What to Serve with Seriously Cool Wine?

What to Serve with Seriously Cool Wine?

It’s a serious question! I recently had the chance to taste some wonderful VQA wines at a friendsgiving event held at Antler in Toronto. One of my favorites from the evening was a brand of wine called Seriously Cool by Southbrook Vineyards. Not only does it have a fun, vibrant label but the wine is great too. So naturally I had to see what I could whip up in my kitchen to go with it!

Red wine is definitely my go to, especially in the fall. There is nothing I love more then cozying up with a nice glass of wine and a spread of appetizers to snack on. And this Seriously Cool Red definitely made the cut! Find out my favorite things to include in a ‘wine night’ spread including how to make cilantro hummus!

This Seriously Cool Red is smooth, medium-bodied red blend.

I think its a great choice for a wine lover like myself and even those who are new to red wine because its a blend.  Plus the price point is pretty reasonable for the quality!

What to serve with a medium-bodied red blend?

My preference is a combination of a charcuterie board + some kind of dip with crackers. The spread below includes a soft goat cheese, brie cheese, spicy calabrese salami, green olives + Triscuits and multi-grain tortilla chips to dip into this fab cilantro hummus.

MEGS CUCINA seriously cool wine

Ingredients to make cilantro hummus:

P.S I was introduced to this recipe by my good friend and fellow blogger Inspired By Nick who suggested some tweaks to the original recipe from Gwyenth Paltrow’s It’s All Easy recipe book.

1 can chickpeas, rinsed
1 handful of cilantro roughly chopped
2 tablespoons almond butter ( you can also use peanut butter or tahini)
1 garlic clove (recipe calls for two but I prefer one)
juice of half lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon curry powder (optional but highly recommended!)

How to make cilantro hummus

Combine all ingredients in a food processor with 1/4 cup of water to blend until smooth. (Might have to do it in two batches depending on how big your food processor is). You can add more lemon, cilantro, salt, olive oil or curry powder to adjust the flavors.

Also, if you aren’t a fan of cilantro – don’t knock this recipe just yet. I’ve made it for some friends who aren’t a fan of this herb and they still LOVE the hummus. I think the the other ingredients mask the strong flavor of cilantro.


megs cucina cilantro hummus

P.S. If you are a fan of white wine, check out these super easy recipe for wine refreshers by Inspired By Nick

inspired by nick wine refreshers

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