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Lime Chili Chips and Fruit Salsa | The Recipe ReDux

Lime Chili Chips and Fruit Salsa | The Recipe ReDux

Extra-crunchy, buttery homemade pita chips are served with colorful fruit salsa; sprinkled with poppy seeds – for an element of fun.

Lime Chili Chips & Fresh Fruit Salsa

We’re totally on a spring cleaning kick. I’ve been organizing, cleaning and discovering all sorts of treasures in my pantry. (See pic below!) And Deanna’s been spring cleaning, every other corner of her kitchen ==> See her Healthy Kitchen Hacks – Spring Cleaning Edition.

Even our Recipe ReDux friends are cleaning – as it’s this month’s ReDux theme:

Spring cleaning: Go through your pantry, cupboards, freezer, or fridge; what ‘treasures’ have you found? Pick an ingredient/spice/condiment that’s been hanging out for a while and give it the attention it needs. Share a healthy recipe made using your new-found pantry prize.

You’ll find out what ‘pantry prize’ I found, but first…

In case you haven’t yet caught the cleaning bug , I have some inspiration for you: There are THREE BIG reasons why cleaning your pantry is really healthy.

Chili Lime Chips & Fresh Fruit Salsa |

1. Healthy For Your Wallet
If you know what’s in your pantry, you can plan a few meals with ingredients you have already purchased – instead of spending cash for more groceries.

  • Take stock of your pantry every few months to help with menu planning.
  • Try to eat only what you have for a week or two.  Here’s how Sally @RealMomNutrition did a whole month of pantry-only eating.

2. Healthy For Your Family
I find the first items to leave my pantry are the snacks (crackers, sweet cereals, etc.) but the last to leave are:

  • Whole grains (Who else has hulless barley sitting in the dark corners of the cupboard?)
  • Canned beans, canned fruits, canned veggies
  • Unfamiliar spices, seeds, condiment sauces. Click on any of the healthy Recipe ReDux blogs below, then search for a recipe to use your unfamiliar find.

I go through my pantry and throw out dated ingredients and even less-than-healthy-items that I may have purchased on sale. Then I try to incorporate more of those whole grains and healthy canned foods into my meal plan.

which foods to donate to food pantries

3. Healthy For Others

Now about that pantry prize: When I did my pantry spring cleaning I found three jars of poppy seeds! Beyond poppy seed dressing and muffins, I haven’t found too many uses. And that’s too bad; because like other seeds, poppy seeds are rich in nutrients:

  • Calcium
  • Iron and zinc
  • B vitamins

homemade pita chips poppy seeds

So to amp up our after-school snack routine, I created this fruit-sweetened salsa with super crunchy whole grain pita chips. Poppy seeds add an element of ‘sprinkles-fun’ since I let the kids go to town with sprinkling from the poppy seed jar.

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Lime Chili Chips & Fruit Salsa


Poppy seed ‘sprinkles’ add an element of healthy fun to this fruit salsa served with extra crunchy chips seasoned with lime, chili and cinnamon.



For salsa:

  • 1 pint strawberries, trimmed, chopped
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled, chopped
  • 1 cup grapes, halved or left whole
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 23 tablespoons fresh lime juice – from 1-2 limes
  • Poppy seeds, to taste

For chips:

  • 2 whole wheat pita breads
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest – from 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a serving bowl, combine strawberries, kiwi, grapes, pineapple and bell pepper; mix. Drizzle with lime juice. Toss well. If possible, allow to stand for at least 10 minutes to let flavors meld. Sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°. Spray large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Cut pita breads in half lengthwise, so you have 4 circles. Mix butter and lime zest in a small bowl. Brush smooth sides of pita breads with lime butter and cut each pita into 8 wedges. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, combine sugar, chili powder, cinnamon and salt. Sprinkle over pita wedges. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes or until crisp. Serve with fruit salsa.


  • Serving Size: About 4-5 servings

What treasures did you discover when you ‘spring cleaned’ your pantry? How to you use poppy seeds? (PLEASE share -I need to use up all those jars.)

Click on any of the healthy Recipe ReDux post below to get inspiration for using up what’s lurking in your pantry.

Hannah @CleanEatingVeggieGirl

Thursday 5th of May 2016

This salsa sounds SO good! I have got to start trying fruit in my salsas!

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Tuesday 30th of June 2015

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Monday 27th of April 2015

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Steph @NutrishusRD

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

I definitely randomly go through my cupboard to meal plan - the joys of being able to google ingredients and find a recipe :)

Serena Ball

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

What ever did folks do before Google? Buy more cookbooks, right? Not a bad thing I'd say!

Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge)

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015

Oooh! I LOVE poppyseeds and never know what to put them on- this fruit salsa is perfect! Awesome recipe and love the homemade chips to go with!

Serena Ball

Thursday 23rd of April 2015

Right?! Poppy seeds should be on everything - but I obviously never remember them, so they end up on nothing. Thing will change for the better now!

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