Summer Recipe from Libby's & Summer Picnic Prize Pack Giveaway!

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, July 10, 2012



Summer is my favorite time of year. Once the warm weather hits, our family is outdoors as much as possible. It means pool time, walks, vacations and of course family BBQs, picnics, and other outdoor adventures! My kids especially love picnics and are always asking if we can go on one. That's why I'm always looking for new picnic food ideas, and was happy when introduced to a summer themed recipe from Libby's Fruits & Vegetables.


The same old peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or cold meat sandwiches get old after a while. It's fun to change it up and add in something different that the whole family will enjoy. The following is a Smoky Carrot Hummus Sandwich Spread recipe...a flavorful and healthy sandwich topper, perfect for summer picnic food!

Ingredients:
1 (15 ounce) cans Libby’s® Sliced Carrots drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can Libby’s® Organic Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 small lemon)
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or curry powder)
½ teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
In a food processor, blend together carrots, garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic cloves, paprika, cumin and pepper. While processor is running, slowly pour in olive oil. Process until smooth.

To make a sandwich, spread 2 tablespoons of carrot hummus on one slice of whole grain bread of your choice. Top with avocado, tomato, turkey or your favorite sandwich fillings. Top with another piece of whole grain bread.

Keep remaining spread in sealed container for up to 10 days in refrigerator.

This seems to be very simple recipe and one that would help us get out of our typical boring sandwich rut when it comes to family picnics. I'm looking forward to trying it out, and that should be easier thanks to the assortment of products we were sent from Libby's!

With summer here, it's the perfect time to try new recipes and pack up the picnic basket to enjoy some time outside with the family! And, what better way to do that than with a great summer picnic prize pack to get started?! 


Win It: Libby's wants to encourage you to pack up your picnic basket this summer and enjoy some fun family time. They have offered one lucky reader the same summer prize pack I received, which includes an assortment of Libby's products, an insulated Picnic Basket in red, and a Picnic Blanket Tote in red!

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**The product for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own.



62 comments
  1. Katherine r July 10, 2012 at 1:44 PM  

    I would like to try the carrot cake bites

  2. latanya July 10, 2012 at 1:50 PM  

    Lime and Cumin Chicken Tenders with Fiesta Rice

  3. Sandy VanHoey July 10, 2012 at 2:41 PM  

    Carrot Cake Bites look great

  4. Mrs. Bacon July 10, 2012 at 2:51 PM  

    The double peach smoothie
    rendancechick at yahoo dot com

  5. Linda Kish July 10, 2012 at 2:58 PM  

    I would like to try the carrot cake bites

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  6. Nicole July 10, 2012 at 3:03 PM  

    Kicked-up Mac & Cheese

    nicoletoscano1821@gmail.com

  7. RaettigFamily July 10, 2012 at 3:26 PM  

    Turkey Tetrazzini with Green Beans and Mushrooms

  8. mrsshukra July 10, 2012 at 5:17 PM  

    Mexican Salsa Veggie Burger recipe!

  9. debijackson July 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM  

    paella salad contains carrots
    debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  10. Christina July 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM  

    Vanilla Pear Walnut Bread

  11. Kimberly July 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM  

    I would like to make the Taco Salad
    kims2312@verizon.net

  12. Harmony Burmeister July 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM  

    Kicked-up Mac & Cheese

  13. Jackie July 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM  

    The recipe for Festive Fruit Cocktail Bread Pudding looks good
    Thanks!

  14. Cserafini July 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM  

    Kicked up mac and cheese

  15. Lyn Mack July 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM  

    I like the looks and sound of the Cheesy Brunch Casserole.

  16. Wild N Mild $$$ July 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM  

    Hamburger Stroganoff doesn't sound to bad.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  17. Kimberly Bauer July 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM  

    I would like to try theSouthwestern Chicken Quesadillas

  18. CHELESA sims July 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM  

    I would Like to try the colorful chopped salad

  19. Lori B July 10, 2012 at 8:57 PM  

    The Italian Sausage, Green Bean and Garbanzo Soup looks really good!

  20. Julie July 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM  

    would lvoe to try the winter white chili

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

  21. ~ Noelle July 10, 2012 at 9:25 PM  

    the kicked up mac n cheese sounds good...

