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Think Dips are just for Chips? Try these Summer Recipes (Courtesy of Bison Dairy)

1.  Bison Grilled Salmon (Servings: 4 – Prep time: 20 minutes)

Ingredients:  1/4 cup Bison Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip, 1 1/2 lb. Filet of salmon (preferably wild caught), Lemon Juice

Directions:  Preheat grill. Rinse and pat dry salmon filet. Make a shallow pan out of heavy aluminum foil pan. Cover the salmon with Bison Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip. Add a small amount of lemon juice, Place on the hot grill. Grill about 20 minutes or until salmon flakes when lightly touched. Remove from grill and serve at once.

2.  Tangy Bison Burgers (Servings: Makes 8 Burgers/Prep time: 10 minutes)

Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef (preferably grass fed beef or low fat sirloin), 1 cup Bison Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip, 1 (1 oz.) envelope dry onion soup mix, ½ cup dry bread crumbs, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, Whole grain hamburger buns.

Directions: Mix together the ground beef, Bison Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, and pepper using your hands. Preheat a grill for medium heat. Form the ground beef mixture into 8 hamburger patties. Grill the patties for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until well done.  Top with lettuce, tomato, & onions for extra flavor.

3.  Bison Chicken Wrap (Servings: 6/Prep time: 15 minutes)

Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts (preferably organic or free range),  ½ cup sliced black olives, ½ cup sliced green onion, ½ cup finely diced celery, 2/3 cup Bison Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip, ½ cup Bison Sour Cream, ½ head romaine lettuce, shredded, Flour tortillas or Whole Wheat Tortillas

Directions: Grill chicken breasts and dice into small pieces. In a large bowl, combine grilled chicken, olives, green onions, and celery. Toss. In a medium bowl, whisk together Bison Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip and Bison Sour Cream. Pour over chicken mixture. Toss to mix. Place shredded lettuce down center of tortilla. Top with chicken mixture. Fold over ¼ bottom of tortilla. Fold over one side of tortilla. Roll over top of tortilla. Add diced tomatoes, sprouts, & avocado for extra flavor.

* For low-fat recipes, substitute light sour cream or light dip.  If you’d like to feature your local product in a recipe for “Chew on This,” e-mail Judy@Artvoice.com