Appetizer Recipes

Fire & Ice Appetizer

The spicy heat of the pita crisps is tamed by the cooling flavors of pineapple and lime.

25 min. prep time
48 servings
252 Ratings



1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup lime juice
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Pita Crisps

4 (6-inch) pita breads
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce


Combine all salsa ingredients except onion and cilantro in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat 3-5 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 9-12 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Cut each pita into 6 wedges; separate each wedge in half (48 wedges total).

Stir together butter and seasonings in bowl. Add pita wedges; toss with seasoned butter until well coated.

Place pita wedges onto ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pans in single layer. Bake 6 minutes. Turn each wedge over; continue baking 2-4 minutes or until wedges are golden brown.

Stir onion and cilantro into salsa mixture. Serve with pita crisps.

Recipe Tip

Salsas were once used strictly as sauces, but they have now evolved to be used as dips and toppings to suit almost anyone's taste. Salsas are served with tortilla chips as well as vegetables, and as a topping for pizza as well as a condiment on a sandwich. They can be made spicy with hot peppers or sweet (like this one).

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 120

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 190mg

Carbohydrates: 11g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #11930©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I have made this recipe several times with great success. It's easy to make and delicious. I gave the recipe to my sister and she gave it to at least two of her friends.
this is delicous, easy and well received!!
Have had more than one ask for the recipe.

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