Chocolate, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes—if you were in an emergency, what comfort food would you crave the most? For me, the ultimate comfort food would have to be a nice big bag of tortilla chips and salsa, but at the same time I have a major sweet tooth.
In order to make a snack that was filling, sweet, and nutritious, we made a fruit salsa from our long-term food storage. Fruit Salsa could be a special treat during an emergency because it’s familiar, tasty, and easy to make.
Here is our recipe for fruit salsa that you and your family can enjoy now or in an emergency:
Fruit Salsa w/ Cinnamon-Sugar Crisps
½ C Provident Pantry® Freeze Dried Pineapple Dices
½ C Provident Pantry ®Freeze Dried Mango Chunks
2/3 C Provident Pantry® Freeze Dried Strawberry Slices
Reconstitute all of the fruits according to the directions on the can. Mix together and place in the refrigerator until it “sets,” creating that familiar salsa-like texture.
4 Tbsp Provident Pantry® Butter Powder
4 Flour Tortillas
MyChoice™ Cinnamon Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Reconstitute butter powder according to directions on the can. Cover one side of each tortilla with butter. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar on the buttered side of the tortilla until it is well-covered. Cut into wedges. Arrange wedges onto a cookie sheet or baking pan. Bake for 14 minutes. Take them out of the oven and let them cool; crisps will harden while cooling, making them crunchy like a normal tortilla chip.
We thought it would be yummy to use pineapple, mango, and strawberries, but you can use any freeze dried fruits you have on hand in your long-term food storage. As a tip, just make sure to use the freeze dried fruit dices (or cut your fruit into dices) because they’ll be bite-sized and easier to pick-up with the cinnamon crisps. Create your own variations and tell us what you come up with!