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Dill-icious Dip

It doesn’t get any easier than this. Our Dry Herb Mixes make it a cinch to pull together a quick dip for a party or a last minute snack for unexpected guests.

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Dill-icious Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 Cups Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN DILL-ICIOUS SEASONING MIX

Instructions

  • Mix Sour Cream and Mayonnaise together with TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN DILL-ICIOUS SEASONING MIX.
  • Place in the fridge for a least 20 minutes to help blend the flavors.
  • Serve it with fresh veggies, crackers, or cubed bread, and your guests will gobble it up.
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Chicken Triangles

Chicken Triangles make a perfect appetizer for a cocktail party or serve with a salad as part of a main meal. These delicious filled phyllo triangles are full of flavor, thanks to a little help from our Dill-icious Herb Blend. Try them with a side of Dill-icious Dip as well.

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Chicken Triangles

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. Butter
  • 1/2 Medium Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Celery
  • 1 Tbsp. Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN DILL-ICIOUS SEASONING MIX
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooked Chicken Breast
  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Yogurt
  • Phyllo Pastry Thawed about 1/3 of package
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a saucepan. Add onion and celery and cook until soft. Add flour, TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN DILL-ICIOUS SEASONING MIX and salt. Stir for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add chicken, sour cream and yogurt.
  • To make triangles, unroll phyllo and lay flat. (Keep the unused phyllo wrapped in a dampened towel) Cut a 2″ wide strip. Brush the strip with butter and place 1 tsp of filling in the bottom corner and fold corner to corner (flag fashion) using entire strip.
  • Brush all triangles with butter and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve warm with Dill-icious Dip!
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Onion Dip

The perfect make ahead party snack. This onion dip only takes a couple of seconds to throw together, but it tastes even better then next day, once it’s had some time for the flavours to meld. So whip this up at least an hour before your party and serve with chips or veggies.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonaise
  • 1/4 Cup Taste of the Okanagan Roasted Onion & Garlic Jam

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for a least an hour.
  • Serve with potato chips or veggies.
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Pulled Pork Canapés

Looking for a summer side dish that’s easy and beautiful. Look no further than these Grilled Vegetable Stacks. Marinated in Taste of the Okanagan Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette, then grilled for a couple of minutes, these colourful stacks come together in a snap and make an elegant starter or side.

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Pulled Pork Canapés

Ingredients

For the Pork

  • 1.5 kg 3lbs pork shoulder
  • 1 bottle TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN PULLED PORK SAUCE

For the slaw

  • 1 bag pre-shredded coleslaw or feel free to make your own
  • TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Cilantro optional
  • Apple Chips

Instructions

  • Put your pork shoulder in a crockpot and pour the bottle of TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN PULLED PORK SAUCE over top. Set it high and let it cook for about 6 hours.
  • When you are ready to serve, mix 2 parts TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN APPLE CHUTNEY with 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 Part Olive oil and toss with the bag of coleslaw.
  • Lay out your apple chips on a serving platter. Top with a small amount of pulled pork, followed by some of the slaw.
  • Garnish with a cilantro leaf (optional) and serve.
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Cranberry Cheeseball

This recipe is PERFECT for the holidays! Packed with delicious seasonal flavour, this appetizer is absolutely delicious and super simple to make! It will quickly become a new favourite!

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Cranberry Cheeseball

Ingredients

  • 8 oz block of cream cheese softened
  • 200 g sharp cheddar shredded
  • 60 g blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN CRANBERRY JALAPENO JELLY
  • 150 g mixed cranberry trail mix roughly chopped (check your local bulk store, or mix pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, and dried cranberries together to make your own)

Instructions

  • I like to make this in a food processor, but if you don’t have one you can absolutely do it by hand, just make sure your cream cheese and blue cheese are at room temperature and soft before you begin. Simply mix all three cheeses along with the TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN CRANBERRY JALAPENO JELLY together until it’s evenly combined.
  • Form the mixture into a ball shape and refridgerate it for about an hour.
  • Meanwhile, toast the trail mix in a dry skillet for a couple of minutes to bring out the nutty flavour.
  • Then roll the chilled cheeseball around in the trail mix to completely coat the outside of the ball.
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Lemony Salmon Pasta

Hooray, Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to indulge in all those delicious spring veggies. This is my go to pasta, for an easy week night dinner. It comes together in a snap, and is really versatile. You can easily swap green bean in place of asparagus, throw in some spinach add mushrooms, or even broccoli. Use whatever cheese you have on hand, fresh mozzarella,  goat cheese or ricotta would all be delicious. 

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Lemony Salmon Pasta

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 600 g fettuccine or linguini
  • 500 g salmon fillets
  • TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN LEMON DILL VINAIGRETTE
  • 2 cups asparagus spears cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 cup 120g frozen peas, thawed
  • 150 g fresh mozzaralle ricotta, or goats cheese crumbled
  • Dill sprigs to serve

Instructions

  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water following packet directions or until al dente.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-heat. Brush the salmon with Taste of the Okanagan Lemon Dill Vinaigrette, and cook for 3 mins each side for medium. Transfer to a plate. Set aside to rest.
  • When pasta is almost done, toss the asparagus, and peas into the same pot and cook for about a minute.
  • Strain the pasta and veggies. Coarsely flake the salmon and add to the pasta. Add cheese, and toss with Taste of the Okanagan Lemon Dill Vinaigrette. Garnish with dill springs and serve.
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Peach & Avocado Guacamole

Peach and Avocado Guacamole! 🍑🥑 Yes it’s a thing, and yes it’s delicious! Mash up an avocado, mix in some of our Beer Barreled Peach Salsa, a squeeze of lime and a pinch of salt, and suddenly you have a yummy new twist on guacamole! It’s seriously addictive and perfect for #cincodemayo or your next party.

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Peach & Avocado Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 3 Avocados
  • 1 Jar Taste of the Okanagan Beer Barreled Peach Salsa
  • 2 Limes
  • Pinch Salt

Instructions

  • Mash the Avocados in a medium bowl. Add the Taste of the Okanagan Beer Barreled Peach Salsa, the juice of 2 limes and a pinch or two of Salt. Mix, serve and enjoy!
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Mini Shrimp Tacos

These crispy bite sized tacos are a perfect addition to pretty much any party. I mean who doesn’t love mini versions of your favourite foods? Try them for Cinco De Mayo, your next game day, or even a pot luck or bbq. They’re almost as easy to make as they are to eat!

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Mini Shrimp Tacos

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 12 Medium Shrimp Cleaned and de-viened
  • 2 tbsp Taste of the Okanagan South of the Border Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 12 Tostitos Scoops or small tortilla chips

For the Crema

  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp Taste of the Okanagan South of the Border Seasoning

For the Slaw

  • ½ cup Cabbage thinly sliced green or red
  • 2 tbsp Carrot finely grated
  • 2 tbsp Red Onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Cilantro optional
  • ¼ cup Taste of the Okanagan Fiesta Pear Salsa

Instructions

  • Mix thinly sliced cabbage, carrots, onion and cilantro together in a bowl. Toss with Taste of the Okanagan Fiesta Pear Salsa. Set aside.
  • Mix sour cream and Taste of the Okanagan South of the Border Seasoning together. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a medium saute pan. Toss shrimp with Taste of the Okanagan South of the Border Seasoning, and add to pan. Saute until shrimp turn pink. This should only take a couple of minutes, be careful not to over cook.

To Assemble

  • Find 12 of the best tortilla scoops and lay on a tray. Top each one with a little bit of slaw, one shrimp and a dollop of crema. Garnish with cilantro and serve.