Find New Flavors v3

Find New Flavors

Presented by SoCal Chevy Dealers

LA-based Chef and restaurateur Crista Aladjadjian-Rubio takes us on a ride to find new flavors, sharing her heritage as well as easy recipes for hosting friends and family while cheering on their favorite soccer teams.

Part I



Watermelon Jalapeño Salsa



  • 1 Watermelon, center diced, and reserve watermelon bowl
  • ½ cup Cucumbers, diced
  • ½ cup Bell Peppers, diced
  • ½ cup Jicama diced
  • ½ cup Red Onion, diced
  • ½ cup Lime Juice, fresh
  • 1 tbsp. Jalapeño or Serrano, seeded, diced
  • 1/3 cup Epazote, chopped (substitute with Cilantro and Basil if Epazote cannot be found)
  • Sea Salt, to taste


  1. Start by ensuring the watermelon is completely drained. Combine in a large mixing bowl with cucumbers, peppers, jicama, and onion. Gently fold, mixing ingredients together.
  2. Add epazote and continue folding.
  3. Last, add the lime juice and salt little by little, tasting after each addition. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes. Serve cold with blue corn tortilla chips & enjoy!


Latin Charcuterie Platter



  • Sausage/pepperoni/salami
  • Sliced Chorizo
  • Spanish Jamón Serrano
  • Mini Bell Peppers
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Guacamole
  • Olives
  • Crackers
  • Queso fresco
  • Queso Cotija
  • Queso Asadero
  • Queso Manchego
  • Dried Mango slices
  • Green Grapes
  • Cherry Tomatoes


  1. Arrange ingredients on large platter or tray however you want! Be creative and have fun!

Part II


Strawberry Limeade



  • 2 cups Strawberries, quartered
  • 3/4 cup fresh Lime juice
  • 5 cups Water
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 6 sprigs Mint, plus 2 sprigs for garnish
  • 1 large Cucumber, thinly sliced, for garnish


  1. Add strawberries and lime juice to a blender. Blend on low until smooth.
  2. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the water, sugar, and blended strawberries.
  3. Stir well, adding mint sprigs at the very end. Invite guests to enjoy over ice with sliced cucumbers and fresh mint as garnish.




  • 4 Bollilos, or oval-shaped bread
  • 2 cups Refried beans, cooked
  • 1 cup White Cheese, shredded
  • 3 Avocado, sliced
  • 10 Bacon slices, cooked
  • 1 package Chorizo, cooked
  • 1 cup Pico de gallo
  • 1 cup Salsa roja
  • 1 cup Salsa verde
  • ½ cup, Crema
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 380°F. Cut bread loafs in half if needed.
  2. Spread a layer of beans across the inside of the bread in an even layer. Place on a baking sheet, with the beans facing up.
  3. Top each piece of bread and beans with a generous amount of cheese and place in oven on the middle rack.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted. Remove from the oven just as the cheese starts to brown.
  5. Immediately transfer to a serving platter. Invite guests to top with pico de gallo, bacon, sliced avocado, salsa and whatever else they may desire!
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