RECIPES

Check out our collection of unique and delicious recipes created by our Founder, Kristbjorg Johnson. Using Sweet Viking relishes of course ; )

NEWEST RECIPES

Comfort Salad

Comfort Salad

Ok, so you may be reading this and thinking--no, these two words do not belong together. And normally I would agree with you, but this is the exception to the rule. Bonus--it’s absurdly easy to make and addictively delicious--thank goodness,...

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Tuna Melties

Tuna Melties

Clearly I like to have fun in the kitchen (what kind of madwoman plays with candied jalapeños anyways??). I’ve been inspired this year by delicious and easy to make--I see so many gorgeous recipes on Pinterest and Instagram that look...

read more
“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

This is really more of a concept than an actual recipe--I’m going to break down the process and then show the ingredients I used in each of the “calzones” I made. I will continue to put “calzone/pizza” in quotation marks because I would like to...

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SNACKS & APPETIZERS

“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

This is really more of a concept than an actual recipe--I’m going to break down the process and then show the ingredients I used in each of the “calzones” I made. I will continue to put “calzone/pizza” in quotation marks because I would like to...

Chicken Valhalla

Chicken Valhalla

So I’m not going to lie--this recipe started as a “let’s see what happens,” and it ended up being one of the most glorious chicken dishes to ever grace my kitchen.  Glorious because it’s delicious--it’s also easy to throw together and incredibly...

Bean Dip

Bean Dip

This has become my new go-to for dips and spreads. It’s three ingredients and so easy it should be illegal (so let’s keep this between us just in case). This is so great with some tortilla chips as a chip dip, but if you can manage to not eat the...

A Pasta Salad

A Pasta Salad

Listen, I love a terrible pun, I really do. But I sat and the only pasta puns I could come up with were so absolutely atrocious, it wouldn't be right to subject anyone to that.   Conversely, I decided to go with a "to the point" title, as it is in...

Drunken Viking Beer Cheese

Drunken Viking Beer Cheese

I mean, beer cheese and Sweet Viking™ relish are just meant for one another, soulmates if you will. The spicy sweetness of the relish balances out the smoky, savory flavors of the beer cheese in such an amazing way.   If I'm being honest, I'm hard...

Beet It Dip

Beet It Dip

I may have an unhealthy obsession with golden beets--they're the less messy version of their sister the red beet. All of the perks, none of "why does my kitchen look like a crime scene?"  Since this doesn't have tahini in it, I'm not sure we can...

PROSCIUTTO, PEACH + JALAPEÑO RELISH ROLLS

PROSCIUTTO, PEACH + JALAPEÑO RELISH ROLLS

In my opinion, peach season is one of the best seasons there is--especially here in Colorado where we have access to such amazing Palisade peaches, like the ones that inspired this recipe. A perfect party appetizer, or a great snack platter for...

SIDES ET CETERA

Comfort Salad

Comfort Salad

Ok, so you may be reading this and thinking--no, these two words do not belong together. And normally I would agree with you, but this is the exception to the rule. Bonus--it’s absurdly easy to make and addictively delicious--thank goodness,...

“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

This is really more of a concept than an actual recipe--I’m going to break down the process and then show the ingredients I used in each of the “calzones” I made. I will continue to put “calzone/pizza” in quotation marks because I would like to...

Hogs in a Muffin

Hogs in a Muffin

I was craving corn dogs, badly. Like, couldn’t stop thinking about the fairground fare for days on end.  So I decided to use it as a creative opportunity to come up with a new Sweet Viking recipe, and it was a major hit. Easy and healthier than...

Mac N’ Cheese

Mac N’ Cheese

Don’t get me wrong--there are times I absolute LOVE to make ridiculous dishes from scratch. When I have the time, that is. More often than not I do *not* have an extra 4 hours to spend clowning around in the kitchen making everything I can from...

Savage Chicken Salad

Savage Chicken Salad

Chicken salad and summertime go together like peanut butter and jelly, in my humble opinion. Here's a recipe for a super easy chicken salad using Sweet Viking™ Relish to add some extra flavor and kick.   Feel free to get fishy with it, and try this...

