Meridian Star

January 20, 2013

Fresh and fast for the Super Bowl

By Leigh Ann Whittle
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — Fresh Pico de Gallo

3 Roma tomatoes, diced

1/2 cup purple onion, diced

2 T diced jalapeño

1 diced avocado

Fresh cilantro to taste

Fresh lime juice to taste

    Gently fold all together.  Serve with tortilla chips.

Bacon Tomato Bites

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

2T of Mrs. Dash garden herb seasoning

Real bacon bits

Small grape tomatoes, sliced in half

Package of phylo shells (freezer section)

Diced green onions for garnish

    Combine soften cream cheese with seasoning.  Toast phylo shells briefly.  Fill each with cream cheese mixture.  Top with bacon bits, green onions, and top with tomato half.  Makes 16 appetizers.  Serve any leftover cream cheese as a spread for crackers.  

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