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Strawberry Salsa with Pie Crust Chips

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Strawberry Salsa with Pie Crust Chips – A way to get yourself to eat fruit if you don’t really like it: Turn it into fruit salsa and then dip pie crust chips in it. #problemsolved

Strawberry Fruit Salsa with a hint of lime served with cinnamon sugar pie crust chips! This easy recipe is the perfect appetizer or snack!

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Have you ever heard of those special wraps that people get done that help them lose weight? There’s a direct sale company that does them, and I assume some of the more posh areas like Los Angeles have whole salons dedicated to wrapping oneself up like some sushi.

Supposedly after doing these wraps for a period of time you lose a ton of inches. As we get towards bathing suit season I’ve been thinking about those wraps more and more.

Do you think that if I was to somehow truss myself up in plastic wrap – the economy size from Costco – it would make me lose inches? Or would I just pass out from the effort?

You guys, that is seriously something I’ve actually pondered. Because just living on fruit and a carb-free diet is so not happening over here in Dorothy land.

Strawberry Fruit Salsa with pie crust chips

One of my biggest problems with eating healthy is that I do not like anything healthy.

See my problem?

In all seriousness, I really don’t like fruit. It’s one of those aversions I’ve never been able to kick. Part of it is a texture thing and part of it is that, well, when it comes to dessert or snack time I want a loaf of bread and a chocolate bar.

Again, see my problem?

Strawberry Salsa – Easiest Way to Eat Healthy!

But I finally, after 37 years, figured out how I like to eat fruit: Strawberry Salsa. I could have eaten the entire bowl of this fruit salsa, especially when dipping with pie crust chips.

I mean, right? Pie Crust Chips. When you dip them in the strawberry fruit salsa it’s like eating a strawberry pie.

Pie is something I can snack on, no problem.

Strawberry Fruit Salsa with a hint of lime served with cinnamon sugar pie crust chips! This easy recipe is the perfect appetizer or snack!

Make Strawberry Salsa In No Time!

This Strawberry Salsa literally takes no time at all to prepare. And it’ll feed a good amount of people, so it’s great for, say, a Cinco de Mayo party or a summer cook out.

I made the chips using a refrigerated pie crust, but you can also make using my all butter pie crust recipe. The process is similar to making pie crust dippers but instead of cutting out circles I used a pizza cutter to cut rows, then rectangles, then triangles. You can do either method.

Before they’re baked, the pie crust chips are buttered and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. They’re cooked in a hot oven for just a few minutes and they become crunchy, like chips…but better.

The Strawberry Salsa itself is the easiest thing to prepare. Simply toss the diced strawberries with some orange juice and thawed frozen limeade. I also sprinkled the berries with sugar because the salsa wasn’t sweet enough for my liking. I give a range in the recipe, so sugar to your taste!

My advice: have a few bites and then walk away from the bowl. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever said “Hmmm, I think I’ll just go have a bowl of fruit,” but I almost ate the entire thing!

Strawberry Fruit Salsa with a hint of lime served with cinnamon sugar pie crust chips! This easy recipe is the perfect appetizer or snack!

And any leftover pie crust chips taste amazing dipped in melted chocolate. Not that I’d know or anything… 🙂

Servings: 1 1/2 cups salsa

Strawberry Salsa with Pie Crust Chips

Total Time:
20 mins
This Strawberry Salsa is the perfect party dip! And serving it with pie crust chips makes it even better.

Ingredients

For the pie crust chips:

  • 1 pie crust — from scratch or a pack of two refrigerated
  • 2 teaspoons butter — softened (or butter spread)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Strawberry Salsa:

  • 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries — dice them small for easy eating
  • 1/2-2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon frozen concentrate limeade — thawed
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice

Instructions

To make the pie crust chips:

  1. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Unroll (or roll out) your pie crust. Spread with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  2. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the crust into strips, then cut them the other way to form rectangles. Slice on a diagonal to form triangles. Place triangles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Bake at 450°F for about 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Cool before serving.
  3. Chips can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in an airtight container or bag.

To make the salsa:

  1. Place strawberries in a bowl. Sprinkle sugar, zest, concentrate, and orange juice over the top. Toss and taste. Add more sugar as desired. Serve with pie crust chips.
  2. Salsa is best served the same day it's made. It's okay on day 2 but not as good, and will need to be drained before serving.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 1/2 cup of salsa) — Calories: 970, Fat: 50g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 1073mg, Carbohydrates: 124g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 68g, Protein: 12g

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43 comments

  1. I think we’re separated twins sometimes, Dorothy. I’m headed to the Hotel Hershey next week (yes, Chocolate World!) and I’m signed up for a chocolate body wrap that’s supposed to shed my cellulite. Yeah, right. I just want to smell like chocolate. I know it’s not going to do squat.
    This is how fruit is done! Pie crust dippers? Heck yeah, girl!

  2. Let me just say that I love your cinnamon pie crust chips. I made the sopapilla ice cream recipe on your blog last year around Cinco de Mayo and everyone commented about the cinnamon pie crust pieces. BRILLIANT! It’s a shame that you don’t like fruit. At least you’ve found a way to eat it. I could totally see myself making a piece of toast with ricotta, this salsa, a little honey, and cinnamon. YUM! I’ve never heard of body wraps. Sounds interesting. I can’t diet. I just can’t. Actually, I did the Aktins diet when I was fairly young because I had an infection and the doctor’s told me a no-carbohydrate diet would help it go away. After eating ham, beef, and string cheese for months, I decided that I didn’t want them again for a very long time. It’s been over ten years and I still don’t eat red meat. 😛

  3. I have the EXACT same issue with the whole eating healthy thing (maybe you and Mir and I are triplets?) and this is an extremely delicious solution.  In other news, your nails are ADORABLE – love the sprinkles!!

  4. Oh this looks perfect, Dorothy! I love strawberry salsa but haven’t had it in forever! I definitely need to change that after seeing this recipe. Pinned!

  5. Such a cool idea! Great way to eat fruit if you don’t like it all that much. I find I really could live off of sugar!

  6. I actually like fruit, but it never fills me up so I snack on lots of other things, too :/ These pie crust chips would satisfy both of my cravings – carbs and fruit! Can’t wait to give this a try.

  7. This is Cinco De Mayo genius right here!  I love that you used pie crust chips.  

  8. Yum! I love strawberry salsa but usually we just use regular corn chips. I NEED to try these pie crust chips! They look SO GOOD!
    I feel like those body wraps would work for me because you would be wrapped so tight you wouldn’t be able to eat or it would hurt haha I would feel fat 24/7.

  9. This salsa sounds so light and fresh. Love that you used strawberries. Maybe fruit salsas are just the thing you need to get your daily dose. 
    A friend of mine swears by those wraps. She tried them and they changed her life. Now she works for the company. I’m still iffy about them.

  10. This salsa looks amazing! I am a complete self-confessed fruit addict; 3 bananas in one day without noticing plus more fruit! The pie crust dippers are so “you”, hence, Crazy for Crust! And your nails are adorable, pinned! 

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