Happy March everyone! The sun has been shining and Spring is near! If you are looking for a fun and festive treat this month make sure to try these St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Chips & Salsa. It’s simple – use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out chips from a spinach tortilla, bake and enjoy!
Irish or not, participating in some Irish traditions, wearing green, and making some festive recipes is a must during the month of March. These fun Shamrock-shaped chips and salsa is a great snack for St. Patrick’s Day! Every year my kids and I try to make a new treat to help celebrate and this year we made these green chips. These are a healthy treat that still tastes great. Since the kids love anything that are cut out into shapes, these were a win!
In this recipe we just used store bought salsa but if you want to make your own go for it! And what makes these chips green you may ask? No- not food coloring, but spinach! So compared to other green treats, you can feel good about indulging.
What is a Shamrock?
The shamrock (or three leaf clover) is one of the most recognized symbols of Ireland. It is a lawn leaf that is native to Ireland. Not only does the shamrock represent Saint Patrick, it represents Christianity in Ireland, along with faith, love, and hope. So every year, everywhere, the Shamrock is worn to represent the Irish people, their past, and culture.
What you need for these St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks Chips & Salsa
- Spinach Tortillas- there is such a variety as stores these days that Spinach tortillas should be easy to find right next to normal tortillas.
- Salsa– as I mentioned we had some store bought salsa, but you can easily make your own!
- Salt– just a dash to add some flavor!
- Shamrock Cookie Cutter
- Baking Sheet
Not only are these homemade tortilla chips healthier, but so is salsa! You are getting all of your vegetables in and still enjoying it. My daughter loves chips and salsa as a snack, so go ahead and let them indulge. And do they like to help in the kitchen? This recipe would be a great one for the kids to help participate it. Let them cut out the tortillas into the shamrock shapes!
How to make Shamrock Chips & Salsa
First start by preheating the oven to 350°F.
Lay the spinach tortillas flat on a cutting board. Then use a shamrock shaped cookie cutter to cut chips from the tortillas.
Next lay the chips in a single layer on the baking sheet and spray with some cooking spray. Flip and spray the other side with cooking spray. Then lightly season with salt.
Bake for about 5-10 minutes, or until crispy.
Serve with salsa for dipping and enjoy!
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Looking for other fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas? Try these Recipes for Kids!
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Chips and Salsa
- 4 spinach tortillas
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup salsa
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Lay tortillas flat on cutting board. Use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut chips from tortilla.
- Lay chips single layer on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Flip and spray other side with cooking spray. Lightly season with salt.
- Bake 5-10 minutes, or until crispy.
- Serve with salsa for dipping.