Gluten Free Cheese Sauce covers delicious gluten free beer braised bratwurst.
Gluten Free quinoa and chicken sausage stuffed acorn squash with grated parmesan & fresh herbs are the perfect addition to your fall meal plan.
Gluten Free BBQ Chicken Calzones- Cheese, BBQ Chicken,cilantro, and red onion stuffed in a crisp, easy to make gluten free crust.
Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto is a delicious twist on traditional pesto, served with gluten free pasta, topped with First Fresh Chicken Croquettes.
This post is part of a series of sponsored recipes created with First Fresh Foods. All opinions and recipes are my own, enjoy!
Cilantro Jalapeno Pesto
I love pasta with pesto, but my husband is allergic to basil, so I haven’t had it in years. When First Fresh Foods sent me their brand new Habanero Chicken Croquettes, I was quickly in love with their flavor and ease. They are so good and that pepper flavor is just the perfect amount of spice. When I was trying to decide what would pair best with the cheesy, spicy flavor I first thought about Huancaina Sauce. It’s a classic Peruvian Sauce made with queso blanco and aji amarillo. It’s wonderful, but I wanted a bit more freshness.
That’s when I got the idea to make a Latin spin on pesto and it worked fabulous! The Cilantro and parsley, paired with the jalapeno and queso blanco is amazing! Fresh and a bit salty. The underlying spice of the jalapeno and the garlic is just perfect. I could honestly eat it with a spoon.
Habanero Chicken Croquettes
If you have been following My Gluten Free Miami this summer, you know I have fallen in love with First Fresh Foods Chicken Sausage. It is so good, low in fat, lean protein and easy to read ingredients made in a celiac safe environment. They were the first sponsor I began to work with, just because I love the chicken sausage.
Now they are branching out into cheese stuffed chicken croquettes, and they are still gluten free! I was so excited. They are delicious. Still a great source of protein, and they are so simple. Just throw them in the oven and your good to go.
If you can’t find them in your local grocery store, you can use sliced chicken breast (or any other protein), but I strongly recommend you ask your grocer to carry First Fresh products. They are delicious.
The great thing about this recipe is it’s ease.
All you do is the throw all the ingredient in a food processor or nutri bullet. If you want it a bit spicier, leave the seeds in the jalapeno. Super simple, super yummy.
Obviously, I used First Fresh Chicken Croquettes. They pair so well, but if you don’t have access and your in a pinch, some sliced chicken breast would be ok….but once you try the croquettes, you will fall in love with them!
For this recipe I used Barilla gluten free pasta, you can use whatever is your favorite. I am also a big fan of Trader Joe’s quinoa/brown rice blend.Before draining the pasta, set aside a cup of the water to use when tossing the pasta with the pesto.
If you love pesto, but are looking for something with a twist, check out this Avocado Pesto Zucchini Noodle Salad from Food, Faith, and Fitness. It will not disappoint!
Thank you to First Fresh Foods for sponsoring this past and making such incredible Celiac Safe Chicken Croquettes!
Happy Gluten Free Eating!
I understand, and I have the answer.
We’ve all been there. You just made an awesome dinner, such as my Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice, you eat till your stuffed and then you have just a little bit leftover. Now, I have no issues eating leftovers, but I have more than one friend whose husband will not eat leftovers. Talk about frustrating.
No worries, Peruvian’s have figured out a way to solve this leftover beans and rice problem.
Tacu Tacu is the answer.
Red Beans and Rice is a deliciously easy one pot meal that is ready in under 30 minutes!This post is part of a sponsorship with First Fresh Chicken Sausage. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting My Gluten Free Miami and the companies that support it!
A NOLA Love Affair
My hubby and I love New Orleans. We went there for our honeymoon and had the best time eating our way through the city (doesn’t everyone plan their vacations around food?) it was amazing, but it was BC (before Celiac). Red Beans and Rice, Muffalata Sandwiches, Gumbo, Banana’s Foster…the kind of food you dream about.
One of my favorite things to make when I am missing New Orleans food is Red Beans and Rice.
Unfortunately, it can be a bit tricky to find a good sausage that is also gluten free. Plus, I don’t have time to spend all day cooking to get that delicious New Orleans flavor.
Gluten Free Chicken Piccata: Crispy, chicken cooked in a lemony, buttery, wine sauce. Perfection at it’s best.
Lemongrass, ginger, and a bit of red pepper give this Chicken Soup a warmth that will keep you coming back for more.