Cinco or Siete? Dunk, Dab, and Drink These Coconut Lime Snackaroos!

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!

Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

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.

Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

Cassava, what? Yea, I had to google this mysterious ingredient.  And to my heart’s content, I found this…

  1. Gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free
  2. Not the same as tapioca flour
  3. It is not poisonous (well, thank god)
  4. High in carbs
  5. 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).

Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de MayoAnd 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.

Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

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.

Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

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.
Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

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?

Steps:

  1. Dip

Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

2. Dab

Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

3. Drink!
Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

So, bottoms up, mis amigas, and enjoy these deliciously addicting Siete Coconut Lime Chips.

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

Cassava + Coconut + Lime Chips

By TheSweetNerd  

May 2, 2017

Ingredients

½ cup sugar

1 cup unsweetened coconut, toasted

1 tablespoon tequila-infused zest

White melting chocolate

Round & square cutters

Siete Cassava & Coconut Tortillas, thawed

1 cup vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

1Toast coconut at 300 for 15 minutes turning every 3-5 minutes when it start to turn golden brown. Evenly brown!

2Take sugar and mix in spice grinder with 2/3 cup toasted coconut. If you don’t have a spice grinder, use a mortar and pestle to try and get it crushed into fine crumbs.

3Zest 2 limes (roughly 1 tablespoon). Add 1 teaspoon of tequila and let sit overnight or until dry. If you want to speed up this process, you can air dry it in a food dryer.

4Next, with your ground sugar mixture and dried infused zest, add in the last 1/3 cup of coarse toasted coconut.

5Take the tortillas out and cut them into circles and squares.

6Melt your white chocolate in the microwave for 15 second intervals until melted. (I love the brand 'Chocoley' because it's easy and perfectly dip-able.)

7Pour 1 cup oil into a fry pan and heat to 350F. Fry the tortilla strips until golden brown.

8Once ready, remove with tongs and place for 5 seconds on a paper napkin to soak in the extra oil.

9Once the chip has cooled enough without burning your fingers (ouch), dip into the white chocolate and add the toasted coconut mixture. Have fun decorating in a variety of different ways.

10Serve side-by-side with a lovely margarita, and rim the glass with the toasted coconut mixture. Have at it, you deserve it!

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Coconut Lime Snackroos for Cinco de Mayo

25 Comments

  • 3 months ago

    Yay!! I love it when I find a fun, gluten-free recipe that’s so festive. Can’t wait to try!!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Thanks Lorna! These little chips are addictive – watch out.

  • Ryan Arnold
    3 months ago

    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? 😛

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      So right…. You are so right. I need to modify this recipe and add in a shot before, after, and during!

  • Bee
    3 months ago

    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!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      I love anything sweet and sour. Bottoms up for sure – enjoy these little chiparoos as they are addicting!

  • Kendall Haun
    3 months ago

    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!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      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.

  • Rose
    3 months ago

    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!

  • 3 months ago

    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!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      You are too funny Tamara. Yes, these crispy critters might add a pound or two! Thanks for the fun love.

  • 3 months ago

    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.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Momma most definitely deserves the margarita!

  • 3 months ago

    These look crazy addictive, they wouldn’t last long at all.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      They don’t! I promise that these are super tasty. I am a sucker for all round margarita flavors. Enjoy!

  • Anna Ehrlich
    3 months ago

    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.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Thanks Anna. These Siete tortillas are incredible. XOXO

  • 3 months ago

    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!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      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 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      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!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      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!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      3 months ago

      Thanks Melissa. Love your site! Some really fun ‘real-life’ stuff to learn. Thanks for the love. Particularly love the pineapple post!