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Festive Fiesta Flavors: Serve up Some Spice with Fun Party Dishes




 

 

Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for seconds.

To achieve the ideal flavors of a fiesta done right, try bringing something new to the table with recipes like these party-pleasing Tortilla Pizzas for a special main dish, crunchy and refreshing Coleslaw with Green Chile Dressing on the side and, for a decadently unique dessert, Jalapeno Brownies.

These party-perfect recipes can help you take flavors to new heights while adding a kick of spice when you incorporate quality ingredients Rio Luna Organic Peppers. The peppers are cultivated by a company with more than three decades of experience. They manage the whole pepper process from annual seed selection to grower partnerships, cultivation and packing.

Available in four spicy varieties – Diced Jalapenos, Nacho Sliced Jalapenos, Diced Green Chiles and Large Chopped Green Chiles – you can add a pop of peppers to your next celebration. Because the peppers are organic certified, non-GMO, fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie and kosher, you’ll be able to pack an extra punch of spice without serving up unnecessary ingredients.

 

 

To find more ways to spice up your fiestas as well as everyday recipes, visit riolunapeppers.com/our-meals, and find Rio Luna Organics on Facebook and Instagram.

Tortilla Pizzas

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
1 can (15 ounces) refried black
beans
4 fresh plum tomatoes, chopped1
can (4 ounces)
Nacho Sliced Jalapenos, drained
1 1/3 cups shredded Mexican cheese
blend
1 tablespoon chopped fresh
cilantro
chipotle-ranch dressing
(optional)
Heat oven to 400 F.
Bake tortillas directly on oven rack 2
minutes. Cool. Spread 1/4 cup beans onto
each tortilla. Top evenly with tomatoes,
jalapenos and cheese.
Bake 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.
Tip: For added flavor, drizzle pizzas with
chipotle-ranch dressing.

 

 

Coleslaw with Green Chile Dressing

Prep time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup Diced Green
Chiles, drained
6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 cups shredded napa cabbage
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots

1/2 cup thinly sliced white onions
2 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus additional,
to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus
additional, to taste
In medium bowl, whisk mayonnaise, sour cream,
chiles, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, Sriracha
and agave nectar until well blended.
In large bowl, combine napa cabbage, red cabbage,
carrots, onions, salt and pepper. Add mayonnaise
mixture; toss until well coated. Season with additional
salt and pepper, if desired, to taste.
Tip: Coleslaw can be prepared ahead of time and
refrigerated up to 1 day. Toss before serving.

Jalapeno Brownies

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 can (4 ounces) Diced
Jalapenos, pureed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup, plus 3 tablespoons, all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt
powdered sugar (optional)
Heat oven to 350 F.
In medium bowl, whisk oil, sugar, eggs, jalapenos
and vanilla until blended.
In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder,
baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Mix
just until combined. Pour into greased 8-by-8-inch
baking pan.
Bake 15-20 minutes, or until brownies pull away
from sides of pan easily. Cool in pan on wire rack.
Tip: Dust with powdered sugar before serving for
added flavor and enhanced presentation.

TANTALIZING TOPPINGS FOR TASTY TACOS

When

it comes to supplying fiesta foods that
fit almost anyone’s taste, tacos are a go-to
party favorite. That is because it can be fun for
party-goers to customize their own tacos while
making food prep easier and less hands-on for
hosts who don’t want to spend a lot of time in
the kitchen.
However, trying to list all the possible taco topping options can be an overwhelming task
for many hosts. Along with your choice of taco
filling, consider these toppings when building
the perfect taco bar at your next fiesta:
Shredded cheese
Sour cream

Beans (black, pinto or refried)
Salsa
Shredded lettuce
Rice
Peppers
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped onions
Diced avocado or guacamole
Sliced black olives
Corn
Cilantro
Lime wedges


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