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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

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Table of Contents
  1. What is Strawberry Salsa?
  2. What are Pie Crust Chips?
  3. What you need to make Sweet Strawberry Salsa
  4. How to make this Strawberry Salsa Recipe
  5. How to make Pie Crust Chips
  6. Other Recipes to Try
  7. Strawberry Salsa with Pie Crust Chips Recipe

What is Strawberry Salsa?

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

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.

But I finally 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. This is the perfect recipe for strawberry season!

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.

What are Pie Crust Chips?

Pie Crust Chips are basically just chips or dippers made with pie crust. You can make these with store bought crust, like I did here, or use my homemade all butter pie crust. They’re great as dippers for really anything!

Bowl of strawberry salsa with a lime wedge surrounded by pie crust chips

What you need to make Sweet Strawberry Salsa

Fresh Strawberries: I used about a cup and half of berries. Dice them small so you can easily pick them up with your dippers.

Sugar: For sweetness – this can be altered depending on the time of year and how sweet your berries are.

Lime Zest: I love the pack of flavor lime zest has.

Lime Juice and Orange Juice: To help add some flavor to the salsa

How to make this Strawberry Salsa Recipe

  1. Slice your ripe strawberries – dice them small. Add them to a large bowl.
  2. Add the sugar and lime zest and juices.
  3. Let the fruit sit for at least 10 minutes before serving so the flavors meld and the sugar macerates the berries, giving it that salsa feel.

Lime and strawberry is the perfect combination – this isn’t a savory salsa but more a sweet dessert salsa recipe.

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.

Pie crust chip scooping out strawberry salsa from a bowl

How to make Pie Crust Chips

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.

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Strawberry salsa

Strawberry Salsa with Pie Crust Chips

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This Strawberry Salsa is the perfect party dip! And serving it with pie crust chips makes it even better.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 1/2 cup of salsa

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
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

For the Strawberry Salsa:

  • 1 ½ cups diced strawberries dice them small for easy eating
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice

Instructions

To make the pie crust chips:

  • Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Unroll (or roll out) your pie crust. Spread with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • 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.
  • Chips can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in an airtight container or bag.

To make the salsa:

  • Place strawberries in a bowl. Sprinkle sugar, zest, lime juice, and orange juice over the top. Toss and taste. Add more sugar as desired. Serve with pie crust chips.
  • 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.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cup of salsa | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy Kern
Keyword strawberry

Sweets from friends:
Fruit Salsa Crepes by The Gunny Sack
Fruit Salsa Yogurt Cups by Inside BruCrew Life
Pear Blackberry Fruit Salsa by Jen’s Favorite Cookies

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This Easy Strawberry Salsa served with pie crust chips is the perfect summer appetizer or dessert!

Last Updated on May 17, 2022

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  1. YOU are hilarious, girl! I’ve often had a similar discussion with friends – why can’t broccoli be delicious? Why can’t broccoli taste like chocolate? I’ve come to the conclusion that if broccoli tasted like chocolate, our forebearers would have died of starvation and we wouldn’t be here. Now Strawberry Salsa with Pie Crust Chips… that’s the kind of food that keeps people alive and well. And Happy. πŸ™‚

  2. While I can eat vegetables and healthy stuff, it is not what I crave. When someone tells me they “aren’t a sweets person” or “they crave clean foods” well…. lets just say I am not friends with those kinds of people. This is fruit on my level!!

    1. RIGHT? I mean…I just had a salad and two muffins. It’s all about balance…or something. πŸ™‚

  3. See, I DO love healthy foods…fruit especially…but most times, I’d rather just eat the sweets. Pie crust chips! I love it! The only thing that would make this recipe even better (and make it less healthy lol)? A drizzle – I’m thinking like a Mexican chocolate ganache or cream cheese! Guh, now I’m daydreaming about dipped strawberries.Β 

    As for the wraps? Meh. My close friend and dietician/PT says all they do is sweat out your water weight. Stop using them and you gain it all back. She’s a party pooper. But ahhh, those nails! Jamberry? I might have to get a set, they’re so cute!

    1. Oh chocolate. YES! That would be fantastic. Jamberry yes! I just ordered more. Can’t ever have enough sprinkles!

  4. Looks like such a fabulous treat! Love that you used pie crust to make the chips-genius!Β 

  5. I can see where this would be gone in a flash with me! The tangy sweet factor, and that it’s healthy, well, that’s permission to eat the whole thing myself, right πŸ™‚ Β I need to wash it all down with margaritas!!

  6. I love fresh fruit but um, I could totally go for this instead sometimes! SO much more satisfying and yay for cinnamon πŸ™‚

  7. Umm, yeah, no diet for me too. Just the word “diet” makes me hungry!! I love fruits though. This strawberry salsa with those CHIPS sounds like a perfect combo!!!Β 

  8. Oh, I am totally making this for myself. And I’ll be hiding in the corner so I don’t have to share. πŸ™‚