Amy’s Kitchen, Natural and Organic Foods

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Appetizers

  1. 1. Chili Dip
  2. 2. Black Bean Chili on Polenta Rounds
  3. 3. Black Bean and Goat Cheese Quesadillas
  4. 4. Amy’s Mexican Layer Dip
  5. 5. Hot party Dip
  6. 6. Black bean dip
  7. 7. Mexican Wontons
  8. 8. Spicy Walnut Bean Dip
  9. 9. Minted Avocado Kefir Cups
  10. 10. Sunflower seed avocado dip

Chili Dip

1 brick cream cheese, softened
1 can favorite Amy’s Chili
Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese - enough to cover casserole

Spread one brick of cream cheese in the bottom of a pie plate or casserole dish. Empty and spread one can of your favorite variety of Amy's chili on top of the cream cheese. Cover the chili with shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!!

Submitted by:
Robin Demers
Mt. Holly, VT


Black Bean Chili on Polenta Rounds

Ingredients
1/2 (16-oz.) tube refrigerated polenta (any flavor), cut into 6 even slices
Vegetable cooking spray
1 (15-oz.) can Amy’s Kitchen Black Bean chili
½ cup Amy’s Salsa, any variety
1/4 cup light sour cream
1 Tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro

Preparation
1. Cook polenta rounds in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from heat, and keep warm.

2. Wipe pan with paper towel, spray with cooking spray, and cook chili over medium heat 3 minutes or until warmed through. Remove from heat; stir in salsa. Spoon warm mixture over polenta rounds, and top evenly with sour cream. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. parsley or cilantro.

Makes 6 appetizer servings


Black Bean and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

 

 

Amy's KitchenIngredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1  can Amy’s Organic black bean Chili
1/3  cup minced fresh cilantro, optional
1  (4-ounce) package goat cheese, crumbled
8  (8-inch) flour tortillas
1/2  cup Amy’s salsa, any flavor

AmysDirections: Heat oil in a skillet and add chili to the oil. Mash the bean mixture slightly with a potato masher. Remove from heat; stir in the cilantro and goat cheese.

Spread black Bean Chili mixture evenly over 4 tortillas; sprinkle 1 quarter of the cilantro and cheese on top of the beans; top each with 1 tortilla, pressing gently.

Heat 1/4 teaspoon olive oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 quesadilla, and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Repeat the procedure with the remaining olive oil and quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges. Serve with salsa.


Amy’s Mexican Layer Dip

Ingredients:
Mexican Layer Dip3 cans Amy’s Refried Beans w/ Green Chiles
1 jar Amy’s Medium Salsa
1 16 oz. container sour cream
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
½ cup grated cheddar cheese
1-2 small cans sliced black olives
Chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)

 

How to do it!
Spread 3 cans of refried beans in bottom of a 9 x 12 pan. Spread layer of sour cream on top of refried beans. Spread layer of salsa on top of sour cream. Sprinkle layer of chopped green onions on top of salsa. Sprinkle layer of chopped tomatoes on top of green onions. Sprinkle layer of grated cheddar cheese on top of chopped tomatoes. Top with sliced olives. Garnish with chopped cilantro (optional). Serve with Tortilla Chips or bread. Guacamole can be added as an additional layer.

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Hot party Dip

Ingredients:
1/2 cup favorite amy’s pizza sauce
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
(soy ricotta also works well)
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 Cup low-fat sour cream or (plain soy yogurt)
1/2 cup bell peppers, chopped
1/4-cup mozzarella cheese (or soy mozzarella), shredded

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl, except for mozzarella. Spread mixture in 11x8 inch baking dish and place in oven for 5 minutes. Temporarily remove baking dish to add shredded mozzarella to the top, return to oven, bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with raw veggies, French bread or sliced pita bread.


Black bean dip

Black BEan Dip1 can Amy’s Black Bean Chili
1 small onion, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
3 tablespoons water

Directions: For a spicy dip, add 1/4/ teaspoon chili powder or ½ teaspoon chopped chipotle pepper. Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, if desired and serve with chips or raw vegetables


Mexican Wontons

1 can Amy's refried black beans
4 cup spinach
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 can corn drained
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup Monterey jack cheese or vegan cheese works great too
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 package wonton wrappers

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onions until tender. Add beans, corn, spinach, salt, and cumin. Cook until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and place mixture into a bowl. Stir in cheese. Lay wonton wrappers flat on baking sheet and place a tablspoon of filling in each. Pull the corners up and pinch to close. Spray with cooking spray to help them brown. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes and enjoy!

Submitted by Jennifer


Spicy Walnut Bean Dip

Adapted from http://www.walnuts.org

1 can Amy's Black Bean Chili

1/2 cup walnuts, toasted

2 to 3 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (or your favorite hot pepper sauce)

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the Chili, walnuts, garlic and Tabasco sauce; process until smooth.
  2. Garnish with the cilantro and serve immediately with fresh vegetables.

Minted Avocado Kefir Cups

Minted Avocado Kefir Cups (recipe adapted from Lifeway Kefir

This easy appetizer is all about contrast - crunchy wonton cups filled with creamy kefir and avocado. The mint is refreshing, the kefir tangy, and the hot sauce is well, hot! This recipe calls for a mini muffin pan to serve 6-12.

Ingredients:

    24 wonton wrappers
    Grapeseed or coconut oil
    ⅔ cups Lifeway Lowfat Plain Kefir
    juice of 1 lime
    2 Tbs finely chopped fresh mint
    1 garlic clove, grated
    ¼ tsp salt
    splash of hot sauce
    4 ripe avocados, diced

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and use a pastry brush to lightly coat both sides of the wonton wrappers with oil. Press the wrappers into 24 mini muffin cups, making sure the bottoms are as flat as possible. Bake until crisp and golden, 8-10 minutes. Cool for several minutes before unmolding.

In a large bowl, stir together the kefir, lime juice, mint, garlic, salt and hot sauce. Gently stir in the avocado until coated. Divide avocado mixture among wonton cups and serve immediately.


Sunflower seed avocado dip

Avocado & Sunflower Seed Dip

Soak 1oz sunflower seeds for 2-4 hours)

1 ripe avocado

2 tbs lemon juice

Splash of olive oil

1 teaspoon Nutritional Yeast (optional)

Salt & Pepper to taste

Rinse and drain the sunflower seeds and place all the ingredients into the food processor. Pulse until smooth. Thin the dip with a little water until it is at the desired consistency. This dip is great to serve with raw veggies, cooked artichoke, or thinned even more and used as a salad dressing.

 



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