Monthly Archives: August 2013

Grilled Vegetables with Ancho Chili Sauce

Ancho Chili Sauce is served in ramekins or small cups with grilled vegetables for a delicious, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free party appetizer!

Grilled Vegetables in Spicy Chili Dipping Sauce

I’m so excited, not only to share this delicious new recipe from my 2 Year Blogiversary Party, but also to share a couple of party pics with all of you!

My amazing photographer Stacy did such a great job of capturing all the awesome people that came out to the party!

You can check out more of her work, including weddings, art and really cute babies, on her website!

Whitney Bond and girl friends at Little Leopard Book Party

Whitney Bond and friends at Little Leopard Book Party

Thank you to everyone who came out, enjoyed the food, sipped champagne and made the party so much fun!

Now back to those veggie cups!

Vegetables in Ancho Chili Dipping Sauce

The Veggies with Ancho Chili Sauce paired perfectly with the Mini Tacos and Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa that were also served at the party.

Altogether, Chef Fernanda put together a delicious spread of hors d’oeuvres!

I re-created Fernanda’s dish at home so I could share the recipe with all of you!

Grilled Vegetables with Ancho Chili Sauce Ingredients

Ancho Chili Sauce Ingredients

  • 4 dried ancho chilies
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ancho chili water

Serve with

  • 4-6 carrots (cut into matchsticks)
  • 2 zucchinis (cut into matchsticks)
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes

Begin by slicing off the tops of the ancho chilies and removing the seeds. Next, tear the ancho chilies in large strips.

Ancho Chilies

Boil a small pot of water, then add the ancho chili strips and remove the water from the heat.

Cooking with Ancho Chilies

Allow the chilies to soak in the water for 20-30 minutes.

In the meantime roast the habaneros and grill the carrots and zucchini over medium heat. The carrots should grill for 15-20 minutes, while the zucchini only needs 10-15 minutes on the grill.

Grilled Vegetable Recipe

Once the ancho chilies are soaked and the habaneros are roasted, remove the ancho chilies from the water, reserving the soaking water.

Ancho Chili Sauce Recipe

Peel and de-seed the habaneros, then add both chili peppers to a blender with the sriracha, ketchup, paprika, salt and pepper.

Ancho Chili Sauce Recipe

Blend for 15-20 seconds.

Ancho Chili Sauce Recipe

Add the sour cream and 1 cup of the reserved ancho chili water. Blend well.

At this time, the carrots and zucchini should be all grilled up. Prepare the tomatoes by skewering them on a toothpick.

Grilled Vegetables for Dipping

Pour the ancho chili sauce in small cups or ramekins, then place the vegetables in the cups.

Vegetables with Ancho Chili Sauce

These are great for tray passed hors d’oeuvres or individual appetizers.

Grilled Vegetables with Spicy Chili Sauce

You could also serve a large bowl of the ancho chili sauce with a veggie tray, did someone say football watch party, labor day BBQ? Oh yes!

Grilled Vegetables in Ancho Chili Sauce

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Grilled Vegetables with Ancho Chili Sauce

Ancho Chili Sauce is served in ramekins or small cups with grilled vegetables for a delicious, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free party appetizer!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 cups ancho chili sauce
Calories 357 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 4 dried ancho chilies
  • 2 habanero peppers
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup ancho chili water
  • 6 carrots cut into matchsticks
  • 2 zucchinis cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup heirloom cherry tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Begin by slicing off the tops of the ancho chilies and removing the seeds.
  2. Next, tear the ancho chilies in large strips.
  3. Boil a small pot of water, then add the ancho chili strips and remove the water from the heat.
  4. Allow the chilies to soak in the water for 20-30 minutes.
  5. In the meantime roast the habaneros and grill the carrots and zucchini over medium heat.
  6. The carrots should grill for 15-20 minutes, while the zucchini only needs 10-15 minutes on the grill.
  7. Once the ancho chilies are soaked and the habaneros are roasted, remove the ancho chilies from the water, reserving the soaking water.
  8. Peel and seed the habaneros, then add both chili peppers to a blender with the sriracha, ketchup, paprika, salt and pepper.

