Tortilla Sundae With Minted Mango Salsa


This tortilla sundae is served with a mango-strawberry-apple 'salsa.' The base is a corn tortilla fried in oil and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. The sweet tortilla shells can be fried the day before serving, as long as they are wrapped in foil or stored in a tin. Keeping color in mind, you can substitute other fruits in the salsa.

8 servings


  • 2 cups vegetable or canola oil

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

  • 10 (6 inch) corn tortillas (cut 2 into 1/2-inch strips)

  • 1 small mango, cut into small dice

  • ½ Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, cut into small dice

  • 4 large strawberries, hulled and cut into small dice

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh mint

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh ginger

  • 1 pint peach sorbet

  • 1 pint raspberry sherbet

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  1. In a 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat to 370 degrees or until a tortilla strip dropped in sizzles vigorously. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. Using tongs, slide one tortilla into the oil. Fry, turning once, until it stops sizzling and turns golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove and set on paper towels lining a large wire rack set over a shallow pan. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar. Repeat with one tortilla at a time, then the tortilla strips. (Can be stored in foil or a large tin overnight.)

  2. Up to 4 hours ahead, mix next 7 ingredients for salsa; refrigerate until ready to serve.

  3. Put 3 small scoops of sorbet or ice cream on each tortilla. Top with fruit, garnish with tortilla strips and serve immediately.


Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
10g Fat
69g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 15mg 76%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 189mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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