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.

Source: Martha Stewart

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. 

Enjoy Gluten-Free Snacks with Hickory Farms

Are you trying to live a healthier lifestyle? Along with keeping up with your exercise regiment, it is also important that you choose the right foods. Try practicing a gluten-free diet to experience these impressive health benefits.

Gluten-free and your health

In recent years, the number of people diagnosed with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance has risen considerably. This has led to an increase in the research that has been done on gluten in the diet. Many of these studies have shown that eliminating gluten from your meals can have some amazing effects, including lower cholesterol levels, improved digestive health, and increased energy.

In addition to eliminating allergens, another reason that gluten-free diets are so effective is simply because you often find gluten in heavily processed foods. Giving up these types of food is inherently good for you. Because of this, many individuals who switch to a gluten-free diet also report weight loss as one of the benefits.

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Hickory Farms’ Gluten-Free Options

If you love Hickory Farms’ products but are considering switching to a gluten-free diet, you don’t need to worry. A number of our best-loved treats are completely gluten-free.

Fruit fans on a gluten-free diet will be excited to find out that they can still enjoy a number of our fresh fruit baskets, such as our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box, as well as our Hickory Farms Dried Fruit Collection, featuring dried apricots, pears, plums, and mango.

If you love meat, Hickory Farms has you covered. Try our Spiral Sliced HoneyGold Ham or our brand new Dry Aged Salami.

HoneyGold Ham from Hickory Farms

For those of you who are concerned that you won’t be able to satisfy your sweet tooth on a gluten-free diet, you will be relieved to hear that we offer three gluten-free sweet treats: our Famously Thin Peanut Brittle, Mini Melt Aways, and Peppermint Snow Mints.

Embrace a healthy gluten-free diet without having to give up your favorite treats by bringing home these delicious Hickory Farms gluten-free snacks.