Caribbean Salsa Bites

by Cate on May 4, 2008

caribbean-salsa-bites-small.jpgIn the time that we have known The Neighbors, they are slowly developing their own batch of “signature recipes,” and these tasty little morsels, Caribbean Salsa Bites, are one of their go-to appetizers.  Originally found in an issue of Eating Light (from the folks behind Woman’s Day magazine), it’s quick to put together and a nice light bite to pop in your mouth. 

Planning a Cinco de Mayo party tomorrow?  Why not try these?  And if you need more Mexican-themed recipes, you might want to try this Mexican Roast Chicken, these Mexican Burgers or Mexican Rice (here and here).  For starters, what about this Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (delish!), or Loaded Nachos or a little bit ‘o Pico de Gallo?  And for dessert, these Mexican Wedding Cookies are perfect.  OK, now that I’ve delved into the archives for these yummy Mexican recipes, I think I’ve convinced myself we need to have a mini Cinco de Mayo celebration ourselves tomorrow!

Caribbean Salsa Bites
Recipe courtesy of Eating Light (Woman’s Day Special)
Makes 24
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 teaspoon dry jerk seasoning
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 teaspoons honey
24 lime-flavored tortilla chips or regular tortilla chips
1 can (9 oz) black bean dip (we sometimes use this homemade version)
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup sour cream
fresh cilantro, chopped, if desired

Mix salsa, jerk seasoning, lime juice and honey. Top each chip with about 1/2 teaspoon of black bean dip, 1 teaspoon salsa mixture, a few raisins and 1/2 teaspoon sour cream. Garnish with a little bit of cilantro. Serve immediately.

Sweetnicks’ Notes: Don’t do more than you need ahead of time, otherwise the chips will get soggy fast.

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Maria May 5, 2008 at 6:06 am

I had my Cinco de Mayo meal yesterday. Mojo pork chops, pinto beans, and rice. Delish!

When you use store bought bean dip, what kind do you buy?

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Pixie May 6, 2008 at 4:23 am

Didn’t get to celebrate as of course, it’s not celebrated here in the UK. Have made some nachos last week- I’m a bit limited with my Mexican Cuisine lol Ta for all the other great links and for taking some time to stop by on my blog to comment.

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Kristin (The Pearl Onion) May 7, 2008 at 6:33 pm

Yum! I didn’t get to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, but this certainly makes me want to make it up this weekend with this dish.

Also, I’ve been out of the food blogging world for a little while so haven’t seen your new website. It looks great!

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