July 27, 2013

Chips with plenty of salsas

Taco night is always a favored night but to put a little more fun and make it even more flavorful -- you can make it a chips and salsa night with plenty of salsas.

Who doesn't like to dip chips into something.... especially if you make
little bowls with the "scoops" corn chips.

With having several salsas --- you can have so many different combinations
that every single bite can be different from the last as well!

FUN and EASY salsas with chips!

Trays that are divided like this orange one are great to have on hand for many different things!

This super easy guacamole was made from taking a ripe avocado and dicing it up
into very small pieces while adding some chopped basil and 2 thin slices of diced tomato.

The mango salsa is great because it has that sweet flavor and if you chill it in a separate
bowl in the refrigerator until you are eat/serve it... it's even better! The mango salsa has 
one whole ripe mango diced into small pieces with a little bit of cilantro (more for garnish), 
and red bell peppers chopped very, very fine. 

I usually like to have a mild simple tomato salsa as well.  This again, super easy salsa was 
just one medium sized ripe tomato diced up with the other half of a red onion 
and a handful of diced cilantro. I also squeezed half a lime into the tomato salsa. 
(while saving and using the other half of the lime for the chips)

This ground beef was made with half a pound of 85/15 cut of ground beef. 
I used the other half of the red onion from the tomato salsa. 
I also grated in one large garlic clove, a teaspoon of A-1 sauce,
a teaspoon of hoisin sauce, salt, pepper to taste, a sprinkle of cumin, 
a teaspoon of red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.

Lastly, the 'scoop' chips were used to make SOOOO many combinations of chips and salsa.  
I always like to squeeze a fresh lime on the chips to give that tart and limey flavor!

Oh, and of course a huge dollop of sour cream is always needed as well!

It was a yummy night!

Zestfully, Let's Cultivate Food

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