October 20, 2023

Raisin the Flavor: 5 Wholesome Fall Recipes with California Raisins

Are you looking for some delicious fall recipes using some of the season's favorite ingredients? Keep reading to discover five wholesome fall recipes that feature California Raisins as a star ingredient.

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Autumn is in full swing, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to indulge in some delicious and wholesome recipes that are sure to warm your heart and soul. Get ready for your seasonal dose of cinnamon and nutmeg and warm-colored variety of fruits and veggies. Looking for a delicious and easy way to add some natural sweetness and depth of flavor to your dishes? Our not-so-secret tip is a handful of California Raisins. These little gems are versatile and can be used in a variety of sweet, savory, and seasonally spiced dishes. Keep scrolling for five wholesome fall recipes featuring California Raisins.

Raisin Saffron Chicken with Taboulé

Spice up your next dinner with the Raisin Saffron Chicken. At the heart of this culinary creation is a way too underrated ingredient: California Raisins! Tender oriental chicken is generously stuffed with a luscious raisin-saffron filling, infusing each bite with a delightful blend of sweetness and spice. To elevate the dish further, this dish is drizzled with a mouth-watering raisin-caramel sauce, creating a harmonious fusion of flavors that will leave you craving more. The dish finds its perfect companion in a refreshing bulgur taboulé, a light and zesty salad that balances the richness of the chicken beautifully. Curated by food stylist Jules, this yummy recipe promises to redefine your love for raisins in savory dishes.

Vegan Raisin Falafel Bowl

Raisins in falafel? Yes, yes and yes again! It is no secret that raisins are a beloved ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes. Their sweet and chewy nature complements the savory flavors of the main ingredients. This vegan-friendly falafel bowl proves it!

Get ready to indulge in a beautiful bowl of your favorite salad, vegetables, chickpea hummus, and of course, crispy falafel balls. California Raisins are an absolute game changer, try it out!

Loaded Raisin Walnut Hummus with Laffa Bread

If you’re loving the falafel, then get ready to elevate your homemade hummus! Get a little fancy with your oriental chickpea cream by adding some sweet raisin paste and roasted walnuts. This flavorful variation of hummus is definitely worth a try! Serve with falafel, pita or in this case, some warm laffa bread. The Middle Eastern flatbread, known as laffa bread, is soft, chewy, and slightly blistered, making it perfect for wrapping around falafels, grilled meats, fresh veggies, or dipping into a bowl of freshly mixed hummus.

Spooky Mini Pumpkins

The fall season calls for some Halloween-themed recipes. Get crafty and creative with these Spooky Mini Pumpkins, where we fearlessly embrace the charm of California Raisins and make them a key ingredient in the minced meat filling. These little pumpkins make the perfect spooky vessels, transforming into delightfully flavorful jack-o’-lanterns. Get into the Halloween spirit and give it a try – if you dare – for a hauntingly delicious encounter with this playful and flavorful pumpkin dish!

Raisin Tartlets with Vanilla Cream

Last, but not least, something sweet. Indulge in a delightful finale with these Raisin Tartlets with Vanilla Cream – a dessert that captures the essence of sweetness in every bite. Harnessing the natural allure of California Raisins, these charming tartlets comprise of three parts: a delicious raisin caramel, a buttery shortcrust pastry, and a creamy vanilla custard.