Tuesday, February 1, 2011

7-Layer Italian Bean Dip Recipe & Garden of Eatin' Reader Giveaway

The big game will be this Sunday, but just because you're hosting a football party, you don't have to resort to "junk foods".  You can host your own wholesome tailgate event at home!  I was excited when Garden of Eatin' offered to help me host my own wholesome tailgate party and guess what....they want to help one lucky Jinxy Knows Best reader do the same, PLUS they are offering the Garden of Eatin' Game Day Giveaway Sweepstakes at www.gardenofeatin.com which is awarding prizes to enable fans to make their indoor or outdoor tailgate party a tasty, wholesome hit.
At the center of this healthy party is Garden of Eatin’ tortilla chips in three varieties:

Garden of Eatin’ Blues: Garden of Eatin’ is the original blue corn tortilla chips. To this day, it’s easy to be inspired by the unique flavor combinations in a Garden of Eatin’ snack. Bursting with the highest quality corn, seeds and sea salt, they’re as hearty as they are boldly original.

Garden of Eatin’ Red Hot Blues: Garden of Eatin’ Red Hot Blues are infused with flavor and are the most popular of the brand’s varieties. Made with organic blue corn and all-natural seasonings including a touch of cayenne pepper, this snack is not only intriguingly blue, but also turns up the heat on your palate!

Garden of Eatin’ Multigrain: The Multigrain Tortilla Chips are delicious, yet surprisingly nutritious! Made with a unique multigrain blend, these chips have a hearty texture and a memorable, wholesome multigrain flavor.

For my own football-themed party, I created a new recipe to serve with Garden of Eatin’ Multigrain tortilla chips. I love traditional 7-layer dip on a Mexican theme, but I wanted to branch out and created this Italian version.

7-Layer Italian Bean Dip

1 15-ounce can cannellini (or other white beans), drained
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic
salt & pepper taste
Small jar prepared pesto sauce
8 oz container ricotta cheeese
11 oz jar roasted red peppers, chopped
1/2 c. finely shredded Italian cheese blend
3 tbsp fresh basil chopped
2 plum tomatoes, chopped

Place first 5 ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Spread into bottom of glass pie plate. Spread pesto sauce over beans.  Drop dollops of ricotta cheese over pesto and then press into place to cover pesto layer.  Spread chopped roasted peppers over ricotta layer.  Sprinkle shredded cheese over peppers.  Top with basil and tomatoes.  (Note picture shows version omitting basil and tomatoes and topping with chopped fresh parsley instead.) Serve with Garden of Eatin’ Multigrain Tortilla Chips.


And even if you're not a big prize winner here or in the sweepstakes,  Garden of Eatin' has a printable coupon to help you host your own party at home.

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Knows Best reader will win a Garden of Eatin’ Gameday Party Package.  The package includes three bags of Garden of Eatin’ Chips, plates, napkins, utensils, a ceramic football serving bowl and three full product value coupons. To enter, just fill out the form below letting us know how you plan to use the Garden of Eatin’ prize pack.

To tweet about the giveaway, you can use: RT @ThriftyJinxy Enter the Jinxy Knows Best #giveaway to win a Garden of Eatin' Tailgate Prize Pack http://bit.ly/eWjjl6 - Please RT!

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Rules: All entries must be received by 11:59 PM CST 2/12/11. One entry per person, except for extra entries (see above). Entrants must be at least 18 years old and reside within the United States. Winner must respond to the winning e-mail within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I received a party pack to facilitate my review.  Any opinions expressed above are my own.
** Congrats to our Winner, Melnie D. **

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