Summer calls for alfresco dining with your favorite Mexican snacks. From no-fuss desserts to healthy crunchy salads, get ready to savor summer’s tangy flavors.
The best thing about having a dinner party in the middle of summer is that it doesn’t require much cooking. Whenever it gets hot outside we all seek refreshing treats to satisfy our taste buds. Enter: chamoy.
Yes, you’ve read that right. Our favorite sweet and tangy condiment is not only the key ingredient of the average Mexican candy. Chamoy can add an exciting twist to your summer culinary adventures in a sweet, sour, and spicy flavorful harmony.
Here are 5 easy chamoy recipes perfect for taming the scorching heat outside.
1. Chamoy Mango Popsicles
There’s nothing like a popsicle to bring back memories from your childhood. Like all those summers spent at Grandma’s house back in Mexico and her classic mango desserts.
Chamoy Mango Popsicles are a perfect combination of juicy mangoes and the tangy goodness of chamoy. Here’s what you need:
- 2 fresh mangoes, peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup of Sofia’s Classic Chamoy Rim Dip Paste
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey (optional, for added sweetness)
In a blender, puree the diced mangoes until smooth. Add the Classic Chamoy Rim Dip Paste, lime juice, and honey to the mango puree, and blend until well combined.
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion. We recommend using stainless steel popsicle molds as they unmold the quickest and last you a lifetime.
Insert sticks and freeze the popsicles for at least 4 hours or until firm. Once frozen, remove the popsicles from the molds and enjoy!
Dip the popsicle to the chamoy paste then cover in chilitos or Tajín for added spice.
2. Chamoy Grilled Shrimp Skewers
A savory and tangy delight that combines the smoky flavors of grilled shrimp with the irresistible taste of chamoy. These Chamoy Grilled Shrimp Skewers are perfect for summer barbecues or as a yummy appetizer.
They’re like Dad’s Sunday skewers, but better. Let’s dive in:
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup of Sofia’s Spicy Chamoy Sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon chilitos or Tajín
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
In a bowl, combine the Spicy Chamoy Sauce, lime juice, minced garlic, chilito or Tajín powder, salt, and pepper. Clean the shrimp and add to the marinade. Toss until well coated.
Allow the shrimp to marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Thread the marinated shrimp onto the soaked wooden skewers. Cook the skewers on the grill for 2-3 minutes.
Remove the skewers from the grill and serve them hot with a side of chamoy sauce for dipping.
Serve these skewers with Mini Chamoy Pickles on the side and leave your suegra’s compliments in the comment section below.
3. Chamoy Watermelon Salad
You’ll love this salad if you like your salads sweet and spicy. This Chamoy Watermelon Salad is refreshing and tangy, and will leave you and your guests wanting more.
This vibrant, colorful salad combines the natural sweetness of the watermelon with the zesty kick of the popular Mexican condiment, creating a unique and refreshing flavor rollercoaster in your mouth. Here’s how you can make it:
- 4 cups cubed watermelon
- 2 tablespoons of Sofia’s Watermelon Chamoy Sauce
- 2 cups of Panela cheese, cubed
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
- Chilito or Tajín
In a large bowl, combine the cubed watermelon, the Watermelon Chamoy Sauce sauce, and lime juice. Toss gently to coat the watermelon with the sauce without breaking or mashing. Add the chopped mint leaves and toss again to distribute the flavors evenly.
Sprinkle chilitos or Tajín on top for an extra burst of flavor. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. Top with Panela cheese cubes.
Serve this salad as a refreshing side dish or enjoy it on its own as a light and healthy snack.
Make enough for at least two servings per person. It’s that good!
4. Chamoy Mango Pico De Gallo Salsa
This is the pico de gallo your fish tacos were waiting for. This delicious fresh salsa combines the tropical sweetness of ripe mangoes with the tangy burst of chamoy sauce.
Savor the hints of heat and freshness from the serrano chiles and cilantro. This salsa was made to add a zesty twist to your summer dishes. Get ready:
- 2 ripe mangoes, diced
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- 1-2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of Sophia’s Mango Chamoy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Tortilla chips, for serving
In a bowl, combine the diced mangoes, red onion, tomato, serrano chiles, and cilantro. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the Mango Chamoy Sauce, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.
Pour the chamoy dressing over the mango mixture and gently toss until well coated. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Let the salsa sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Serve this chamoy mango pico de gallo with tortilla chips as an appetizer.
Add diced jicama and cherry chamoy pickles.
5. Dad’s Chamoy Paloma
A Paloma is a popular no-fuss Mexican cocktail that balances sparkling, sweet, sour, and salty in just one glass. The traditional version consists of tequila, lime juice, and grapefruit soda.
Our Chamoy Paloma is the perfect refreshing drink with a kick. It’s perfect to enjoy on a sunny summer day or to liven up your next gathering with friends. Make it yourself:
- 2 oz tequila, Blanco or Reposado
- 1 oz grapefruit soda
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Sophia’s Classic Chamoy Sauce
- Sophia’s Chamoy Rim Dip Paste
- Salt, chilitos or Tajín for rimming the glass (optional)
- Grapefruit wedge, for garnish
Rub a lime wedge along your glass rim, then dip it into the Chamoy Rim Dip Paste and a shallow dish of salt, chilitos, Tajín, or a mix of all three powders. Fill a tall highball glass with ice cubes.
In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, and the Classic Chamoy Sauce. Shake well to combine. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over the ice. Top with your favorite grapefruit soda, such as Fresca, Squirt, or Jarritos.
Stir gently to mix and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Whether you’re craving a cool and fruity popsicle, smoky grilled shrimp, or a refreshing watermelon salad, chamoy adds a delightful twist to traditional summer recipes.
Embrace the sweet, sour, and spicy flavors of chamoy and let your taste buds savor the tangy delights of summer! Buy chamoy everything here.