review: terra chips & giveaway!

Blue potato chips need more than just your run of the mill Dean’s French Onion Dip. No offense Dean’s, but they need something with a little more depth, something with a little more class and definitely something with a little more flavor. They need caramelized leek dip.

I usually find potato chips on the boring side. But when eaten with this dip, I had to practice my potato-eating self constraint, they are extra thick and crunchy – which in my world means they are just begging to be dipped. Terra also has an Exotic Harvest variety of chips with carrots, kabocha squash and blue potatoes that I enjoy – anything but boring. Now squash in a chip form doesn’t mean it’s healthy, but you know my food philosophy, there is room for every food in a balanced diet, chips included. :)

Caramelized Leek Dip - makes about 1 1/2 cups

  • 1 cup sliced leeks
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • green onions for garnish

Heat pan and 2 tsp olive oil over medium heat. When hot add leeks and cook for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Pour balsamic vinegar into pan and stir frequently until all liquid has evaporated, another 2-3 minutes.

Stir leek mixture and dijon mustard into sour cream, seasoning salt and pepper to taste.

Let chill for at least 30 minutes. Spread a spoonful onto chip and garnish with a few green onion slices.

Want to try out this dip with your own Terra Chips? Terra Chips is sending one reader a Fire up the Flavor Prize Pack which includes four bags of TERRA Chips, TERRA coupons, a martini glass inspired serving bowl and printed Summer Entertaining Guide.

Ways to enter:

  • Leave a comment about how you want to eat your chips (plain, with a dip, etc.) or your favorite Terra variety
  • Tweet about the give-away (including @nutritionisteat) and then leave an additional comment letting me know you did so
  • Subscribe to my blog and leave me a message letting me know you did so

I will randomly choose a winner on August 15th. Good Luck!

Edited to Add:

Congratulations #17 : Kristin - Send me your mailing address!

“I think the Crinkles jalapeno chili blue potato chips sound amazing and I would pair them with either homemade guac or salsa!”

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I would definitely eat my terra chiips with a dip. Maybe a spinach or artichoke dip… or better yet, a spinach artichoke dip!

  2. Beth says

    I would definitely eat them with dip. Maybe something with some crab or something lighter like cucumber and dill.

  3. says

    You are so dang creative!! I definitely tend to favor salsas with my chips, although I can see these are not your run of the mill Tostitos. ;) I could step it up a bit with homemade pico de gallo, or better yet, take some home from the restaurant!! Honestly, I could eat our salsa with a spoon and a smile.

  4. says

    I gotta say, the dip really sold me on Terra Chips. I’ve tried them before and definitely like them but I’m really looking forward to trying your recipe, it sounds so good! (How much longer til’ lunch today?)

  5. says

    OOoooo that DIP! I used to make a caramelized onion dip from Ina Garten ALL.THE.TIME! Onion dip takes me back to my childhood :) however, if its corn chips we are talking about, I think I could LIVE off of chips & salsa.

  6. Kristin says

    I think the Crinkles jalapeno chili blue potato chips sound amazing and I would pair them with either homemade guac or salsa!

  7. says

    I’m a huge dip girl. I’ve even had a dip dinner and no its not the same as fondue, its all about cold dips. Yum. So my choice for how I would eat chips is obvious with dip! Caramelized Leek Dip sounds fabulous, I really wish my boyfriend liked dips. But sometimes I’ve got to be selfish. This weekend might be one of those times. :)

  8. says

    I want to eat mine with that ridiculous leek dip! Sounds out of this world. Anything with “caramelized” in the title is gonna win big in my book…

  9. says

    I’m one of those people who could really live without potato chips. I’m not a salty-craver. However, I do love these creative veggie chips. I got hooked on cassava chips in Brazil and Terra does some similar things. I would be eating them with this dip. That sounds delicious!

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