By Amanda Cargill | 09/27/2014 - 12:00
When you think of pomegranate seeds, you probably don't think of guacamole. The former are typically associated with Mexican Independence Day (Chiles en Nogada) and Thanksgiving (salads, sweets, and centerpieces). In this guacamole recipe, however, pomegranate seeds step into the spotlight as the bright, crunchy contrast to one of Mexico's most beloved snacks.
The perfect taco topping and tailgating treat - no football party is complete without guacamole - this recipe is as easy to mix up as it is to gobble up. Try it today and see if you don't like it as much as we do!
By Amanda Cargill | 09/15/2014 - 16:55
Ever met anyone that dislikes chimichurri sauce? Neither have we. Cilantro, garlic, olive oil... What's not to love? The thing, though, with chimichurri sauce is that - surprise! - it's a sauce, which means it's never served solo, and therefore, can never be consumed by the spoonful à la chips and salsa or chips and guac.
You can, however, consume this chimichurri dip by the spoonful. (Trust us, it's that good.) It's easy to make, can be prepared in advance - of holiday parties, family gatherings, and tailgating - and is equally delicious when mixed as below or using healthier ingredients like reduced-fat mayo and light sour cream. Try it tonight. You'll thank us tomorrow.
By Amanda Cargill | 09/02/2014 - 16:59
Here's the deal: dip is good, but sweet dip is great. Why? Because sweet dips combine the social snacking benefits of your standard issue dips - guac, salsa, hummus - with the sweet-tooth-satisfying, sugary yumminess of dessert. And if you have to ask why that's great, well...you might need to see a physician.
Case in point, this Coconut Flan Dip. Equally delicious whether prepared with instand pudding, cooked pudding or purchased prepared pudding, it's a cinch to make and is guaranteed to please anyone lucky enough to get a taste. To amp up the tropical flavors, make it with coconut cream pudding. Whatever you decide, you'll be glad you did this dip.
By Irina Gonzalez | 08/13/2014 - 11:35
Last week, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from chef Aarón Sánchez. Stopping by the Latina offices, he and the Ortega team shared news about an exciting new product, the Fiesta Flats. These fun taco shells are a great way to serve appetizers, and chef Aarón has developed some exciting new recipes for Ortega featuring the Fiesta Flats and the Fiesta Flat Minis. Naturally gluten-free, we loved the versatility of these shells, whether you're serving up some of your favorite ceviche or making them a part of your DIY taco bar.
For our money, one of the best recipes was this super-easy take on a layered dip. For a simple but sure-to-wow-them appetizer, try Aarón Sánchez's Seven-Layer Dip Fiesta Flats!
By Macy Daniela Martin | 02/25/2014 - 17:05
With the Academy Awards airing this Sunday, we know you'll need your snacks ready-to-eat from the start of red carpet coverage (what will they wear?!) until the closing commentary (will Alfonso Cuarón really take home the gold for Gravity?).
While you watch, we've got a super simple entertaining tip for you: break away from the traditional soda and popcorn combo! Instead, we're obsessed with Wholly Guacamole's 7 Layers of Greatness dip. That's right, we're telling you to jazz up your evening by having you and your guests munch on a DIY appetizer that will be as much fun to make (and eat) as seeing who will trip on their words (or their heels) during this year's Oscars. The best part? It's served in individual cups, so you can easily keep the double-dippers away! Perfecto!