The 4th of July is always a fun and lively holiday. We love celebrating America's birthday as well as enjoying time with friends and family and exciting events. This 4th of July we are also going to be entertaining before the fireworks. One item that is on our grocery list is a delicious assortment of Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic Pickles.
These artisanal-quality and premium pickles are made with honest ingredients and no artificial flavors. While munching on them I love the freshness that comes through in their selected ingredients such as ripe cucumbers, whole garlic cloves, slices of red bell pepper, rounds of carrots and fresh herbs and spices – all of which are harvested at the peak of freshness. Additionally, each Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic cucumber is hand-packed in a traditional mason jar and pickled using home-style canning techniques to lock in the bold, fresh taste. This includes five delicious varieties of Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic pickles: Zesty Garlic Chips, Bread & Butter Chips, Kosher Dill Spears, Kosher Dill Halves and Dill Chips.
For the 4th of July, I decided to update the classic potato salad using the Zesty Garlic Chips with carrots, beets and potatoes for a delicious new twist on grilled veggies. I also made Salmon Cakes with a dill pickle sauce using the Kosher Dill Spears. These delicious recipe ideas are bound to be a hit that paired so well with these bold and flavorful pickles.
Salmon Cakes with a Dill Pickle Sauce
- 1 pound of salmon filets
- 1/2 cup of fresh dill
- 1 chive, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 lemon
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 2-4 Vlasic Kosher Dill Spears (as well as the juice)
- 1 cup of greek yogurt
- salt and pepper
- drizzle of olive oil
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Add olive oil, juice from the Vlasic Kosher Dill Spears, chives, lemon, dill and chives to a pan. Turn onto a medium heat and add in the salmon. Let cook for 15-20 minutes. Turn off flame and cute up salmon and mix with the cooked dill, garlic and chives. Chop up a pickle and add it to the salmon. Crack two eggs and place in a bowl. Spread out the bread crumbs. When the salmon has cooled place it in the eggs and work it into a bowl into the bread crumbs. Once formed place on an oven-safe pan. Keep making the salmon cakes until you mixture is done. Place in the oven.
While cooking scoop your yogurt, dill, lemon and pickle juice in a small bowl. Check on salmon cakes in 10 minutes and turn them over. Cook another 10 minutes (on the following side) and then they are ready. Prepare with 2 (or more) pickles and drizzle the salmon cakes with the yogurt dill sauce.
Grilled Vegetables with Zesty Garlic Chips
- 6-8 carrots, cut up
- assortment of fingerling potatoes
- 1 sweet potato, cut up
- 3 beets, cut up
- Vlasic® Zesty Garlic Chips
- drizzle of olive oil
- salt and pepper
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut up the assortment of vegetables lengthwise and drizzle them with pickle juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let cook for 35-40 minutes - turning over the veggies in the oven. When finished cut up the Zesty Garlic Chips and place mix them with the grilled vegetables and serve.
These incredible flavors go back to the companies' roots where 70 years ago, pickling pioneer Joseph Vlasic used fresh, locally grown cucumbers, herbs and spices to create unique pickle recipes that have been shared for generations. Today, we’re savoring that same simple concept with our Farmer’s Garden pickles, in a celebration of authentic, flavorful foods.
Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic also has an amazing contest right now where they are giving away a package worth $1,500. Winners will be drawn every month through the end of July where all you have to do is enter your contact information to be entered to win the Savor Simplicity Sweepstakesas well as receive a coupon from Vlasic for some delicious Farmers Garden pickles.
Learn more about Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic recipes, be sure to visit them at Farmer’s Garden® by Vlasic® pickles, Follow them on Twitter at @farmersgarden and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VlasicStork
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