Diabolical Eggs

Diabolical Eggs

Ah, the deviled egg. Why such a cruel name for such a delicious snack? Turns out, the term "deviled" was used most often to describe "zesty" or "spicy" food and was first used in print in the late 1700s. While the traditional deviled egg isn't...

Best. Date. Ever.

Best. Date. Ever.

A little sweet, little sassy--zesty, even and wrapped in bacon.   A snack you'll want to obsess over and introduce to all of your friends and family, and 'gram it, and maybe even blog about it...   But seriously, y'all. These bacon wrapped stuffed...

Brilliant Broccoli Salad

Brilliant Broccoli Salad

This salad will literally make you want to switch to a broccolitarian diet (it's 2018--that's gotta be a thing..). A perfect marriage of flavors, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Every single human being I know who has tried this dish has...

Wicked Wontons

Wicked Wontons

Fried wontons are seriously my biggest weakness, so of course I had to come up with a Sweet Viking version of it. I took the wonton, and introduced him to my dear old friend brie and we threw Sweet Viking™ Relish in the mix to stir things up, and...

Slaw that Slays

Slaw that Slays

I mean, come on y'all. Give a viking some credit--that salad right there has to at least land in the top ten most beautiful salads you've ever laid your eyes on. Don't even try to deny it, we won't hear it.   Facts: just as good for you as it is...

You Gotta Brie Kidding Me

You Gotta Brie Kidding Me

 [unless they're lactose intolerant, then you've created a whole new problem]  Baked Brie is a classic appetizer, and can seem a little daunting until you realize it's just a few simple ingredients and a trick or two to get the perfect party dish...

Oh, Honey Honey [Mustard]

Oh, Honey Honey [Mustard]

And you got me wanting more.   I love honey mustard it's arguably my favorite dressing because it's SO versatile. Don't get me wrong, I love some ranch too, but honey mustard has that zip that can really make or break a dish. My favorite way to use...

MAIN DISHES

Tuna Melties

Tuna Melties

Clearly I like to have fun in the kitchen (what kind of madwoman plays with candied jalapeños anyways??). I’ve been inspired this year by delicious and easy to make--I see so many gorgeous recipes on Pinterest and Instagram that look...

Hogs in a Muffin

Hogs in a Muffin

I was craving corn dogs, badly. Like, couldn’t stop thinking about the fairground fare for days on end.  So I decided to use it as a creative opportunity to come up with a new Sweet Viking recipe, and it was a major hit. Easy and healthier than...

Chicken Valhalla

Chicken Valhalla

So I’m not going to lie--this recipe started as a “let’s see what happens,” and it ended up being one of the most glorious chicken dishes to ever grace my kitchen.  Glorious because it’s delicious--it’s also easy to throw together and incredibly...

I’ll Be Spaghetting Seconds

I’ll Be Spaghetting Seconds

  Listen, you and I both know the pun was bad, but its a singular joy of mine in life to subject innocent, unsuspecting victims to my tiresome ways. A girl must have a little fun on Friday night, otherwise all work and no play makes Sweet...

Eggys and Cheese: Reloaded

Eggys and Cheese: Reloaded

Ok, so maybe you're sitting there thinking, "what in God's name is an "eggys and cheese," and to that I say, get ready to have your socks blown off. And if you don't like eggs, maybe this is the recipe that will change your mind.   A staple dish of...

The Favor Burger

The Favor Burger

So I've got this burger recipe that will change your life.   Need:  Help moving?   Your dog watched whilst on vacation?   Your house cleaned?  Boy, oh boy have I got news for you: introducing the "Favor Burger," infamous for its spellbinding...

Savage Chicken Salad

Savage Chicken Salad

Chicken salad and summertime go together like peanut butter and jelly, in my humble opinion. Here's a recipe for a super easy chicken salad using Sweet Viking™ Relish to add some extra flavor and kick.   Feel free to get fishy with it, and try this...

Sticky Wings

Sticky Wings

Oh my. She done did it again--not only are these insanely delicious, but also they're baked! So they're relatively healthy in the grand scheme of things. I mean, honestly, you can justify almost anything if you throw a good, "in the grand scheme of...

Sliders

Sliders

Barbecue and Sweet Viking™ are the couple everyone is talking about this year, and by everyone I mean a very elite inner circle of people with superior tastes. A group you can join, come join the group.   This is such an easy recipe, it's not even...

