Homemade Salsa with Shamrock Tortilla Chips | Festive Fun

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I am a H.U.G.E. fan of Pinterest and spend lots of free time perusing for decorating ideas, DIY crafts and projects, inspiring quotes, and for recipes to try for work potlucks, weeknight dinners, or holiday get togethers. With two upcoming get togethers, a celebration with my family for the birthdays of two of my cousins and a Saint Patrick’s Day potluck at work, I had my eye out for recipes I’d want to try, including festive ones. I came across Spiced’s blog post for making shamrock tortilla chips. It made me think…{How have I not thought of this myself!?} and {I have to make these!} These are simple and easy and will be very popular at your Saint Patrick’s Day themed potluck. The possibilities are endless. You could make Christmas trees, hearts for Valentine’s Day, stars for the Fourth of July and the list goes on and on.

Shamrock Tortilla Chips

Equipment:

  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Shamrock shaped cookie cutter
  • Cutting board
  • Small ramekin
  • Pastry brush

Ingredients:

  • Spinach wraps
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350º.
  • Place spinach wraps on cutting board and use shamrock cookie cutter to cut out shapes. I found that I was able to get about 10 to 12 shamrocks out of each wrap.
  • Place onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  • Lightly brush each chip with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, until the chips crisp up and just barely begin to brown.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

{A Hint of Ginger | Recommended Tricks for Shamrock Tortilla Chips}: I also found that using a book or something similar was useful to help push down and cut out the shamrock shapes without killing my hand. Also, after doing numerous wraps one at a time, I discovered that it was much easier and faster to do two at a time. 

{Recipe found on: Spiced}

Homemade Salsa

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Equipment:

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Can opener

Ingredients:

  • Can of Rotel Tomatoes (I used Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies)
  • Can of Black Beans
  • Can of corn
  • 2 cups peppers, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of red onion, chopped
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine together all of the ingredients.
  • The benefit of this recipe is that you can adjust the amounts of the ingredients to your liking. You can also add other ingredients such as avocados, if you so desire.
  • Serve with Shamrock Tortilla Chips and Enjoy!

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