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Summer Entertaining Recipes featuring Simply7 Snacks

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and with it the official kick-off to summer parties, BBQ’s and weekend beach trips! I wanted to share a few light and easy summer entertaining recipes featuring Simply 7 Snacks, and let you in on Simply7’s newest kale chips!! 

Simply7’s better-for-you snacks include Quinoa, Hummus, Lentil and Kale Chips and their newest innovation, and Organic Veggie Chips, which just launched this month. The new Veggie Chips are my favorite! The chips do not leave any residue on my fingers or funny taste in my mouth like some other veggie chips I’ve tried. 

Simply7 chips are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten Free, Kosher Certified, and have no trans-fats, preservatives or artificial flavors, making them an ideal addition to any recipe or as a standalone snack. Simply7 snacks have fewer calories and fat than traditional potato chips, and deliver a tasty crunch that will satisfy chip cravings all summer long.

Below are some easy recipes that pair especially well with Simply 7 Snacks! 

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Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 15 oz. cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 10 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Serrano pepper, diced
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • Simply7 Kale Sea Salt, Kale Lemon & Olive Oil or Organic Veggie Chips

Directions:

  1. Roast the corn in a pan on medium heat until golden.
  2. Combine the corn and remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  4. Garnish with a pinch of paprika and fresh cilantro before serving. Serve with Simply7 Kale Sea Salt, Kale Lemon & Olive Oil or Organic Veggie Chips.

Zesty Lemon Hummus

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, combine the oil, beans/chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and black pepper; cover and process until smooth.
  2. Add lemon zest and additional sea salt to taste.
  3. Serve with Simply7 Kale Lemon & Olive Oil or Organic Veggie Chips.

Lime Cilantro Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe Hass Avocados
  • 1/3 cup canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ cup small-diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • Simply7 Kale Chips or Organic Veggie Chips

Directions:

  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and scoop the flesh into a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocados until smooth.
  2. Puree the garbanzo beans in a food processor with a dash of salt.
  3. Combine the avocado and garbanzo puree with the lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, paprika, onion, cilantro, sea salt, black pepper and cumin.
  4. Fold in the tomatoes and jalapeno and mix well.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve with Simply7 Kale Sea Salt, Kale Dill Pickle, Kale Lemon & Olive Oil or Organic Veggie Chips.

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Summer Citrus Ceviche

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces fresh white-fleshed ocean fish (halibut, grouper, sea bass, red snapper)
  • 8 ounces skinned, deveined shrimp
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tbsp. finely diced Serrano pepper
  • 1 tbsp. finely diced jalapeno, seeded
  • 2 tsp. minced red onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp. finely diced yellow bell pepper
  • ½ medium tomato, seeded and small diced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Simply7 Kale Chips or Organic Veggie Chips

Directions:

  1. Cut the fish and shrimp into 1/4 –inch diced pieces.
  2. Combine in a glass dish with lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice, Serrano pepper, jalapeno, onion and garlic. Toss to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Gently fold in the bell pepper, tomato, cilantro, olive oil and spices.

Serve in a bowl, or martini glass and garnish with lime wedges. Pair with Simply7 Kale Sea Salt, Kale Sea Lemon and Olive Oil, Kale Dill Pickle Chips, or Organic Veggie Chips.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Jessica

I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.

2 thoughts on “Summer Entertaining Recipes featuring Simply7 Snacks

  1. I would love to try the Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa. This looks so tasty and perfect for a party.

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