Shamrock Chips with Pot O Gold Dip

I am thrilled to welcome back Stephanie, from “Natural Girl Diary” – A Resource for Joyful, Natural Living! She is here today to share a super fun (and surprisingly EASY – oh, and did I mention HEALTHY?) snack idea for your little leprechauns! Take it away, Stephanie!

Shamrock Chips with Pot O Gold Dip Are you in need of an after school snack for kids or a party appetizer on St. Patty’s Day? If so, you’re in luck! This quick, easy, and festive treat is sure to please! Oh, and you will look mega-brilliant, too! Let’s start with the Pot ‘O’ Gold salsa, shall we?

Pot ‘O’ Gold Salsa

Shamrock Chips with Pot O Gold Dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 large yellow heirloom tomatoes (or 2 pints yellow pear cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (may need more ~ add to taste)
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspo0n lime juice

Optional:

  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeno pepper
  • one small clove garlic (finely minced)
  • chives for garnish

 

Super Duper EASY Method:

Chop all ingredients into large chunks and place into a blender. I like to squeeze the tomatoes a little over the sink to get some of the juice out, which helps the salsa have a better consistency. If you have a variable speed blender, set it at, or close to, the lowest level so you don’t over-blend. If all of the ingredients are cold, you can eat this right out of the blender!  If you place the salsa in fridge for an hour or more, the flavors will continue to combine.

Shamrock Chips with Pot O Gold Dip

For chunkier salsa:

Hand chop tomatoes and finely dice onion and garlic. Mix together in a bowl with salt and lime juice. Add any optional ingredients and season further to your taste.

 And now, on to the Shamrock chips! You will love how easy these are.

Shamrock Chips

Shamrock Chips with Pot O Gold Dip

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Start with 2 to 3 spinach tortilla wraps. Each wrap yields 7-8 shamrocks. Push a shaped cookie cutter firmly through the wrap and wiggle while pressing until a clean cut is made. Place the cut-outs on a cookie sheet, spray with a very light mist of cooking oil, and sprinkle salt across the chips. Cook the chips for 5-6 minutes, checking often from 4 minutes on since they can brown quickly.

In addition to the golden salsa, green guacamole or white bean dips can also be served with the chips. Yellow and green bell pepper rings, carrots, and crackers are also great to dip!

Shamrock Chips with Pot O Gold Dip

Your little (and your BIG) leprechauns are going to love this fun treat! And it’s really great to bring to a pot luck event, too! Mmmmm, can you taste it?

Shamrock Chips with Pot O Gold Dip

Pot 'O' Gold Salsa

Pot 'O' Gold Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 large yellow heirloom tomatoes (or 2 pints yellow pear cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (may need more ~ add to taste)
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspo0n lime juice
  • Optional:
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 jalapeno pepper
  • one small clove garlic (finely minced)
  • chives for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chop all ingredients into large chunks and place into a blender.
  2. I like to squeeze the tomatoes a little over the sink to get some of the juice out, which helps the salsa have a better consistency.
  3. If you have a variable speed blender, set it at, or close to, the lowest level so you don’t over-blend.
  4. If all of the ingredients are cold, you can eat this right out of the blender!
  5. If you place the salsa in fridge for an hour or more, the flavors will continue to combine.
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Thanks a bunch, Stephanie!! Stephanie is a mom of 2, artist, writer, foodie and health nut. Her family is her passion but she also enjoys blogging, painting, yoga, and reading. Luckily, she love new adventures, too, because she has been kept on her toes with 8 moves in the last 9 years. Check out more of her stuff at  www.NaturalGirlDiary.com

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Shamrock Chips with Pot O Gold Dip

15 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. March 8th, 2012 at 7:25 am
    Alison says:
    Oh my goodness that is fantastic! I love the clover idea. We usually have green pancakes every year, but that was getting old. We are SO doing green clovers for dinner this year!
    Thanks for the great post!!
    • March 9th, 2012 at 12:48 pm
      Stephanie says:
      You could try clover nachos or clover quesadillas... or use them as crackers to go with a nice Irish potato or cabbage soup. No doubt you'll do something creative to take the whole theme up a notch!
  2. March 8th, 2012 at 7:56 am
    Missy says:
    What a festive healthy snack idea! I love it! The shamrocks are so cute the kids probably wouldn't even notice they had spinach in them. ;)
  3. March 8th, 2012 at 9:13 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    I LOVE these Leprechaun-y, clever ideas! And the best part, they are healthy!
  4. March 13th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    Beth says:
    So cute! And the veggie pita for the shamrocks is downright brilliant! :)
  5. March 13th, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Jill says:
    Yep, using the shamrock tortillas for my party Saturday!!
  6. March 13th, 2012 at 11:12 pm
    Alison says:
    WOW!! I just shared this on my FB page. I love this festive idea for St. Patrick's Day!
  7. March 14th, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet says:
    What a great idea for St. Patrick's Day! Love it!
  8. March 14th, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    Q @ JAQS says:
    Great idea!

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party :) -
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/03/made-by-me-22-linky-party-and-features.html
  9. March 15th, 2012 at 6:43 am
    Carrie @ Busy Nothings says:
    I FINALLY found your page after clicking through multiple links from Pinterest. I love this idea and have repinned from your page and added your website to the link as well. Hope you get more traffic - this is such a cute idea! I'm planning on giving it a shot on Saturday. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
  10. March 3rd, 2014 at 8:43 am
    cathy says:
    Thank you so much for sharing this creative post, I loved it so much I featured this post as part of my celebrating St. Patrick's Day blog post! :-)
    Cathy
    www.threekidsandafish.com
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