While this is not a recipe blog per se, food can be an important part of any tennis match (see, for example, the very popular Tennis Fixation post Quick Tennis Fix of the Day: Eat Something!) Maybe your team has to provide snacks as part of the league you're in. Maybe you're having a tennis team party and want something yummy to eat between sets (or during, I'm not judging). Maybe you just found a really great recipe that's worth sharing.
Well, I came across this one for “Tennis Team Cheese Salsa” in my The Dinner Doctor cookbook by Anne Byrn and it sounds like a winner. And I don't think it should be limited to serving at tennis matches. I'm pretty sure my family would agree that this is an acceptable dinner-time meal.
2 cups pres-shredded Mexican or taco cheese blend
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chiles, drained
1 can (2.25 oz.) sliced black olives, drained
1/2 cup chopped scallions (from about 4), green part only
1/4 cup bottled Italian salad dressing, plus mor if needed
Tortilla chips, for serving
Place the cheese, tomatoes, chiles, olives, and scallions in a large glass mixing bowl and stir to combine. Pour the salad dressing over the cheese mixture and stir until all the ingredients are moistened, adding more dressing if needed. Serve at once with tortilla chips. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Serves 12 (makes 4 cups).
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