July 4th Red White and Blue Recipes

14
Jun 2015

Are you ready for some fireworks? July 4th is right around the corner and I love the celebration. It’s the one time of year my entire family is together, the temperatures are climbing and I’m by the shore on Nantucket. What could be a better combination? Add in some red, white and blue recipes and it’s time to celebrate America’s birthday.

red white and blue appetizer July 4th recipe

I’ve combined two of my favorite products: Late July Organic Summertime Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and Stonyfield yogurt for this red, white and blue healthy appetizer. Late July are delicious, nonGMO, organic and Boston based-what’s not to love-right! Believe me when I say it is a real crowd pleaser.

Ingredients:

  • Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup Stonyfield low-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 t. garlic salt
  • 1 t. minced onion (I used dried)
  • 1 cup roasted red bell pepper
  • 1/2 toasted walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 1 t. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 t. lemon juice
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. ground cumin
  • 1/4 t. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 t. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 t. cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • Make white layer first by combining yogurt, mayo, salt and onion. Mix together well and allow to sit.
  • Red layer: In food processor blend together remaining ingredients until smooth. Taste and correct any seasoning, making sure no large chunks remain.
  • In a clear bowl, layer the two color dips, starting and ending with the red color. When serving, I find this dip to work better with a spoon-yes I know that is not really the chip and dip concept, but it keeps the red and white theme together for a least a little while.

chip and dip recipe red white and blue

I tried to be creative with a blue dip, but all of the natural ingredients I tried using, blueberries, blackberries etc,  turned the yogurt very pretty shades of purple. If you’ve had better luck getting your blue on, I’d love to hear about your ideas with red, white and blue recipes.

Disclaimer: I am a Stonyfield Ambassador and receive products samples and/or compensation for sharing Stonyfield news and products with my readers. I was also given a selection of Late July Organic Chips. I was already a fan of the product, and as always, opinions and tastes are my own.

 

  1. Josie says:

    Hi Alison,

    Your food-processed red sauce sounds great. And I just happen to have some red peppers I roasted recently.
    I’m going to try it!
    Thanks. I can always depend on your tasty recipes.
    Josie

  2. I used to live Boston so mentioning Nantucket for the 4th makes me miss New England. This recipe has more than 3 ingredients so I really have to mull trying it! Wait – just realized I’m going to be at a wedding in Cancun on July 4th so maybe I’ll try it when I return!

  3. Oh wow, this looks good. It’s been a while since we’ve thrown a party on the 4th, but I’m thinking there’s no reasons the hubby and I can’t enjoy this chip recipe by ourselves watching the fireworks from our deck. Have a happy 4th!

  4. Karen Warren says:

    That does look tasty (despite the colour!). Hope you enjoy your 4th July.

  5. Hey, this is great, and just in time for my return to the States on July 3. I’m a Stonyfield fan, too, and like using the yogurt/mayo combo. Nice that you asked for some ‘blue’ ideas; I’ll stay tuned.

  6. Looks like a great amuse-bouche for a July 4 get-together!

  7. It looks yummy! I would love to recreate this recipe at my own kitchen.

  8. Sue Reddel says:

    Looks delicious, healthy and fun for Fourth of July. I’ve never tried the Late July Organic Blue Chips have to give them a try.

  9. What a great idea for the 4th of July!