Copycat Bubba Gump Far Out Dip

This is not your usual spinach dip. Not even close. Not by a mile. This copycat Bubba Gump Far Out dip is flat-out amazing. So many great flavors, all in each and every bite. Ooey-gooey cheese. Crispy vegetables. This dip doesn’t weigh you down. Even though this dip is not thin, it’s still light and very delicious. You’ll want more and more. So, make a double batch or more, specially if you’re taking it to a get-together.

Copycat Bubba Gump Far Out Dip

Drain Those Artichokes!

Make sure you drain your artichokes well before making this copycat Bubba Gump Far Out dip. This dip is on the thick side and it needs to stay that way. If you don’t drain the artichokes the dip will end up runny. Served hot, each bite of this dip delivers on taste and creaminess. We’ve eaten at several Bubba Gump restaurants. If we’re in the mood for an appetizer, this is eat. Well, ok, some times I get a shrimp appetizer, but I mean… it’s Bubba Gump, you have to get shrimp!

Copycat Bubba Gump Far Out Dip
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Copycat Bubba Gump Far Out Dip

A fantastic twist on spinach dip!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 58kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 9" x 9" baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Combine all ingredients except for the chips and crackers in a large bowl. Mix well. Transfer to the baking pan and cover with foil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Hot Broccoli Dip

This hot broccoli dip fit into my plans perfectly. I needed a dip for a family get-together, and I needed a big batch of it to boot. I figured if I was going to have leftovers I had better make a dip that I could use for other than a dip. This dip is more than a dip. It’s also absolutely fantastic (maybe, just maybe, more fantastic than when used as a dip) on baked potatoes.

Hot Broccoli Dip

Great As A Dip. Great On Baked Taters, Too!

This hot broccoli dip was a big hit at our get-together. I’d make it again, and make a little extra for baked potatoes. If you’re serving it as a dip, serve with celery, carrots, crackers or thick chips, such as Fritos Scoops. Wimpy chips need not apply!

Also try my pizza dip.

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Hot Broccoli Dip

This hot broccoli dip fit into my plans perfectly. I needed a dip for a family get-together, and I needed a big batch of it to boot.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 419kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 head broccoli
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 8 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 1 1 ounce Ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 16 ounce sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Crumble or chop fine.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cut the broccoli florets off the head. Add to the boiling water and let boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Chop into small pieces.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Spray a 9″ x 9″ baking dish with non-stick spray. Add the dip mixture and spread out evenly. Cover and bake for 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly,

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 639mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1530IU | Vitamin C: 136mg | Calcium: 481mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Queso Dip

This is how you kick up your standard queso dip. Add in some Buffalo wing-inspired flavors and you’ve got a hit. I certainly can’t get enough of it. Lightly spicy, creamy, with a hint of smokiness (I used fire-roasted tomatoes), it’s a fantastic dip to serve along my other favorite appetizer, Buffalo wings! We made this Buffalo Queso dip for the Superbowl and it was perfect!

Buffalo Queso Dip

Ole For Great Queso!

Feel free to make a few tweaks to this recipe for Buffalo Queso dip to suit your tastes. Substitute chopped (drained) green chiles for the pepper. Instead of regular Velveeta substitute Mexican or even Queso Blanco. This recipe doubles or even triples easily, making it great for a crowd!

I always have Cholula hot sauce on hand so that’s what I used. I have different flavors so I can make this dip to my tastes!

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Buffalo Queso Dip

This is how you kick up your standard queso dip.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo, cheesy, dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 87kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can diced tomatoes fire-roasted adds more flavor, drain well
  • 1 cup Velveeta cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • ¼ cup green pepper finely chopped

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small slow cooker sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Heat on high for 2 hours, stirring often, until cheese is melted. Reduce heat to warm and serve.
  • You can also bake this dip in a small baking dish at 375 F for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Rio Grande Dip

I absolutely loved this dip. Almost all of my favorite flavors were in each bite. Italian sausage, onion, refried black beans (if you haven’t tried refried black beans, you should because they are great!), spicy tomato salsa, green chiles, and of course, cheese. Now, I didn’t go crazy with the cheese as I normally would in a dip like this Rio Grande dip. Nope, I love all of the ingredients so much that I wanted each to be represented. No hiding under the cheese!

