Crispy melted cheese forms these cheese crisp tacos (or tuiles) with pineapple kiwi fruit salsa inside. The perfect appetizer for any party! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturallyCheesy #CollectiveBias Made with Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar and Mexican Cheddar Jack Cheeses
These Cheese Crisp Tacos with Pineapple Kiwi Fruit Salsa are stupid good. They are stupid good, easy to make, and perfect for all of those holiday parties and events you have happening this month, right?
I used Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar and Mexican Cheddar Jack Cheeses to make my cheese crisp tacos and then I filled them with one of my favorite easy fruit salsas made with pineapple, kiwi, red onion, jalapeno, and lime juice.
A few months ago I got to go to a special dinner event that was prepared by Chef Caitlin from Cooking With Caitlin. The first course and appetizer (served to me by Caitlin’s sister, and business partner, Kelly) was a crisp cheese tuile filled with a fresh pico de gallo. It was such a creative and fun bite to start off the event, I’d been looking forward to creating my own version ever since. This recipe for cheese crisp tacos with pineapple kiwi salsa was inspired by that memorable bite.
Simple clean flavors and a great contrast of textures. Basically all you do is melt a few pinches of cheese in a non-stick pan until it gets crisp and golden brown and then set up it in between the cups of an upside-down mini muffin tin. It sets up in a beautiful crisp and crunchy cheese taco bite. Each little cheese crisp taco is rich, so you only need a few to snack on as your appetizer.
The light acidity, heat, and sweetness of the pineapple kiwi fruit salsa is the perfect contrast to the buttery cheese crisp taco. It really balances the richness of the cheese crisp, and there is no more fun way to eat fruit! The salsa really is as simple to prepare as finely dicing all of the ingredients and squeezing a little lime juice on top. Super simple! You can also prep it ahead of time. I think the salsa is best within a few days of prepping it, but you can easily make it the night before your party and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
Not only do these cheese crisp tacos with pineapple kiwi salsa taste amazing, but they are beautiful too. Can’t you just envision a platter full of these buttery crispy bites at your next holiday party? To keep your cheese crisp tacos standing upright just sit them in-between wedges of lime.
For another cheesy appetizer, check out these keto cheese chips. They are made with parmesan and are so snackable! All nutrition info is a guestimate and will vary depending on the ingredients you use.
For the Pineapple Kiwi Fruit Salsa
Make the Salsa
Make the Cheese Crisp Tacos
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 38Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 5mgSodium 31mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g
I found my Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese at Walmart when I was doing the rest of my grocery shopping. Super easy to find, you really can’t miss it. I used Sharp Cheddar and Mexican Shredded Cheese for my cheese crisp tacos (or tuiles) but you could use basically any shredded cheese that you are in the mood for.
All nutrition info is a guestimate and will vary depending on the ingredients you use.
Get inspired by these cheesy recipe ideas from Kraft. What are your favorite cheesy appetizers?