When people think of chips and salsa, I'm sure “healthy” isn't the first thing to come to mind. But I've learned over the years that you can put a healthy twist on almost any meal or snack. I LOVE chips and salsa! This is one of the items I didn't want to give up while trying to lose weight. Instead of writing it off, I explored how to make a healthier version. It may not be as convenient as opening a bag of chips and a jar of salsa, but it's worth the extra effort!
- 3 tomatoeschopped
- 1/2cup finely chopped onion
- 1small jalapeño chile pepperseeded and minced (optional), wear plastic gloves when handling
- 1/4cup minced cilantro
- 2tablespoons lime juice
- sea salt
- 8 100% corn tortillas
- To make the salsa: In a mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, pepper, cilantro, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt.
- To make the tortilla chips: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cut each tortilla into 4 to 6 triangular pieces. Arrange the pieces on a baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping once, or until the pieces are crisp and just beginning to brown slightly. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the tortilla chips cool. Serve the chips with the salsa.