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Bring Heat to Your Summer Celebration

With the summer party scene in full swing we want to remind you that in every facet flowers and plants contribute to the heart and fun of each celebration. While flowers offer a fresh appeal to your interior or patio decor with their bright colors and soft fragrance, we suggest a set of our finest herb plants that offer the perfect summer treat to turn your party into a full-blown fiesta.

The FTD® Summertime Salsa Herb Trio by Better Homes and Gardens brings a new dynamic to every aspect of your summer entertaining, offering fresh tastes, lush decor and a gorgeous addition to your garden. These lively herbs even arrive with a CD of salsa music that will start your celebration off on the right note. 

This trio of herbs consists of chive, cilantro and mint; three must-have plants to turn up the taste this season. Offer your guests refreshing mojitos with a fresh mint garnish, as well as a simply irresistible salsa or guacamole.  These three recipes will have you using each herb plant to its fullest potential with seasonal tastes everyone loves.

Fresh Tomato Salsa
If you like a mild salsa, use banana peppers. For a hot version, opt for one of the other pepper choices.

Prep: 20 minutesChill: 1 hour

1 to 2 fresh jalapeño, serrano, fresno or banana peppers*
1 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes (3 medium)
1 fresh Anaheim pepper, chopped, or one 4-ounce can diced green chile peppers, drained*
1/4 cup chopped green sweet pepper
1/4 cup sliced green onions
3 to 4 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
2 tablespoons lime juice or lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • Seed and finely chop hot peppers. Combine tomatoes, Anaheim pepper, sweet pepper, green onions, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, garlic, salt and cracked black pepper.

  • If desired, for a smooth salsa, place 1 cup salsa in a food processor bowl or blender container. Cover; process just until smooth. Stir into remaining salsa. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with grilled beef, pork, chicken or chips. Makes 3 cups.
Nutrition Facts per 1/4-cup serving: 14 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 32 mg sodium, 3 g carb., 1 g dietary fiber, 1 g protein.

With its minty fresh taste and Cuban pedigree, a Mojito (moh HEE tohs) is the cocktail of the moment. Even the name sounds fun.

Start to Finish: 5 minutes

Ice cubes
8 fresh mint leaves,snipped
3 tablespoons light rum
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons sugar
Fresh mint sprig
Sugar cane stick (optional)

  • 1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes; add snipped mint, rum, lime juice and sugar. Cover and shake vigorously. Pour or strain into a glass. Add additional ice and a mint sprig. If desired, serve with a sugar cane stick. Makes 1 serving.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 146 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 1 mg sodium, 9 g carb., 0 g dietary fiber, 0 g protein.

Mango Guacamole
Start to Finish:
25 minutes

4 medium very ripe avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup chopped ripe mango
1/2 cup chopped tomato (1 medium)
1/2 cup chopped peeled jicama
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
1 canned chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped*
1 small fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
Coarse salt

  • In a large bowl combine avocados, mango, tomato, jicama, onion, lime juice, cilantro, chipotle, jalapeño and the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Season to taste with additional salt. Serve immediately. Makes 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts per 1/4-cup serving: 66 cal., 5 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 96 mg sodium, 5 g carb., 3 g dietary fiber, 1 g protein.

When decorating for your party you may want to use this beautiful herb tray as a centerpiece, or if you have separate tables, split each plant to have one at each table. These herb plants arrive in an eco-friendly container that is both attractive and green making them a wonderful addition to any room, though most useful if situated in the kitchen.

These herbs will thrive in your garden where they will return year after year. Cilantro should be planted where it will get some sun, but should be shaded during the hottest part of the day, as its ideal growing conditions are cool, but sunny. Chives make attractive border plants, as they provide dainty light purple blooms, and demand little care, though they do not do well when they are overcrowded. Mint is very easy to grow and can be a rather sprawling plant. It is at its best in good, rich soil.

This wonderful herb trio creates endless possibilities for your summer cuisine, decorating and gardening, making this a summer essential for all of your celebrations and special occasions.

*Note: Because hot chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

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