Fun Summer Sausage Snack Ideas

With its bold and delicious flavor, our Hickory Farms Summer Sausage can be eaten as a quick snack on its own, paired with cheese and crackers, or added to recipes for extra depth of flavor. Create treats that are great for anything from an after school snack to hors d’oeuvres for a fancy party with these Summer Sausage snack ideas.

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An even bolder snack mix

With varied flavors, plenty of texture, and lots of crunch, a good snack mix is always a crowd pleaser. With just a few extra ingredients, you can transform an ordinary store bought snack mix into something truly special. 

Start by pouring a bag of your favorite snack mix into a large bowl. Then, add a couple cups of any flavor of popcorn, a handful of our Smoked Cheddar Blend cut into cubes, and  our Signature Beef Summer Sausage, also cut into cubes. Once all of the ingredients are in the bowl, simply stir it together and serve.

Make it fancy

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Source: YesIWantCake

For a quick and easy appetizer that will fit into even the most elegant event, create a fun twist on an antipasti platter. To make this sophisticated presentation, simply layer green olives that have been marinated in herbs and lemon zest, slices of cheese, a piece of parsley, and a cube of our Signature Summer Sausage on a toothpick.

Everybody loves a good slider

If you seek something unexpected, try making a summer sausage mini sandwich. Start by pickling a bit of fennel in vinegar, salt, honey, and water. Meanwhile, grill your sausage until it has a bit of a char and is nice and crispy. Stack a couple summer sausages on top of one another and add a slice of your preferred cheese. Place the grilled  summer sausage onto slider buns and finish with the pickled fennel and a dab of mayonnaise with Sriracha and lime juice.

By keeping our Signature Beef Summer Sausage and creamy cheeses from Hickory Farms on hand, you will have everything you need to whip up a delicious snack in moments. 

Savory Delights Using Sweet Hot Mustard

Our Sweet Hot Mustard is a great way to add a zesty depth of flavor to any recipe. Whether you are looking to jazz up a marinade, a salad dressing, or a rub for your meats, a scoop of Sweet Hot Mustard gives you that something special. Treat your family with these delicious dishes using Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard.

Sweet hot mustard

Roasted Salmon

The natural sweetness of salmon and the tang of mustard are a perfect combination. For a tasty entree that couldn’t be easier to prepare, try this salmon with a sweet mustard glaze.

Start by flavoring your fish with salt and pepper before placing it in a baking dish. Then, warm the bottle of our Sweet Hot Mustard in a sauce pan. For extra flavor, you can add a bit of honey or garlic.

After the sauce is warm, reserve half of it in a bowl and pour the other half over your salmon. Add a sprinkle of dill to the sauce you set aside. Then, simply roast the salmon until flaky and serve with your dill mustard sauce.

Fried Green Beans

With a nice, crispy texture, fried green beans are a snack or side dish that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Start by heating up four inches of clear oil to 350 degrees.

Meanwhile, warm our Sweet Hot Mustard in a small sauce pan. Then, place the sauce in a small bowl to dip your green beans in when they are finished.

For the green bean’s coating, beat egg whites until you are able to form peaks. Then, add a few cups of flour and a bit of soda water. Finish by dipping the beans in the batter before cooking in the oil for about three minutes. Move the beans onto a towel to soak up some oil before serving with the Sweet Hot Mustard sauce.

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Source: Martha Stewart

With these simple dishes using Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard, you can enjoy a meal with tons of character and the time saving benefits of using a sauce that is packed with flavor. 

Host a Fun Cinco de Mayo Party in the Great Outdoors

It’s time to break out some mariachi music and an assortment of colorful piñatas! Hickory Farms is gearing up for Cinco de Mayo, and you can celebrate with us by throwing a festive outdoor party with a delicious menu that will sure to wow your friends.

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  • It wouldn’t be a Cince de Mayo celebration without the day’s quintessential drink — margaritas! Stick to the basics with a classic blend of ingredients, or pick up the pace a little with some fancy variations. Blackberry brandy is an interesting addition, especially if you toss in some fresh blackberries as well!

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  • Sangria is a very refreshing drink to have on a hot day. You can make this drink a little more festive by throwing your favorite fresh fruits in it. If you like your drinks sweeter, substitute the club soda with ginger ale.

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  • Make some fresh fruit kebabs and use some flat cactus leaves as a natural platter. Just skewer some pieces of apple, pear and Mandarin oranges from our Orchard’s Bounty Gift Box for a healthy treat that tastes great too.

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  • You can’t go wrong with cheesy rice and black beans made with our Harvest Vegetable White Cheddar. Delightfully creamy, it has the added texture of crunchy vegetables like carrots, celery and onions.

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Once you have your menu down, it’s time to focus on your party’s decor. Stringing colorful paper lanterns or strands of festive chili pepper lights across your patio or in the trees will give your space a Mexican cantina vibe. Visit your local party store for some inexpensive, bright tablecloths and napkins, and scatter a few small sombreros around the table. Pick up a couple of terra cotta serving dishes you can reuse at later celebrations and set out a few cacti around the party area to give your party a touch of authenticity.

Whenever you celebrate, make sure to include some gourmet food baskets from Hickory Farms. For delivery right to your door, we’re only a phone call away at 800.753.8558.