Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Betsy’s butternut squash soup recipe makes for the perfect Fall appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Thanks to Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter the soup is loaded with flavor and the nutrients to satisfy.  The “Nutty” topping adds a nice crunchy contrast to the creamy broth.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Soup Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 bag chopped butternut squash or 1/2 squash cooked and chopped

1/4 tsp cardamom

1 can unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk

1/2 tsp sea Salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp chili powder (optional but recommended)

Nut Pesto Topping:

3/4 cup unsalted cashews

1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp honey

1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

1 handful fresh mint, chopped

1/4 tsp sea salt

Step By Step Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Directions:

Step 1First make the pesto. 

Step 2: Add all pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until the cashews resemble small bits similar to the look of pesto. 

Step 3” Remove and set aside. 

Step 4: No need to clean the blender or food processor. 

Step 5: Now place all of the ingredients for the soup in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 

Step 6: Remove and if eating right away place on the stove and cook until bubbly. 

Step 7: Remove and place in bowls and top with nut pesto. 

Step 8: Enjoy your butternut squash soup with Cardamom Cashew Butter Pesto topping!!!

Recipe Yield: Four 1-cup servings

As a registered Dietitian, Betsy is always looking for ways to make healthy eating easier. Her butternut squash soup recipe is also great stored in empty Betsy’s Best jars and throw in the freezer for single serve use.  Just place in the fridge the night before and it will thaw in time for lunch the next day!  

What was your favorite part of the recipe? Was it the butternut squash soup or was it the cardamom cashew butter pesto topping?

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Smoked Salmon Wrap

Smoked Salmon Wrap

Betsy has created another healthy appetizer recipe, a smoked salmon wrap. The best appetizers are the ones that are not only easy to make but taste great!  This gluten-free coconut Nori wrap makes it easy and the cardamom cashew butter makes it pop!  What a great combo and one your friends and family will love!

Wrap Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Coconut Nori Wraps from Wrawp

6 oz smoked salmon

3 T cream cheese

T2 T dill, chopped

2 T chives, chopped

Step By Step Smoked Salmon Wrap Recipe Directions:

Step 1: In a bowl mix together the Betsy’s Best Cashew Butter with Cardamom and the cream cheese. 

Step 2: Stir until combined and then add the dill and chives. 

Step 3: Spread 1/2 on one wrap and the rest on the other. 

Step 4: Add 3 oz of the smoked salmon on the end of the coconut wrap and do the same for the other. 

Step 5: Starting at the end with the smoked salmon, roll the coconut like a sushi roll and allow the cream cheese to seal the wrap at the end. 

Step 6:Slice with a sharp knife into sushi sized rolls and serve.  You can garnish with additional chives and dill.

Step 7: Enjoy your smoked salmon wrap!

Betsy loves to entertain and this smoked salmon wrap recipe is one of her go to crowd pleasers.  Did you ever think a nut butter could be so versatile you could combine it with salmon?

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Betsy’s cinnamon sweet potato fries are the perfect side for summer grilling. After all, what is a better combination than sweet potato and cinnamon? These sweet potato almond butter fries are to die for, and you can’t stop at just one! Feel good as you fill up with the perfect combination of protein and healthy carbs. Loaded with vitamin A, fiber, and the goodness of chia with keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

1 large sweet potato, sliced like fries

1 tbsp. sunflower oil (or canola)

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. coarse kosher salt

Black pepper, to taste

Step By Step Sweet Potato Fries Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (to avoid mess).

Step 3: In a small bowl, whisk together Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Seed Butter, oil, salt and peppers. Set aside.

Step 4: Put sweet potato strips in a medium bowl and pour liquid mixture over top. Use spoon or hands to coat each potato strip.

Step 5: Transfer sweet potato fries to cookie sheet, spreading them out to allow for even baking.

Step 6: Bake 15 minutes, then remove pan and use a spatula to flip the fries. Bake another 20 minutes.

Step 6: Remove pan and flip one more time. Bake 5-10 minutes – until fries are slightly crisp.

