Sassy Salad with Peanut Sauce

Sassy Salad with Peanut Sauce

A healthy salad with a kick! The peanut sauce is truly unique thanks to Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter. Serve with chicken or salmon for some extra protein or to make it a full meal.

  • 1 package/container lettuce of choice
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 2 Tbsp chopped nuts of choice
  • ½ cup red sweet pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup Betsy’s Best Gourmet PeanutAlmond or Seed Butter
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp gluten-free soy sauce (or tamari sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar (or honey)
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Sriracha chili sauce

Add lettuce to large salad bowl. Add carrots, nuts and peppers to salad and toss to combine. Set aside.

Peanut Sauce:

In a bowl, whisk together Betsy’s Best and water. Add remaining wet ingredients and whisk well. Add sugar, ginger and Sriracha until incorporated. Sauce consistency should be not too thick or too runny. Pour peanut sauce over entire salad and toss to distribute evenly. Serve immediately.

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Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

There is nothing “stuffy” about Betsy’s Best chicken salad stuffed tomatoes. Reinvent the traditional chicken salad and give it a kick with your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter. Stuffed in a juicy tomato keeps it not only healthy but a beautiful presentation to a traditional dish.

Stuffed Tomato Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

6 oz. chicken, shredded (or chopped hard-boiled eggs, tuna, tofu or walnuts)

¾ cup boiled or canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

2-3 Tbsp honey mustard

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp paprika

1/8 tsp cayenne or chipotle chili pepper

Salt and pepper, to taste

3-5 small tomatoes (or head of lettuce/loaf whole-wheat bread)

Step By Step Chicken Salad Stuffed TomatoesRecipe Directions:

Step 1Mix all ingredients except tomatoes in a large bowl.

Step 2: Spoon into airtight container and put in refrigerator.

Step 3: Cut a small circle in top of tomato and remove.

Step 4: Scoop out inside of tomato and discard.

Step 5: Stuff tomato with refrigerated filling. Repeat to stuff other tomatoes.

Idea! Can also be served over a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich on whole-wheat bread.

Step 6: Enjoy your chicken salad stuffed tomatoes!

Betsy’s chicken salad stuffed tomatoes recipe is a favorite in her home. The chicken salad is also great in a lettuce wrap or placed on top of sliced cucumbers!

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Ginger Smoothie with Cayenne Pepper

Ginger Smoothie with Cayenne Pepper

If you’re looking to spice up your breakfast, Betsy’s ginger smoothie recipe will be a hit.  After all, why do all smoothies have to be sweet? Add some heat to your morning blend and give your smoothie a kick with some ginger and cayenne combined with our delicious gourmet Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter. Warning! If you substitute in a different PB brand this smoothie just won’t be the same.

Recipe Ingredients:

Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1 C almond or other milk alternative

1/2 frozen banana

6 baby carrots

1 T chia seeds

1 T hemp seeds

pinch sea salt

1 small knob ginger (can adjust size depending on taste)

dash of cayenne

Step By Step Ginger Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Blend until smooth.

Step 2: Add more cayenne if you need more heat!.

Step 7: Enjoy your cayenne pepper ginger smoothie!

Our spicy ginger smoothie recipe will give you the zip you need in the morning with the nutrition to keep you going all day! Please let us know what you think in the comments below?  Are spicy smoothies your thing? Do you like cayenne pepper? What about ginger?

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A Nut Butter with Umami

A Nut Butter with Umami

Do you love Umami? Falling in love with your food is nothing new.  We are all creatures of habit and have distinct tastes that tantalize those taste buds.  From sweet to savory or textures of smooth to crunchy, every profile has a role in creating the experience food provides.

Umami | Savory or Spicy

The newest flavor profile that is the buzz word with foodies is “umami.” Umami means savory or spicy and is one of the five basic tastes along with sweetness, bitterness, sourness, and saltiness.  The unique combination of all the intense flavors makes certain parts of the brain light up.  It is what attracts a person to specific foods.  Creating an attraction to healthy, functional food ingredients can only be a good thing!

Some of us eat to live, but many of us live to eat!

At Betsy’s Best our mission is to create healthy foods that are not only delicious but nutritious!  Food should be full of flavor and integrity behind each ingredient, hand selected for a nutritional purpose. Betsy, a registered dietitian, recognizes that flavor is a powerful thing and helps us connect with our food.  Wanting to provide a unique experience, her nut and seed butters are anything but ordinary.  They are in fact “gourmet” and feature unique combinations of some of the 5 basic tastes.

The original flavor profile, first developed in Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter, is slightly sweet with a hint of salt to make all of the flavors pop.  With unique superfood ingredients that include cinnamon, chia seeds, organic honey, and Himalayan pink salt, this blend (available as a peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter) will enhance the flavor of any recipe or can be enjoyed simply by licking it off a spoon.

If you want more umami, Betsy’s Best also has a delicious gourmet cashew butter featuring cardamom instead of cinnamon.  This cashew butter is less sweet, but still plays nicely on the taste buds with a savory, sweet and salty combination.

Betsy’s Best Makes Any Recipe Better

In a smoothie, dressed on a salad, as a marinade on meat, drizzled over a treat or enjoyed on a spoon, you will see that Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters are better than the rest!  Next time you dip your spoon into Betsy’s Best, take a moment to appreciate the complete flavor profile and texture. Feel good about falling in love with your food!

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Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps

Peanutty Asian Lettuce Wraps

Peanutty is spot on when it comes to describing this asian lettuce wrap recipe, thanks to the rich flavor provided by Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter. Made using delicious all-natural ingredients this recipe will keep the whole family healthy and happy.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter1

½ lb. lean ground turkey (or 2 cups walnuts, ground)

½ cup shredded carrot

2 Tbsp fresh ginger root, minced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 can (8 oz.) whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped

4 green onions, chopped

½ cup fresh snow peas, chopped

1⁄3 cup reduced-sodium gluten-free Teriyaki sauce

¼ cup gluten-free Hoisin sauce

1 Tbsp rice vinegar

1 Tbsp sesame oil

12 bib lettuce leaves

Step By Step Peanut Butter Lettuce Wraps Recipe Directions:

Turkey version:

In large skillet, cook turkey and carrot over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and carrot is tender. Drain. Add ginger and garlic. Cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the chestnuts, onions, snow peas, Teriyaki, Hoisin, Betsy’s Best, vinegar and oil. Heat through. Divide mixture among lettuce leaves.

Walnut version:

Add walnuts to food processor and process on low until ground. Remove and place in large bowl. Add shredded carrots, ginger, garlic, chestnuts, onions and snow peas. Process on low to form chunks. Remove and combine with walnuts in bowl. Add Teriyaki, Hoisin, Betsy’s Best, vinegar and oil to blender and process until blended. Pour liquid into nut mixture and stir. Divide among lettuce leaves.

You’ll go nuts over these peanut Asian lettuce wraps.

 

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