Rio Grande Dip

A Totally Different Dip Experience

I found it interesting that the original recipe used Italian sausage. That’s what I used, and I loved it. It does seem that for a more southwestern angle, you might want to use Mexican chorizo or just ground beef. But no matter which you use, this Rio Grande dip is a winner.

I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make this dip and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!

Oh, and I would highly recommend making a double batch. This dip makes an excellent topping for nachos, hot dogs, or even baked potatoes. It’s good stuff!

Also try my pizza dip.

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Rio Grande Dip

I didn’t go crazy with the cheese as I normally would in a dip like this Rio Grande dip. Nope, I love all of the ingredients so much that I wanted each to be represented. No hiding under the cheese!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword dip, southwestern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 97kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ pound Italian sausage I used hot, but you can also substitute Mexican chorizo
  • ½ cup sweet onion finely chopped
  • 2 15 ounce refried black beans
  • 1 ½ cups salsa
  • 1 4 ounce fire-roasted diced green chiles un-drained
  • 1 ½ cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded, plus more for garnish
  • cilantro chopped, for garnish
  • Tortilla or corn chips for serving

Instructions

  • Crumble the sausage into a large skillet or Dutch oven and brown over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the beans, salsa, and chile peppers. Stir. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add in the cheese and reduce heat to low. Stir to melt.
  • Serve with chips, garnished with more cheese and chopped cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Beef Enchilada Dip

It’s ok if after you make this beef enchilada dip you decide to put down your tortilla chip and grab a spoon and eat it just like chili. I’m not going to blame you one single bit. The enchilada sauce has that great southwestern spiciness to it. Adding some ground beef and toppings make it not only a great dip but also a great chili. The beef mixture is also great on corn or flour tortillas, or served on taco shells.

Beef Enchilada Dip

A Different Kind Of Dip

I used my fire-roasted enchilada sauce when I made this dip. The char flavor comes thru, making the tomato sauce oh so much better. I often find myself substituting fire-roasted versions of peppers and tomatoes in recipes. Specially when the recipes call for chiles or jalapenos. You can use canned sauce, also.

I like to use my good ole trusty Dutch oven to make this dip and pretty much darned near anything like it on my stovetop. It’s nice and big and sturdy. That extra weight helps it maintain and distribute heat perfectly. As an added bonus, it’s actually pretty easy to clean up too!

I also like to top my beef enchilada dip with some green enchilada sauce.

Beef Enchilada Dip
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Beef Enchilada Dip

It’s ok if after you make this beef enchilada dip you decide to put down your tortilla chip and grab a spoon and eat it like chili. I’m not going to blame you one single bit. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword dip, southwestern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 286kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce I used my fire-roasted enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups cheese grated . Monterey Jack or cheddar cheeses work best
  • sour cream for garnish
  • pickled jalapenos diced, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Drain most of the fat and add the onion and cook until just tender.
  • Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Stir in the enchilada sauce.
  • Sprinkle with the cheese..
  • Cover and wait until the cheese melts, 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve topped with sour cream and diced jalalpenos, with chips for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Salami Chips with White Bean Dip

Salami chips with a white bean dip are a dangerously tempting thing. Crunchy meaty yummy. It’d be difficult to make them even taste even better, but you can by serving them with a roasted garlic white bean dip. The creamy dip (almost like a hummus) compliments the salami perfectly. This makes for a great easy appetizer or snack for the big game. Whomever said that you can’t have a super-meaty appetizer was wrong. Actually, I don’t know if anyone ever said that. Someone probably did at some point. And they were wrong!

