Quinoa & Black Bean Tortilla Chips

Quinoa & Black Bean ChipsMarch 19, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.

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Corn – “that which sustains us.” Quinoa – “the mother of all grains.” Black Beans – “poor man’s meat.” (Okay the legumes certainly don’t get the sexiest of monikers, but the sentiment translates.) These three ingredients have been revered for thousands of years. They still are.

We’ve combined this potent trio – stone ground white corn, red quinoa and black beans – to craft tortilla chips that are destined to be legendary. Well, consider their compelling components. Cooked with lime and seasoned with garlic and sea salt, they boast a vibrant, nutty-rich crunch – the kind that makes noise and leaves you licking the corners of your lips. And they’re naturally gluten free, vegan and low in sodium. Hexagonally shaped, they have substantial surface area, which makes them ideal for dipping into fiery salsas or guacamole, or for building an audacious nacho plate – be bold, pile on the toppings! At our price of $2.69 for a 12 ounce bag of Trader Joe’s Quinoa and Black Bean Infused Tortilla Chips, this delicious snack is poised to earn its own substantial sobriquet – “the tortilla chip that… ” Try them to find out how this sentence should end!

Culinary Curiosity: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Einstein was wise. So too was Rebecca Webb Carranza, for in the misshapen tortillas coming off the line at her manufacturing plant, she saw a snack. Instead of tossing the “reject” tortillas, she cut and fried them into chips.

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