{RECIPE} Grilled Strawberry Banana Basil Empanadas

by Jillian Leslie on

Dole is running a contest on Facebook where they are asking people to submit their favorite summer recipe that is...
  • Made on a grill
  • Uses 1 cup of Dole products
  • Includes no more than 7 additional ingredients
  • Can be made in under an hour
The three people with the best recipes will be flown to LA to compete in a Dole California Cook-Off and the winner will receive $10,000!

I love a challenge, so I was happy to participate, but I wanted to come up with something  that would taste great grilled but would be a little surprising...

That's why I came up with these grilled strawberry banana basil empanadas with a touch of cayenne pepper! The bananas add sweetness, the strawberries bring tang, the basil provides earthiness, and the cayenne pepper that nice pop of heat.

I can't tell you how delicious they are. And what makes them so unique is the grilling. The slightly charred crust perfectly complements the sweet, tangy, soft, spicy insides.

These are definitely worth trying especially since they're simple to make.

To see the whole recipe, head here to Foodie.com.

Also, if you don't want to come up with a recipe but still want to be part of the contest, Dole is running a sweepstakes where the winner gets to be a Fan Judge of the Cook-Off, with a free a trip to LA and $500 in cash. Not bad...

Compensation was provided by Dole via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dole.

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