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Best and Easiest Ways To Use Salsa Verde

Posted on January 08, 2020 by Ashley Thompson | 0 comments

Best and Easiest Ways To Use Salsa Verde

What exactly is salsa verde?  Salsa verde also known as "green salsa" is a condiment that originated in Mexico.  It's made with tomatillos, green chili, garlic, onions, fresh lime, salt and cilantro with usually a pinch of sugar to balance out the tart tang of this salsa.  It's typically thinner in consistency to a traditional chunky red tomato salsa and is commonly served with Mexican cuisine including enchiladas, tacos, fajitas and chimichangas.  For our award winning Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde, we chose to add a bit of fresh kiwi to kick up that tang just a bit more.  You may think that the addition of kiwi to our salsa verde would make it sweeter or fruitier but it does just the opposite, it adds a nice zing and acid to the salsa. We make our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde with fresh charred tomatillos, fresh jalapenos, garlic, onion, fresh lime and cilantro.  It's a favorite and actually was featured on The Today Show after winning best salsa at the NYC Fancy Food Show in 2015!  So we are not lying, when we say its delicious!  We've picked our best and easiest ways to use salsa verde and I hope you'll give our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde a try in your next dish.

1. Salsa Verde Guacamole 

Make a delicious guacamole in no time with salsa verde.  Just smash up some avocados, add your salsa verde, add a little chopped tomato, fresh squeezed lime juice and season with salt and pepper.  That's It!  Serve the salsa verde guacamole with tortilla chips at your next party for easy no hassle entertaining.

Recipe: Easiest Salsa Verde Guacamole

2. Dip Tortilla Chips in Salsa Verde

For a refreshing alternative to traditional red tomato salsa, serve tortilla chips or nachos with some vibrant delicious salsa verde!  Especially good with loaded pulled pork nachos.

3. Spoon Salsa Verde over Mexican Fajitas and Tacos

Serve salsa verde as a condiment and side to all your Mexican tacos, fajitas and quesadillas. I made these amazing Mexican Street Corn Beef Fajitas with our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde and they were so so good!  I have attached the recipe below.

Mexican Street Corn Beef Fajitas with Salsa Verde | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Beef Fajitas with Salsa Verde

4. Serve Salsa Verde as Condiment for Grilled Meats and Seafood

Simple grilled flank steak, chicken, fish and scallops are dressed up beautifully with a drizzle of salsa verde and when watching the carbs, salsa verde is a great choice!  Our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde has only 1 g of carbs per tablespoon and only 80 calories in the entire jar.

5. A Healthy Salsa For Grilled Fish Tacos

Who doesn't want zingy fresh and spicy salsa verde atop their grilled fish tacos?? It's a classic accompaniment and adds a fresh tang and smokey kick to the tacos.

Recipe: Grilled Fish Tacos with Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde

6. Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

My favorite Mexican dish, chicken or pork enchiladas baked in a salsa verde sauce with a little extra hot sauce and sour cream on the side!  For a super quick recipe, pick up a rotisserie chicken at store, shred chicken and set aside.  Pan fry your corn tortillas on both sides and set aside.  Now assemble your enchiladas - in a baking dish add salsa verde to bottom of dish, make your enchiladas rolls by adding shredded chicken, a little salsa verde into tortillas and roll up, place seam side down into baking dish.  Once dish is full of your enchiladas, add a little more salsa verde to top of enchiladas and top with cheese of your choice, either cojita cheese or Mexican shredded taco cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes until cheese is nice and bubbly.    

7. Salsa Verde Chicken Cheese and Rice Bake

Salsa verde can be added to a chicken cheese and rice bake for a Mexican inspired casserole dish. This is a delicious weeknight meal that you have to try using our Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde

Recipe: Salsa Verde Chicken Cheese and Rice Bake  

8. Salsa Verde as a Healthy Dressing

Salsa verde makes a wonderful low calorie fresh and zingy dressing for a variety of salads and is also used to dress side dishes of rice and beans.  I like salsa verde drizzled on a Mexican black bean and corn salad with chopped red onion, fresh cilantro and an extra squeeze of lime. 

