To “kick-off” your super bowl party, I recommend a tried & true Tex-Mex favorite! Chips and Salsa!
But not just your average combination: spice it up with authentic Texan salsas and dips. Spice up the standard chips with gourmet chips that add a ton of flavor and… Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but might be a bit healthy with blue corn and white corn with quinoa plus other grains and seeds. Serve it all up in my cowboy hat… I used my own cowboy hat! (I am all about being purposeful and careful by using what I already have in an unexpected way and protecting by lining it with plastic wrap and a section of my custom bandana print.)
During my Dallas research expedition, I encountered many tasty and fiery salsas. Each an authentic Texan salsa from Verde (green) [Native Texan Roasted Green] to Picante [D.L. Jardine’s Texacante] and a Dallas favorite: El Fenix Salsa from a famous Tex-Mex restaurant of the same name.
On my Dallas expedition I ran into a quite an unusual salsa! A Creamy Jalapeno Salsa, very unusual… first, it’s creamy and it also is quite spicy with a mega dose of jalapenos and cilantro! Unusual to some but a must-have for Texans who dunk just about anything in it… it is the Ranch dressing of Texas. Check out the recipe below -
I made this salsa tasting experience more fun by notating the spice factor with Texas Stars – one for mild and three for wild!
Creamy Jalapeno Salsa
(1) Cup Ranch Dressing
(1) Jalapeno – Chopped
Fresh Cilantro – Chopped
Combine, Chill, & Serve!