Friday, July 19, 2013

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

Libby's logo
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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Judy Whatilivefor said...

I like salads...greens, or fruit salad

Ryan said...

My fave summer meal is grilled chicken!

Unknown said...

I like Grilled Steak with baked potato and fresh fruit salad. Delicious!

apple blossom said...

salad and fresh fruit

dfraley3 said...

Baby back ribs on the grill, corn on the cob and potato salad!

9string said...

bbq

Unknown said...

My favorite summer meal is fresh field peas, slices tomato, fried okra and grilled pork chops.

Unknown said...

I love grilled chicken and baked potatoes!

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Denise S. said...

I love BBQ hamburgers or hot dogs with chips.

Sarah MomE25 said...

My favorite summer meal is when we take the kids up the canyon for hot dogs and smores over a camp fire.

ShempGames said...

Some bratwurst sounds really good right now.

sweepinmomma123 said...

Favorite summer meal is BBQ burgers at our backyard bbq.

Dawn said...

I like corn on the cob grilled and watermelon.

Jennifer said...

Cold Chicken pasta salad

Unknown said...

i love brisket!

Unknown said...

My family's favorite meal during the summer is kabobs. It's a great way to sneak in veggies, since apparently when your 4 yr old, anything you eat off a stick is considered delicious and edible. Funny how they will eat a certain veggie when pierced with a skewer, but take away the skewer and they won't give it the time of day!

corey1971 said...

BBQ ribs

Melanie Montgomery said...

Grilled burgers and potato salad.

Bo said...

I love crab cakes and corn on the cob with strawberry shortcake for dessert!

Roy F. said...

My favorite summer meal is hamburger

Anonymous said...

Garden tomatoes & grilled corn on the cob!!

Catherine Lynch said...

grilled pizza with ingredients fresh from the garden!

Cserafini said...

Steak and baked potato.

pennelope merriweather said...

My favorite summer meal is my boyfriends barbequed pork steaks..! Thanks!

kathy f said...

Grilled chicken and watermelon.

Denise said...

Strawberry salad!

ababe28 said...

We love a great steak with corn on the cob cooked on the BBQ

Ann B.

Sylvia said...

I love grilled chicken and corn on the cob!

LesleyfromWI said...

I love BBQ ribs!

Nancy said...

I like a grilled steak, baked potato, green salad, and fruit salad.

Nancy
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Unknown said...

I am a big fan of salads. For some reason they taste so much crisper in the summer time. Cesar salads, fruit salads.. yummmm!

McKim said...

Big juicy hamburgers on the grill and corn on the cob.

calvad said...

My favorite summer meal is bbq ribs, baked potato and fresh grilled corn on the cob.

Unknown said...

my favorite summertime meal doesn't include fruit or veggies but it includes my children,grandchildren,hot dogs,marshmallows and a small fire in my back yard.there is nothing better!

erica said...

I love bbq chicken

Melissa B. said...

My favorite meals is bratwurst on buns and corn on the cob.

Unknown said...

My fav summer meal is my hubbys barbecue....he does it at least 3-4 times a week in the summer, saves me time and is yum yum

Unknown said...

love beef and veggie shisk a bobs

WatcherJohn said...

Family traditional Saturday Night - Hamburgers!
Grilled, if possible, please.

katychick said...

we love eating pizza on our picnic table and then haveing a nice cool popsicle
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Ellen said...

Griled shrimp and veggies

Katie said...

grilled corn on the cob!!

Unknown said...

I love grilled cheeseburgers, corn on the cob, and baked beans.

Tylerpants said...

I like burgers with watermelon. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Burgers on the grill and potato salad.

Cassandra M said...

hamburger with fresh corn on the cob

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My favorite summer meal is grilled ribs, baked potatoes and a tossed salad.

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Unknown said...

I love a steak on the grill and a salad made with avocados, marinated mozzarella balls, basil leaves and grape tomatoes. Yum yum!

Jim said...

i love burgers

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Unknown said...

Hamburgers and steak, grilled, yummm

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Unknown said...

gilled summer veggies! and bbq chick

Unknown said...

I like a good potato salad!

Leenburke said...

My fave summer meal is chicken kebobs on the grill!

Eileen Burke

Linda said...

my favorite is grilled hamburgers and sweet corn!
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adamsfamily said...

