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Tropical Hot Dog Bar

Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ seven exotic condiments to take your next barbecue to the tropics!

Tropical Hot Dog Bar ~ I admit it, I’m a closet hot dog lover, maybe you are too?  Today I’m sharing a slew of exotic toppings, including spicy kiwi relish and Maui onion slaw, that will turn your next barbecue into an island paradise!  Get ready, because it’s full-on summer just ahead……

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Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!  It’s a multi-tasker that’s always welcome at barbecues and potlucks, and it has Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and 4th of July written all over it.…

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Spicy Fruit Salsa

Spicy Fruit Salsa is the perfect healthy accompanyment to grilled fish, meats, and chicken --- it's packed with flavor and looks so festive! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

I consider salsa to be one of the basic food groups, you can’t beat it for explosive flavor and visual appeal… I crave new and exciting versions every season, and this Spicy Fruit Salsa is my latest. Back when this recipe was just a twinkle in my eye I had a hunch it would be wonderful, after all my Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa is one of my all time favorites, and that also pairs the sweetness of fresh fruit with the…

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Shrimp Cakes with Asparagus Salsa

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Shrimp Cakes with Asparagus Salsa ~  these crispy tender shrimp cakes with their unique salsa is one of the most luxuriously healthy meals I’ve ever made! I’m heading down to Florida next week to visit my Dad and that always gets me anticipating all the great food I’m in for.  Of course I love my dad and  that’s the main reason I go, but over the years that we’ve been going down to visit him I’ve come to really appreciate…

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Fire Roasted Tomatillo & Corn Salsa

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Fire Roasted Tomatillo & Corn Salsa ~ everything that goes into this zesty salsa is charred over an open flame first, so the rich, smokey flavor is infused throughout.  Enjoy it with grilled meats, poultry, fish, and tacos, or simply with a big bag of tortilla chips. Can we all just agree that salsa is the perfect food?   It’s fresh and colorful, practically calorie free, and, god bless it, healthy.  You can slather it all over everything from eggs…

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Green Tabasco & a Green Martini

Make Your Own Green Tabasco

See the summer out with a bang — make a batch of this fresh green Tabasco and then use a few good dashes in an amazing cocktail that plays up the contrast of cool cucumbers and cilantro against the fiery Serrano pepper.   My husband and I both loved this drink.  It’s perfect for the end of a hot day, and I think it would go really well with any south of the border themed appetizers, even something as simple…

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Minimal Monday: Papaya Salsa

Papaya Salsa ~ this juicy tropical salsa is equally at home with a bag of chips as it is at the side of a great steak ~ make a big batch today! If I had to pick one food that defines my summer cooking, I would have to say it would be salsa.  And one of my goals this season is to make as many different kinds as I can.  Salsa is really a wonder food.  It’s incredibly healthy and…

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Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa

This Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa is really really good ~ juicy strawberries are tossed with lime, cilantro and finely minced red onion, with the added kick of jalapeño. You can use it on fish, tacos, chicken, meats, or just scoop it up with chips.

This Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa is really really good ~ juicy strawberries are tossed with lime, cilantro and finely minced red onion, with the added kick of jalapeño.  You can use it on fish, tacos, chicken, meats, or just scoop it up with chips.  It’s the perfect spring appetizer! If you got a barbecue or potluck to go to this is going to be your best friend.  It’s distinctive and I bet no one’s had it before.  It’s sweet, tangy, and…

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8 Fresh Salsas for Cinco de Mayo

Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa

8 Fresh Salsas for Cinco de Mayo ~ just add friends, margaritas, and plenty of chips! Mojito Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa Apricot Salsa on Pork Tenderloin Black Bean Corn, and Mango Salsa  Grilled Salmon with Chunky Cherry Tomato Salsa Atlantic Cod Cakes with Ruby Red Grapefruit Salsa Mushroom, Jalapeno and Cilantro Salsa Cantaloupe Habanero Salsa  Roasted Corn and Tomatillo Salsa…

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