As you may remember I was in New York last week to attend an event. I got to visit the Pepperidge Farm headquarters, as the winner of a contest hosted on Recipe Girl. I will share some of my trip tomorrow as part of Thursday Things, but I have to share this recipe with you first. As part of the event, they had a small cooking competition. Lori and I were the winners, and were crowned the Puff Pastry Queens for the day. After sharing on Instagram, lots of people requested the recipe, so as soon as I got home, I recreated it. Our dessert was amazing too, Lori posted the Raspberry Mango Dessert Bruschetta recipe here!
As part of this cooking competition we were asked to make 1 savory dish and 1 sweet dish using a few of the trends they talked to us about (yogurt in a savory way and Brazilian flavors). Off the top of my head when I think of that area of the world I think of cumin, turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon, ginger, pine nuts, and dried fruit. I mixed all of these things together with some chicken, a few other ingredients, and wrapped it in puff pastry. After baking it is flaky, and full of so much flavor. To cool things down we made a dipping sauce out of Greek yogurt and avocado. It was the perfect pairing to make you want to keep going back for more.
We had to share our dishes with 2 professional chefs, and 1 other Pepperidge Farm employee to be judged. They ate everything in front of us, and then gave us feedback. Everyone loved these little turnover bites. They had the right amount of heat, and after the cooling yogurt dipping sauce, you just wanted another bitee. I hope that you try these, they really are wonderful. You can cut back on the cayenne a little if you aren’t big on spicy. Serve them at a party, or just have a few for dinner; whatever works for you!
Avocado Yogurt Sauce
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 262Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 73mgSodium 121mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 23g