You guys! The Fourth of July is just a few days away! For me, all of the most wonderful stereotypes about summer seem to come together into this one magical holiday, and in the days leading up, I feel excessively inspired and in full on summertime spirit mode. One of my favorite things to do the week before Independence Day is to experiment with new patriotic themed dishes that I can bring to the annual Fourth party we attend. This year, my favorite recipe ended up being something deliciously unique (but still easy, which as you know is a must when it comes to me preparing food!). It’s the perfect snack dish to quickly whip together this Fourth that your friends and family are sure to love, and it takes a beloved summer party dish – chips and salsa – and makes it (literally) even sweeter.
1 jar CHI-CHI’S® Brand Pineapple Salsa
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 cup white sweet corn
1 bag CHI-CHI’S® Brand White Corn Tortilla Chips (Rounds)
2 T cinnamon
2 T sugar
In a medium bowl, combine the salsa, blueberries, sliced strawberries, and white corn and stir until well mixed. Set aside. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl or cup. Pour chips into a large serving bowl. Squeeze lime juice on chips, mix, and repeat until evenly coated. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture until evenly coated. Serve! (Optional: set aside a small amount of strawberries, blueberries, and corn to sprinkle on the top of the salsa dip for an extra pop of color right before you serve.)
This interesting take on chips and salsa is the perfect flavor combination of sweet and salty (with a little spice), and can be served as a savory snack or even a unique dessert. And of course, the red of the CHI-CHI’S® Brand Pineapple Salsa and strawberries, blue of the berries, and white of the white corn and CHI-CHI’S® Brand White Corn Tortilla Chips incorporate the spirit of the Fourth of July, which makes the dish the ultimate summer party treat. Best of all, thanks to the CHI-CHI’S® Brand salsa, prep time is cut in half. You can whip this together in a matter of minutes, and it’s just as delicious as any made-from-scratch salsa dish.
As you might remember from some of my past recipes (Salsa Verde, Avocado and Spinach Quesadillas and Bean and Yogurt Salsa Dips), I’m a huge fan of CHI-CHI’S® Thick & Chunky Salsas. I love that they’re made from quality ingredients like real tomatoes, vegetables, and yummy seasonings, but I’m also big on the fact that their products are so convenient – and make putting together festive dishes for parties or meal time incredibly easy. For anyone who is busy and doesn’t want to spend excessive time (or money!) on planning, CHI-CHI’S® Brand salsas, tortillas, and chips are the perfect go-to for delicious food that’s sure to liven up any occasion. Just head over to your local Walmart or Publix and grab some up for your upcoming summer celebrations. I’m stoked to be able to bring this sweet and spirited dish to our Fourth of July party next week!
Do you have any special themed dishes you serve on Fourth of July?
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