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Mango Habanero Shrimp & Quinoa Packets

The sweet and spicy flavor of LA VICTORIA® MANGO HABANERO SALSA is the perfect pairing with seafood. This nutritious, yet flavorful shrimp dish is no exception. A great meal idea for the whole family – also makes fabulous leftovers to bring for lunch.   The Chef Secret to Cooking in Packets This unique cooking method locks in the delicious flavor of your ingredients. Discover the trick to cooking in packets.

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Surf culture meets food culture

Come along for the delicious ride.

Nothing says So Cal like surfing. And after a day of riding waves, there’s nothing better than fresh fish tacos.

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Pineapple Salsa Baked Turkey Meatballs

Pineapple Salsa Baked Turkey Meatballs Enjoy a flavorful new twist on meatballs. LA VICTORIA® Pineapple Salsa and Salsa BRAVA® create a unique flavor combination for an unbelievable taste – the sauce is the secret to the meatballs tenderness. Serve them as a flavorful party appetizer or a fun finger food for kids!   The Chef Secret to Tender Meatballs A great meatball begins with good form. Discover Chef Jamie’s secret to a perfect, flavorful meatball.

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Pan-Seared Pineapple Salsa Salmon

Pan-Seared Pineapple Salsa Salmon This summer, we’re creating dishes that celebrate exciting, unexpected flavor combinations. Pan-Seared Pineapple Salsa Salmon is no exception. LA VICTORIA® Pineapple Salsa is the perfect compliment to salmon, delivering a sweet heat for a fabulous tropical flavor. It requires very little prep time and is ideal for quick lunches or family meals. Make it tonight! Get Recipe The Chef Secret to Perfectly Cooked Salmon Salmon is a delicate fish that can be tricky to cook. Discover Chef’s secret to a perfectly cooked fish.  

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Flavor Seekers: The Summer Is Yours

Explore new flavors. Discover bold taste.

Fresh, inspired dishes. Exciting flavor combinations. That’s what summer is all about. If you’re a Flavor Seeker, we invite you to join us in making this the most delicious summer ever. Let’s flavor the way to fabulous meals.

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Mediterranean Antipasto Salad

Combining savory with seasonal

Enjoy an easy-to-make salad that delivers a refreshing take on the standard side dish.

Salad filled with flavor It’s easy to forget that salads can include more than vegetables, proteins and dressings. For example, our Mediterranean Antipasto Salad with Green Goddess Dressing combines fresh veggies with a savory array of flavors and tender tortellini. The result is a delicious dish that pairs well with any weekend cookout or family dinner. Featuring peppers, garbanzo beans and tomatoes, this recipe brings fresh Mediterranean flavors straight to your table. However, there are many other Old World ingredients that can be incorporated into your favorite meals. Eggplant Breaded, fried, roasted, grilled—eggplant is a versatile food that’s been a…

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Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Quesadilla Recipe

Adding seasonal flair to a classic dish

Take your quesadillas to the next level with in-season produce and tangy goat cheese.

Quesadillas with complex flavors Cooking with fresh, in-season vegetables is the perfect way to add flavor to any meal. One recipe that illustrates that point is Chef Jamie’s Roasted Vegetable and Goat Cheese Quesadilla with LA VICTORIA® Salsa. Fortunately, there are easy ways to incorporate produce that’s straight out of the ground into your regular cooking routine. Plan for the season There are many guides available regarding the seasonality of fruits and vegetables. Find a good reference that helps you incorporate freshly harvested produce to ensure you’re capturing the flavors of the season. For instance, there are many cookbooks that…

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Greek Turkey Tacos Recipe

Helping Good Tacos Go Greek

Add zesty Mediterranean flavors to a Mexican staple with Greek yogurt, sun dried tomatoes and fresh veggies.

A fusion of two favorites. Zesty Mexican food is delicious. But there are ways to freshen it up even more. Our recipe for Greek Turkey Tacos with Farm-Fresh Veggies and Crema Rosa features a group of ingredients that are lighter but still big on taste. By using seasonal produce and lean turkey, this taco recipe already incorporates refreshing, nutritious elements. One of the surprising keys to this dish, however, is a superfood that’s stepped into the spotlight relatively recently–Greek yogurt. Cooking with Greek yogurt lets you use a good alternative to ingredients like heavy cream, sour cream, mayonnaise or butter.…

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Harnessing the harvest

A season filled with possibilities

Whether you have a home garden of your own, work in a shared community plot or simply buy local produce, harvest season is the perfect opportunity to enjoy food at its freshest. After watching seeds bloom and transform into mature plants, it’s time to savor the final product of many labor-intensive hours. For some, the best part of harvest season is walking out your backdoor, plucking something from the vine and taking a bite of it right then and there. For others, it’s finding new ways to get creative with fresh-picked fruits and veggies by developing new dishes. No matter…

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Fresh Food in the Big Picture

Gardens can create positive change long before vegetables reach the dinner table

People have known the nutritional benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables for centuries. That’s why gardens have had important roles throughout history. Today, we know that fresh produce can provide some great health benefits. However, some of the best perks of gardening happen long before dinner is ready. Educational Opportunities School and community gardens allow kids to get away from their desks and engage in a different style of learning. Because they give students hands-on experiences, gardens make great environments for practical lessons. Kids can see real-life applications of math, science and other subjects just by stepping outside and getting their hands dirty.…

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