Halloween is the perfect time for sweet and salty snacks! You can get creative with your kids and have a great time. Halloween is a favorite holiday for many people. It’s a time when we can dress up in fun costumes, enjoy delicious treats, and spend time with family and friends. If you’re looking for some new ideas for Halloween treats, you’ll want to check out these Latin-inspired recipes from Gala Foods! They are sure to please all of your guests, both young and old. Enjoy!
Salty and sweet treats are a perfect combination for Halloween!
Salty and sweet treats are a perfect combination for Halloween because they provide contrasting flavors that people love. The sweetness of the sugar is offset by the saltiness of the snacks, providing a unique and delicious flavor profile that is perfect for celebrating this spooky holiday. Additionally, these types of snacks are very easy to make, so you’ll be able to spend more time enjoying yourself and less time in the kitchen.
If you are looking for fresh produce, authentic Latino foods, whole foods, quality meat, and most importantly, affordable prices, Gala Foods is the place for you! We specialize in providing the freshest and best-tasting produce, as well as all of your other favorite Latino foods.
Latin culture is all about family and celebrating, so what better way to enjoy Halloween than with some traditional Latin-inspired recipes?
Latin culture is very family-oriented, so celebrating holidays with food is a big part of the culture. Halloween can’t be an exception! Our supermarket has everything you need to make traditional Latin-inspired recipes that will be sure to impress your friends and family. We have a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, meats, spices, and more that will help you create the perfect dish.
Halloween Stuffed Peppers
Make your Halloween celebrations extra special this year with these delicious and healthy stuffed peppers. They’re perfect for a buffet-style meal or to serve to the family before trick-or-treating begins.
- 4 small peppers (a mix of orange, red and yellow looks nice)
- 25g pine nuts
- 1 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 2 fat garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 small aubergine, chopped into small pieces
- 200g pouch mixed grains (we used bulgur wheat and quinoa)
- 2 tbsp sundried tomato paste
- zest of 1 lemon
- bunch basil, chopped
- Salsa Verde (if desired)
- Cut the tops off the peppers, keeping them to one side. Remove the seeds and any white flesh from the inside of the pepper. Use a small sharp knife to carve spooky Halloween faces into the sides of each pepper. Chop any offcuts into small pieces and set aside.
- In a dry pan, lightly toast the pine nuts for several minutes until golden in color. Remove from heat and set aside; this will be done prior to roasting them. Next, turn on the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and begin heating the oil in another pan.
- Cook the onion in oil until it softens, stirring occasionally. This should take 8-10 minutes. Then add garlic, pepper offcuts, and aubergine to the pan. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the veggies are tender. If the pan looks dry, add a splash of water. Season to taste.
- To begin, break up the grains by squeezing the pouch they’re in, then pour them into the pan with the tomato paste. Heat until warmed throughout, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat after a minute or two, then stir in lemon zest, basil, and pine nuts.
- Fill each pepper with the grain mixture until it is level with the top of the pepper. Place the lids back on, using cocktail sticks to secure them if necessary, and put the peppers in a deep roasting tin so that the carved faces are pointing upwards.
- For the first 35 minutes, cover the dish with foil. Then, for the final 10 minutes, remove the foil so that the peppers can soften and the filling can become piping hot.
Impress your guests at your next Halloween party with these unique and healthy nachos. The sweetcorn salsa and fresh guacamole add the perfect touch to these spooky bat-shaped snacks!
Serves: 4 to 6
For the guacamole:
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 small avocados, peeled and chopped
- 1 bunch of coriander, finely chopped
- For the sweetcorn salsa (H4)
- ½ a 160g can of sweetcorn
- 200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 red pepper, finely chopped
- 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
- 3 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
- 400g can black beans
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp coriander
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
For the bat-shaped nachos:
- 4 wholewheat tortillas
- 1 ½ tsp oil
- 4 purple carrots, cut into sticks
- Start by creating the guacamole. Avocados, lime juice, and mashed potatoes will be your base ingredients. Mix these well together until you get your desired consistency – we served ours chunky. Now add half of the chopped coriander before tasting and seasoning to your liking.
- Gather all of the salsa ingredients, including the leftover chopped coriander. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Put dollops of salsa on top of the guacamole so that each scoop has a bit of everything. Cover and chill for up to 30 minutes while you make the bat nachos.
- Place a tortilla wrap on your chopping board and spread a light layer of oil with a brush. Then, use a cookie cutter(s), scissors, or both to cut out bats (or other spooky shapes). Cut them as close together as possible to avoid wasting the wraps – typically, you should be able to get 8-10 from each wrap depending on the size of your cutter.
- Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Spread the tortilla shapes onto 2-3 large baking sheets and bake for 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Serve with carrot sticks, guacamole, and salsa on the side.
Chocolate Caramel Filled Apples
Chocolate apples with caramel sauce and chopped pecans are a quick, delicious snack for after school!
- 1 apple
- 1 to 2 tablespoons hot fudge topping
- 1 to 2 teaspoons caramel apple dip
- 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped pecans
- Melon baller
- Decorating bag
- To prepare the apples, cut them in half and remove the core with a melon baller, leaving a shell that is 1/4 inch thick.
- Fill apples: Using a spoon, fill the apple halves with hot fudge topping until they are full.
- Fill a decorating bag with the caramel apple dip and drizzle it over the fudge for an added topping.
- Sprinkle chopped pecans on top of the mixture and carefully press some into the mixture. Drizzle more caramel over the pecans to finish off the apples.
Gala Foods offers a wide variety of international products, so you can find everything you need to make your favorite Latin-inspired dishes. We have a large selection of hot sauces, fresh herbs, queso fresco, spices, grains, and beans that will allow you to create authentic flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Additionally, we offer a variety of meats and cheeses (Oaxaca cheese is one of our favorites) that are perfect for your favorite recipes.
These recipes are all easy to follow and will be sure to impress your friends and family!
In order to make your cooking experience as enjoyable as possible, it is important to have a well-stocked kitchen. This means having all of the tools and ingredients that you need on hand so that you can focus on the task at hand: creating delicious food! Either if you want to go Mexican grocery shopping, Colombian, Brazilian, or any other country in central and south America, Gala Foods has what you’re looking for, we guarantee it.
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