Festive Fiesta Flavors

Serve up some spice with fun party dishes

Family Features | 4/27/2018, 11:59 a.m.
Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes ...
Tortilla Pizzas

Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for seconds.

To achieve the ideal flavors of a fiesta done right, try bringing something new to the table with recipes like these party-pleasing Tortilla Pizzas for a special main dish, crunchy and refreshing Coleslaw with Green Chile Dressing on the side and, for a decadently unique dessert, Jalapeno Brownies.

These party-perfect recipes can help you take flavors to new heights while adding a kick of spice when you incorporate quality ingredients like Rio Luna Organic Peppers. The peppers are cultivated by a company with more than three decades of experience. They manage the whole pepper process from annual seed selection to grower partnerships, cultivation and packing.

Available in four spicy varieties – Diced Jalapenos, Nacho Sliced Jalapenos, Diced Green Chiles and Large Chopped Green Chiles – you can add a pop of peppers to your next celebration. Because the peppers are organic certified, non-GMO, fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie and kosher, you’ll be able to pack an extra punch of spice without serving up unnecessary ingredients.

To find more ways to spice up your fiestas as well as everyday recipes, visit riolunapeppers.com/our-meals, and find Rio Luna Organics on Facebook and Instagram

Tortilla Pizzas

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

4 flour tortillas (8 inches)

1 can (15 ounces) refried black beans

4 fresh plum tomatoes, chopped

1 can (4 ounces) Rio Luna Organic Nacho Sliced Jalapenos, drained

1 1/3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

chipotle-ranch dressing (optional)

Heat oven to 400 F.

Bake tortillas directly on oven rack 2 minutes. Cool. Spread 1/4 cup beans onto each tortilla. Top evenly with tomatoes, jalapenos and cheese.

Bake 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.

Tip: For added flavor, drizzle pizzas with chipotle-ranch dressing.

Jalapeno Brownies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 16

Jalapeno Brownies

Jalapeno Brownies

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 can (4 ounces) Rio Luna Organic Diced Jalapenos, pureed

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup, plus 3 tablespoons, all-purpose flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

powdered sugar (optional)

Heat oven to 350 F.

In medium bowl, whisk oil, sugar, eggs, jalapenos and vanilla until blended.

In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Mix just until combined. Pour into greased 8-by-8-inch baking pan.

Bake 15-20 minutes, or until brownies pull away from sides of pan easily. Cool in pan on wire rack.

Tip: Dust with powdered sugar before serving for added flavor and enhanced presentation.

Coleslaw with Green Chile Dressing

Prep time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6

Coleslaw with Green Chile Dressing

Coleslaw with Green Chile Dressing

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

3/4 cup Rio Luna Organic Diced Green Chiles, drained

6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce

2 tablespoons agave nectar

2 cups shredded napa cabbage