I love, love, love, love to experiment with different dips and sauces. Hummus, chip dips, cheese dips, spinach-artichoke dips… the list goes deliciously on forever. We watch a great deal of sports around our home and simply can’t imagine any of our games without snacks. Dips, spreads, and sauces are favorites of all.
A favorite ingredient for these dips and spreads is roasted red pepper. Not only does it amazing, it looks gorgeous! The Roasted Red Pepper Dip below has an ingredient you might be surprised to see. Trust me, though, this dip recipe can’t be beat.
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
1 x 12 oz. package House Premium Tofu Extra Soft or House Organic Tofu Soft
2 cups roasted red peppers
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. salt
Blend all ingredients together.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve with vegetables, pretzel rods, crackers or even seafood.
Here’s another great snack or tailgating idea: Grab some extra special sliced meat from your store’s deli. I practically live at a local Kroger (honestly, sometimes I think I’m there more than the workers or manager), and I’ve tried a wide variety of their meats. A recent addiction is called Cajun Turkey and you have to try it to believe it. Buffalo Chicken, Bourbon Chicken, Bourbon Ham, and Buffalo Turkey are all also outstanding.
Have it sliced right there at the deli – they’ll do it for free.
Buy some pretzel sticks (the small ones). When you’re ready to serve your snacks, cut off small pieces of meat (the Cajun Turkey is stupid good for this!) and pierce each piece with a pretzel stick. Arrange on a platter and serve alongside a small bowl of honey mustard, horseradish, or even barbecue sauce – the condiments you choose pretty much depend upon your meat selection. Honey or Spicy mustard is just about always perfect, though – the pretzels LOVE mustard!
For more Tofu Recipes, see House-Foods. They even have desserts made with tofu!