Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Cooking with Libby's Fruits and Vegetables {Prize Pack Giveaway!}

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Now that summer is here, I find myself wanting to spend much more time relaxing and hanging out with my family than usual. While I've never been a gourmet chef by any means, who wants to stand in the kitchen cooking complex recipes when they could be watching their kids play, going for a walk, giggling at fireflies, resting in a hammock and more?

Nope, summer is about finding the tastiest and easiest dishes and being able to throw them together without spending any extra valuable minutes in the kitchen.

Which is why it is easy to always turn to Libby's Fruits and Vegetables and all of their delicious products and recipes so that you can bring your family to the table for something tasty in no time.

Libby's fruits and vegetables

As one of the nation's largest brands, Libby's Fruits and Vegetables contains over 60 different products and sizes. From household staples such as corn, peas and green beans, they offer one of the industry's most complete lines of canned vegetables, including organic options.

At the same time, their fruit products only meet the highest standards and are created from produce hand selected at the peak of ripeness and nutrient content from the finest orchards.

Considering that I believe that summer is the perfect time to incorporate even more fruits and vegetables into our meals, I was ready to put a fun package of Libby's products and grilling gear to use for my family to enjoy.

Libby's fruits and vegetables

While there were a great deal of recipes on the Libby's Recipe App that sounded yummy, my mouth kept watering as I looked at my can of Libby's Organic Black Beans because one thing came to mind: California Caviar Salsa.

I shared this recipe (and my love for it) last summer and have been wanting an excuse to make it again this year. And this can of Organic Black Beans is it!!

salsa ingredients

California Caviar Salsa
Makes about 4 cups

Ingredients

¼ cup Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp. olive oil
¼ tsp. salt
1 to 2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1 can (15 oz.) Libby's Organic Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
⅓ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup sliced green onions

Directions

In a large bowl, combine rice vinegar, oil, salt, jalapeno and garlic; mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Serve with tortilla chips, bagel chips or crackers.

tomato bean salsa recipe

As much as I loved this recipe over the multiple times that I made it last year, I can honestly say that it is even tastier with Libby's Organic Black Beans included. The whole dish is just so perfect and refreshing for summer!

best salsa

This summer and beyond, make sure to have Libby's Fruits and Vegetables in your pantry so that you'll be prepared to pull them out for everyday meals as well as for special occasions. Because when it comes to pleasing the whole family or preparing for a BBQ with classic as well as creative recipes, Libby's can make the end results turn out great!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be prepared to prep and eat their own tasty meals as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Mr. Bar-B-Q 18-Piece Stainless-Steel Barbecue Set and an assortment of Libby's products!

libby's giveaway
(Example of Libby's products - those in prize pack will vary.)


A big thank you to Libby's for a prize pack for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

312 comments:

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Susan Cook said...

Favorite is grilled chicken & corn on the cob

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I love BBQ chicken, potato salad, and grilled veggies!

suburban prep said...

Brats and baked potato and a salad.

maria smith said...

Carne asada, grilled tortillas, spicy tomato sauce and black beans.

helen may said...

Favorite summer meal: steak, potato salad and corn on the cob. Watermelon for dessert.

momtoem said...

I like to eat BBQ chicken and corn on the cob!
Lena N.
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ellie said...

Grilled shrimp and a side of grilled summer squash.

wigget said...

avocado and corn salad

MissieFaye said...

My favorite summer meal is grilled steak, corn on the cob, and strawberry shortcake for dessert.

Zan Caperton said...

Grilled chicken and zucchini or asparagus. Love cooking outside in the summer

Hetal said...

grilled veggie burger.

Christy Cummins said...

Steak on the grill, baked potato and corn on the cob. Yum!!

Shelley P said...

BBQ chicken, baked potato with sour cream and fresh veggie salad.

mecarolks said...

Grilled steak & corn on the cob

Candice said...

Veggie burgers with grilled corn on the cob.

MariaElena Camacho said...

Steak & corn on the cob!

Kim Pinch said...

Grilled chicken and fresh fruit salad.

Amy Honious said...

our favorite summer meal is a large salad that has great greens, fresh fruit, feta or blue cheese, and either tuna/chicken/eggs. we try to make our own dressings as opposed to store bought. thanks for the very nice giveaway!

finallystayathomemomma.com said...

My favorite summer meal is grilled chicken or hamburgers. I love it when my husband grills.

Jennifer said...

Grilled steak and broccoli!

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Lori said...

Hobo dinners served w/ a salad

traci jarrett said...

bbq corn

Diane Cooper said...

Hamburgers with tomatoes from my garden and potato salad made with little red potatoes from my garden is my favorite summertime meal.

channallocks said...

love me some fresh fajitas

Helga said...

fruits salad and BBQ!

