How Many Calories Are Tortilla Chips & Salsa Dip?

According to "Fitness" magazine, dipping tortilla chips in salsa can provide you with a full serving of vegetables. Keep portion size moderate, because tortilla chips are high in sodium.

Tortilla dipped in salsa. Credit: vertmedia/iStock/Getty Images


Tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas that are fried and cut into wedges. While salsa originally referred to a specific combination of tomatoes, onions, cilantro and spice from chili peppers, it's now served with various ingredients, according to MSNBC. Examples include black beans, cucumber, lime, mango, avocado, pineapple or corn.


Ten tortilla chips provide 146 calories, according to the FatSecret website. Two tablespoons of salsa add 9 calories. Salsa provides several antioxidants, natural phytochemicals and potassium, according to MSNBC. Salsa is also a good source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, copper and manganese.


"Fitness" suggests choosing baked tortilla chips. To keep portion size under control, eat chips from a bowl instead of the bag. Make your own salsa so you can limit salt.

Load Comments

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.