When I was in college and university (in Quebec we have c.e.g.e.p/college before going on to university), I was vegetarian. I basically survived on beans, legumes, tofu and veggies. This was when I was introduced to the wonderful world of Hummus and Baba Ghanouj!
Since then, I've been crazy about hummus and other kinds of dips. I still eat them all the time. I've introduced my husband (the meat and potatoes farm boy I speak of on the blog every now and then!) and our toddler to hummus, Tzatziki, Artichoke and Asiago dip, etc.
You can only imagine how excited I was when I was asked to review Summer Fresh Salads products! The funny thing is that this is the brand my Mom always buys and I never even realized it!
I was shocked at just how many different products are on the Summer Fresh Salads list! They have Spinach Dip, Tzatziki, Roasted Red Pepper, Bruschetta, Artichoke & Asiago Dip, Original Hummus, Garlic Hummus, Eggplant Hummus, Tofu Spread...just to name a few!
They also have Meals to Go in three great combinations!
1. Roasted Garlic Hummus/Taboulah/Flatbreads/Trail Mix
2. Red Pepper Hummus/Couscous/Flatbreads/Trail Mix
3. Hummus/7 Grain Salad/Flatbreads/Trail Mix
The products are healthy, nutritious, and delicious! Each container indicates whether the product is lactose-free, gluten-free, etc. All of the Summer Fresh Salads products are vegetarian. I really wish these products were around back when I was in university! I was vegetarian in a time when waitresses at restaurants and coffee shops told us to "Go and grind your own soy beans if you want soy milk instead of cow's milk"! I'm not kidding. It happened to a friend and me when we were in university! I almost said that one does not "grind" soy beans to make soy milk, but it was futile.
Another thing I love about Summer Fresh Salads is that the containers are resealable, reusable, and stackable. I was given the opportunity to try six dips/hummus (3 of each) and 3 Meal to Go combinations.
* Spinach Dip
* Artichoke & Asiago Dip
* Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
* Garlic Hummus
* Eggplant Hummus
We haven't tried out the Meal to Go combinations yet. I'll have to write another post about them soon!
I have to say that I do not know which one I love the most. ALL of the dips and hummus flavours are delicious! I love the ALL!!! Hubby is quite partial to the Artichoke & Asiago Dip. He likes spreading it on crackers. Little One surprised us by inhaling the Garlic Hummus. Our two year old loves hummus so much that she eats it out of the container with a spoon!
I noticed that the literature for Summer Fresh Salads says that they're not just for dipping, so I tried to incorporate the dips into my own recipes. I may have to start blogging about all the Summer Fresh Salads recipes I come up with!
So far, I've just done a few things. For example, the pumpernickel bread and spinach dip for a dinner party we went to. I also made veggie sandwiches by spreading Artichoke & Asiago dip onto flat bread and adding alfalfa sprouts, thinly chopped lettuce, thinly sliced carrots, and a few other veggies. It was delicious! I also tried grilling veggies and adding them to a wrap with the Eggplant Hummus (as per the Summer Fresh Salads suggestion). Oh, the possibilities are endless! I'm so excited!
The dips and hummus are perfect for entertaining and for every day meals or healthy snacks at home! Thank you, Summer Fresh Salads for asking us to try out your products! We will definitely be buying Summer Fresh Salads all the time!
Available in the deli section of your favourite grocery store!
Summer Fresh Salads is sponsoring a giveaway on my blog for a $10 coupon for Summer Fresh Salads products (which could be used at stores that carry the products). The products we tested were valued at $3.99 each at the Superstore. If you win the $10 coupon, you can get two products like the ones we taste tested!
Just visit www.summerfresh.com and let me know which Summer Fresh Salads product you would like to try! Make sure to leave your e-mail address in the comment section so I can contact you if you win!
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Contest open to residents of Canada. Ends February 25th, 2011.
*Disclosure: I received coupons to try dips, hummus, and Meal to Go Combinations from Summer Fresh Salads at no personal cost to me for review purposes. My family and I tried 3 Summer Fresh Salads Dips and 3 Summer Fresh Salads Hummus flavours for free. All the opinions on this blog are my own.