Here's an appetizer that gives you more than just calories. Salsa, used as a dressing for tortillas, provides vitamins C and A. Broiling instead of frying the tortilla chips eliminates 54 calories (6 grams fat) per serving. Using salt-free salsa and tortilla chips helps keep sodium content to a minimum.
6 corn tortillas
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 small sweet white onion, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1/2 avocado, diced, optional
Cut each tortilla into 4 triangular pieces. Place tortilla triangles on baking sheet and place under broiler about 1 minute on each side, or until crisp. Combine vinegar and cilantro in bowl. Add tortillas, onion, tomato and avocado. Toss to coat well. Makes 6 servings.
Each serving with avocado contains about:
98 calories; 58 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 2 grams fat; 17 grams carbohydrate; 3 grams protein; 2 grams fiber; 18% calories from fat.
Exchanges: 1 bread, 1/2 fat.
Each serving without avocado contains about:
76 calories; 57 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; trace fat; 16 grams carbohydrate; 3 grams protein; 2 grams fiber, 2% calories from fat.
Exchanges: 1/2 bread.