Anyone who has vegetarian family or friends knows how hard it can be to come up with something everyone will like, or at least that the vegetarians will like. The pressure is even greater for Christmas parties and Christmas appetizers. While these mixes were developed with vegetables in mind, they can also be mixed with mayonnaise and sour cream. They sell equally well to vegetarians and everyone else too. So you can use one package of mix, and split it between mashed vegetables and the dairy base of your choice, or use it all for a vegetarian dip and be confident it will be well liked.
The ingredients in these mixes are truly vegetarian, as are the ways they are prepared here. They do not contain any meat, fowl, fish or dairy ingredients. They are designed to be used with vegetables or grains to prepare full flavored vegetarian dips, sides and more.
The flavors are inspired by the cuisines of Africa, India, the Pacific Rim and the Southwest. Mixes include spicy flavors like Rio Grande and mild flavors like Madras.
These mixes were created to be seasoning for dips made from any vegetable that can be mashed; but it turned out that they also work well when made with mayo and sour cream, so you'll also see them in the DIP section. Use these mixes in home-made hummus for delicious new hummus flavor profiles. Some of our “regular” dip mixes are amazing for flavoring hummus, like Wasabi Lemon, included here in Edamame hummus. Drizzle raw veggies with oil and sprinkle with mixes before roasting or grilling to really kick up veggie flavors. See RECIPES and APPETIZER RECIPES for more vegetarian ways to use these mixes.
These preparations make wonderful appetizers and main dishes for vegetarians, and side dishes for the rest of us. These mixes are amazing as vinaigrette seasonings, which are lovely for marinating veggies as well as salad dressings. You'll see them in the SALAD DRESSING section too. Added to the new vegetable and heritage grain salads, (like roasted seasonal veggies and quinoa), the results are revolutionary. However you use them, these mixes take veggies to a whole new level.
We think your family and friends will love the exciting new flavors you bring to vegetables, and the Christmas appetizers you use them in.