A fiesta makes for a great summer theme party.  A south-of-the border menu lends itself to some simple, no-cook recipes and delicious frozen drinks.  I used the menu below for a summer fiesta theme party I threw on my roof-top.  The menu was based on fresh, local ingredients that are at their prime this time of year.  Check back over the next few days for posts with recipes and pictures.


Fiesta Menu



Warm Peach Salsa & Goat Cheese Dip with Cumin Dusted Pita Chips

Texas Caviar (Bean) Dip with Fresh Sliced Vegetables

Tortilla Chips with Salsa Fresca, Chipotle Salsa & Avocado Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Dipping Sauce


Main Event

Black Bean Enchiladas

Organic Beef Taco Bar (warm corn tortillas, beef taco filling, shredded chipotle cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa fresca & guacamole)

Chipotle-Citrus Slaw



Margarita Key Lime Pie with Toasted Almond & Graham Cracker Crust

Mellon Ball Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing

Mexican Chocolate Brownies



Mexican Beer (Corona, Negra Modelo)

Frozen New Jersey Peach Margaritas



Sweet and Spicy Toasted Pepitas