Saturday, October 1, 2011

Maize Salsa, Blue Chips

Maize Salsa, Blue Chips. Great concept. Easy to pull off. Easier still to mess up.

Let me explain. 

Last week, in preparation for this post, I bought a nice big bag of blue corn chips. Today, those chips were nowhere to be found... Nowhere! I searched high and low, opened every cupboard door and drawer and all I could find was a half empty almost stale bag of WHITE corn chips.

I thought strongly about going shopping to get the blue chips, but on this gloomy New England day, all I really wanted to do was stay home in my sweats and watch football. So for now, as I sit by myself on a couch watching the Michigan State vs. Ohio State game, I'll munch on these stale white chips and take comfort in the fact that Michigan DOMINATED Minnesota earlier today. GOOOOOO BLUE!

And you can bet, when it matters, I'll come through with some blue chips to pair with this Sweet Maize Salsa:

Recipe Suggested ingredients:

  • Yellow fruit like mango, peach, and/or pineapple, (pick one or two or all three to include) diced
  • Yellow bell peppers to cut the sweetness, diced
  • Yellow tomatoes, diced
  • Red onion, finely diced
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Lime juice
  • Chili peppers to taste, finely diced (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Combine ingredients in a a bowl
  • Eat with a bag of chips
Salsa pictured was made with mango, pineapple, red onions, lime, cilantro, and chili peppers.

You could also make some Maize-themed guacamole with yellow summer squash or corn (maize), as long as you're willing to accept the fact that it will still be primarily green. For avocado, I'd be willing to accept this small fact.

If you make this Maize salsa for next week's Michigan vs. Northwestern viewing party, let me know how you do it!

Also important news today - I'm taking votes on a pumpkin recipe. Go to my Tumblr to check out the possible recipes I've shared and vote on your favorite. I'm baking tomorrow!

Go Blue, Happy Baking, and Happy October! (30 days to Halloween!)

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