Garlic Herb Sous Vide Potatoes

I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve made these garlic herb sous vide potatoes in the last week or two. The weather has been nice and that meant grilling. I was looking for an easy side. Now, I didn’t make these potatoes on the grill, but I did finish them there. You can finish them in a skillet on the stovetop too. Either way, they’re packed with a wonderful garlic and herb flavors. The potatoes are cooked perfectly. They’re velvety creamy inside. Finishing them off over high heat adds a nice crunchy layer. These potatoes make for a great side dish.

Garlic Herb Sous Vide Potatoes

As written, the amounts of dried herbs used infuse a good amount of flavor into these garlic herb sous vide potatoes. We like our potatoes to pack flavor. If you’re a little on the ‘less is more’ side when it comes to dried herbs, I’d suggest using slightly less thyme and oregano. You can change your mind and add a bit more when you are browning the potatoes after they’re cooked.

If you prefer to finish the potatoes on a grill, just use a cast iron skillet or griddle over direct high heat.

I use an Anova sous vide cooker. It’s my immersion circulator workhorse!
Garlic Herb Sous Vide Potatoes
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Garlic Herb Sous Vide Potatoes

The best, creamy delicious potatoes!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword poatoes, sous vide
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 91kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill a container with water. Add your immersion circulator and set the temperature to 190 F.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the potatoes by washing and then cutting into 1" cubes.
  • Place potatoes into a large bowl. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of the oil.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining ingredients (minus the remaining oil).
  • Toss gently to coat well and evenly.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a vacuum bag. Spread them out in one layer. Use more than one bag if you have to. Seal.
  • Place bags in pre-heated water for 1 hour.
  • Remove bag from water. Open the bag and pour the potatoes into a large bowl. Dab lightly with a paper towel to remove and excess moisture.
  • Heat the last 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the potatoes and let brown on one side, 2-4 minutes. Gently flip the potatoes and brown on the other side.
  • Remove and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Quick Fix Strawberry Sugar Cookies

I was trying to make vampire sugar cookies. They look like regular ole sugar cookies but with two holes that make it look like a vampire took a bite out of them. Well, that failed, but that failure ended up tasting fantastic and being a big hit at my wife’s office. Heck, these quick fix strawberry sugar cookies are so good that I made them twice in two weeks. And truth is, they are scary easy to make.

Quick Fix Strawberry Sugar Cookies

I opted for strawberry jam when I made these quick fix strawberry sugar cookies, but you could use anything you’d like. I think thicker is better so that the middles aren’t too terribly soggy. And don’t put too much of whatever you use on them. They won’t seal well and you’ll have ‘blowouts’. Why did I pick strawberry jam? Well, because it’s my favorite! That and grape.

I’m also contemplating doing a mix of jams. A little grape, a little raspberry, a little strawberry, etc. I think that’d look great on a plate at Thanksgiving or Christmas. I could put a few of each flavor in fru-fru decorative cookie boxes and give them out as gifts!

Also try my homemade gummy bears!

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Quick Fix Strawberry Sugar Cookies

Heck, these quick fix strawberry sugar cookies are so good that I made them twice in two weeks. And truth is, they are scary easy to make.
Course Treat
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 127kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Open the dough and cut into 1/4″ thick rounds (half the thickness you would for normal sugar cookies).
  • Place half of the rounds on a baking sheet.
  • Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of jam or jelly into the center of each round.
  • Place remaining dough rounds on top, very gently pressing down on the edges. Do not press hard or the dough will crumble.
  • Bake 14-18 minutes or until the edges just turn golden.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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Quick Fix Garlic Ginger Teriyaki Potato Chips

I make a lot of quick fix potato chips. They’re easy like the name implies. Just heat up some chips to get the oils out, and season. Because I usually have a ton of wing and BBQ seasonings on hand, they are my usual go-to for chips. That’s where these quick fix garlic ginger teriyaki potato chips came from. These are decidedly different than anything you’ll find at the store. They’re the Asian-inspired chips you wish you could find on the aisles, but fortunately, they’re easy enough to make at home.

Quick Fix Garlic Ginger Teriyaki Potato Chips

The seasoning for my quick fix garlic ginger teriyaki potato chips comes from Croix Valley Foods. It’s a quality, flavor packed mix that is great on pretty much anything. It has just the right amount of ginger flavor. With a hint of garlic. And a good dose (the right amount too!) of teriyaki flavor. For something different, you can’t beat these chips! I certainly couldn’t stop eating them!