  9. Blend for 15-20 seconds.
  10. Add the sour cream and 1 cup of the reserved ancho chili water. Blend well.
  11. At this time, the carrots and zucchini should be all grilled up.
  12. Prepare the tomatoes by skewering them on a toothpick.
  13. Pour the ancho chili sauce in small cups or ramekins, then place the vegetables in the cups.

Balsamic Roasted Chicken with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

This one dish balsamic roasted chicken is an easy meal to toss together that’s filled with flavor, healthy and gluten free!

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Heirloom Tomatoes

For last Sunday’s family dinner, I went on a “refrigerator scavenger hunt” to find ingredients that would come together in a delicious meal that wouldn’t take me all night to make!

Roasted Balsamic Tomatoes and Chicken

In one skillet I combined a ton of flavors and created a new simple dinner favorite!

While the chicken was roasting I made a Sun Dried Tomato Mozzarella Risotto that went perfectly with this dish.

Roasted Balsamic Skillet Chicken Ingredients

Balsamic Roasted Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups heirloom cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil

Balsamic Roasted Chicken Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

Begin by placing the chicken breasts in an oven safe skillet or dish. Because I was feeding 6, I sliced the chicken breasts in half, but this is optional!

Skillet Chicken Recipe

Combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, then pour over the chicken.

Balsamic Skillet Chicken

Add the tomatoes, garlic cloves and basil to the skillet.

Skillet Roasted Balsamic Garlic Chicken

Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Skillet Heirloom Tomato and Balsamic Chicken

Serve the chicken with tomatoes and sauce drizzled over the top.

Balsamic Heirloom Tomato Chicken

Roasted Balsamic Chicken with Heirloom Tomatoes
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Balsamic Roasted Chicken with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

This one dish balsamic roasted chicken is an easy meal to toss together that's filled with flavor, healthy and gluten free!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 570 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

  2. Place the chicken breasts in an oven safe skillet or dish.
  3. Combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, then pour over the chicken.
  4. Add the tomatoes, garlic cloves and basil to the skillet.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

A simple, fresh and light appetizer, these jicama chips topped with spicy sriracha and mango salsa are easy to make and filled with flavor!

Jicama Tostadas with Mango Salsa at Bailiwick San Diego

Today is the day the blog turns 2!  I’m so excited to toast champagne, chow down on delicious hors d’oeuvres and take pictures with fun photo props!

Jicama Tostadas with Mango Salsa

Chef Fernanda has created some delicious and refreshing treats for the party, including the Mini Tacos I shared on Tuesday and these light jicama chips with mango salsa!

I re-created this dish at home as a great appetizer for dinner last night!

Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mango salsa
  • 1 medium jicama (sliced into chips)
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Begin by peeling and slicing a medium size jicama into app. 24 “chips”.  I used a small pastry cutter to get perfectly round chips.

Put a small dollop of sriracha in the middle of each jicama chip.

Spicy Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

Top with the mango salsa.

Jicama Tostadas with Mango Salsa Recipe

Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Raw Jicama Chips with Mango Relish

I’ve always loved jicama chips for dipping guacamole, but now I love them as this cute little appetizer as well!

Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

I look forward to seeing many of you tonight at the blogiversary party!

For those of you that are not able to make it, be sure to follow me on Instagram for tons of pictures live from the event!

Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

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Jicama Chips with Mango Salsa

A simple, fresh and light appetizer, these jicama chips topped with spicy sriracha and mango salsa are easy to make and filled with flavor!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 chips
Calories 18 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mango salsa click link for recipe
  • 1 medium jicama sliced into chips
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice a medium size jicama into app. 24 “chips”.

  2. Put a small dollop of sriracha in the middle of each jicama chip.
  3. Top with the mango salsa.
  4. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Mini Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

Ground beef, bacon, avocado cream sauce, red onions and jalapeños top these simple, delicious and gluten free mini tacos made in only 15 minutes!

Mini Baja Tacos at Bailiwick San Diego

It’s Taco Tuesday and only two days away from the blogs 2 year blogiversary party where these delicious Mini Tacos will be served!

Fernanda Peimbert, the chef at Bailiwick where the party will be hosted, asked what kind of hors d’oeuvres I’d like served at the event.  I told her light, fresh and gluten free!

This is the first of four recipes she created for the party that I’ll be sharing with all of you!

Mini Baja Tacos at Bailiwick San Diego

I shot the images above during a tasting last week at Bailwick, then I came home and re-created the dish.