Salami Chips with White Bean Dip

Remove The Casing

Most grocery stores sell a variety of different styles of salami. Grab a few different flavors and mix them up on the plate of salami chips with white bean dip. Many salamis have a very thick casing, which not all people enjoy. You can remove it quite easily after slicing the salami thin. I just use a small pairing knife to get it started then pull it off with my fingers.

I like my dip to be fairly smooth but not creamy. If you like yours to be smoother, just process it a bit longer in your food processor. Don’t go crazy. Process just a bit at a time. Remember you can process it longer, but you can’t un-process it!

Also try my smoked glazed salami.

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Salami Chips with White Bean Dip

Salami chips with a white bean dip are a dangerously tempting thing. Crunchy meaty yummy. It’d be difficult to make them even better, but you can by serving them with a roasted garlic white bean dip.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, dip, salami
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 138kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the white bean dip

For the salami chips

  • 4 ounces salami sliced thin

Instructions

For the white bean dip

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 F.
  • Cut top off the garlic and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil.
  • Wrap in foil and place in oven for 40-45 minutes or until soft.
  • Remove and let cool slightly.
  • Squeeze garlic from the cloves and add to a food processor.
  • Add remaining ingredients and puree until smooth. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.
  • Serve with the salami chips.

For the salami chips

  • Place salami on a parchment-lined baking sheet or on a rack over a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-15 or until starting to crisp and curl at the edges.
  • Remove and let cool and crisp more.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

My wife and I recently visited Scotty’s Brewhouse, in West Lafayette, Indiana (which sadly, is now closed). Before dinner we decided to try an appetizer, the 7 Tidals Buffalo chicken dip. One bite in and we both agreed that I had to make the same dip at home. My version is close, very close. And it’s crazy good. Not terribly hot or spicy, just right actually.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Blue Cheese. Or Not.

To match Scotty’s Buffalo chicken dip you’ll want to also add a few small crumbles of blue cheese to the cream cheese mixture. We found the dip to be fantastic without it. You can also substitute a blue cheese dressing for the Ranch for more blue cheese flavor. And for extra kick, add a few drops (ok, more than a few drops) of hot sauce to the Frank’s wing sauce.

Also try my Buffalo wing hummus, Buffalo queso dip (oh yes!) and my beef enchilada dip (yum!).

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Crazy good. Not terribly hot or spicy, just right actually.
Course Appetiser
Cuisine American
Keyword Buffalo, chicken, dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 246kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts boneless skinless, 1 very large breast or 2 medium
  • 12 ounce Frank’s RedHot Sauce
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing the better the dressing the better the dip will be
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • ½ cup extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • Tortilla chips celery sticks, carrots, for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375.
  • Spray a 9″ x 9″ baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add the chicken and poach until cooked, 10-15 minutes depending on how thick the chicken is.
  • Remove and let cool slightly then shred with a fork.
  • Transfer chicken to a large bowl and add the entire bottle of wing sauce. Stir to combine well.
  • Pour the chicken into the baking dish and spread out evenly.
  • Add the cream cheese and Ranch dressing to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the cheese is melted, then whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the cheese mixture over the chicken and spread out evenly.
  • Sprinkle top with the celery.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle top with cheese and bake another 10 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • Remove and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Smoked Onion Dip

Wow. I’ve always been a fan of Vidalia onions. I load up on them while they are available (for a short time) here in Indiana. I often grill them, but smoking them was a bit new to me. It’s certainly easy to do. Just cut them in half and toss them on the smoker for an hour or so until they’re as smoky as you want them. Done.

This recipe takes those wonderful smoked sweet onions and makes them into a fantastic dip. A bit of smoky flavor, a little onion bite, and lots of creamy goodness. It’s a thicker dip, so don’t reach for some wimpy thin chips that aren’t going to handle the load. I used bagel chips. The combination was perfect.