So how much seasoning should you put on your chips? Well, it’s up to you of course. I like to start with 1/2 tablespoon. I get the chips coated and take a taste. It’s easy to add more seasoning. But, it’s rather hard to take it away.

Quick Fix Garlic Ginger Teriyaki Potato Chips
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Quick Fix Garlic Ginger Teriyaki Potato Chips

For something different, you can't beat these chips!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword potato chips, quick fix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 452kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 275 F.
  • Spread chips out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. You should see that the oils in the chips have come to the surface.
  • Gently transfer chips to a large bowl and sprinkle with the seasoning. Use a spatula to carefully stir to coat.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 1020mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Peppered Shrimp using Sous Vide

Perfectly cooked shrimp. Fantastic, flavorful dipping sauce. What else could you ask for? These peppered shrimp, cooked using sous vide, didn’t last long at all around here. Nice and peppery, the shrimp are super tasty. The sauce is buttery and herbaceous. You might have a bit of the sauce left over, so serve the shrimp with some grilled or toasted bread for soppin’.

Peppered Shrimp using Sous Vide

I searched and searched my pantry and could not find allspice berries. Then it struck me! There’s allspice berries in pickling spice! Boom! So I just picked a few out and off I went to make my sous vide peppered shrimp. If you don’t have any allspice berries, don’t fret. The shrimp will still be great. And peppery.

I use an Anova sous vide cooker. It’s my immersion circulator workhorse!
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Peppered Shrimp using Sous Vide

If you don't have any allspice berries, don't fret. The shrimp will still be great. And peppery.
Course Appetizer or Main
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp, sous vide
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 62kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Set up your immersion circulator for 140 F.
  • Toss shrimp with the salt in a large bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper, lemon juice, basil, oregano and cayenne. Whisk together and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the butter, 1 pat at a time, whisking until melted.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly before stirring in the shrimp, bay leaves and allspice.
  • Transfer to a vacuum-sealable bag and spread out evenly. Seal. NOTE: I put the bag into the fridge for 1 hour so that the liquid set up before sealing. This made it much easier to seal the bag.
  • Transfer to the immersion circulator and sous vide for 50 mins.
  • Remove and open bag. Transfer liquid to a bowl for dipping. Serve shrimp garnished with sliced green onion.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 194IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Quick Fix Mango Chile-Lime Potato Chips

The only even remotely tropical-flavored chip I’ve ever had is Maui onion. These quick fix mango chile-lime potato chips put those to shame. These chips are decidedly fruity, with a good hint of heat. They also have just a touch of citrus. They’re different in a very good way. The seasoning I used (from Pepper Palace my favorite hot-sauce store!) was original intended for wings or shrimp, but it is just as amazing on chips.

Quick Fix Mango Chile-Lime Potato Chips

My quick fix mango chile-lime potato chips take only minutes to make. You end up with great-tasting chips that are seasoned YOUR WAY. My goodness, is there nothing worse that getting a bag of “The best chips you’ve ever had!” chips home only to find that half the chips don’t have enough seasoning. Or any seasoning for that matter. Well, you can go right ahead and season the heck out of them now. Any way you want. Do it.

Not that I mean to over-stress it, but I will mention you don’t need any fancy fru-fru chips for this recipe. In fact, I’d stay away from them. You want wavy chips, preferably. And frankly, you want chips that are a bit oily. Yep. Once heated, the chips will release that oil and that’s what you need to get the seasonings stuck on there good!

Also try my quick fix garlic Parmesan potato chips and my delicious garlic ginger teriyaki chips!

Quick Fix Mango Chile-Lime Potato Chips
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Quick Fix Mango Chile-Lime Potato Chips

You don't need to grab the expensive chips when you make quick fix Mango Chile-Lime potato chips.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword potato chips, quick fix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 452kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 275 F.
  • Spread chips out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. You should see that the oils in the chips have come to the surface.
  • Gently transfer chips to a large bowl and sprinkle with the seasoning. Use a spatula to carefully stir to coat.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 1020mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Quick Fix BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

If you didn’t think pre-cooked chicken nuggets or popcorn chicken could end up anywhere but dipped in a sauce, these quick fix BBQ chicken sandwiches will change your mind in a single bite. First, they definitely pass my ‘messy test’. Any good sandwich, burger, whatever you pick up to eat, has to be messy. Second, hey, it looks great! And of course last, but not least, it’s packed with delicious flavors. Crunchy slaw, tangy BBQ sauce, vinegary pickles, aged cheese and of course, chicken, all come together in a great, easy sandwich!