While Fernanda used pickled red onions, I used raw red onions and pickled jalapeños instead.

To be completely honest, I liked her pickled red onions better than my raw red onions, but I did like the addition of pickled jalapeños on mine!

For those of you making the dish at home, you can try either the raw or pickled red onions and decide for yourself which you like best!

Mini Beef and Bacon Taco Ingredients

Mini Tacos Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon (approximately 4 slices)
  • 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (raw or pickled)
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños (diced)
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley

Avocado Cream Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Depending how crispy you want the bacon cook for 2-5 minutes, then add the ground beef.

Beef and Bacon Taco Meat

While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.

Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos!

How to make mini tacos

Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Mini Beef and Bacon Tacos

Voila “Mini Taco Tuesday” is born!

Baja Mini Tacos

Mini Beef and Bacon Tacos
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Mini Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce

Ground beef, bacon, avocado cream sauce, red onions and jalapeños top these simple, delicious and gluten free mini tacos made in only 15 minutes!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 mini tacos
Calories 169 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Mini Tacos

  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon approximately 4 slices
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups round corn tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion raw or pickled
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeños diced
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley

Avocado Cream Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the ground beef.

  3. While the meat is cooking prepare the avocado cream sauce by adding the avocado, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp parsley to a blender or food processor and puree.
  4. Once the meat is cooked, drain the grease and get ready to prepare the mini tacos.
  5. Place the ground beef bacon mixture onto the corn tortilla chips then top with the chopped red onion, jalapeño, avocado cream sauce and a sprig of fresh parsley.

Mexican Corn Pasta with Chipotle Alfredo

Corn pasta is tossed in Chipotle Alfredo Sauce, topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro for a vegetarian & gluten free, Mexican inspired pasta dish!

Gluten Free Chipotle Alfredo Pasta

After a long and crazy week of shooting my upcoming web series, I’m so excited to share a new recipe with all of you!

Spicy Mexican Pasta Alfredo

Creamy chipotle alfredo sauce is tossed with corn pasta and topped with fresh cilantro and cotija cheese.

This pasta dish is gluten free, vegetarian and more Mexican than Italian!

Mexican Corn Pasta with Chipotle Alfredo Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)
  • 8 oz corn spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cotija cheese
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Chipotle Alfredo Recipe

Add the milk and greek yogurt, whisk well, then add the parmesan cheese.

Chipotle Alfredo Recipe

Add the sea salt, cumin and chipotle pepper, then zest and juice the lime into the sauce.

Chipotle Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Consistently whisk for 1-2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 4-5 minutes.

Meanwhile, boil water and cook the pasta according to package directions.

Add the pasta to the alfredo sauce and toss.

Place in a serving bowl and top with fresh cilantro, cotija cheese and red pepper flakes.

Gluten Free Chipotle Alfredo Pasta

Grab a fork and dig in!

Corn Pasta with Chipotle Alfredo

Gluten Free Chipotle Alfredo Pasta
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Mexican Corn Pasta with Chipotle Alfredo

Corn pasta is tossed in Chipotle Alfredo Sauce, topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro for a vegetarian & gluten free, Mexican inspired pasta dish!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 804 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 8 oz corn spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbsp cotija cheese
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the milk and greek yogurt, whisk well, then add the parmesan cheese.

  4. Add the sea salt, cumin and chipotle pepper, then zest and juice the lime into the sauce.
  5. Consistently whisk for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer 4-5 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, boil water and cook the pasta according to package directions.
  8. Add the pasta to the alfredo sauce and toss.
  9. Place in a serving bowl and top with fresh cilantro, cotija cheese and red pepper flakes.

Mini Polenta Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon

Mini Polenta Pizza’s are topped with roasted tomatoes, pesto, parmesan & bacon. They’re easy to make, gluten free & make the perfect party appetizers!

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Mini Polenta Pizzas

Going “Glutenless in August” has also left me “Pizza-less in August”!

Since we’ve already established my obsession with pizza (see: Prosciutto Arugula Thin Crust Pizza, Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza and Roasted Vegetable Vegan Pizza, to name a few) you can see how this could be a problem for me!

Gluten Free Polenta Pizzas with Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon

Last week I was really craving pizza so I did what any good food blogger would do, I placed all of the delicious components of pizza on top of polenta in little ramekins to form mini polenta pizzas!

