Strawberry Mango Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

We recently had a Snow family reunion and I needed to bring a dish to share. While that might seem like an easy decision, I debated about what to bring for weeks. When you’re a food blogger people’s expectations of what you make are elevated. The pressure really increased when my sweet Aunt Marilyn posted on Facebook that she wanted to sit by me so she could eat what I made. (Love you Auntie!)

I make a perfect pasta salad, my Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Cups are always a hit, and I even thought about making Dara’s Savory Mango Chutney & Cheddar Cheese Palmiers, “Elephant Ears”, which are fabulous. In the end, I decided to make Strawberry Mango Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips. It’s a colorful, light, refreshing summer appetizer and when I make it for my family it disappears as quickly as I can baked the chips.

Our Best Bites has a great tutorial for making fruit salsas with different fruits and I incorporated many of their tips in my Strawberry Mango Salsa.

They also have a recipe for cinnamon tortilla chips using cooked flour tortillas, but I’m crazy about the Tortilla Land uncooked flour tortillas. They are thinner and bake up light and crispy. If you haven’t tried them yet, you need to. I bought mine at Costco, but I’ve seen them at Smith’s and other grocery stores. Sophistimom posted a Cinnamon Tortilla Chip recipe using uncooked tortillas and my recipe is kind of a combination of the two.

This recipe makes enough fruit salsa and chips for a party.  If you’re making them for a smaller group just divide the recipe in half. Although if you decide to make extra, the salsa is still fresh and delicious the next day. I keep the chips crisp by laying them on a paper towel and sealing them in a Ziploc bag.

Strawberry Mango Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Strawberry Mango Salsa and Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Ingredients

    Strawberry Mango Salsa
  • 2 medium size mangos, diced
  • 1 pint strawberries, diced
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (add more or less depending on how sweet your fruit is)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley (adds a nice contrasting color)
  • Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
  • 12 Tortilla Land uncooked flour tortillas
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

    Strawberry Mango Salsa
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl and chill before serving.
  2. Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
  3. Preheat oven to 400º. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  4. Spread a teaspoon of butter on each tortilla and sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over tortillas.
  5. Using a pizza or a pastry cutter, cut each tortilla in to eight wedges. Place wedges on baking sheets lined with parchment paper (sugar side up). You can bake more than one tray at a time, but be sure and rotate them half way through the baking time. I bake 16 wedges per baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 5 -10 minutes, or until the tortilla chips are crisp and golden brown. Do not underbake, they need to be crisp when you take them out of the oven. (You can also bake them at 350º which results in a flatter less puffed chip, but takes at least double the amount of baking time.)
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  1. Kat Gozzi says

    IIRC, what you’re making with these unbanked tortillas is called sopapillas. I can’t be certain because despite the many failed attempts to make these tasty and fried lil treats with my Nana, who passed around ten yrs ago.

    Try topping them w/ sifted powdered sugar and honey, which is how they’re usually served. You can also coat them after frying them with cinnamon sugar, which are known as buñuelos, another simple treat.

  2. says

    I like Deb’s idea for substituting mint for the parsley in this. It would have the same contrasting green to look nice with the fruit but also be a cooling summery flavor. Love all the colors in this salsa, and together with the cinnamon chips it makes a nice dessert-type item without being too high-calorie.

  3. says

    I just made this for a snack later tonight. Mint leaves would be really good in it, too. I don’t have any and am still contemplating the parsley. Not sure my boys will like it with parsley. Maybe I’ll just put a little bit chopped really finely in it. ;)

  4. says

    Mangos add so much texture and sweetness. This looks delish. We also love the tortilla land tortillas. I bet they are so good with cinnamon sugar. You have another great recipe.

  5. says

    I will have to try this! Sounds like a salsa I would love(especially with these chips)! I don’t care for tomato based(regular) salsa.

  6. says

    That salsa is so pretty Barbara, and I love the combination of flavors. I actually just made cinnamon sugar chips today, next time I’ll have to add the salsa to go along with them!

  7. says

    I love tortilla chips. Even better when they are a bit sweet and served with fruit. I loved the post about your family reunion. Such a great story.

  8. says

    Barb, you always come up with the most amazing, mouth-watering goodies, and this one is no exception. I can almosy taste the cinnmaon tortilla chips with a huge dip/scoop of that colorful, fresh, juicy strawberry, mango salsa making it heavy in the hand. No double dip needed, mine would be loaded! Bookmarked :)

  9. says

    I have a neighbor who, as soon as he gets to any neighborhood party, finds me and asks me what I brought so he can be sure to get some before it’s gone. It just tickles me every time he does it. I’m not sure if he really thinks my food is that much better or if he just likes to see the big grin on my face when he asks, but either way, I love it!

    I also love sweet salsas and this one looks absolutely amazing!!!

    Can’t wait to try it…Maybe at the neighborhood barbecue this weekend?

    xxoo,

    RMW

  10. says

    I love when people make things they are normally savory into something sweet. It just makes my day! This is awesome! Just amazing. I love the cinnamon chips and the salsa with the strawberries, I have done mango before but not mango and berries so this is so cool!

    • says

      Taste of Home has an apple salsa recipe that looks great. It includes strawberries and kiwis. I think you’d need some softer fruits so it’s not quite so crunchy. Let me know if you give it a try.

  11. says

    I’ve been thinking about making cinnamon tortilla chips for a while — I’m bookmarking this! They sound perfect with that salsa.

  12. says

    What a delicious and creative idea, Barbara. I’ve seen uncooked tortillas in the grocery store but didn’t pay much attention. This reminds me of the left over pie crust strips sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar that my grandmother used to make. I would want to sit next to you too at a picnic.

  13. says

    Wow! It all looks fabulous. Love the color in the salsa and the the cinnamon tortilla chips is a great *new to me* recipe. I’m sure this was very much enjoyed at your family get together.

  14. says

    What a perfect appetizer for your family reunion! Love the combination of mangos & strawberries. I might have to add a touch of mint.

  15. says

    —OMG,
    this dish looks like it fell down from HEAVEN :)
    For serious, Barbara.
    I keep sending all of your recipes to my dad & mom for us all to
    make together.
    But this takes the cake. WOWIE.
    PS. can I come to your next reunion?????

  16. says

    Wow, I love the vibrant color of your appetizer and the flavor combination. It sure sounds refreshing and no wonderful it’s a hit with you family. I gotta get a package of those uncooked tortilla and give this recipe a try. The cinnamon tortilla chips sound amazing pairing with your fruit salsa!

  17. says

    Love the strawberry mango salsa and to pair it with cinnamon tortillas- just brilliant! I can imagine the pressure of family when you are a food blogger. My parents are coming to visit me from India and they are really excited about the food I keep blogging about! Hope I live up to their expectations:)!

  18. says

    I love using uncooked flour tortillas. It’s the closest thing to make them yourself. ¡Cómo extraño las tortillas de harina mmmmmmmm! Espero probar esas tortillas con canela y azucar algún día. ¡Tienen un aspecto buenísimo!

  19. says

    The pressure is definitely on when everyone knows you’re a food blogger and you’re asked to bring something to the party. Makes it hard to choose just the right recipe for the event.

    I think you made a terrific choice with this one though. The salsa looks fresh, colorful and inviting and those puffy cinnamon chips look irresistible. I bet this was a huge hit!

  20. says

    I don’t think I can find these uncooked tortillas here in Korea, though we have a Costco in Busan (the nearest big city to my place), but I could try the tortillas I made from scratch some time ago. This idea is absolutely fantastic!

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