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Recipe: Cinnamon tortilla chips with strawberry-avocado salsa

Recipe: Cinnamon tortilla chips with strawberry-avocado salsa
Brighten up your dips by adding fresh fruit. This strawberry-avocado salsa pairs perfectly withcinnamon tortilla chips.Recipe: Strawverry-avocado salsa (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

Total time:

40 minutes

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Servings:

4 to 6

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Note:

If possible, use handmade whole-wheat tortillas.

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon walnut oil, divided

Juice of 5 limes, divided

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1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

Pinch sea salt

6 whole-wheat tortillas

1 pint of strawberries, diced, about 2 cups

1 teaspoon sugar

Grated zest of 1 lime

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1 jalapeño, seeded and minced, or to taste

1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 large ripe avocado, diced (about 1 cup)

1. Heat the oven

to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine one-fourth cup walnut oil, the juice of two limes, vanilla, cinnamon, white pepper and sea salt.

2. Brush the cinnamon

mixture onto both sides of each tortilla, then cut the tortillas into quarters. Spread the coated tortilla quarters over the baking sheets, making sure not to overlap. Bake until crisp, 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile,

in a medium bowl, combine the diced strawberries, sugar, lime zest, the juice of three limes, minced jalapeño, 1 tablespoon walnut oil, mint and cilantro. Add the diced avocado and gently mix together. Serve the salsa with the chips.

Each of 6 servings:

243 calories; 4 grams protein; 30 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams fiber; 16 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 197 mg. sodium.

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