Our family garden gives us a ton of zuc. We like to make zuc tacos- slice zuc. long ways, remove the seeds, fill with your fav taco fillings, bake until warm, then enjoy! Thank you!
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Anonymous said...

I love a good cucumber and tomato vinegar salad in the summer.

Nicole D. said...

I love pizza cooked on the grill!

Jules525 said...

bbq chicken and a big fresh fruit salad

saturdaynightfever said...

Skirt steak, baked potato, and corn on the cob from the grill!

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

BBQ ribs and grilled hot dogs.
Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

i love anything barbeque

Cori Westphal said...

BBQ Ribs! And potatoes and onions on the grill! YummY!

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MELINA said...

favorite summer meal is grilled cheeseburgers and watermelon

brich2222 said...

good burger, corn on the cob, fries, and watermellon

susan1215 said...

I love grilled chicken with corn and watermelon.

Deb S. said...

My favorite summer meal is either chicken salad or just a fruit salad.

Karri Janiece Steed said...

Fresh figs with a couple of raw food bars.

Joan's 5 Star Reviews said...

In the summer I love grilled steak and asparagus and then finish it off with nice cold watermelon.

Anonymous said...

My favorite summer fare is steamed Maryland blue crabs.

JA said...

I like grilled pizza!

Trudy said...

I love chicken taco salad

Ashley Morrissey said...

I love all barbecue!!

-Ashley Marie Morrissey
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Unknown said...

burger and salad and potato baked

Teresa Thompson said...

We are huge salad lovers.

Lisa said...

Steamers or Fried Clams

Unknown said...

Grilled chicken fajitas and black bean salad.

BCallahan said...

We love to BBQ....chicken and fish with veggies. And watermelon is a necessary item!

ALC Unlimited said...

I like summer meals with fresh food from the garden like fried squash and corn on the cob.

Nicole C. said...

Our favorite summer meal is fresh vegetables from the garden with grilled chicken!

Yesenia said...

I love chicken kebobs.
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Brad Merrell said...

Grilled Pizza

gannyofshy said...

My favorite summer meal is grilled hamburgers, potato salad

Chelsea said...

My favorite summer meal is bbq'd chicken!

NeraCaligula said...

My favorite summer meal is a small salad and BLT (with turkey bacon) and sliced peaches for dessert.

Unknown said...

I love my Sweet and Sour Barbeque Riblets

ThriftyAnnabella said...

BBQ chicken and potato salad
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bettycd said...

Love hamburgers and grilled corn on the cob.

Calliopenjo said...

My favorite summer meal are grilled hot dogs.

Kim Reid said...

I love baby back ribs and corn on the cob, thanks!

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Derek Timm said...

My favorite is steak on the grill.

Jenny Q. said...

I like to grill in the summer- anything from hamburgers to chicken or steak

Unknown said...

my favorite summer meal is grilled chicken salad

Kathy Pease said...

my favorite summer meal is cheese burgers on the grill and homemade potato salad

Savings said...

I love grilled salmon on a nice big salad. it's light and good!

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wallindeb said...

grilled burgers with fresh onion and tomato and corn on the cob

Unknown said...

yumm.. burgers and carne asada! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

trixx said...

I like grilled corn and steaks

blew415 said...

hot dogs covered in cheese!

Unknown said...

In the summer I love BBq chicken and coleslaw KairaWolfie@aol.com

SandySue210 said...

Hamburgers and my homemade potato salad!

Buddy Garrett said...

Grilled bratwursts are my favorite.

Mom Knows Best said...

I love grilled pizza

lmurley2000 said...

bbq, slaw and baked beans

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Breanne said...

Steak and potatoes

bunnyswagg said...

My favorite summer meal is rice with grilled spicy chicken wings with grilled corn on the cob.

mtbears819 said...

I love Chef's Salad in the summer-Dorothy Deakyne

emchelly77 said...

grilled steak kaboobs!

Lizzy said...

My favorite summer meal is grilled pork chops, corn on the cob, and cucumber/tomato salad.

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway… Beef Fajitas with assorted grilled vegetables !

Marie said...

Stir fried veggies from the garden, grilled corn on the cob, grilled salmon, and watermelon!!

lilyk said...

barbecued ribs, corn, pasta salad, watermelon, ice cream, and lemonade

Unknown said...

I had heard about "California Caviar" from a friend... but never found the recipe. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be using it tomorrow.

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