Fruit Salsas with Cinnamon Tortilla Dippers
Give a new meaning to "chips and salsa". These
fresh, fruity salsas are a healthy alternative to
candies and other sweets. Kids of all ages will
enjoy this treat!
To Make Strawberry Apple Salsa:
1 C. of fresh strawberries
2 medium apples
1/2 C. mandarin oranges, drained well
1/4 C. fresh pineapple or unsweetened
1-2 TBSP Splenda - to taste
2 TBSP sugar free strawberry jam
Peel apples and pineapple. Chop all fruit into small pieces and put into a food processor. Sprinkle Splenda over the fruit. Process the fruit using the pulse button on the food processor until the mixture resembles chunky salsa. Pour the salsa into a small bowl and stir in the jam until all of the fruit has been coated. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes before serving.
To Make Melon Berry Salsa:
1 C. cantaloupe
1 C. frozen berry mix consisting of
strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
and raspberries, thawed and very well drained
1/4 C. sugar or Splenda
2 TBSP lime juice
Chopped fresh mint (optional)
Peel cantaloupe and cube into very small bite-sized pieces. Add to a small bowl. Add berries to a food processor. Using the pulse button on the food processor, chop the berries until it resembles chunky salsa. Stir berries into the cantaloupe pieces. Stir in sugar and lime juice. Sprinkle in mint, if using, and stir well to mix. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
To Make Cinnamon Dippers:
4 large 10" tortillas
1 TBSP Splenda or sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
butter-flavored cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Stack tortillas into one pile. Cut the tortillas vertically into longs strips. Lay the
strips in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Don't crowd the strips; instead do 2 batches if necessary. Lightly spray the tortilla strips with the cooking spray. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the tortilla strips. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the tortillas are lightly browned and crispy.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions
1/2 t grated lemon zest
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
4 (1/2 inch thick) flounder fillets
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Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.
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