Christina said...

my favorite summer meal is grilled chicken added to a salad and fresh, cold fruit on the side.

Urd-chan said...

My favorite summertime meal is barbeque chicken on the grill, teamed with cheesy potatoes and onions (a simple recipe my mom taught me and which goes perfect with barbeque), and of course fresh Indiana sweet corn on the cob.

KentuckyCooking said...

Grilled pizza!

SueZH said...

I love a taco salad.

Sean C said...

Favorite meal would have to be burgers on the grill...YUM!

Alina Conn said...

Favorite summertime food is corn off the bbq. It's delicious!

Jackie said...

My favorite summer meal is hamburgers, potato salad and corn on the cob!
Thanks!

scottsgal said...

BBQ ribs, sweet corn and zucchini all cooked on the grill

KJ Skib said...

Just about anything on the grill.

BrunoDogg2 said...

I like to have BBQ Burgers and veggies!

Marti Parks said...

My favorite summer meal is grilled burgers and grilled corn on the cob.

CricetJean Gentry said...

It has to be my all time favorite, grilled fish, corn, and yellow squash!! And only watermelon for desert!! yum yum!

Daphne Turner said...

I make a wonderful tuna and jellied cranberry gelatin salad. Perfect for a hot summer night's dinner!

Darlene said...

My favorite is a salad with chicken on it.

Danielle PB said...

My favorite summer meal is bbq chicken with corn on the cob and fresh pasta salad.

Mary said...

Anything on the grill-chicken, steak and lots of veggies, esp corn!

s said...

bbq chicken skewers

Angie Church said...

would be a supper right out of the garden like a fresh salad or blt with lettuce and tomatoes and dont forget the fried corn

Colleen Maurina said...

I like my 4 bean salad and make it often in the summer.

Karen Glatt said...

My favorite meal in the summer is Barbecued Chicken with homemade potato Salad with cold Watermelon!

tat2gurlzrock said...

We have been grilling alot and just about everything this summer!Too hot to heat up the kitchen!

Di said...

Love Cheeseburgers on the grill with baked beans & potato salad!

Tamar said...

I would probably say something dairy... I love my spinach/scallions/feta chowder.

Freebie Seeking Momma said...

our favorite meal is steaks and corn bbqd on frill

Tara said...

Chicken Tacos w/ avocado slices

mellyrox said...

Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, & chicken w/corn on the cob, baked beans, potato salad .. watermelon for dessert or fruit salad

melly66(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

mahnrafjtb said...

Nothing beats a good grilled hamburger and great 3 bean salad. I am hungry now.

Ashley S said...

Stuffed burgers straight off the grill!

Kitty said...

I love veggie mexican pasta salads!

Kayla said...

Potato salad! YUM!

Laura Aldridge said...

BBQ Burgers and Pizza Salad!

Sherry Butcher said...

BBq ribs, sweet corn, cold slaw and watermelon.

Gala said...

Favorite is grilled chicken , corn on the cob ,watermelon and an iced tea

ann said...

Steak - baked potato - corn on the cob -all on the grill - watermelon for dessert

Sandra Davis said...

favorite is grilled pork chops and corn and potatoes

CSeppala said...

My favorite summer meal is BBQ'd burgers with fresh corn and potato salad.. Yum : )

julis55 said...

cheeseburgers

Debra said...

a big taco salad

sherylssg said...

My favorite uses produce from my garden. Fried green tomato sandwich with cucumber salad.

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Emily said...

I love hamburgers on the grill and homemade french fries.

Donna Pyszk said...

BBQ chicken is my favorite summer meal.

kellyr78 said...

I enjoy burgers and pasta salad.
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Janice said...

Mine is turkey burgers on the grill, ribs and potato salad

abfantom said...

I love grilled swordfish in the summer

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abfantom said...

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

steak on the grill with roasted corn
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Phyllis said...

BBQ CHICKEN BREAST, GRILLED VEGETABLES...RED PEPERS, GREEN PEPPERS, CORN, SQUASH

Elaine said...

Pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and cubed grilled chicken

Cindy Brickley said...

BBQ Ribs, corn on the cob, baked potato and a pasta salad.

Leann said...

Lots of summer favorites...love the grill and the fresh veggies that are available during these summer months. chef@swbell.net

Pixystik4U said...

grilled turkey burgers and corn on the cob

mediaworm said...

bacon cheeseburgers with all works, hot dogs, corn on cob, mash potatoes, chef salad/ potato salad tea

Carol said...

Grilled chicken and Potato salad is my favorite.
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brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

bdiane34 said...

Grilled Burgers and Brats, with some Potato Salad!!

frugalistamommy said...

... a mound full of grilled veggies!!!!

Natalie Schilla said...

Anything Grilled

Dianne McVetty said...

