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May 1, 2011

Tostito's & Cinco de Mayo!

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo and while I may not be attending a party or happy hour to celebrate the occasion I will be festive with food.

Tostito's sent along some tasty recipes to with their Hint of Pepper Jack and Artisan Roasted Garlic and Black Bean Tortilla Chips!

New Age Guacomole-
1 prepared recipe TOSTITOS® DIP CREATIONS™ Freshly Made Guacamole Dry Dip Mix
2 tb oven roasted tomato, 1/4 diced
2 tb minced shallots
1 tb minced serranos
2 tb chopped cilantro
2 tb lime juice
1/4 cup mango, 1/4” diced
Fold all the ingredients into the prepared guacamole. Serve with Tostitos Hint of Pepper Jack

Avocado Hummus
Avocado Hummus:
2 large avocados (or 3 small)
3 tbs real lemon juice or other lemon juice from concentrate
1 clove garlic crushed
1 ½ tsp kosher salt
4 tsp tahini
4 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Pinch of ground coriander (optional)
Pinch of cardamom (optional)

Pumpkin Seeds:
1 cup pumpkin seeds
½ tbs canola oil
½ tsp New Mexican chili powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
Pinch ground black pepper

Avocado Hummus:
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Spread the Avocado Hummus into a serving dish. Sprinkle evenly with pumpkin seeds and chopped cilantro. Squeeze one or two lime wedges over the top and garnish with additional lime wedges. Serve with Tostitos Artisan Recipes Roasted Garlic and Black Bean tortilla chips.

Pumpkin Seeds:
In a large sauté pan, heat the canola oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, add the seeds and spices, toast for 4-5 minutes allowing the chili and spices to adhere to the seeds. Cool the seeds on a sheet tray. Coarsely chop.

One lucky reader will win a supply of Tostitos Artisan Roasted Garlic and Black Bean tortilla chips and Tostitos Hint of Pepper Jack tortilla chips. Simply comment and I'll choose a winner at random on May 6, 2011.

Disclaimer: MPR was not paid for this post. Products received are for review purposes only. Opinions are MPR's only.


Luvdaylilies said...

I'd love to try a snack chip that has an ingredient list I could read, lol! Pico de gallo would be a great summery fresh dip to try them with=)
Thanks a bunch for a chance!
Lethea B
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Diane said...

I love tostitos products but haven't even seen this kind in the store yet - it sounds yummy!

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