Salsa Bar Party Menu

Salsa Bar Party Menu

I know it’s not exactly ground-breaking to say that chips and salsa is the perfect party food. But for the latest Blog Party hosted by the adorable Jamie I made chips and salsa the star of the show by making a colorful and summery assortment of different salsas, going a little nuts with the summer fruits.

Salsa Bar Party Menu

And guacamole. We went through a LOT of guacamole.

Salsa Bar Party Menu

It actually worked out even better than I had originally thought, since there were plenty of great vegetarian and vegan options and the corn tortilla chips are already gluten-free, so there was something for everyone.

Salsa Bar Party Menu

The mango shrimp salsa was the surprise hit of the night! My other favorite was maybe the peach pineapple chipotle salsa. And you can’t beat classics like tomato and tomatillo, especially paired with guacamole or a sprinkling of cotija. Nevermind, I can’t pick a favorite. That’s the joy of the bar format anyway.

Passion Fruit Mousse

For cooling sweets I also added in my new favorite passion fruit mousse…

Coconut Cakes with Marshmallow Frosting

… and old favorite coconut cakes with marshmallow frosting.

Salsa Bar Party Menu

Salsa Bar Party Menu

Serve with a big basket of chips, of course, and a stack of paper food trays for easy serving.

heirloom tomato salsa – heirloom tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, salt

shrimp mango salsa – chopped shrimp, chopped mango, green onions, cilantro, lime juice, salt

tomatillo cucumber salsa – tomatillo, chopped cucumber, chopped onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, salt

chipotle peach pineapple salsa – chopped peaches, chopped pineapple, finely chopped chipotle (from the can with dollop of the adobo sauce), green onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt

fresh corn, black bean & roasted red pepper salsa – fresh corn cooked and cut from the cob, black beans, roasted red pepper, lime juice, salt

melon mint salsa – chopped watermelon, chopped honeydew, chopped cantaloupe, red onion, mint, cilantro, lime juice, salt

strawberry jicama salsa – chopped strawberries, chopped jicama, basil, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt

guacamole – avocado, grated onion, lime juice, salt

cotija – crumbled cotija cheese


Photos by the lovely Simone Anne of We Are Thank you!

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