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Tostitos® SCOOPS!® with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese & Tastes of Summer™ Facebook Chat with Frito-Lay

Tostitos SCOOPS! with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese from The Little Kitchen

Hey there, just a reminder that tomorrow I will be co-hosting a Facebook Chat with Frito-Lay Flavor Kitchen Chef Jody at 8-9PM EDT. Chef Jody and I will be offering summer party tips, along with tasty recipe ideas throughout the one-hour chat. The chat will take place on the Frito-Lay Facebook Page. We will be giving away some great prizes the entire hour, so don’t miss your chance to win!

Tastes of Summer with Frito-Lay Facebook Chat

And pssstttt, don’t miss out on the giveaway made possible by Frito-Lay too! I’m loving all of the party tips you all are sharing with me when you enter in the giveaway. Here are some of my favorites so far:

Laura A. says to “Serve low fuss food that are easy to prepare.”
Patricia Z. says to “Have lots of Tostitos chips and salsa.”
Jana J. says “Having a signature cocktail!”
Jane T. says to “pot luck it, everybody brings their favorite thing and gets to show it off.”
Kathleen L. says “always buy extra food lots of Tostitos Scoops and Ruffles-so you never run out for all your guests!”

Such great tips!

Of course, I’m excited to be working with Frito-Lay…I had to share with you one of Chef Jody’s recipes…when I saw this one, I had to try it. I LOVE grilled vegetables. This recipe is super simple to prep and it’s a great appetizer for your next get together.

Tostitos SCOOPS! with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese from The Little Kitchen

I cut up the veggies and shredded the pepper jack cheese. If pepper jack cheese is too hot for you, feel free to use Monterey jack cheese.

Tostitos SCOOPS! with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese from The Little Kitchen

The recipe calls for grilling the veggies on a grill but we don’t have a veggie grilling basket (I totally want one though) so I did it inside on my grill pan. It’s super easy and quick too!

Tostitos SCOOPS! with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese from The Little Kitchen

Aren’t they gorgeous? The smell of grilling red onions is amazing!

Tostitos SCOOPS! with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese from The Little Kitchen

Chop up the veggies and combine with the cheese and Tostitos® Chunky Salsa and that’s it. Add to Tostitos® SCOOPS!® Tortilla Chips and then bake in the oven at 200 degrees F for about 10 minutes and you get…

Tostitos SCOOPS! with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese from The Little Kitchen

these! They are amazing little scoops/bites bursting with flavor from the salsa, the grilled vegetables and the pepper jack cheese. Curtis loved them too. He said next time you make them (that’s a good sign), can you add bacon to them? :)

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Tostitos SCOOPS! with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese Recipe

Yield: 6 to 8 Servings (as an appetizer)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 small zucchini, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
1 small yellow squash, sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
1 red onion, sliced in rings 1/4 inch thick
1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 pound pepper jack or monterey jack cheese, grated
1/2 cup Tostitos® Chunky Salsa
1 bag 14 ounce Tostitos® SCOOPS!® Tortilla Chips

Directions:

Heat a gas or charcoal grill to medium high heat or heat a grill pan on medium high heat.

Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and lightly season with salt and pepper.

Arrange the vegetables on the grill or on a grill pan. After 1 to 2 minutes, turn the vegetables 90 degrees to get grill marks.

After another minute, flip to the other side and repeat, remove and allow to cool.

Dice the vegetables 1/4 inch and mi in a bowl with the grated cheese and chunky salsa.

Place a tablespoon of the mixture into each Tostitos® SCOOPS!® chip and bake on a baking sheet in the oven at 200 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until the cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Frito-Lay Chef Jody Denton


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Check out some of Chef Jody’s other great recipes: Tostitos® SCOOPS!® with Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Mango Salsa and Ruffles® MAX® Smokehouse Style BBQ Quesadilla with BBQ Beef Dip and don’t miss our Facebook chat tomorrow night for more summer entertaining tips!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Frito-Lay. I’m happily partnering with Frito-Lay this summer for the Facebook chat. As always, I only share my own opinions and I only work with brands that I love.

23 Responses to “Tostitos® SCOOPS!® with Grilled Vegetables and Pepper Jack Cheese & Tastes of Summer™ Facebook Chat with Frito-Lay”

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    Courtney — June 24, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    Love this – and good idea Curtis! Perfect little scoops :)

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    Amiyrah — June 24, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    I love that you grilled the veggies! Such a great idea for summer and any time of the year, really.

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    Margarita Ibbott ~ @DownshiftingPRO — June 24, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    I love this idea. Big fan of those chips… always find them in my house. Those or the multigrain ones…. LOVE FRITOLAY!!!! Thanks for the post and the great idea for an app.

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    Kelly Stilwell — June 24, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to try this! I love grilled veggies and salsa on everything! And Scoops…my weakness. Cake? No thanks. Cookies? Nope. Scoops? Yes, please!!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 24, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    I love that you kept these veggie and didn’t add meat. And I love the grilled veggies, pepper jack and Scoops. The best. I can really pile in the dips in them :)

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    Cookbook Queen — June 24, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

    Oh I love easy little appetizers like this. And all the vegetables!! YUM!!!

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    Chelsea Day — June 24, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    Love this recipe and it is perfect for summer entertaining. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Cat Davis | Food Family & Finds — June 24, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    That’s a creative idea. I’ve always wished salsa came in a chunkier version, looks like this is the way to do it.

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    LisaLisa — June 24, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    This looks so good! Yum, I like how easy it is to make and its a cool summer snack. Great post!

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    Trisha @ Vignette — June 24, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    Great idea putting grilled veggies in the scoops! I think it’d be the perfect thing to serve at a summer BBQ!

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — June 24, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    How cute are those?! Wish I could make it- I teach a cooking class at that time. Have fun!

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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — June 24, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    Love, love, love these veggie-packed scoops!

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    Aggie — June 24, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    These look so good! I want to snack on some right now :)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 24, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    Such a scrumptious and easy appetizer for summer entertaining. I love it, Julie!

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    Tieghan — June 24, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    I love it!! Such a great summer app!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 24, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

    This looks like the perfect summer scoops!

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    Suzanne — June 24, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    This looks like a much healthier and fresher option for filling Tostito scoops!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — June 25, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    Great little appetizer, Julie!

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — June 25, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    I heart grilled veggies so much right now! And I’m gad you made them portable, makes for a more harmonious party mingling!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 25, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    Grilled veggies are the best! I could eat a handful of these right now!

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    Nessa — June 25, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

    Pepper jack is one of my favorite cheeses! My dad’s too, so we fight over the last slices :)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 25, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    This is the perfect munchie! I wouldn’t be able to keep away from ti!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 8, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    Wonderful! Such a perfect idea :)

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