Sun Dried Tomato Mini Polenta Pizzas

While the texture isn’t the same as traditional pizza, the flavor sure is!

As I dug my fork into one of these little pizza delights, the pesto seeped into the creamy polenta, giving it amazing flavor, while the roasted tomatoes give it a burst of freshness, topped with creamy mozzarella and crispy bacon.

This dish is packed with so many amazing flavors, it was really hard to put my fork down!

Mini Polenta Pizza Ingredients

Mini Polenta Pizza Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 18 oz prepared polenta
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomato pesto
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes

Mini Polenta Pizza Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400°F.  Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil.  Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar, then top with the black pepper and fresh basil.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Bruschetta Recipe

Place into the oven for 25 minutes.

While the tomatoes are roasting, cook the bacon until crispy.

Place the polenta in the bottom of 6 soufflé ramekins.

Gluten Free Mini Polenta Pizzas

Top with the pesto.

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Polenta Pizzas

Then the roasted tomatoes and garlic.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Polenta Pizzas

Add the mozzarella cheese.

Mini Roasted Tomato Mozzarella Pizzas

Top with the crispy bacon.

Individual Tomato Bacon Polenta Pizzas

Place into the 400° oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Individual Gluten Free Polenta Pizzas

Top with the sun dried tomatoes and garnish with additional basil.

Sun Dried Tomato Basil Bacon Polenta Pizzas

Sometimes a random craving will lead to a beautiful new discovery. This dish is definitely one delightful discovery!

Sun Dried Tomato Mozzarella Polenta Pizzas

I ate two of these for dinner, but one would be great as a starter or hors d’oeuvre at a dinner party!

The presentation is beautiful and they look as if they’re “high maintenance pies” but really they’re very quick and easy to prepare!

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Mini Polenta Pizzas with Roasted Tomatoes and Bacon

Mini Polenta Pizza's are topped with roasted tomatoes, pesto, parmesan & bacon. They're easy to make, gluten free & make the perfect party appetizers!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 mini pizzas
Calories 272 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 18 oz prepared polenta
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomato pesto
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes julienned

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil.

  3. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar, then top with the black pepper and fresh basil.
  4. Place into the oven for 25 minutes.
  5. While the tomatoes are roasting, fry the bacon on the stove in a large skillet over medium high heat until crispy.

  6. Place the polenta in the bottom of 6 soufflé ramekins.

  7. Top with the pesto, roasted tomatoes and garlic.
  8. Add the mozzarella cheese, then the crispy bacon.
  9. Place into the 400°F oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  10. Top with the sun dried tomatoes and garnish with additional basil.

Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch

Fresh cherries, limes & mint are muddled with sugar, then mixed with rum & sparkling water in this Cherry Lime Mojito Punch recipe, perfect for parties!

Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch

Yesterday was Wednesday, which seemed like a good day for a mojito!

I should also tell you that I consider any day which ends with the letter “Y” a good day for a mojito! 😉

Cherry Mojitos

My sweet friend Charlotte is getting married in 10 days. She came over last night for a little pre-wedding relaxation. I thought this would be the perfect beverage to help her lighten up and enjoy some time away from the wedding craziness!

Did you know that cherries actually help calm the nervous system? So cool, right?

Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Ingredients

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 3 limes (sliced)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh cherries (pitted)
  • 12 oz rum
  • ½ cup water
  • 750 ml sparkling lime water

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Instructions

Add fresh mint and limes to the bottom of a pitcher or punch bowl.

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Recipe

Add the sugar, then muddle with the back of a large spoon or a muddler.

Mojito Punch Recipe

Add the cherries and muddle.

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Recipe

Add the rum, water and sparkling water. Mix well.

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch Recipe

Fill the pitcher with ice then pour into a glass and garnish with fresh cherries and mint leaves.

Cherry Lime Mojito Punch

This punch is light, refreshing, bubbly perfection.

Fresh Cherry Mojito Recipe

Making a large pitcher of mojitos is perfect for parties so that you can enjoy the festivities without spending 5 minutes preparing a single cocktail for each guest.

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Sparkling Cherry Lime Mojito Punch

Fresh cherries, limes & mint are muddled with sugar, then mixed with rum & sparkling water in this Cherry Lime Mojito Punch recipe, perfect for parties!

