Serve up a fruity fiesta this summer with one of my all-time favorite dessert recipes. Not only is this dessert super easy to make, it’s something you can enjoy GUILT FREE! This festive treat is sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
I love recipes that are versatile, and there are so many ways to create a work of colorful art with this one.
Let’s start with the basic chip recipe. To keep this on the healthier side, I used Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and using a pizza cutter or knife, evenly slice the tortillas into pie-slices. You should get eight even slices from each tortilla. Place the tortilla slices onto a baking sheet and spray them with cooking spray (butter-flavored cooking spray is recommended). Once all the slices are coated, sprinkle them with a cinnamon and sugar mixture. To cut back on your sugar intake, you may also use a stevia + cinnamon mixture. *For easier clean up, line the baking sheet in aluminum foil or parchment paper, otherwise the cinnamon and sugar will bake on to the cookie sheet.
Bake chips at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Once done, remove and repeat until you have enough chips for your gathering. It’s best to make these shortly before you will be serving them so they are crisp and warm.
For the fruity pico de gallo, I suggest choosing fruits that are in season for the summer and avoiding anything like bananas that will start to brown. My favorite combination:
Strawberries + raspberries + pineapple + kiwi
Once you have diced all the fruit, mix it all together in a bowl and squeeze lime juice all over the fruit and mix one more time.
There are endless possibilities when making your fruity pico de gallo. Other items I like to add are cucumber and fresh mint, this is a great, refreshing combination. You can also use chia seeds or sweeten it just a little more with a drizzle of honey. To add in some protein, mix in 6 to 8oz. plain or vanilla Greek yogurt.
This recipe is also great for an afternoon snack for children! With any of the leftover fruit you can add it to your morning smoothie, water, or a topping for your oatmeal.