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dish type: Dips & Spreads


red pepper feta dip

Roasting peppers at home is super easy and adds a delightful smoky flavour that I find lacking in most commercial varieties. Perhaps it's the freshness of them, but the home-roasted variety can't be beat! Other than the peppers, this dip whips up in literally under two minutes so it's the perfect dish to serve when unexpected guests pop over for a...

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homemade ricotta

Fresh, D.I.Y. ricotta is all the rage right now and it's no wonder! It couldn't be simpler to make and the results are infinitely better than the store bought variety. I love to spread it on toasted bread but it's also great as a base for tarts and other sweet treats. To add some extra flavour, add fresh herbs, a spoonful of pesto or tapenade and serve as a dip with your favourite flavour of raincoast crisps®, raincoast flats®, and grilled rustic baguette slices. The ricotta will keep at least 4 days in the...

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avocado corn salsa

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the sweet tastes of the garden for while longer yet. The corn is coming in fast and furious and is at its sweetest and juiciest right now, perfect for fresh recipes like this easy salsa. Serve with our original raincoast crisps® or alongside some grilled chicken or fish at this weekend's...

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caramelized garlic and bacon jam

If you are a fan of all things bacon, then this is a MUST have recipe for you! Imagine all the best flavours of breakfast blended together slow and low for hours until they form an unbelievably delectable, syrupy goodness. Yes - that IS bacon jam! Spread it on crisps, baguette or serve it alongside your favourite eggs this weekend. Packaged up in pretty wrappings alongside your favourite raincoast crisps® you have a great gift for a very lucky recipient. Whatever you do, try this recipe out and see why bacon jam is all the rage in foodie circles...

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roasted beet hummus

Looking for the perfect pre-game entertaining dip? This hummus takes everyone's favourite appie up a notch - the perfect partner for those hot wings and cold IPA's. This comes together quickly once the beets are roasted, so cook them up the day before and you'll easily have a party platter on the table before...

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caramelized onion dip

The secret to this recipe is a little patience and giving the onions the occasional stir while cooking. Ensuring that the onions are properly browned and caramelized will give this recipe it's distinctive sweet and savoury...

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lesley’s fresh guacamole

Fresh guacamole just can’t be beat, and it also couldn't be easier. The trick here is to make it just moments before serving to let the freshness of each flavour stand out – it takes less than five minutes to chop and mix together. Compared to even the best store-bought variety we're sure you'll agree this is better. Serve with lesley stowe raincoast cheese crisps™ aged cheddar and harissa for an enhanced spin on your avocado toast or for a cheesy change up from tortilla chips....

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spinach and artichoke dip

No matter the occasion, I love whipping up a batch of everyone’s favourite TV snack, this deliciously creamy spinach and artichoke dip. This can be served cold right after mixing, or baked to golden bubbly perfection for those wanting something a little more...

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smoky chickpea dip

No matter which team your crowd is cheering for on Super Bowl Sunday, we’re sure they’ll love this smoky, tangy twist on traditional hummus. The smoked paprika adds an intense depth of flavour that will take your guests by surprise and fits perfectly alongside...

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caramelized onion and canadian blue cheese dip

Looking for some last minute entertaining inspiration? This dip cooks up in just minutes. Be sure to give yourself an extra 30 minutes to chill it in the fridge if you can, and serve with some extra caramelized onions for...

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canadian cheddar and guinness dip

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to celebrate all things Irish – including one of our favourite brews, Dublin’s own Guinness beer. I love the complexity of Guinness - its depth of flavour mixes so well with other bold notes like chocolate or chillies, and it’s phenomenal with a good aged Canadian cheddar cheese. This dip whips up so quickly I’m sure you’ll be serving it all year round. If you can’t...

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