Confession. I’m almost as much of a sucker for themed food as I am for themed gifts or themed . You guys probably knew that already though.
Here’s the appetizer recipe we made for the this year, and of course it incorporates the colors of the American flag.
Red White & Blue Salsa
Recipe inspired by and adapted from
- 1 cup fresh blueberries (the BLUE)
- 1 cup diced strawberries (the RED)
- 1 cup diced jicama (the WHITE)
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dipping food of choice
Mix all together in a bowl and season with the s&p!
In this dish, the sweetness of the berries contrasted nicely with the tartness of the jicama and the cilantro flavor. If you aren’t sure what a jicama is, I explain it well in I wrote that post after my co-worker Dawn brought me a jicama to try once. It was still hard to explain to my family members who kept saying, jic-a-whaaa?
I served the salsa with two new chips I picked up at Whole Foods. Have you guys heard of simply sprouted ? I brought the no salt naked blues tortilla chips and the simply sunny multi-grain tortilla chips. Both flavors were good, and I didn’t feel the need to keep eating chip after chip. Since chips and salsa are my weakness, I think I’ll definitely get these again!
If this salsa catches your attention, you may also be interested in:
Do you prefer a regular old salsa or do you like trying different flavors? Do you get your salsa in a jar or make it homemade?
Today is a pretty huge day at work for me as I’m finally pitching the entire wellness program that I’ve built for the past 9 months to our C-level staff and senior execs. Eek! Wish me luck, friends!