My favorite summer time meal is hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill with vine ripe tomatoes. And fresh watermelon, cucumber slices and corn! Yummy. Thanks.

latanya t said...

sauteed vegetables and cooked chicken sausage

Carolyn Barnett said...

chicken salad,watermelon

Michelle L said...

My favorite summer meal is: Grilled pork chops with tri-colored italian pasta and fresh fruit salad.

dlhaley said...

My favorite summer meal is bbq ribs, baked potato and steamed broccoli.

Jessyca said...

I love Zucchini Casserole. Thanks for the chance.

Barb K. said...

My favorite summer meal is fruit and a light salad. So good for the summer.
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LIDARKSIDE said...

We eat any food no matter what time of the year it is. One of our favorites is baked macaroni and cheese.

April M said...

Anything with a ton of fresh stuff from our garden!

Robert said...

Steak on the grill, sweet potato on the grill, pineapple on the grill...smores....on the grill

walk9 said...

Anything on the barbeque and a side of pasta salad

shirley said...

Anything I have in a pasta salad, and summer sqush.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love bean salad in the summer.

emeraldmaz said...

I love jello poke cake with whipped cream, blueberries and strawberries.

twbellamy said...

Steaks on the grill.

Jean Holland said...

My favorite summer meal is a delicious grilled steak, cole slaw, potato salad and baked beans.

Danielle Lima said...

salads like fruit salad and Caesar salad

Janell Durr said...

My favorite meal is Tortellini in a roaster red pepper sauce.

Darby Elizabeth said...

grilled chicken!

Shayna Brookman said...

Grilled chicken and potato salad !!

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llinda29 said...

grilled chicken

Tiffany Weikel said...

I like having steak on the grill.

Rita A said...

I like to make Taco Salads

Peggy Damon said...

my favorite summer meal is bbq chicken and a nice salad with fresh veggies from the local farms

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Tracey said...

grilled ribeye steak, 7 layer salad, fried okra
traymona[at]aol.com

Liz said...

My favorite summer meal is potato salad with peas.


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amanda whitley said...

hot dogs

Betty Wojnar said...

I love macaroni salad

Georgette C said...

I like chicken and veggies on the grill.
Gigi(rafflecopter)

Yvonne McKenzie said...

Seafood Salad and corn on the cob

Jammie Morey said...

BBQ with all the yummy side dishes, macaroni salad, potato salad, cottage cheese, and baked beans.

Growl Tiger said...

We love BLT's with lettuce and tomato from the garden for summer dinners

Ken Ohl said...

love steak on the grill with sweet corn. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Dan Zimmerman said...

Hot Dogs!

Maryea said...

Grilled steak, potato salad, baked beans and/or corn on the cob.

CHRIS HOEY said...

love steak on the grill with sweet corn

blessedintexas said...

I love ambrosia fruit salad!
kim(at)kimberlychance(dot)com

squiresj said...

grilled chicken and corn on cob - Jane Squires
jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

Kimberly said...

Grilled Ribs, Corn on the Cob, Macaroni Salad and Peach Cobbler

mogrill said...

Salad and Grilled Chicken.
Thanks for the chance.
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Stephanie Larison said...

Steaks and burgers on the grill.

Stephanie Phelps said...

My favorite summer meal is grilled steak and potatoes with grilled veggies~

Em Ma said...

My favorite summer meal is burgers on the grill, chicken salad, or bacon-wrapped jalapenos.

Victoria Nyquist said...

My favorite summer meal is hot dogs over the fire and smores! :)

Sharon Kaminski said...

my favorite summer meal is johnsonville italian sausage and homemade potato salad

Timshaun said...

My favorite summer meal is spinach, feta, strawberry and walnut salad.
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ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Grilled chicken

An Ran said...

My favorite summer meal is a chilled, fresh, and sweet watermelon half.

lana said...

I love steaks and corn on the cob

Kera Brown said...

Grilled Turkey Burgers, Homemade French Fries and Corn on the Cob with Watermelon for dessert

kdrae said...

I love steak and baked potatoes on the grill!

kdrae said...

I love steak and baked potatoes on the grill!

Terra H. said...

My favorite is grilled chicken breast wrapped in bacon, grilled asparagus, and fresh watermelon. Thanks.
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Renee Walters said...

I love BBQ chicken and burgers. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Jean said...

We like grilled chicken and German potato salad

Steph said...

Love bbq chicken and grilled veggies!

Melissa Storms said...

I love a huge salad full of fresh home grown veggies and grilled chicken breast.
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Stephanie said...

My favorite is grilled steak with corn on the cob!

Jodi Holmes said...

Tomato Mozzarella salad, with fresh basil!

Amanda Leach said...

We love to make brats!

clc408 said...

I like to make grilled chicken kebobs

elfqueen98 said...

brats on the grill with rice.

Karen said...