Smoked Onion Dip

I smoked the onions on my Weber Smokey Mountain smoker since I already had it going, cooking some pork belly for bacon. The onions only take a little while to cook, freeing up the smoker for other good things.

Smoked Onions

What Do You Do With Smoked Onions?

This recipe comes from The Elk, a bar/restaurant in Spokane, Washington. The original version is used as a dipping sauce for chicken. I decided to use it as a chip dip. And what goes great with smoked onion dip? Yep, you guess it. Smoked potato chips.

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 grilled (or smoked) queso dip.

Smoked Onion Dip
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Smoked Onion Dip

This recipe takes those wonderful smoked sweet onions and makes them into a fantastic dip. A bit of smoky flavor, a little onion bite, and lots of creamy goodness. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword dip, onion, smoked
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 479kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place onion halves on a smoker and smoke at 225 F for 1-2 hours or until the desired smokiness is achieved (Just cut a piece off and try it. It’s delicious!)
  • Let onions cool then chop roughly and place into a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • In a large bowl combine the pureed onions and the remaining ingredients, adding more salt if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 859mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Mexican Bean Dip on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I love a spicy bean dip. Served up with a big ole bowl of warmed tortilla chips. Melted cheese, refried beans, spicy sausage, and lots of heat. I made this Mexican bean dip on the Char-Broil Big Easy in no time at all. You can make it in your oven too, just as easily. But making it outdoors is so much more fun!

This dip is not shy on heat. You can tone it back by using regular chorizo instead of hot (or substitute ground beef or sausage) and skipping the jalapenos.

Mexican Bean Dip on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Easy Clean-Up

Disposable mini meatloaf pans are great for cooking up dishes like this Mexican Bean Dip on the Char-Broil Big Easy. You can fit 4 of them on the cooker at once if you use the Big Easy Bunk Bed basket. That’s enough to feed a small crowd for sure.

Love your Big Easy as much I love mine? Check out my Big Easy Add-Ons page and my free Big Easy eCookbook!

Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.

Mexican Bean Dip on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Mexican Bean Dip on the Char-Broil Big Easy

I made this Mexican bean dip in no time at all. You can make it in your oven too, just as easily.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Big Easy, Char-Broil, dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 122kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Crumble the sausage into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until almost done.
  • Add the onion and garlic and continue cooking until the meat is done.
  • Stir in the beans, cumin and oregano. Remove from heat.
  • Fire up your Big Easy (or preheat your oven to 350 F if cooking in the oven).
  • Divide the meat mixture between the pans.
  • Divide the hot jalapenos and taco sauce between the pans.
  • Place into the Big Easy or oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add cheese to the tops of the dips and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • Top with olives and green onion and serve with warm tortilla chips.

Notes

If cooking in the oven use a 9″ x 9″ baking dish instead of the aluminum pans.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Blue Cheese Dip

This is a slight variation on my used-to-be-favorite wing dipping sauce. Now I love them both. The other version has a little kick thanks to Cholula hot sauce. This recipe for blue cheese dip is creamier and more blue cheesy, with a little green onion bite. It also works great on more than just chicken wings. But, it was perfect for cooling me off after a few bites of my scary hot wings.

Blue Cheese Dip

A Great Dip For Everything

Unlike some recipes for blue cheese dip, this one does not include lemon juice. Lemon juice can break down the sour cream so you have to use the dip that day. This version will last for a while in the fridge, so no need to rush! Although, honestly, it’s not going to last a day so maybe a little lemon juice wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all!

I made a big ole batch of this crazy good dip and served it with some homemade Buffalo Wild Wings teriyaki chicken wings and a basket of deep fried jalapeno bottle caps.

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.

There were no leftovers.

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Blue Cheese Dip

A fantastic dip for everything from chicken wings to deep fried jalapeno bottle caps.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword blue cheese, dip
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 cup
Calories 860kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Whisk together the sour cream, mayo, salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Gently fold in the blue cheese and green onions.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 860kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 3723mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1772IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 529mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.