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Tomato salsa and tortilla chips

The real way to measure your self-control is to put a batch of tomato salsa and tortilla chips on the table and try not to each the lot! They are the perfect movie snack and are great for giving your guests something to nibble on before dinner.


For the tomato salsa
2 cups tomatoes of different colours, halved
2 red onions, finely chopped
1 cup diced cucumber
1 jalapeño, sliced
50 ml red wine vinegar
100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
Juice and zest of 1 lime
Salt and pepper
2 yellow peppers, diced
2 avocados, cubed
20g coriander, chopped
10g basil, chopped
10g mint, chopped
For the tortilla chips
6 tortillas, each cut into 8 pieces
2 tbsp olive oil
Paprika, to dust

For the tomato salsa
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Combine the tomatoes, onions, cucumber, jalapeño, vinegar, 70 ml olive oil, and lime zest and juice in a bowl. Season well.
3. Heat the remaining olive oil in a pan over high heat and cook the yellow pepper until soft and slightly charred. Add the pepper to the salsa.
Leave to marinate for 20 minutes, then add the avo, coriander, basil and mint.
For the tortilla chips
1. Place the tortillas on a baking tray and lightly brush with olive oil. Sprinkle paprika on top and place in the oven for 10–12 minutes or until crisp.
2. Remove from the oven and serve with the salsa.

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