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Chipotle Hummus

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Bickford Flavors

Add a little (or a lot) of "bite" to your bite with this twist on traditional hummus, featuring Bickford Chipotle flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked and drained chickpeas (or one 15 oz. can, drained)
  • 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Bickford Chipotle flavor (to taste)
  • 3-5 TBSP tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 ½ TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Optional garnish (suggested options: fresh sprigs of parsley, swirl of adobo sauce, sprinkled paprika or chipotle powder, whole chickpeas, sesame or olive oil)

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas.
  2. Add all ingredients (except garnish) to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth (one or two minutes), scraping sides as needed.
  3. Add additional Bickford Chipotle flavor, garlic, tahini, or salt to your taste. If hummus seems to stiff, add a little more lemon juice and/or olive oil and blend.
  4. Transfer to serving bowl and add garnish, if desired. Serve with pita chips, pita wedges, fresh veggies, or tortilla chips.

 

 

 

Photo by Amanthi ganapathi - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40671970

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Reuben Cheese Ball

Posted on February 20, 2017 by Bickford Flavors

Perfect for any gathering or celebration, this dip has all the tang and flavor you love about a corned beef Reuben sandwich - rolled up in to a (cheese)ball!



Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces (about 1 cup) corned beef, chopped
  • 4 ounces (about 1 cup) Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut, well-drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp pickle relish
  • 1/4 tsp Bickford Garlic flavor
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • crackers or rye crostini, for serving

Instructions:
  1. Spread chopped pecans on a 10" piece of plastic wrap. Set aside.
  2. Using electric mixer, combine all ingredients except pecans and crackers.
  3. Scrape sides and scoop mixture into one big ball and place onto the plastic wrap.
  4. Roll the cheeseball in the pecans to coat. Wrap with plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  6. Serve with crackers or rye crostini.

 

 

Photo from Brandon Dalton on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bnimble/2142380211

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Amaretto Fruit Dip Recipe

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Bickford Flavors

Ingredients:

  • 16 ozs.  Whip topping, thawed in refrigerator
  • 3⅜ ozs. Lemon Jello Instant Pudding/Pie Filling
  • 8 ozs. sour cream
  • 3 tsp. Bickford Amaretto Flavor

Directions:

 Gently whisk together sour cream and Bickford Amaretto Flavor in a medium sized bowl.  Stir in instant pudding mix. Gently but thoroughly stir in Cool Whip.
Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight to combine flavors. Serve with sliced fresh fruit.

 

 

Photo credit: By Marisa DeMeglio from NYC, USA - Flickr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=690378

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