That’s right you can still enjoy Chips & Salsa on a whole food plant based SOS Free (salt, oil sugar free) lifestyle! We made a video to show you how easy it is to make your own fresh salsa with simple ingredients that everyone should have access to. Our daughter learned how to make this delicious Latin American favorite called Chimol from her sister in law Annie and then she taught me how to make it. I’ll pass it forward to you and hope that you too will pass it forward and share the method with your family and friends. You will also see how easy it is to make oil free corn tortilla chips in an air fryer. Are you ready to make some guilt free chips and salsa?
This is a method for making salsa and chips – you don’t have to be exact with measurements for the salsa ingredients it’s to taste – your personal preferences come into play here. I know that’s difficult for some of you because you like exact measurements. What makes a good salsa is different from one person to another. Some like it hot, some like it mild. Some like lots of cilantro others prefer just a little – you might like more lime flavor and so on. You can control the ingredients and make it exactly to your preference!
I’m giving you guidelines and some basic measurements to start with and then you can have fun with it and adjust the ingredients according to your personal preference!
Simple easy to obtain ingredients that are available at your local grocery store.
I love the Vidalia Chop Wizard for this recipe. It’s so atrractive to have everything chopped small and all the same size. The Chop Wizard makes quick & easy work of getting it all to look so uniform and pretty!
I prefer the Vidalia Chop Wizard from Amazon over the one from Bed Bath & Beyond because this one comes with the additional easy cleaning lift tab shown here in the photo. It makes clean up a breeze!
You can make as much or as little salsa as you wish. It lasts about 3-4 days in the fridge. You might also enjoy my Mango Lime Salsa.
You can make a larger quantity of chips ahead and keep them in an air tight container for days. We like to make our own chips to take with us if we are eating out at a restuarant that has salsa. That way we can enjoy the salsa and not compromise our food plan.
Serve up the salsa with all of your favorite Latin American dishes. Shown here is a Big Beautiful Chopped Salad on the bottom. Then topped with some Zesty Quinoa Black Bean Salad and plenty of the fresh salsa with lots of the delcious liquid from the salsa bowl. No need for any dressing with this.
Guilt Free Chips & Salsa – Chimol
- 8-10 Plum tomatoes diced
- 11 ounces red onion diced (weighed before peeled and trimmed)
- 1-2 jalapeno peppers diced, seeded or not – to taste
- 2-3 limes juiced – or to taste
- 1 lemon juiced – or to taste
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro washed and chopped – or to taste
Oil Free Chips
- Corn Tortillas – no salt – no oil – gluten free cut into 8ths
- Dice the tomatoes, red onion and jalapeno.
- Stir together in a bowl with the lime and lemon juice. After adding the lemon and lime juice taste to see if you want more or not.
- Add the chopped cilantro and stir to incorporate it. Chill and enjoy with chips!
Air Fried Corn Tortilla Chips – No Oil
- Cut corn tortillas into 8ths and place on the air fryer rack. Place in a cold Breville Smart Oven Air fryer.
- Set temperature to 375 degrees and set timer for 9 minutes.
- Different air fryers may require a different temperature and or time. Also different brands of corn tortillas take different times – depends on how thick they are are and how wet they are. Keep a close on them as they can go from lightly brown to burnt quickly!
- If you don't own an air fryer you can still make good chips in your oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cut corn tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat mat or parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Time will vary depending on your oven the brand of tortillas used.
We buy these organic corn tortillas at Costco, Whole Foods and Safeway.
For those of you who have a Breville Smart Oven Air here is a photo of the placement of the tortillas that Tom had figured out so you can get 5 tortillas worth of chips on one rack!
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Happy healthy cooking,
great recipe. Which Vidalia insert do you use for the onions. I have an older Vidalia chopper and it came with a large and small dice insert. Love your videos.
I use the smallest one as that is what my daughter’s sister in law. We really like it that way.
On this video there wasn’t a place to click thumbs up but I do subscribe and so appreciate the work you and Tom do. Thank you and I’ll see you in Las Vegas.
Please come up and say hi in Vegas! Did you sign up on Facebook to sit with us at one of the conference meals? I have a pinned post on the Nutmeg Notebook Facebook page where you can leave your name and if you have a partner with you let us know that too so we can save two seats.
See you soon,
One is never too old to learn something new (Chimol doesn’t use garlic). I always thought that garlic was a mainstay in all salsas. Thanks for the tip.
You are welcome Gary! Different cultures have different food preferences and it is so much fun to learn about them.