Grilled Steak, Potatoes, and Corn on the Cob!!!

amweeks said...

I love the simple things: hotdog on the grill, corn on the cob, pasta salad, grilled veggie kebobs!

nick said...

BRATWURST, CHICKEN WINGS, CHOPS AND STREAK

Jess&James said...

My favorite is grilled burgers
Jessica Cox

jlafount said...

Grilled hot dogs

Clarissa Hooper said...

Any type of salad

Ronni said...

I'm happy with just a plan ole cheeseburger!

Carol Headford said...

My favorite meal is hamburgers on the grill with chopped potatoes in tin foil and corn on the cob.

Sarah said...

My favorite summer meal is a good steak and asparagus on a charcoal grill with watermelon for dessert..yum!

Krista Grandstaff said...

Lately...we have become addicted to wood grilled shrimp skewers... DELISH!

Stacy said...

Veggie shish kabobs, fresh corn on the cob, and a baked potato. Yum!

seaburd said...

My husband makes smoked pulled pork and ribs with baked beans and cornbread .. It's our favorite meal of the summer

polly said...

I love marinated shish kabobs with my oriental salad recipe

ginahull said...

BBQ steak, veggies & SMORES for dessert!

Tiffany Schmidt said...

Grilled steak, corn, veggies and dessert.

Dorothy Teel said...

I love grilled veggies shish kabobs during the summer with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, corn mushrooms, they are delicious..

gahome2mom said...

We enjoy grilling out burgers. My husband likes adding green bell pepper and sweet Vidalia onion to the mixture before grilling. Yum!

CindyWindy2003 said...

favorite is hamburgers/hotdogs, with either a potato salad or pasta salad and chips and dip, bbq foods! carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

shaunie said...

my favorite summer meal is baked chicken and fried corn

Mikaela said...

Our family LOVES hamburgers and corn on the cob on the grill!

Susan Johnson said...

My favorite summer meal is good old BBQ pork ribs, potato salad, corn on the cob, and watermelon! Which I never get to have!

tina reynolds said...

burgers, hot dogs, fruit salad, potato salad grilled corn on the cob

Couponing with Christy said...

I like fresh tomato sandwiches in the summer.

heatherp626 said...

I always love grilled vegetables!

Michelle S. said...

I like BBQ pork chops and fresh garden veggies like tomatoes and cucumbers!

Jennifer said...

Fried chicken

kyl neusch said...

corn on the cob

Brit Christianson said...

Grilled chicken, corn on the cob, grilled asparagus, grilled baby red potatoes.

Derrick Johnson said...

Baby Back Ribs!

jcwega27 said...

grilled chicken
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MamaHen said...

I love hamburgers from the grill!

john hutchens said...

grilled steak and veggies

TheresaJenkins said...

grilled pork chops

Kristin sims said...

my favorite thing is boring....a grilled hamburger, potato salad, and french fries

Christine Denton said...

Pulled pork bbq!

Christine Denton said...

Pulled pork bbq!

Allie G said...

steak and corn on the cob

Miss Sarah said...

I love a big Chef's Salad with Ham or Turkey, Cheese, and Hard Boiled Eggs served with fresh muffins. Yummy!

Thanks for the giveaway!

carolb said...

grilled fish & corn

Kathy Lane said...

I like a good steak on the grill,baked potato,and salad.

Gianna said...

Fried chicken and pasta salad with arugula.

wildcat32 said...

My favorite is steak kabobs with roasted vegetables.

Crissy Durst said...

I love grilled poratbella mushroom burgers and corn on the cob

Treesa said...

I like having cottage cheese with chives, summer sausage and fruit salad as a meal on the hot days!

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Rita M said...

Grilled Hot Dogs, Potato Salad & Icy Cold Watermelon.

A+A=E said...

A freah chef salad with grilled steak slices is our family FAV!

Kristen Cross said...

Plain grilled vegetables - squash, onions, peppers, and mushrooms are my favorite.

Heather Manu said...

I love any bbq meats and grilled veggies and fresh fruits.

Kelly Nicholson said...

hamburgers..simple

sparkedcat said...

My favorite summer meal is pasta salad.

cheryl lister said...

My favorite summer meal is one that I don't have to "cook" or spend much time at. Some left-over chicken, lots of healthy greens, some tomatoes, celery, nectarines, crunchy nuts, and some zesty salad dressing.

w l burro said...

Mmmm....BBQ with ribs, steak, baked potato and fresh corn. Yummers!

karel said...

Chicken fajitas, hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.

sheila ressel said...

Salad of any kind. Love salads in the summer!
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Janice Crespo said...

cheeseburgers, corn on the cob, salads of all types

Sara Wood said...

I love light meals like chicken salad or fruit

Carmen said...

I love chicken on the grill and stir fry from all the veggies in the garden.

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