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4 Amazing Independence Day Tailgate Recipes

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Tailgate Treats For Independence Day

Happy Independence Day, Monterey! Is everybody ready for the bright lights, smells, and family fun? We know we are. But in that spirit, you want to wow your guests this year; you want them to leave saying, “man, the food was amazing this year!” Here are some awesome recipes for tonight’s festivities and the rest of the tailgate season!

Incredible Independence Day Hits

Jalapeno Poppers

Nothing says a warm summer afternoon chillin’ by the tailgate like some spicy jalapeno poppers! Let’s do a ham and cheese stuffing and celebrate the holiday with a bang! Grab canned whole jalapenos (the vinegar brine goes great with the other flavors), slice them open, and add the fillings, bread, and fry to a golden brown.



When we think of a tailgate party, we think of the food you want to share; dips are where it is at! That being said, today is an awesome opportunity to jazz it up! Start with your basic hummus and add whatever toppings you want. Considering today is independence day, let’s put an American spin on it! Loaded baked potato hummus! Buy your favorite standard hummus, and add cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, chives, and a dollop of sour cream as the toppings! Serve with potato chips or pita bread, and this one is sure to impress!


Loaded Baked Potato Dip

On that note, if you don’t want to go the hummus route, try a loaded baked potato dip served with kettle-style potato chips for dipping! Start with a creamy potato soup, add cream cheese, and melt it all together. When that is hot and thick, serve it in a bowl along with all the toppings and dip away.



I mean, it’s California, right? It wouldn’t really be a party if we didn’t serve a bowl of guac along the way! But this time, surprise your guests! Add roasted corn cut directly off the cobb for texture and a delicious smoky flavor. Every time we do this, it is a hit with friends and family! A little secret, you can add small diced mango as well, we know it sounds strange, but it is amazing!

Invite Everyone And Dig In

Enjoy this year’s festivities and make some time to see your friends and family. This holiday is all about connecting with your loved ones and celebrating. If you need help getting your car looking its best, Don’t hesitate to visit your favorite neighborhood collision repair shop.

Don’t hesitate to make CARSTAR Robert’s Collision your go-to collision repair shop for all your holiday festivities! Our fully-staffed team of ASE-Certified mechanics will have your vehicle looking like new and ready for the fun. Please schedule an appointment with us today, and see what makes us so unique in the Monterey community!


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