Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Recipe On the Run

Just a quick recipe to add to your arsenal. I made this tonight and found it to be pretty easy thanks to my new PC toys. If you're on the run to another Mexican themed get together with your friends and looking for something tasty to bring, try this Southwestern Pizza.

What I like about it is that you can make a big batch of salsa and use half for the pizza and the other half as an extra app. Now look at you, bringing TWO appetizers to the party :)

Southwestern Salsa Pizza/Classic Salsa

1 package of crescent rolls
2 pints of grape tomatoes
half a red onion
half a jalapeno
2 ears of corn (or a can of corn), blanched and kernels removed
a couple cloves of garlic
8 oz cream cheese
(Great tip from Elina, for a lower cal option, do 4 oz greek yogurt, 4 oz cream cheese!)
1 lime
1 red pepper, chopped
1 or 2 pieces of chicken, shredded

I got to use the Deep Covered Baker for this recipe. Its amazing. I put this frozen piece of chicken in here, added some mexican seasonings, and then stuck it in the microwave for 5 minutes. It comes out perfect in this thing. In she goes...

Bake the crescent rolls laid out flat according to package direction.

While the chicken was in the microwave and the crescent rolls in the oven, I got started on the salsa. Again I had a new toy to play with!! Salad Choppers. Just throw the onion, jalapeno, cilantro in whole and chop chop with the salad choppers.

Like so!

Added in the cherry tomatoes, lime juice, crushed garlic, and salt and chop chop some more with the wonder scissors that are quickly replacing my knife.

Chicken is done! See... its perfect.
Chop chop it up!

Remove the kernels from the corn

Throw in your salsa!

In a separate bowl mix cream cheese, some cilantro and some pressed garlic in a bowl

Stir it up!

Once your crust cools, top with cream cheese mixture, some dollops of salsa,

Some chopped red or green pepper

And finally the chicken! Then dig in...


Katy said...

The chopper thing and the microwave bake thing look great! Are they both from PC?

Karen the "Hungry Mom" said...

yup! they are awesome! the deep covered baker is a stone so it is ideal for the oven as well.

The Samsons said...

I love your comment "now look at you". I'm glad you are labeling these posts, so they're easy to shuffle back to. This looks like a pretty presentation and yummy too!