Spread’em Kitchen creates vegetable spreads that add a kick of flavour to your meal or as a snack. The dips are made of non-GMO vegetables from local farms that practice natural farming methods. The dips can also be used in sandwiches, eaten with crackers, or as an ingredient in your cooking.
They currently have five flavours selling at select stores and farmers markets:
- Spicy Carrot
- Jalapeno Cheesy Cashew
I gave their Onion, Beet and Cilantro dips a try at home. At the Yaletown Farmers Market, it was $6 each or 2 for $10.
The beet dip has a naturally bright pink colour from the beets. The sweet flavour of beets balance well with the balsamic and creamy cashew ingredients. You gotta be careful trying not to get this on your clothes!
The colour does make this dip look really cool and fun, it has a good earthy flavour that will pair well with salads.
The Cilantro Dip has a very potent flavour. This raw dip combines cilantro with iron-rich pumpkin seeds, freshly squeezed lemon juice and garlic. It doesn’t work too well for a dip, but if you spread it as part of a sandwich or use it as a flavour enhancer in a meaty dish, it will help liven the dish you are making. I used this in an omelette and also spread on turkey.
The onion dip also has apple cider vinegar, so it has an extra zing at the end. This dip can be incorporated in a lot of different foods you make, like a burger or a sandwich.
The veggie dips from Spread-em Kitchen can be found at Famous Foods, Drive Organics, Organic Acres, Greens Market, Harvest and Meinhardt Fine Foods. You can also find them at select Farmers Markets, but check on their website to see where exactly they will be next.
I liked having these dips on hand in the kitchen. If I’m stuck in the kitchen trying to figure out what else to add to my dish, I can easily throw in a few spoonfuls of this into whatever dish I’m making.