You could have a huge chip and dip party with all that fresh salsa.
But where is the challenge in that?
I will make it easy for you today. I'll show you what I made for my Fourth of July dinner last night.
It started with the Wholly Classic Mild Salsa and included a dash of Wholly Guacamole.
Did you know that Wholly Guac comes in cute little 100 calorie snack packs? VERY handy for using on things like burgers or for taking to work for lunch or on a picnic. Or for standing in the corner of the kitchen where the tortilla chips are stored and sneaking a snack. Not that I would ever do anything like that.
No, not me!
I started early in the day by making some simple rolls for the burgers.
They came out very nicely - simple, simple simple - just bread flour, yeast, water and salt. Nothing fancy for this meal. A couple were just plain rolls the others were stacked - something new. I just can't do the same thing all the time.
The first carrots of the season came in so I made the hubby a carrot salad. Also simple; I boiled about 1/4 cup of white vinegar with a tablespoon of sugar and a pinch of salt. I let it cool in the refrigerator. I peeled the carrots and did a mix of chopped and peels for the salad. I added a handful of raisins and a couple of tablespoons of chopped walnuts. Very easy, very fresh.
Then I wanted chips so I took two potatoes and sliced them very thin on my mandoline. I tossed them in a bowl with salt, about a tablespoon of olive oil, a big turn of fresh ground pepper and a tablespoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary. I preheated the oven to 400° on convect. It doesn't have to be on convect they just cook faster if you have it.
I lay the potatoes out on two cookie sheets. I let them go for about 10 minutes and then I flipped rows and let them cook for another five. While the potatoes where cooking I preheated my cast iron grill. I don't have an outside grill. Bummer....
I pulled them from the oven and let them sit while I cooked the burgers.
The burgers comprised a pound of meat with one egg, salt and pepper, 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs, 1 tsp onion powder and due to a certain cat using my leg as a cat scratcher way more garlic powder than I intended. They still tasted good, though and I didn't bleed all that much. I put them on to the hot grill pan for 5 minutes on each side.
Then I added the cheese. This is my homemade goat's milk cheddar. I covered them with a lid from one of my pots and let them cook another two minutes 'til the burgers were done and the cheese was melted. Then I let them rest for another 5 minutes.
Then came the fun part - building the burger! Homemade ketchup on the bottom, then some lettuce from the garden. Then the burger. On top of the burger came the Wholly Salsa. On the other piece of bun, the Wholly Guacamole. Hubby got two and I ate one. They are rather small - I made 7 burgers out of the one pound of meat.
They are quite pretty, don't you think?
I served them with the carrot salad for hubby, pickled cauliflower for me, pickles that I made last year and the potato chips.
The guacamole tastes as fresh as if I had mashed the avocados myself. It comes in Classic and Spicy and the spicy is S.P.I.C.Y! It can be frozen for up to 3 months! The salsas are gorgeous and deliciously fresh. No chemicals, no preservatives - just good ingredients and spices.
So that's one thing I did with a cooler full of Wholly Guacamole and Salsa!
We did also have chips and guac. I won't lie....
Come back tomorrow to see what else I made and to enter to win your own cooler full of Wholly Guacamole and Salsas!
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Disclosure: I received a Cooler o'Guac and Salsa from Wholly Guacamole. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free product. I received no monetary compensation for this post.