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dish type: Dips & Spreads


edamame hummus

If your holiday schedule looks anything like mine, every night is a big night for entertaining. Whether you’re having guests at yours or heading out to visit others, this recipe is a super easy and delicious twist on a traditional party dish. Serve it up with your favorite crackers or offer it in a pretty container as a hostess gift; either way the Asian fusion flare gives this a fresh and surprising flavor guaranteed to please a...

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sweet pea and avocado hummus

Fresh sweet peas are back! And this dip is a super fast and easy way to enjoy them. If you’re using peas straight out of the garden be sure to blanche them for 2-3 minutes in boiling water and then cool them quickly in an ice bath so that they retain their brilliant color, but fresh frozen will work just as well....

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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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avocado corn salsa

Enjoy the sweet tastes of the garden, with this avocado and corn salsa. The sweet and juicy flavors of corn, and texture of avocado makes a perfect combination for a fresh, easy recipe like this. Serve with our lesley stowe raincoast cheese crisps™ aged cheddar and harissa, or alongside grilled chicken or...

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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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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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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 savory...

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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 flavor 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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East Coast lobster roll filling

Try this authentic East Coast lobster roll filling appetizer that will have your guests reaching for seconds. They’re great to pass around the party and really embrace the flavors of...

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cheddar and guinness dip

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to celebrate all things Irish – including one of our favorite brews, Dublin’s own Guinness beer. I love the complexity of Guinness - its depth of flavor mixes so well with other bold notes like chocolate or chillies, and it’s phenomenal with a good aged cheddar cheese. This dip whips up so quickly I’m sure you’ll be serving it all year round. If you can’t find Guinness, be sure to use another equally dark porter or stout – the more flavor you can add in here, the better the dip will...

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caramelized onion and 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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