9. Salsa Verde on Eggs

Salsa verde drizzled over your morning poached eggs on toast or scrambled eggs?  yes please.  When you are not feeling like traditional hot sauce, give salsa verde a go.  It's also a classic addition to the authentic Mexican dish Huevos Rancheros (fried eggs with refried black beans and salsa verde served on corn tortillas)

10. Healthy Salsa Verde Potato Salad

Forgo the Mayo!  We've just cut a zillion calories out of the traditional potato salad recipe.  A perfect addition to a hot summers day bbq - salsa verde potato salad with our handmade kiwi lime salsa verde

 

Recipe: Health Salsa Verde Potato Salad

and that's a wrap!  We'll continue to add more salsa verde recipes as we make them using our signature Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde.  In the meantime, give one of these recipes a try or swap out your regular ole tomato salsa for this super fresh and delicious green version.  Don't forget to serve up some margaritas with these dishes as well..what's a night of Mexican without margaritas or tequila?  

Wozz! Kiwi Lime Salsa Verde ~ $10.95 

Winner of the NYC Fancy Food show Sofi Gold Award For Best Salsa and Featured On The Today Show! 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Use Sour Cherry Spread? Let Us Count The Ways

Posted on September 30, 2018 by Ashley Thompson | 0 comments
How To Use Sour Cherry Spread

We released our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread 2 years ago, back in 2016, and it's quickly become a popular pick among our customers for their holiday and winter cheese plates.  I will say it's more of a fall and winter condiment and we actually designed it as such, it's made with whole sour cherries from Upstate New York, simmered in a red wine reduction sauce with warm winter spices and cracked black pepper.  With it's aromatic spices and gorgeous red color, it's well suited for the holidays and makes a terrific addition to your entertaining spread. 

Not only is our sour cherry spread fantastic for cheese, it's also a fabulous pairing for roasted meats, charcuterie and desserts.  You can go sweet or savory with this gem of a sauce and we are here to show you 10 ways to use our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread.

 

1. Crostini with Creamy Goats Cheese and Sour Cherry Spread

So gorgeous and so good!  Simply slice a french baguette at an angle, brush with olive and a little salt, toast in the oven then spread with creamy goats cheese and top with our delicious sour cherry spread and a touch of cracked black pepper. 

Recipe:  Crostini with Goats Cheese and Wozz! Sour Cherry Spread

Crostini with Goats Cheese and Sour Cherry Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

2. Crispy Duck with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce

Yes, yes, i know.  Crispy duck with a cherry sauce is absolute heaven.  This is a great go to when you are looking for an at home upscale Friday night meal or to entertain friends.  Cherry preserves is a classic pairing for duck.

3. Cheese Plate with Sour Cherry Spread

Our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread is fantastic with a blue cheese, aged goats cheese, brie and camembert.  A beautiful addition to any cheese plate.

Cheese and Sour Cherry Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

4. Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce

Rub a pork tenderloin with a herb oil blend (oil, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper), roast in the oven and serve with our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce on the side. 

5. Roasted Sausages with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce

An easy weeknight meal that lacks no flavor!  Savory sausages topped with a pan sauce made with our sour cherry spread and balsamic vinegar.  Serve with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy and you've got yourself a bangin' dinner.

Recipe:  Roasted Sausages with Wozz! Sour Cherry Wine Sauce

Sausage with Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

6. Charcuterie and Paté with Sour Cherry Spread

Pair our sour cherry spread with a charcuterie plate with paté, foie gras and terrines.  Our favorite paté pairing is mini toasts with duck mousse paired with our sour cherry spread.  Serve with a pinot noir red wine and you'll think you're in France.

Recipe: Paté with Wozz! Sour Cherry Spread

Paté with Sour Cherry Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

7. Cheesecake and Cherry Spread

No advice needed!  Spoon our Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce over a simple store bought cheesecake for a simple yet phenomenal dessert.  Try this chocolate dirt cake with mascarpone and cherry spread

Cherry Cheese Dirt Cake | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

8. Ham and Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Sauce

A delicious elegant and classic addition to a baked ham.  Perfect for the holidays!  Just serve on the side and let your guests help themselves.  Warm the cherry sauce if desired.

9. Chocolate and Sour Cherry Spread

Whether our Sour Cherry Spread is spooned over a hot brownie sundae, chocolate ice cream, black forest cake or cocoa cakes with cream cheese.  Cherries and chocolate are a no fail perfect pairing and you will not be disappointed.  

10. Lamb Chops with Quick Sour Cherry Pan Sauce

Warm up our sour cherry spread in a saucepan with a dash of balsamic vinegar and fresh thyme and serve over grilled lamb chops or pan fried crumbed lamb cutlets for a delicious sophisticated weeknight meal.

