Cool and Light Bites for Hot Summer Nights

easy summer meals del real foods

With summer in full-swing, there’s no better time to break out the lawn chairs, put your favorite beverages on ice, and enjoy the outdoors. Nothing ties a summer gathering together quite like some delicious Mexican food.

Here are a few recipes we’ve created using Del Real Foods products that are a perfect match for those warm summer nights.

Pollo Asado Salad

Whether the main dish or a trusty side, salads are a healthy addition to summer spread. Del Real Foods’ Pollo Asado kicks your basic salad up several notches, infusing it with rich, smokey flavor. Modeled after a traditional recipe, our Pollo Asado is packed with plenty of spices and a zesty citrus blend. Mix it with some crunchy veggies and you’ll have a salad no one will want to pass up.


  • 1 package Del Real Foods® Pollo Asado
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, shredded
  • ½ purple cabbage, shredded
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped

Check out the complete recipe here:

7-Layer Tostada

The 7-layer tostada is always a crowd-pleaser, but we’re ready to take it to a whole new level. On top of some of the classic additions like tomatoes, sour cream, and avocado, the true star of our 7-Layer Tostada is Del Real Foods Chile Verde (fried pork in green sauce). Chile Verde brings the flavor and spice you can only get with a recipe passed down through generations. Keep things rolling with our Salsa de Molcajete Verde and Refried Beans to create the ultimate centerpiece dish. 


  • 15oz. package Del Real Foods® Pork Chile Verde
  • Del Real Foods® Refried Beans
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 lb. sour cream
  • 1 oz. grated cheddar cheese
  • 15 oz. Del Real Foods® Salsa de Molcajete Verde
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 16 oz. canola oil


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Black Bean Mango Chicken Salad

When the weather starts to get warmer, you want a combination of hot and cool food as part of your party platter. This salad is a perfect match for a cool snack with plenty of flavor, once again featuring Del Real Foods Pollo Asado. Toss in black beans and jalapeño peppers, and you have a unique spin on a classic dish.



  • 1 package Del Real Foods® Pollo Asado
  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 ½ cans fruit mango in light syrup
  • 3 sweet red peppers, diced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, diced
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbs. lime juice
  • 1 tbs. cumin seed, ground
  • 1 ¼ tbs. oil (corn, canola or olive)

Check out the complete recipe here:

Tantalized by some of these recipes and want to add them to your next summertime party or get-together? You can’t start without the authentic Mexican snacks and meals from Del Real Foods. Use our store locator here to search for these products at a location near you!