Happy Siete de Mayo Everyone! Ok, ok, yes, I know we traditionally celebrate the 5th, but that was before I knew about these Siete brand tortillas. This year, we’re celebrating with a proper Margarita and this nifty coconut lime snack I whipped up for the occasion.
All you gotta do is Dunk, Dab, and Drink. No need to battle it out between corn or flour tortillas when these babies taste a little like both. With toasted coconut, lime, and white chocolate over fried chips, they’re nothing short of addictive. Just don’t fight over who gets more, especially if your vegan friends are in the house!
So what’s Paleo, Grain-free, Non GMO, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, and goes really well with a margarita in hand? These lovely tortillas I stumbled upon while looking for ice cream! Yep, I was snooping around in the freezer section at my local Lassen’s store and saw these tortillas. I thought, hmmmm, now that’s a tortilla this latina has never seen before. I pulled them out and I was quickly fascinated by their flavor profiles, in particular, this one which is a combo of cassava and coconut.
Cassava, what? Yea, I had to google this mysterious ingredient. And to my heart’s content, I found this…
- Gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free
- Not the same as tapioca flour
- It is not poisonous (well, thank god)
- High in carbs
- Most similar to wheat flour (but it’s still gluten-free, folks!)
So I got my hands on some of these lovely tortillas and fried them up right away. I shaped them into perfect rounds and was pleased to say, they fried perfectly. (Insider note: us Latins are suspect of things that don’t fry well).
And now, the testing kitchen finally begins. As I dreamt of sipping a margarita on a sunny beach, I threw in some unsweetened coconut to toast.
While the coconut was toasting, I whipped up a margarita because I thought I should move this experience from dream mode to reality. Of course it would authenticate my Sweet Nerd kitchen testing, right? And let’s be honest, it is five o’clock somewhere in the world and Grand Marnier and Don Julio were calling my name.
You’ll see that I’ve whipped up some salt and lime concoction to top my margarita off. Awww, back to the business of baking.
In a spice blender, I mixed some of the toasted coconut, lime zest and sugar. YUM! I could seriously nosh on that all day. I don’t advise this, but darn it is tempting.
Now, melt some white dipping chocolate and you’re ready for the final assembly. As a nice Vegan alternative option to dipping chocolate, I recommend trying King David Vegan white chocolate chips. And before you go any further, take another sip of that delicious margie, why don’t ya? Cuz it is about to get to the addicting stage – you ready for this?
So, bottoms up, mis amigas, and enjoy these deliciously addicting Siete Coconut Lime Chips.
Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography
Yay!! I love it when I find a fun, gluten-free recipe that’s so festive. Can’t wait to try!!
Thanks Lorna! These little chips are addictive – watch out.
These look dangerously delicious. Are you sure it’s only a tablespoon of tequila? Do you recommend adding a shot at the end for a job well done? 😛
So right…. You are so right. I need to modify this recipe and add in a shot before, after, and during!
I know what recipe I’ll be trying for Cinco de Mayo. The combination of coconut and lime zest sounds amazing. All on a tortilla chip-yes! Thank you for another fun cooking idea. And while we’re at it-bottoms up!
I love anything sweet and sour. Bottoms up for sure – enjoy these little chiparoos as they are addicting!
I’ve seen Siete in the store and considered trying it before, here’s my motivation to follow through. Can’t drink yet so I guess i’ll stick to my chips for Cinco de Mayo. Thanks Cindy!
Oh no! How about a Shirley Temple with lime instead of a cherry to get ya some good practice. The chips are the star of the show anyhow. Cheers friend.
Wow … this combination of flavors definitely intrigue me! The chips looks beautiful, and of course with a yummy margarita … it’s a done deal! A fun and different idea once again, @theSweetNerd. Thanks!
Seriously girlfriend? I don’t crave sweets (at all), but these crispy critters are so appealing! I’m going to start looking for the Siete Cassava and Coconut tortillas. South Texas maybe? If all else fails, I’ll make the tortillas too! Great post!
You are too funny Tamara. Yes, these crispy critters might add a pound or two! Thanks for the fun love.
Fabulous. These would such good party snacks because even all the kids with allergies can have some. And momma can have the margarita. Love it.
Momma most definitely deserves the margarita!
These look crazy addictive, they wouldn’t last long at all.
They don’t! I promise that these are super tasty. I am a sucker for all round margarita flavors. Enjoy!
Thanks for the recipe, looks like a yummy snack to try for a fiesta! Will look for the Siete tortillas and have it with my margarita! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Anna. These Siete tortillas are incredible. XOXO
Girl, you know it’s only a little after 9am here and you are seriously tempting me with all this deliciousness goin’ on! What a brilliant idea frying those tortillas and coating them with white chocolate, coconut, sugar and lime! I could eat these by the handful, I’m sure! I like your thinking- It’s 5 o’clock somewhere 😉 Cheers, my friend!
Me too, in fact I did eat them by the handful, then I have to go run 3miles. (Oh so worth it!)
Cassava tortilla?! That sounds interesting, gotta try it! Cassava is widely used in Filipino desserts. I’m sure I’ll like it 🙂
It is lovely, it could be a showstopper on one of your awesome cakes! Cheers –
so good cindy! i think we should always have margaritas and cook/bake! this is some serious snacking. just so you know you’re making these for me when i get my butt to LA!
Hiya Cathy! It would be my absolute pleasure to make these for you. I will be super excited when you come to LA. Tess and I are scheming already.
AMAZING!!! Made this as your recipe for my family yesterday. We really love it. Thanks!
Thanks Melissa. Love your site! Some really fun ‘real-life’ stuff to learn. Thanks for the love. Particularly love the pineapple post!