Saturday, August 24, 2013

Doritos Taco Corn Salsa/Salad - Church PotLuck Side Dish

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This dish has an odd little history...

Under the category of everything old is new again... Small town funeral food.

My wife's beloved aunt passed away.  We attended the services along with nearly a hundred of Aunt Dorothy's Kids, Grand Kids, Great Grand kids, Nieces, Nephews and various lesser relatives (and in-laws) along with several hundred of the towns 2,000 residents.  Much beloved indeed.

And of course when you say much beloved in a small town, you get the "pot luck" funeral church basement meal.

Well, I found me a "new" dish that is decades old.  And is a perfect choice to take to a Church Pot Luck... !  After all, it is served cold.  I generally have most of the ingredients on hand (except the chips, but the gas station on the corner has those).  It works just as well as a dip as a side dish, and bottom line... just plain DELICIOUS!

It was the stand out of the pot luck funeral meal offering dozens of choices, so you know it must be good!

Keep scrolling down to see this easy to follow recipe...

OK... Here's what I did...

Doritos Taco Corn Salsa/Salad Side Dish


2 Cans of Sweet Corn, drained
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
1 medium Red Bell Pepper, diced
1/2 medium Red Onion, diced
1 bag (10 1/2 ounces) "Taco" Doritos Corn Chips, divided
Garnish with green minced herbs.  I used Chives

  1. Mix everything together except the corn chips.
  2. separate about 1/4th of the chips to use as a garnish
  3. The other 3/4 bag crush coarsely and mix with the corn and mixings
  4. Garnish with a ring of whole Taco Corn Chips
  5. Garnish with Herbs (Chives works best)
  6. Serve chilled and ENJOY!


This recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Church PotLuck Dishes"!

A list of something NEW worthy of being shown off at a neighborhood BYODish (Bring Your Own Dish) Party, a Family special occasion dinner, Any Big Holiday Gathering or of course that glorious day when you bring a dish to share with your Church family...

Ages ago, literally almost a half century ago I was listening to our pastor talking about a PotLuck Dinner. It happened to be scheduled around a church work day when we were expected to weed, polish and do general cleaning and maintenance around the church (you know, back in the day when there were no no-wax floors and church pews smelled of Old English furniture polish). I am of course paraphrasing, but as I recall the pastor said,

"A potluck, like a church requires work. At a potluck everyone is expected to contribute.. At a church no one should come empty handed and no one should leave unfed".
I will confess that in my youth I brought more store bought plastic spoons and forks than I ever brought covered dishes and crock pots of fresh made love and caring delights. But now that I have become a hobbyist cook, I occasionally am reminded of those days and people from my youth. I reminded and I do wish that I could drop a dish of some new creation on those old tables at my fondly remembered Liberty Baptist Church.  Tables covered with newspapers and loaded with God's bounty prepared with love and caring... Enjoy


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So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook Side Dish Recipes"!!!

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So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Specialty Salad Recipes"!!!

Sometimes they are the main course, sometimes a lunch and sometimes they are the side dish... And if you count Jell-o salad you can even make a dessert of a salad.  Here are a few of my favorite salads that get far more Ooohs and Aaahs than that simple chopped head of lettuce.

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1 comment:

  1. this looks wonderful - i've got a church pot luck coming up - I'm going to cook this!!!
    Mary x