Happy healthy life,
so glad that I found you. to be honest, I struggle to be consistent with eating out and potlucks and having out of town and dinner company.
I subscribed but did not get the recipes that you said would be included with subscription. I purchased your Mexican class and have made those recipes to great compliments.
I have not been getting notifications about your videos. I touched on the bell to make it dark…was that the right thing to do?
Keep it up. So glad you have a spouse to encourage you
I am so glad you are enjoying the Mexican Fiesta Cooking webinar recipes. Our records indicate that the welcome letter and the recipe link were sent to you on July 9th at 10:00 am. Please check your junk email – that is most likely where it is. Yes, clicking on the bell is suppose to work for prompting YouTube to send you notifications of new videos to subscribers of our YouTube channel.
I am very lucky that Tom is excited about this lifestyle too!
Happy healthy life,
Hello Tami and Tom,
A huge thank you for posting this video. Today I made my first ever Pico de Gallo and Tortilla Chips. I used Tom’s excellent idea for placing the chips on the baking tray. It worked great. I now have a lovely jar of salsa in the fridge,
ready for snacks or for adding to meals.
I love your idea of adding both lemon and lime juices. The flavour was perfect for me with one of each fruit. I also like the suggestion of using red onion. I used the smaller squares of my Chop Wizard and the result was perfect. I was surprised at how sweet the flavour was, even though I’d used two jalapeno peppers, and three cloves of garlic. The lovely part was that, as it is all SOS free, I am nourishing my body with wonderful healthy food. I am delighted with the result. Thank you so much for showing me how and making it easy. I appreciate all the care you take to perfect your recipes and to impart helpful and accurate information.
Looking forward to meeting you in Vegas! God Bless.
Hi Honey Bee,
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you liked the recipe.
Hi Honey Bee,
It was lovely to meet you in Vegas!
Hope you enjoyed the conference.
I ordered the grill mesh mats and cut one to fit my air fryer.
They fit perfectly and protect the Teflon finish. Thanks 2 ?
Yes you must Oil the bowl so it won’t dry out. The wood absorbs the oil.
You are welcome Joann!
Thank you so much for the typed recipe. I watched this and made the salsa last Tuesday and had time to make the chips today. I was afraid I was going to have to skim thru the video to find the oven temp and time.!
Enjoy your weekend in Vegas!
So glad you like it!
Happy healthy cooking,
Fabulous salsa! I recently borrowed an air fryer from a neighbor to try making the chips – eager to see how that works. I watch your You Tube videos all the time and really appreciate the down-to-earth presentations. You’re great!!!!!
I am so glad you like the salsa. Enjoy it with some chips!
OMG, this is soooo good! My neighbor actually gave me her air fryer (to get it off her counter) and I’ve been happily making tons of chips to go with this fabulous salsa. You and Tom are fabulous – thanks so much for sharing your recipes and information. I’ve watched and re-watched many of your videos as I’m new to the WFPB world. I have found your batch cooking tips so helpful, as well as the story of your transition which I share with my hubbie. Thanks again!
What a nice gift from your neighbor – if she tastes your creations she will want it back!
I am delighted that you are enjoying the recipes. It’s nice that your husband is enjoying the food along
with you. It makes everything so much easier if they join us on this journey.
Keep up the good work and welcome to the wonderful world of plants.
Hi Tami & Tom, I buy the same brand tortilla at my Whole Foods. The last time I used several but had 3 left over. The day I went to use them was the last use by date and they smelled a bit off, like a bit fishy. But I made the chips anyway and they were fine. Wanted to know if you’ve experienced this? I stored in my refrigerator in original packing. Also thanks Tom for piecing
together the Breville AF placement! Really enjoy and learn from your videos & blog. Thanks!
We haven’t experienced that fishy smell. Our tortillas don’t usually last that long! We are glad you enjoy our work. Thank you for following along! 😊
I have a suggestion that would make even crispier chips. I buy the Organic MiRancho Thincredibles corn tortillas. The thickness of these is half of the regular MiRancho organic corn tortillas that you photographed. They are even crispier and less dense due to being made extra thin. I adjusted my time in the Breville Smart Oven Air when I airfried them to accommodate the thinner chips. They are just like the crisp and crunch you get out of oil filled tortilla chips but without the oil. Give it a try and you’ll see the difference.
What is the adjustable time you made to air fry the thinner chips in the Breville air fryer? I have the Breville air fryer too. Thanks so much…Diane