Course Drinks
Cuisine cuban
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 mojitos(8 oz each)
Calories 152 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 3 limes sliced
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh cherries pitted
  • 12 oz rum
  • ½ cup water
  • 750 ml sparkling lime water

Instructions

  1. Add the fresh mint and limes to the bottom of a pitcher or punch bowl.

  2. Add the sugar, then muddle with the back of a large spoon or a muddler.
  3. Add the cherries and muddle.
  4. Add the rum, water and sparkling water. Mix well.
  5. Fill the pitcher with ice then pour into a glass and garnish with fresh cherries and mint leaves.

Mango Salsa

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping! It’s gluten free, vegetarian & vegan!

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!

Last night was “Taco Tuesday” so I decided to toss together healthy, grilled Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon Tacos for the occasion! These tacos are sweet, spicy and oh-so-delicious.

I couldn’t top such an amazingly flavorful taco with just any old salsa, so I whipped up this fresh mango salsa!

Chipotle honey glazed salmon is placed in warm corn tortillas & topped with fresh mango salsa in this mouth-watering recipe for healthy salmon tacos!

This mango salsa is so easy to make and not only is it perfect on salmon tacos, it’s also delicious on top of grilled chicken, steamed fish or served with chips for dipping!

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!

Mango Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 mango (diced)
  • 3 roma tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (minced)
  • 1 jalapeño (de-seeded and minced)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1 lime (juiced)

Mango Salsa Instructions

Add the diced mango and diced tomato to a small bowl.

Tomato Mango Salsa Recipe

Add the minced red onion, minced jalapeño and minced cilantro.

Mango Salsa Recipe

Squeeze the lime juice over the salsa and mix everything together.

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!

Easy as that, you’ve got a healthy, scrumptious mango salsa ready to go! This salsa has only 57 calories per cup, making it the perfect choice for a flavorful side that you can feel good about digging in to!

In addition to the salmon tacos I originally served this mango salsa on top of, the salsa would also be great on Grilled Shrimp Tacos or Blackened Red Snapper.

You can also serve the salsa with a bag of chips and a Serrano Chili Mango Margarita or Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita for a delicious happy hour!

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping!
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Mango Salsa

Toss this easy, homemade Tomato Mango Salsa recipe together in 5 minutes to serve on top of fresh fish, tacos or with chips for dipping! It’s gluten free, vegetarian & vegan!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 cups mango salsa
Calories 57 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 mango diced
  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced

Instructions

  1. Add the mango and tomato to a small bowl.
  2. Add the onion, jalapeño and cilantro.
  3. Squeeze the lime juice over the top and mix together.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

These gluten free white chocolate pretzel treats combine gluten free pretzels with chewy marshmallows and rich white chocolate for a sweet and salty treat!

White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

These little treats are my newest obsession!  The perfect combination of sweet, salty and simple!

White Chocolate Marshmallow Treat Ingredients

Ingredients

Break the pretzels into pieces.

Gluten Free Pretzel Bites

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, then add the marshmallows. Stir consistently while the marshmallows melt, 3-5 minutes.

White Chocolate Marshmallow Treat Recipe

Once the marshmallows have melted, add the pretzels and stir well.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treat Recipe

Remove from the heat and add the white chocolate chips.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treat Recipe

Spread into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper coated with cooking spray.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treat Recipe

Allow to cool for 20 minutes. Slide the parchment paper out of the pan and slice the treats into 1 inch squares.

Gluten Free White Chocolate Marshmallow Pretzel Bites

These are the perfect treat to toss together when you’re short on time but want something uniquely delicious to take to a party!

Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

White Chocolate Pretzel Treats
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Gluten Free White Chocolate Pretzel Treats

These gluten free white chocolate pretzel treats combine gluten free pretzels with chewy marshmallows and rich white chocolate for a sweet and salty treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 treats
Calories 147 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 8 oz bag gluten free pretzels
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 10 oz marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Break the pretzels into pieces.

  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, then add the marshmallows.
  3. Stir consistently while the marshmallows melt, 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once the marshmallows have melted, add the pretzels and stir well.
  5. Remove from the heat and add the white chocolate chips.
  6. Spread into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper coated with cooking spray.
  7. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  8. Slide the parchment paper out of the pan and slice the treats into 1 inch squares.