Refreshing Summer Ideas

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

During the heat of summer (especially here in the heart of California!) no one feels like cooking. My husband tends to cringe when I turn the oven on…”do you really want to heat up the house,” he questions. The truth is, no, no I don’t want to heat up the house. As much as I love food and enjoy cooking, summer time feels like it should be a vacation from all the regular house “duties.” That’s when my craving for cool, fresh flavors gives me an opportunity to mix up Taco Tuesday and Sunday Family dinner. Here are a few of my favorite summer tortilla and tortilla chip ideas.

Tacos with Fresh Fruit Salsa

Take any of your favorite taco recipes and put an easy spin on it with a fresh fruit salsa. There are so many out there to choose from: Peach Salsa, Mango Salsa, Watermelon Salsa. Take your pick. Our corn tortillas complement any salsa. Adding the fresh fruit will “cool” down your tacos and add a whole new level of flavor. These kinds of salsas are so tasty, your mouth will water just thinking about it. The best part? If you make extra salsa you can snack on it later with any one of our delicious tortilla chips. My favorite taco with fruit? Easy chicken tacos with mango salsa. Simply yummy.

A Cool Wrap

One thing I know for sure about summer is that cold food tastes good! This Waldorf Chicken Wrap is no exception. The creamy filling has fresh fruit and can be made the day before so that all you have to do is warm up your tortilla of choice and wrap it up!

Shrimp Tacos