Festivals are great, especially if it involves food and celebration. Join one of Canada’s famous festivals coming in July 24th.
Salsa is one of the most festive dishes and dip around the world. Though it is widely known to be famous in Mexico, salsas also became a favorite among many international foodies around the world. In Canada, the Kensington Village holds a yearly festivity for this colorful treat, the Sun and Salsa Festival, which is held every 24th of July each year. The event has been host to many foodies who have gathered to experience different salsa offering made by various salsa makers in the area. Just last year, an estimated 100,000 guests have graced the festivity. Family, friends – everyone are invited to witness very colorful activities during this day.
Sun and Salsa activities include a Taste Testing Competition, businesses in the area will be serving over 40 different kinds of salsa for spectators who will also serve as judges. This activity will award salsas which are presented well, tastes great, and just overall fantastic recipe. Restaurants, pubs, and other food businesses will also provide you with your food and shopping needs while you are in Kensington. Various artisans and vendors are putting up shops and stalls on the streets to keep you entertained, offer you different products, and other kinds of services during the event. Audience will also be provided a live entertainment program to keep the event burning. Everyone will definitely enjoy a Carnival area for the kids and kids alike with a whole lot of family-friendly activities and entertainment. There will also be a Miss Sun and Salsa Pageant which will be held on the same day and other various social entertaining activities.
But if you’re not able to make it, have your own Sun and Salsa Festival at home by creating various homemade salsa recipes for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy.
Avocado-Corn Salsa. Are your tired of the regular salsa recipe? Get your avocado and corn ready for this fresh salsa treat to savor. This salsa recipe is a great side dish for any fish treats and a wonderful dip for your chips at snack time. The avocado gives it a little fresh twist and the corn creates a little crunch and flavor mix. Make yourselves a quick quesadilla or make it a meal side dish. Either way, this avocado-corn salsa is simply amazing.
Fresh and Healthy Salsa. I like to put my tomatoes in the cooler or refrigerator for about an hour or so before slicing them and making them into a bowel of fresh and cool salsa. Salsas are usually just made with tomatoes, garlic, onion, and cilantro, but others like to bring some twist by adding a few herbs and flavorful ingredients to keep their salsas sizzling. This allows you to buy fresh ingredients without worrying about preservatives and the such. Add some jalapenos to give some extra kick to your salsa.
Bell Pepper Salsa. Add more color and flavor to your salsa by adding a couple of your favorite bell peppers to make it more festive. Aside from the chunky tomato slices, the bell peppers also add some crunch and flavor, and you can also make it a little spicy by adding a few chili peppers. Have a very festive Sun and Salsa Festival with this very festive bowl of salsa.
Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Fruit Salsa. Get your kids to eat veggies and fruits through this wonderful salsa recipe. This requires slices of apples, strawberries, kiwi, and banana to give it a good blend of fruity flavors. This also uses some cinnamon sprinkle for a little kick on the flavor and get some fresh lime juice to give it a good refreshing twist. You can adjust the ingredients according to your kids nutritional needs and make them a good serving of tortillas with fruity salsa.
There is no better celebration of the Sun and Salsa Festival than being part of the event itself. On July 24th, get your caps and your chips ready and head down to 10th Street NW and Kensington Road to witness a different salsa event like you’ve never experienced before. Have a bright and colorful Sun and Salsa Festival with your family and friends.