Today I have for you a new recipe, a new product I tried and a giveaway! Let’s get things rolling by giving you a little hint to today’s giveaway. Here’s the clue: It’s made with something that is good to eat that will help get you ready for bikini season, plus it’s healthy for you!
Nope it’s not the sauce in the picture. But since I am talking about my Creamy Tzatziki Sauce, I thought I should tell you a little about it. It’s a wonderful creamy, healthy dip that is refreshing tasting, yet savory. It’s made with greek yogurt, English Cucumber, lemon, garlic and fresh dill. It’s an absolutely wonderful Mediterranean dip that is perfect to serve with a bowl of pita chips, to drizzle on a salad, dip in you veggies and for today’s giveaway.
Opps, did I give any of it away? Well, just hang on, I’m getting there. I first want to tell you that the Creamy Tzatziki Sauce takes about 5 minutes to make and get this, it’s only 20 calories a 1/4 cup! Your welcome, now you can indulge guilt-free. I have been putting this sauce over my lunch salads, and I feel like I’m cheating having a creamy dressing, but it’s not, and I love it!! Ok, here is today’s recipe!
- 1 cup greek yogurt, plain
- 1 cup cucumber, diced small
- 3 tbsp dill, fresh, diced small
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp. garlic, minced
- 1 dash salt
- 1 dash pepper
- In a medium size bowl, mix all the ingredients together, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Are you ready for today’s giveaway? I was contacted by MorningStar Farms to ask if I wanted to try their new Mediterranean Chickpea Burger. Well, as you may know I am not vegan, nor vegetarian, but one thing I am is a Chickpea Lover. So I thought, sure I’ll try it, it doesn’t hurt to try something at least once, you just never know if you will like it or not? Though, I’ll be honest, I never had any kind of veggie burger, except for my black bean burger, and I was a tad scared. So in case of an emergency I made a big plate of sweet potato tater tots.
The first thing I do when I buy or try anything new is read the label. The chickpea burger is only 11o calories a patty, 4.4 grams of fat, 13 carbs, 7 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein. Wow! That’s really awesome stats! So I popped open my package and found there are several ways to cook it. I can cook it in the microwave, in a skillet or bake it in the oven. I decided to bake it in the oven. I figured it would taste best that way.
It took about 15 minutes and I was impressed, it didn’t leave any grease on the baking sheet. I plated my patties, took pictures for you, then I took a bite. It was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and kind of reminded me of a samosa. It was really good! I was actually impressed with it! Since I was eating Mediterranean for my dinner, I thought it would be perfect to top the Chickpea Burger with my Tzatziki Sauce. I actually think these burgers would be great topped with hot sauce too!! But I like hot sauce on just about anything. The MorningStar Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers will be perfect for those evenings when your to lazy to cook or your craving a burger or plain and simple, you need to be good because summer is coming and I want to at least get my shorts over my waist! 🙂 Zipping them up is another story! I also noticed that MorningStar also carries Spicy Black Bean Burgers. You know I have to try those next!
I bought my MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickapea Burger at Target. My local grocery store didn’t have them in stock, but Target, oh my sweet Target has everything!!! Oh I thought you should know, I ate both burgers and I only ate a few of my Sweet Potato Tots. I gave a few of them to the dogs and threw the rest out. Hmmm, that must be saying something for me to get rid of sweet potato tots. I really did enjoy these burgers, and I am sure I’ll be eating them again this week and in the future!
Ready for the giveaway? It’s a fun little package that I got from MorningStar Farms! It consist’s of the cutest little “I Love Chickpea” Bag, which my Husband said is perfect for the farmers market. I got a wonderful cookbook that is all Chickapea/Garbanzo bean recipes. Plus a Greek Apron, which I wish I wore the other day because coconut oil splattered all over me, don’t ask! Plus a $25.00 American Express gift card so you can buy your MorningStar Chickapea Burgers!
Here is the break down of what you win:
The giveaway is worth more than $80 and includes
- Gift Certificate for MorningStar Farms products
- Greek-inspired apron
- Chickpea tote bag
- Chickpea/Mediterranean cook book
How to win:
Mandatory: What is your favorite burger topping?
For extra entries: Just be sure you tell me you did so.
- Sign up for email/subscribe to Peanut Butter and Peppers (But only do this if you really want to)
- Follow Peanut Butter and Peppers and/or MorningStar Farms on Twitter
- Tweet my giveaway: Chickapea Lovers Giveaway at Peanut Butter and Peppers @JenatPBandP
- Follow Peanut Butter and Peppers on Facebook
- Follow me on Pintrest and Pin one of my recipes and tell me what one you pinned
- Follow me on Instagram
I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, May 11th’s blog post!
Ok, I’m signing off!
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Comment: Haha, that’s so funny that you made this your giveaway. The second you linked up the website to your blog, I clicked on it and started doing some shopping before I even finished your post and saw the giveaway. I liked them on Facebook! I’m in desperate need of some new exercise clothes so perfect timing! LOVE the no equipment workout too, those are my favorite.