Pumpkin is the star of fall (or pumpkin-spice if you want to be specific) and peppermint is celebrated come Christmastime (candy cane, anyone?) but beyond watermelon and booze, we’ve never really had an official snack of summer…until now that is.
If you’re familiar with BermyFresh, you know that the Wellbottom-based farm, owned an operated by Scott Tucker, longtime photographer and t-shirt designer and printer. Tucker embarked on building a vertical farm in his warehouse back in 2015 and has since produced thousands of pounds of microgreens, shoots, sprouts, herbs and mushrooms, selling to restaurants and supermarkets island-wide. After the success of his homegrown products, BermyFresh embarked on creating the freshest, tastiest, most favourful homemade hummus ever, and, well, a best seller was born.
Today BermyFresh has a range of 16 flavours of hummus and…. drum roll… just in time for summer, they have released 3 NEW flavors that we recommend getting your hands on before they sell out.
So without further ado, we introduce the ultimate, most delicious, best-ever summertime snack… Dig in!
1. Jalapeno Popper
Inspired by the pub classic of the same name, BermyFresh’s Jalapeño Popper is not for the weakly taste-budded (she’s hot ya’ll!) and pairs perfectly well with a large dollop of sour cream on top! Scoop it all up with Nacho Doritos and you’ve got yourself a winning combination.
Can’t travel due to COVID? Dip into Dukka and be transported to Marrakech and the golden sands of North Africa. Heavy in spices and bold in flavor, Dukka is great with a hearty chip or cracker, delicious when spread on pita bread and as a dip for a vegetable crudité.
3. Chipotle Garlic
If you love Tex-Mex, this one’s for you! Deliciously versatile, with south of the border flavors, Chipotle Garlic can be used on salads, tacos, fajitas, and is absolutely divine as a base for seared strip steak.
Building the ULTIMATE BermyFresh Charcuterie
While charcuterie (pronounced shar-COO-tur-ree) technically refers only to a selection of cold cooked meats, it’s usually inclusive of a broad supporting cast of cheeses, spreads, crackers, nuts, and produce. The best aspect of charcuterie boards is the flexibility they afford: Scale portions up or down depending on the number of guests, adjust ingredients for dietary needs and preferences, or shop for foods within a specific color palette or region.
Step 1: Add Structure
Fill small bowls with different flavors of BermyFresh hummus and place them at different spots on your board. Fill additional bowls with a variety of nuts, gherkins, olives and honey – place on board.
Step 2: Add Meats and Cheeses
First, lay down the cheeses, arranging them around the board while leaving space for slicing and scooping. You can use whichever varieties of cheeses you prefer but Brie, blue cheese, aged cheddar and goats cheese are always good picks. Next, add your meat – prosciutto, Italian salami and American salami are most popular for a charcuterie. It’s okay if the meats and cheeses are touching, they’re meant to be enjoyed together.
Step 3: Add Crackers
Add two or three stacks of crackers or pita breads to the spread. You can let them topple over and look a bit messy, it’s not supposed to look perfect.
Step 4: Add Fruits, Veggies and Herbs
This is the final step! Fill gaps with whole radishes, sliced figs, grapes, apricots, cherries, fresh thyme, basil and cherry tomatoes to decorate your board but also add extra flavors and textures. And that’s it: dig in!
Where to Find BermyFresh’s New Hummus Flavours
- Lindo’s Devonshire: In the organic fruit and vegetable section, adjacent to the pre-packaged lettuces
- Lindo’s Warwick: In the refrigerated section of the fruit and vegetable aisle, on the left-hand side
- The SuperMart: In the refridgerated fruit aisle, adjacent to the pre-packaged lettuces
- Miles Market: Below the strawberries in the refrigerated fruit and vegetable aisle
- Harrington Hundreds: In the pre-packaged fruit and vegetable section, along the lower shelves
- The MarketPlace: Where you’d expect to find all the vegan products… in the meat department.