I’m in a phase where I’m tired of eating the same old things all the time — mostly whatever is on sale — and I want to branch out of the boring rut.
The kids are pretty demanding about having tacos or quesadillas nearly every week. Just beef, of course. If I try to pull chicken or fish over on them, they’ll insist on a plain, cold tortilla with cheese instead. Yuck! And despite my best efforts, enchiladas, fajitas and burritos seem to be parents-only dinners.
So, I found a new way to add a little flair for adult palates with a new Opaa! brand poblano salsa made with greek yogurt.
Clearly, you can tell I live a life on the edge when my idea of mealtime excitement is spending an extra few bucks at the grocery store on a new dip. But hey, that’s me.
We tried it out in place of sour cream on beef tacos and their leftovers, finding a zippy twist. I finished it up myself on plain cheese nachos.
It’s not spicy, exactly. Poblanos don’t pack a ton of heat, but there is a peppery flavor there. And a slight tang from the greek yogurt.
The dip is not at all kid friendly, unless you’ve got a real adventurous eater on your hands. It’s great for pepper-loving adults, though.
I’ve also tried the Opaa! cucumber yogurt for homemade gyros. It was servicable in a pinch, but not exactly the tzatziki of my dreams, either. (I’m probably forever spoiled by the version at Layla’s in Little Rock that is primarily seasoned with mint and I dare guess to be made with sour cream, since I’ve seen giant containers of it in their kitchen. Those Jordanians know good food.)
Both versions can be found in the deli section at Publix, near the hummus and premium salsas. Have you tried it? Let me know what you think? What’s your go-to topping instead?