Mexican Dip in Jars

Mexican Dip Jars

Mexican Dip in Jars

Equipment

  • 3-4 small glass jars with lids

Ingredients

  • 250g of cream cheese – room temperature
  • 250g of cottage cheese – room temperature
  • 400g of red kidney beans – drained
  • 1 avocado – diced into small cubes
  • 2 cups of McCain Corn Kernels – cooked and cooled
  • 1 red onion – finely diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes – diced into small cubes
  • Green shallots – chopped
  • Corn chips to serve

Method

  1. Combine cream cheese and cottage cheese in a medium sized mixing bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Ensure your glass jars are dry and at room temperature then carefully layer with cheese mix, beans, avocado,  McCain Corn Kernals, red onion, tomato and sprinkle with shallots.
  3. Serve with corn chips and enjoy!

Tip: if you need to transport your dip to a picnic, BBQ or sporting event simply screw of the lid for spill-free fun!

Pea Hummus

Pea Hummus

Pea Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of McCain Frozen Peas
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbs of tahini
  • 2 tbs of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of fresh mint – stalks removed
  • ½  cup of fresh coriander – stalks removed
  • 1 clove of garlic – minced
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 packet of McCain Beer Batter Chips – Chunky, to serve

Method

  1. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil. Add peas and cook for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
  2. In food processor or blender, pulse peas, cilantro, tahini, lemon juice, garlic and cumin until smooth, scraping the mixture off the sides of the bowl as needed. Season with salt and pepper and serve with McCain Beer Batter Chips – Chunky, cooked as per pack instructions.

Hummus

Yesterday afternoon I stumbled upon Ben sitting on the couch snacking on a packet on plain crackers, as tasty as this seemed I thought I would make him a much requested snack of hummus to accompany his crackers. In under five minutes he was happily making his way through what is easily the best hummus I have ever made – and I make hummus a lot!

Ingredients

  • 1 tin of chickpeas – drained
  • 1 tin of white beans – drained
  • 3-4 good tbs of tahini
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2-3 tsp of cumin
  • 4 tsp of sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Water approx. 100ml – the amount will vary dependent on the weather and the moisture in the beans
  • Crackers, lavash or pita bread to serve + extra paprika to sprinkle over the top. Some people top with additional olive oil but I have opted to skip this.

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Add the water in a steady stream to ease blending and help to make the mixture smooth.
  2. Stop the blender, scrape any mixture down that may be stuck on the sides and blend.
  3. Transfer to bow, sprinkle with paprika and serve!

Note: hummus is also a really tasty additional to wraps or can be taken to work/school with veggie sticks for a healthy snack.

Enjoy!