Pantry Salsa & Baked Tortilla Chips

Pantry Salsa & Homemade Tortilla Chips

Last summer I was so excited to start my garden.  I planted 10 tomato plants, with the hopes of having enough to last us a year.  By the end of the summer I had *maybe* 5 tomatoes turn out. Five!  It was such a bust.  This year I am hoping things will be better.  Fingers crossed!
Since we didn’t have any yummy garden tomatoes for salsa, I found a recipe for salsa using canned tomatoes.  I was such a skeptic, but this salsa is SO good.  And you can whip up a batch in less than 5 minutes!
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 jar diced tomatoes (I like the organic Kirkland brand)- for an extra kick get the RoTel with chiles
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • Handful of cilantro, juice of half of a lime
  • Salt (also a sprinkle of cumin or Mrs.Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning is tasty)
  1. In a mini chopper, add onion and the juice from the canned tomatoes (just strain into chopper).  Pulse until in small bits.  Add jalapeno.  Pulse again.
  2. Now add tomatoes and pulse for about 30 seconds.  Finish with cilantro and lime juice.  Pulse until blended.
  3. Put into a bowl and season with salt!

That’s it!  SO tasty and people will never know it’s from canned tomatoes.  It will last about 5 days in the fridge, although it never makes it for more than 1 day in our house!

Fun add ins:

  • 1 cup of fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 can of drained and rinsed black beans

You can serve with store bought chips, or bake your own!

What you need:

  • 1 package of corn tortillas (we like Mission ultra thin the best)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt
  1. Heat oven to 375
  2. Slice tortilla into triangles.  I like to make 10 chips out of each tortilla.
  3. Place a cooling rack on of a cookie sheet.  Spray chips lightly with Pam and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake 6-8 minutes.  These go from golden to burnt quickly, so keep your eye on them!

FYI: If you are on Weight Watchers, it’s only 1 point for 10 chips!  Since the salsa is 0 points, this is a great snack!


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Lemon Buddies Snack Mix Recipe

Lemon Buddies

1 12.8 Box of Rice Chex
1 1/4 cups Vanilla Baking Chips
1 Lemon
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 Butter/Margarine

Microwave Baking Chips and Butter and mix until smooth. Add and mix in the juice from one lemon, then stir in cereal. Put powdered sugar in a large ziploc bag, then add the cereal mixture a little at a time and mix. Lay on cookie sheet to cool.


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