Along with introducing new flavor sensations, fruits, vegetables, and herbs “power-up” dips and spreads with nutrient-rich vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Try these party dips, salsas, & spreads at this year’s 4th of July celebration …
Summer fruits add exotic flavors to salsas! Try replacing tomatoes with berries, watermelon, cantaloupe, mango, peaches, nectarines, plums, and pineapple. Serve with corn chips, cinnamon pita chips, or as toppers for salads, potatoes, grilled meats and vegetables.
Feature one fruit, like watermelon salsa, peach salsa … or try a combination of fruits like peach and pineapple salsa or mango and cherry salsa! Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate a few hours or overnight to infuse flavors!
Colorful Corn Salsa
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Refrigerate a few hours or overnight. Serve with corn chips or as topper for potatoes, salads, grilled meats and vegetables.
Dips & Spreads
Fresh vegetables and herbs add robust flavor to dips and spreads!
Italian Veggie Delight
Combine all ingredients, except green onions, in a food processor or blender. Add a little water if needed, for desired thickness. Transfer to serving bowl; top with green onions. Serve with sliced veggies, crackers, and breads.
Veggie Best Hummus
Combine all ingredients except cilantro, salt and pepper, in a food processor or blender. Purée until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Add to serving bowl and top with cilantro, if desired. Serve with veggies and pita chips.
Sweet & Spicy Tropics
- 1-2 Jalapenos, seeded and minced
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 1 ½ cups crushed or chopped pineapple
- 1 cup chopped mango or peaches
- 1 cup light cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup light or fat-free sour cream
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well blended. Refrigerate a few hours or overnight. Serve with fruit slices, veggies, whole wheat pitas, and crackers.