Step 7: Enjoy your cinnamon sweet potato fries!

Say good-bye to regular french fries. Our cinnamon sweet potato fries are so healthy and super delicious it will be a family favorite for sure. Please let us know how much you liked this healthy side dish recipe.  Was it #LoveAtFirstTaste?

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Kickin’ Cauliflower Roast

Kickin’ Cauliflower Roast

You’ve found our Kick’in Cauliflower Roast Recipe, so now it is time to make this amazing side dish! It’s a perfect pairing next to any grilled food. Cauliflower is making a comeback and while this cruciferous vegetable usually consumed raw or steamed, roasting makes for a unique dish. Consume as a side or turn into a snack, you will find this recipe keeps you coming back. it!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1 head cauliflower

2 Tbsp nutritional yeas

1 Tbsp hot water to thin (if needed)

½ tsp sea salt

 

Step By Step Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces

Step 3:Whisk together Betsy’s Best, nutritional yeast, water and salt.

Step 4: Toss with chopped cauliflower.

Step 5: Spread cauliflower on baking sheet.

Step 6: Roast 35-45 minutes.

Step 7: Enjoy!

At Betsy’s we eat the bite size florets like popcorn but without the guilt. Please let us know what you think of our Kick’in Cauliflower Roast Recipe in the comments below!

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Simple Asian Slaw Recipe

Simple Asian Slaw Recipe

This is not only a simple Asian slaw recipe but one of Betsy’s favorites. The flavor of this slaw is absolutely to die for and a family favorite. It is a great side dish, but often we will add shrimp and kelp noodles and create an entree.

Ingredients:

1/4 C Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 ½ cup shredded carrots

3 cups shredded purple cabbage

1 scallion, chopped

1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

2 Tbsp red-wine vinegar

2 Tbsp raw suga

2 Tbsp oil

½ tsp sea salt

Step By Step Asian Slaw Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Stir vinegar and sugar in large bowl until sugar dissolves.

Step 2: Whisk in Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter, oil and salt.

Step 3: Toss with cabbage, carrots, scallions and chopped cilantro.

Step 4: Enjoy your satisfyingly healthy salad!

A colorful dish and loaded with great nutrients and fiber. This is one coleslaw recipe that you will have to pass along to friends.! Did you #TasteTheDifference?  Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this simple asian slaw recipe fit on your list of best salads?

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Pumpkin Curry Soup with Seed Butter

Pumpkin Curry Soup with Seed Butter

What’s not to like about Betsy’s Best pumpkin curry soup? A simmering soup with scrumptious flavor, pumpkin and sunflower seed butter in an Indian curry makes a delicious combination. This filling pumpkin peanut butter curry soup recipe is loaded with beta carotene and fiber and will fill you up with flavor. We promise! You’ll taste the difference!

Soup Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

2 Tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil)

1 small yellow onion, chopped (about ¾ cup)

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 apple, cored and cubed

3 Tbsp Thai red curry paste

2 cups vegetable stock

1 cup water

1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree

Sea salt, to taste

Fresh black pepper, to taste

Fresh parsley for garnish

Step By Step Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender but not brown (about 5 minutes).

Step 2: Add garlic, apple and curry paste. Cook until the curry paste is very fragrant, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.

Step 3: Increase to high heat. Add stock and water. Once the liquid boils, reduce heat to medium-low, and partially cover the pan.

Step 4: Let soup cook until apple is very tender, about 10 minutes.

Step 5: Remove pan from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in pumpkin and Betsy’s Best Gourmet Seed Butter.

Step 6: Working in batches, transfer the soup into a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minutes.

Step 7: Season with salt and pepper.

Step 8: Garnish with parsley. 

Step 9: Enjoy!

Yields 4 servings.

Betsy’s creamy pumpkin curry soup has a special flavor, making it a unique dish that your family will love. So, as the frost hits the pumpkin bring out this fall recipe and enjoy the flavors of the Fall season. Please let us know what you think in the comments below!

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