying this :)

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    Amy @ FragrantVanillaCake — April 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I was just thinking the other day how delicious strawberries and avocado would be together! You must have had the same thought ;)! I am loving everything about this salsa, it sounds wonderful and so perfect for spring!

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    Carolyn — April 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Oh yum, great flavours for salsa!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Happy birthday to your husband! And this salsa looks so vibrant and beautiful! I have some strawberries and avocados just screaming my name so I might just go and make these. Great call on those cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. I had no idea they were that easy to make.

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    Baking Serendipity — April 16, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    My husband is kind of whatever when it comes to birthdays too…and they are a total big deal to me! Celebrating with fondue sounds perfect…but so does this salsa :) I love the pairing of avocado and strawberries…totally would not have thought of that!

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    Baker Street — April 17, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Happy Birthday to your husband! Avocado paired with berries is just genius. Love this recipe. I surely want to try it before strawberries go out of season for me.

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    Peggy — April 17, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Oh I definitely love a good strawberry salsa! And Happy Birthday to your husband!

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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles — April 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Oh…, so, so pretty and the luminosity in your photos is just wonderful… have you got a new system? Do share… :)

    • Stephanie replied: — April 17th, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

      Thanks, Kelly! I did purchase a new camera last month and that has REALLY helped me with my photos. I use some photography lights to help when I don’t have enough natural light. Other than that, I use a light hand with my editing. I always kick up the sharpness and add a little warmth. And depending on my light when I took the photo, I may sometimes kick up the exposure and/or adjust the curves or color levels.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    For a sweets loving lady like me, this take on chips and salsa is PERFECT. Looks delicious, Stephanie. Lovely for the spring season, too!

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    Carol — April 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    OMG! I love this recipe of yours! oh so yum yummy!. I’m a big fan of avocado so this is really great!

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    balvinder ( Neetu) — April 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    This is something unique and heavenly appetizer. Just love the combo.

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    Reem | Simply Reem — April 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    A Very Happy Birthday to ur Hubby…
    I am still loaded from my b’day feasting too… God b’day can be dangerous for tummy right…
    Anyways This salsa looks wonderful, what great idea of adding strawberries…totally bookmarked.

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    Ann — April 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

    This looks SO delicious and I gotta say – the blog is looking FAB, girlfriend, just FAB!

    • Stephanie replied: — April 20th, 2012 @ 12:20 am

      Thanks, Ann! :)

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    Katerina — April 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    This is such a beautiful and delicate sweet tweak on Mexican! The colors are amazing too!

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    Terra — April 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    What a beautiful mix of flavors! I love the idea of adding strawberries with your avocado salas:-) YUM! Hugs, Terra

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