11. Mini Phyllo Tarts with Brie and Sour Cherry Spread

Mini phyllo tarts are great to have on hand for a quick entertaining.  Simply cut up a wedge of brie cheese into cubes, add one cube to each mini tart and top with a dollop of sour cherry spiced spread.  Bake for 10 minutes and serve. Garnish with fresh thyme or rosemary.  Mini phyllo tarts are found in the freezer section of the grocery store usually with puff pastry. 

 Wozz! Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread ~ $10Sour Cherry Spiced Wine Spread | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 

 

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Grapefruit Vinegar with Honey and Juniper | Our Newest Release!

Posted on March 08, 2018 by Ashley Thompson | 0 comments

Grapefruit Vinegar with Honey & Juniper - Our Newest Release!

Oh me oh my, this vinegar...this grapefruit vinegar is like nothing you have ever tasted.

I have always loved the combination of fresh grapefruit with a drizzle of honey over top...either for breakfast or in citrus style salads.  The flavor combination of the sweet yet bitter grapefruit with that floral fragrant honey sweetness is just a perfect union so I thought why not incorporate these flavors and create a new vinegar flavor for 2018.  It will be filled with high vibrant citrus notes and balanced honey sweetness, designed for everything from salads, to seafood to drinks.  I thought, it would be phenomenal as a drinking vinegar and not only straight up delicious but pretty darn healthy too. 

A Grapefruit Vinegar with A Deliciously Complex Flavor Profile

When we first started playing around with the grapefruit vinegar recipe, we knew we wanted to add a bit of complexity to the infusion, so we started playing around with an interesting little spice named the juniper berry.  Traditionally used in the making of gin, Juniper berries are actually not berries but the female seed cones of the juniper plant which is an evergreen coniferous plant of the cypress family.  The flavor profile of juniper is pine-like, citrusy and kind of woody.  If it were a candle, I would describe it as "a walk in the woods".  It adds a nice woody pine undertone to the vinegar which gives another dimension to the grapefruit honey infusion, rounding out all the flavors.  Almost like a earthy aged fine wine, there are vibrant fruity notes in this vinegar with mysterious undertones all intertwined which lends to a robust and interesting tasting experience.  

A Grapefruit Vinegar Made with Healthy Whole Fruit Ingredients, Non GMO Apple Cider Vinegar and Orange Blossom Honey

USA sourced non gmo apple cider vinegar that comes with the mother, is the cider vinegar we chose to use in our grapefruit vinegar making it a super healthy choice as a drink mixer or salad dressing.  We take whole fresh Texas grapefruit - the zest, skin, pith and flesh and infuse it in the cider vinegar with our Juniper spice infusion and combine it with a beautifully fragrant orange blossom honey.  The resulting vinegar is just absolutely delicious and packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.  I wasn't even really thinking about the health benefits of this vinegar while we were making it, I was focused on the flavor profile but when we were finished and I started adding it to my everyday seltzer water, I realized hey, people drink grapefruit and apple cider vinegar everyday as a health boost and this vinegar fits the bill.  Researching more on the benefits of grapefruit and apple cider vinegar, I learned it's used quite frequently as a fat burning aid, which is awesome!  It helps to burn belly fat and assists in regulating insulin levels which is directly related to decreased fat storage in the body.  With the added Vitamin C from the whole grapefruit and antioxidant packed juniper berries, this vinegar hits all the right notes from flavor to health.

Ways to use our Grapefruit Vinegar with Juniper & Honey

Drizzle our grapefruit vinegar over an arugula salad with goats cheese and walnuts

Mix 1 part Grapefruit Juniper Honey Vinegar in 3 parts seltzer water and serve over ice.  My go-to everyday cleansing drink!

Mix into your next gin and tonic for a grapefruit honey twist.

Make a grapefruit honey pan sauce by mixing our Grapefruit Juniper Honey Vinegar with a tab of butter in a sauce pan, warm up and serve over pan seared scallops on a bed of wilted spinach.

Use as a grapefruit honey glaze for salmon

Dress a salad of baby kale, roasted beets, red onion and grilled halloumi cheese

Take a grapefruit vinegar shot for the health of it!

Grapefruit Vinegar | Wozz! Kitchen Creations

 Shop:  Grapefruit Juniper & Honey Vinegar $12.00

Love vinegar?  Check out our entire line of Handcrafted Infused Vinegars

 

 

 

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