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Healthy chips with salsa and guacamole

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Make your own healthy tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole for a guilt-free appetiser. With less than 200 calories per serve, itís a great alternative to Doritos and fattier, store-bought dips.


Hereís what you need to doÖ

(To serve 8)

Salsa (33 calories)


Start by preparing the salsa- for the best flavour, it needs to be refrigerated for at least 12 hours before serving.

 

What youíll need


  • 3 cups diced tomato (canned or fresh)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least 12 hours to let the flavours mix properly.


Tortilla chips (100 calories)


What youíll need

  • 12 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oven to around 200 degrees C.
  2. Lightly coat both sides of each tortilla with the oil, using a pastry brush.
  3. Stack the tortillas and cut them into quarters, then spread them out on a lightly greased baking tray. Sprinkle salt evenly across them.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes until crisp and golden!


Guacamole (54 calories)

 

What you'll need...


  • 1 medium Hass avocado
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • Salt to taste

 

Directions

  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop the pulp out into a bowl.
  2. Mash the avocado pulp with a fork until itís smooth. Squeeze the lime juice over it to stop it from turning brown.
  3. Mix in the onion, jalapeno, tomato and cilantro. Gradually add in salt to taste.


Serve together and enjoy!


There you have it- healthy chips with delicious salsa and guacamole dips!



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