Quick Fix BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

I wouldn’t really change anything about these quick fix BBQ chicken sandwiches. I could eat them every day of the week. If I get bored with them (something that seems highly unlikely) I just use a different BBQ sauce. Maybe on Monday I feel like a little sweet. Maybe make it a bit spicier each day. By Friday, I’m all over the super spicy smoked habanero BBQ sauce! But the rest of the ingredients stay untouched, unchanged. As simple as they are, these are great sandwiches.

I recently discovered Blue Plate mayonnaise, which I think is the best around. If you can’t find it locally you can pick it up online for a fair price.

Also try my smoked BBQ chicken sandwiches. They’re not quite as easy to make, but like these sandwiches, they taste absolutely amazing!

Quick Fix BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
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Quick Fix BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

If you didn’t think pre-cooked chicken nuggets or popcorn chicken could end up anywhere but dipped in a sauce, these quick fix BBQ chicken sandwiches will change your mind in a single bite.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, chicken sandwiches, quick fix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 344kcal

Ingredients

For the sandwiches

For the slaw

Instructions

For the slaw

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.

For the sandwiches

  • Place the heated chicken pieces in a large bowl. Drizzle with the BBQ sauce and toss gently to coat.
  • Toss the heated chicken with the BBQ sauce in a large bowl.
  • Assemble the sandwiches by placing cheese on the bun bottoms. Top with some of the slaw. Add the chicken and then the pickles. Top with the bun top and serve.

Notes

Nutritional values do not include the chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Sous Vide Grilled Chicken Breast

Salad week was coming. Every few weeks we switch to making salads for a while. Our favorite protein for salad is sous vide grilled chicken breast. My worst fear is that the chicken will not impress. That it’ll be chew and as dry as the desert. Well, no tough, dry chicken here. This chicken comes out crazy juicy, super tender and big-time packed with flavor. Perfect for salads, thanks to a slow cooking process using an immersion circulator. It’s also got a lightly smoky flavor with a great light char. That’s thanks to a few minutes on a hot grill.

Sous Vide Grilled Chicken Breast

I used fresh thyme sprigs when I made this sous vide grilled chicken breast. The thyme flavor isn’t over-powering (I used 2 sprigs per breast). If you want a pronounced herb flavor, add more. You can also use any other fresh herb that you like. You can also leave it out and still have wonderfully tasty chicken. Just don’t be shy with the salt and pepper. This is the time to add flavor, before it’s cooked.

I use an Anova sous vide cooker. It’s my immersion circulator workhorse!

You can use this same recipe for cooking bone-in chicken breasts instead.

Sous Vide Grilled Chicken Breast
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Sous Vide Grilled Chicken Breast

The perfect chicken for sandwiches or salads.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, sous vide
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 534kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fill a container with water. Add your immersion circulator and get the temperature to 146.5 F.
  • Brush the chicken breasts with the oil.
  • Season well with salt and pepper. Get the seasoning on all sides and don't be shy with it.
  • Transfer the chicken to a sealable vacuum bag. Add the sprigs of thyme on top.
  • Seal the bag using a vacuum sealer.
  • Transfer the bag to the heater water and cook for 1 hour.
  • Remove the bag from the water.
  • Remove the chicken. Discard the thyme and pat the chicken dry with the a paper towel.
  • Fire up your grill for direct cooking over high heat. We're not looking to cook the chicken (it's already fully cooked). We just want to get some grill marks on it and add some texture.
  • Lightly spray the chicken with non-stick spray (you could also use more olive oil if desired) and transfer to the grill. Grill for just a minute or two and rotate 90 degrees and cook another minute or two.
  • Flip and repeat on the other sides to get grill marks.
  • Remove and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 96g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 678mg | Potassium: 1701mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Quick Fix Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips

I am a big chicken wing fan. I’m always trying out new sauces and seasonings. When I tried Parmesan garlic from Croix Valley on wings, I loved it. And I also knew it’d be great on some quick fix potato chips. And, oh me, was it ever! No lightly-flavored lame-o chips here. Each and every chip is PACKED with flavor. As much flavor as you ever wanted and dreamed of! You own this! Herby. Cheesy. Garlicky. Goodness. Quick fix Parmesan garlic potato chips are a big winner.

