Thanksgiving is right around the corner and chances are you’ve already received invites to Friendsgivings parties. The great part about attending Friendsgiving is that it’s normally potluck style, which means guests can bring any dishes they want. If you want to bring a little Latin flavor to your Friendsgiving this year, but don’t want to spend hours slaving over a stove, there are plenty of Latino-friendly treats to share with your friends. Whether you’re bringing a dessert, a side dish, or a special drink, we have some fun ideas for you.
This Texas salsa created by singer, Stefani Vara, makes for a perfect dip for tortilla chips. Named after her reality TV show, Vara’s salsa comes in medium heat, which will be enjoyable for all your guests—whether they like spicy food or not.
Bring plantain chips in place of regular potato chips and watch how quickly guests flock to them. A great brand is Inka Chips, which offer different flavors such as sweet plantain, regular plantains,and chile picante plantains.
Chef Aaron Sanchez is the ambassador behind this Argentinian wine brand. Pick up their Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon, for a Latino-inspired wine to share with your friends. The popular chef recommends pairing these wines with his Rich and Spicy Chorizo cornbread stuffing.
This sweet treat is a perfect way to have a quinoa dessert option at your Friendsgiving. It’s a seasonal product at Whole Foods so you’ll want to get your hands on these before the holiday season is up.
If you want to bring a less conventional treat to your Friendsgiving, these Cuban-inspired cigars are great to have after a big meal. Founded by Afro-Cuban American twin sisters, they wanted to create a cigar that paid homage to their Cuban ancestors. They also claim their inspiration stems from their grandmother, a woman who was forward thinking and a big cigar smoker.
Taco Bell Fire Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken
Yep, you read that right, Taco Bell has their own Friendsgiving menu. Pick up the slow roasted chicken with a crunchy, brown butter and Fire Tortilla Chip crumble for a quick and delicious side at your Friendsgiving.
Pastelitos de Guayaba
This easy and delicious Cuban dessert can be made with just a few ingredients found at your local supermarket. These will especially be a hit with the Guayaba-lovers in your life!