  22. Sylvia July 10, 2012 at 9:59 PM  

    I want to try the Green Wheels and Ham Sandwiches
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

  23. mummytotwoboys July 10, 2012 at 10:05 PM  

    I would love to try the French Style Potato Salad
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

  24. Tanya M July 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM  

    I would like to try Wild Rice Pilaf.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  25. Romapr July 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM  

    I love the French Style Potato Salad recipe. Thanks!

    romapup at gmail dot com

  26. Brandi Elam July 10, 2012 at 10:47 PM  

    I'd love to try the Cheesy Brunch casserole.
    http://www.getbacktothetable.com/recipes/cheesy-brunch-casserole

  27. Colleen M July 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM  

    I would like to try their Cornbread Chicken Casserole.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  28. Colleen M July 10, 2012 at 11:28 PM  

    GFC follower name - ColleenM

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  29. pinklady705 July 10, 2012 at 11:45 PM  

    Tortilla Chip Macaroni & Bean Soup

  30. Candice July 11, 2012 at 1:55 AM  

    The kicked up mac 'n cheese looks yummy
    thank you

  31. FireRunner2379 July 11, 2012 at 5:48 AM  

    I would like to try the Kicked-up Mac & Cheese

  32. debbie July 11, 2012 at 6:00 AM  

    the fiesta rice recipe looks good.

  33. wigget July 11, 2012 at 8:38 AM  

    i'd like to try the Vanilla Pear Walnut Bread recipe

  34. Heather McDougle July 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM  

    I'd like to try the taco salad

  35. Laura July 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM  

    I'd love to try the kicked up mac and cheese!

    lmerritt49903@gmail.com

  36. katychick July 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM  

    taco salad looks great
    tcogbill at live dot com

  37. skyrobinson July 11, 2012 at 3:09 PM  

    i want to try the Double Peach Smoothie.
    skyrobinson@yahoo.com

  38. ossmcalc July 11, 2012 at 6:38 PM  

    I would like to try the Cheesy Peas.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  39. GoldenOrchard July 11, 2012 at 6:39 PM  

    I'd love to try their Double Peach smoothie

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. lgm52 July 11, 2012 at 8:45 PM  

    Creamy potato and tuna bake

  41. tweetyscute July 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM  

    I would love to try the Tortilla Chip Macaroni & Bean Soup

    Theresa J

  42. Linda Meyers-Gabbard July 12, 2012 at 4:22 AM  

    If like to try Cheesy Brunch Casserole

  43. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres July 12, 2012 at 7:17 AM  

    MMM, I'd love to try the Carrot Cake Bites.
    gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

  44. jmajor4870 July 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM  

    i would like to try the Vanilla Pear Walnut Bread

  45. Linda Trinklein July 13, 2012 at 10:19 AM  

    Kicked-up Mac & Cheese
    YUMM!
    thanks

  46. jakiesmom July 14, 2012 at 9:45 AM  

    i like the mexican lasagna recipe
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  47. Meghan Finley July 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM  

    I'd love to make Cuban Black Bean Soup

  48. Mirm July 15, 2012 at 8:18 PM  

    My husband likes Taco Salad - should try out their recipe for this

  49. jennifer57 July 16, 2012 at 1:49 PM  

    taco salad

  50. Anonymous July 16, 2012 at 11:47 PM  

    I totally commented on the wrong page again! Lol What I like most about the Libbys Page is the Questions and Answers with Sara Evans!
    Vegetable Soup!
    Thanks Mary Withrow

  51. Christine Jessamine July 17, 2012 at 3:17 PM  

    i would try the Vegetarian Lasagna

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  52. Rachel July 17, 2012 at 5:27 PM  

    I want to try the Cheesy Brunch Casserole
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

  53. Michele July 19, 2012 at 8:16 AM  

    I'd like to try the Vanilla Pear Walnut bread
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

  54. Emily E. July 19, 2012 at 1:40 PM  

    I'd like to try the scalloped corn.

  55. Miranda W. July 19, 2012 at 6:39 PM  

    The Fiesta Rice! I need a good recipe to go with my Enchiladas I make!!!

  56. Cassandra Eastman - eastman520 July 19, 2012 at 8:46 PM  

    I'd like to try the Corned Beef Hash Skillet recipe!

  57. Cassandra Eastman - eastman520 July 19, 2012 at 8:49 PM  

    I'd like the Corned Beef Hash Skillet recipe! Sounds delicious!

  58. MommaM July 22, 2012 at 2:45 PM  

    I'd like to try the Cuban black bean soup. (posted as Mary)

  59. Tylerpants July 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM  

    I want to try the Kicked-Up Mac’n Cheese recipe! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  60. Sara Wood July 23, 2012 at 7:51 PM  

    Tortilla chip macaroni and bean soup.

  61. rj7777 July 23, 2012 at 8:16 PM  

    The mexican tortilla soup sounds great and much more. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  62. lana July 23, 2012 at 10:14 PM  

    Double peach smoothie

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