Quick Fix Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips

There’s nothing complicated going on here. The ‘hardest’ part of making quick fix Parmesan garlic potato chips is being sure that you are nice and gentle with the chips when you toss them to coat them. Don’t be shy with the seasoning. You aren’t making store-bought, lightly seasoned, barely-tasty chips. Go big.

Not that I mean to over-stress it, but I will mention you don’t need any fancy fru-fru chips for this recipe. In fact, I’d stay away from them. You want wavy chips, preferably. And frankly, you want chips that are a bit oily. Yep. Once heated, the chips will release that oil and that’s what you need to get the seasonings stuck on there good!

Also try my quick fix desert heat potato chips. And my quick fix mango chile-lime ones too!

Quick Fix Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips
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Quick Fix Parmesan Garlic Potato Chips

You don't need to grab the expensive chips when you make quick fix Parmesan garlic potato chips.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword potato chips, quick fix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 452kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 275 F.
  • Spread chips out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. You should see that the oils in the chips have come to the surface.
  • Gently transfer chips to a large bowl and sprinkle with the seasoning. Use a spatula to carefully stir to coat.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 1020mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Quick Fix Barbecue Potato Chips

It’s happened to all of us. You buy a big ole bag of BBQ potato chips at the store. You open the bag and dive in and find… sadness. Half the chips aren’t seasoned. And the other half barely taste like BBQ. My quick fix barbecue potato chips solve this problem and will rid you of chip sadness in just 5 minutes. And it really can’t get any easier. Chips. Seasoning (which I picked up from Croix Valley Foods!) . Done. BBQ flavor on every chip. Not in hiding, either. Out front, up front and delicious!

Quick Fix Barbecue Potato Chips

Any time I make quick fix barbecue potato chips I have only one rule about the seasoning step: don’t be shy. Heck, we’re here for BBQ-flavor. Do it. And then add some more. Just be real gently tossing the chips because you don’t want to break them.

Not that I mean to over-stress it, but I will mention you don’t need any fancy fru-fru chips for this recipe. In fact, I’d stay away from them. You want wavy chips, preferably. Also, and frankly, you want chips that are a bit oily. Yep. Once heated, the chips will release that oil and that’s what you need to get the seasonings stuck on there good!

Also try my quick fix Parmesan garlic potato chips.

Quick Fix Barbecue Potato Chips
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Quick Fix Barbecue Potato Chips

You don't need to grab the expensive chips when you make quick fix barbecue potato chips.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword potato chips, quick fix
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 452kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 275 F.
  • Spread chips out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. You should see that the oils in the chips have come to the surface.
  • Gently transfer chips to a large bowl and sprinkle with the seasoning. Use a spatula to carefully stir to coat.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 1020mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Quick Fix Desert Heat Chips

I find myself being un-impressed with most store-bought ‘spicy’ potato chips. Yeah, some are spicy, but they don’t taste good. And some taste great, but they sure aren’t spicy. The solution? Make some quick fix Desert Heat potato chips. Done in minutes, spiced just like I want, these are the chips I was searching for! I owned these chips. I could put as much darned seasoning on there as I want! All I need are some chips and Buffalo Wild Wings Desert Heat Wing Seasoning!

Quick Fix Desert Heat Chips

I prefer to use wavy ruffled chips any time I make my quick fix Desert Heat potato chips. The thick chips hold up to being tossed in the seasoning. And the ridges give the seasoning more and more places to cling to, making sure I get nothing but flavor in each and every bite!

Not that I mean to over-stress it, but I will mention you don’t need any fancy fru-fru chips for this recipe. In fact, I’d stay away from them. You want wavy chips, preferably. And frankly, you want chips that are a bit oily. Yep. Once heated, the chips will release that oil and that’s what you need to get the seasonings stuck on there good!

Also try my quick fix barbecue chips.

Quick Fix Desert Heat Chips
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Quick Fix Desert Heat Chips

I prefer to use wavy ruffled chips any time I make my quick fix Desert Heat potato chips.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword potato chips, quick fix, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 452kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 275 F.
  • Spread chips out onto a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. You should see that the oils in the chips have come to the surface.
  • Gently transfer chips to a large bowl and sprinkle with the seasoning. Use a spatula to carefully stir to coat.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 1020mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.