Tailgating? Why not try the good-for-you game? We’re not talking celery and non-fat ranch here, but amazingly savory and satisfying specialties that will make your tailgating party a winner.


Stuffed Shishito Peppers

Compliments of Chef Tom Fraker

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 lb. Shishito Peppers
  • ½ lb. Feta Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning, to taste
Directions:

Heat a large sauté pan over high heat for 1 minute. Add oil, then toss in peppers; cook, stirring often, until blistered on all sides.

2. In a bowl, combine the cheese and Italian seasoning. Pop the stem off of the peppers and stuff them with the cheese mixture. Serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 150, Fat 11g, Sat. Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 360mg, Total Carbohydrate 9g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 5g, Protein 7g

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


Ginger Miso Shishito Peppers

Compliments of Chef Crystal Baldwin

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp. white miso paste
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 8 oz. shishito peppers (approx. 3 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
Directions:

Mix miso and soy sauce together until smooth and set aside.

Heat a large sauté pan over high heat for 1 minute. Add oil then toss in the peppers; cook, stirring often, until blistered on all sides.

Add ginger and sesame seeds and cook until the sesame seeds are lightly toasted, approximately 20-30 seconds.

Add miso mixture to the peppers; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 80, Fat 5g, Sat. Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 600mg, Total Carbohydrate 7g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g, Protein 3g

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.


Lentil Hummus

Compliments of Chef Miki Hackney

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients:
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 (9-oz.) pkg. Melissa’s® Steamed Lentils
  • 8 oz. tahini
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 5 lemons, juiced (about 2/3 cup juice)
  • Roasted Red Bell Peppers or Pimientos del Piquillo, thinly sliced for garnish (optional)
Directions:

Mince peeled garlic cloves by dropping into a food processor set on high speed.

Open lentil package and break into thirds. Add the lentils, tahini, salt and pepper to the garlic mixture.

Drizzle lemon juice into mixture while processing ingredients on high speed until smooth.

Transfer to serving dish. Garnish. Keeps refrigerated four days.

Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 210, Fat 15g, Sat. Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 200mg, Total Carbohydrate 76g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 1g, Protein 8g

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.