Thursday, July 13, 2017

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} Winning Recipe: TROPICAL FUSION SALAD WITH SPICY TORTILLA RIBBONS


Tropical Fusion Salad with Spicy Tortilla Ribbons

Fresh fruits and veggies pair up for a fantastic summer salad that's savory, sweet and spicy all at once. Make the tortilla strips with your pizza cutter—so easy! —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas

MAKES: 4 servings

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 minutes.


·                               2 cups cubed peeled papaya

·                               1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

·                               1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed

·                               1 cup frozen corn, thawed

·                               1/2 cup golden raisins

·                               1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

·                               1/4 cup orange juice

·                               2 Serrano peppers, seeded and chopped

·                               2 tablespoons lime juice

·                               1 tablespoon cider vinegar

·                               2 garlic cloves, minced

·                               2 teaspoons ground ancho chili pepper, divided

·                               1/4 teaspoon sugar

·                               1/4 teaspoon salt

·                               2 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips

·                               Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine papaya, beans, avocado, corn, raisins, cilantro, orange juice, peppers, lime juice, vinegar, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper, sugar and salt.

Place tortilla strips on a greased baking sheet; spritz with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining chili pepper. Bake 8-10 minutes or until crisp. Top salad with tortilla strips. 

Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.


1 serving: 321 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 11g fiber), 9g protein.


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Appreciate what you have.

Be thankful and stop complaining.

Live more, complain less.

Have more smiles, less stress. 



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