Are you as much a fan of grilling in the summer months as we are? I plan a huge percentage of my meals around what I can cook on the grill. Grilling isn’t just reserved for the weekends either, quick meals all summer long can be made by utilizing the grill.
Hosting a summer BBQ is just part of enjoying the season, wouldn’t you agree? Inviting friends and/or family over, preparing a tasty meal to share and enjoying good conversation, there’s nothing like it. This summer I’m planning on hosting a few such gatherings, but my goal is to keep the menu simply delicious, easy food that delivers big flavor!
One such way to keep the flavors big and the prep work to a minimum is by incorporating ingredients that deliver BIG flavor. Mezzetta peppers are a pantry staple in our home for just this reason. Open up a jar of Mezzetta peppers and you know your recipe will be amazing.
I tend to keep Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Roasted Bell Pepper Strips in my pantry most often. Mezzetta Imported Golden Greek Peperoncinis and Deli-Sliced Mild Pepper Rings are excellent to have a good supply of too. PS-Did you know that Mezzetta Peppers are the #1 jarred peppers in the U.S.? Yes, they are because they are delicious!
Today I’m sharing with you a family favorite Ranch Pepper Blue Cheese Dip that is loaded with flavor and always a hit at barbecues. And honestly, can we ever have too many dip recipes? I know I certainly can’t! Dips make a great appetizer while the main course is cooking on the grill, they can also be used after the main meal when you are sitting back just enjoying the evening.
Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Mild Pepper Rings are a key component to this amazing dip, they add the ideal flavor that compliments both ranch and blue cheese. Cool, fresh veggies are the perfect dipper to enjoy the bold flavors of this dip as well as baked pita chips or bagel chips. Pretty much anything you can dip will taste awesome with this dip.
Now iff you are anything like me you are looking for additional creative dishes to serve at your summer BBQs, be sure to hop over to the Mezzetta website by clicking HERE! Once there you’ll find recipe inspiration plus you can enter the Mezzetta Bold, Bright Summer Giveaway for your chance to win:
Grand Prize (1): Weber® Spirit® E-310™ gas grill (ARV $499.00) + Weber® 3 Piece Tool Set (ARV $22.99) + 5 jars of Mezzetta Peppers + Summer Entertaining Kit (Cooler, Wooden Cutting Board, Apron, Towel, Beachball)
Runner-ups (10): Weber® ORIGINAL KETTLE® 18” charcoal grill (ARV $79.00) + Weber® 3 Piece Tool Set (ARV $22.99) + 5 jars of Mezzetta Peppers + Summer Entertaining Kit (Cooler, Wooden Cutting Board, Apron, Towel, Beachball)
Dates: May 15th – July 15th, 2016
Now tell me, what’s your favorite way to use delicious Mezzetta peppers in your summer entertaining?