Chicken Salad 2.0

Chicken Salad 2.0

I don't know about y'all, but chicken salad is one of my ultimate comfort foods, and this week I've needed a little more comforting than usual. I would love to tell you this is also one of those recipes you can "make and have in the fridge all...

SLOPPY JUDY

SLOPPY JUDY

So, as many of us have done--I had a throwback movie night and watched the classic 90's film, "It Takes Two," with the Olsen twins. If you've seen the movie you know this is relevant because there's a notable sloppy joe scene which had me...

Turkey Wrap Roll-ups Get A Makeover

Turkey Wrap Roll-ups Get A Makeover

In addition to this delicious recipe, at the bottom I will add suggestions for substitutions you can make to this recipe to make countless new ones, because I’m one *Sweet Viking™️. INGREDIENTS • Tortilla • 2-3 oz sliced turkey (~2-3 slices) • 1-2...

BAKED GOODIES

Tuna Melties

Tuna Melties

Clearly I like to have fun in the kitchen (what kind of madwoman plays with candied jalapeños anyways??). I’ve been inspired this year by delicious and easy to make--I see so many gorgeous recipes on Pinterest and Instagram that look...

“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

This is really more of a concept than an actual recipe--I’m going to break down the process and then show the ingredients I used in each of the “calzones” I made. I will continue to put “calzone/pizza” in quotation marks because I would like to...

Best. Date. Ever.

Best. Date. Ever.

A little sweet, little sassy--zesty, even and wrapped in bacon.   A snack you'll want to obsess over and introduce to all of your friends and family, and 'gram it, and maybe even blog about it...   But seriously, y'all. These bacon wrapped stuffed...

Wicked Wontons

Wicked Wontons

Fried wontons are seriously my biggest weakness, so of course I had to come up with a Sweet Viking version of it. I took the wonton, and introduced him to my dear old friend brie and we threw Sweet Viking™ Relish in the mix to stir things up, and...

You Gotta Brie Kidding Me

You Gotta Brie Kidding Me

 [unless they're lactose intolerant, then you've created a whole new problem]  Baked Brie is a classic appetizer, and can seem a little daunting until you realize it's just a few simple ingredients and a trick or two to get the perfect party dish...

The Cornbread

The Cornbread

This cornbread recipe is almost as popular as Sweet Viking™ Relish itself, and for good reason. It's so unbelievably delicious, melt in your mouth good. Before this recipe blog came along and I had little printable recipe cards, I received a call...

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I'm sorry--you should know by now if there is an opportunity for me to make a truly atrocious pun I will absolutely take it. It's just who I am, and although I make terrible jokes sometimes--I make a darn good spicy banana bread. I used the Pepper...

Sticky Wings

Sticky Wings

Oh my. She done did it again--not only are these insanely delicious, but also they're baked! So they're relatively healthy in the grand scheme of things. I mean, honestly, you can justify almost anything if you throw a good, "in the grand scheme of...

Bodacious Biscuits

Bodacious Biscuits

Bacon + Cheddar + Sweet Viking™ Relish = Perfection.   Add in some hot melty butter on top and you're in business, kid.   INGREDIENTS: 6 slices of bacon, diced or crumbled  4 cups all purpose flour  1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese  4 teaspoons...

ALL RECIPES

Comfort Salad

Ok, so you may be reading this and thinking--no, these two words do not belong together. And normally I would agree with you, but this is the exception to the rule. Bonus--it’s absurdly easy to make and addictively delicious--thank goodness,...

Tuna Melties

Clearly I like to have fun in the kitchen (what kind of madwoman plays with candied jalapeños anyways??). I’ve been inspired this year by delicious and easy to make--I see so many gorgeous recipes on Pinterest and Instagram that look...

“Mini-Calzone-Pizza-Rolls”

This is really more of a concept than an actual recipe--I’m going to break down the process and then show the ingredients I used in each of the “calzones” I made. I will continue to put “calzone/pizza” in quotation marks because I would like to...

Hogs in a Muffin

I was craving corn dogs, badly. Like, couldn’t stop thinking about the fairground fare for days on end.  So I decided to use it as a creative opportunity to come up with a new Sweet Viking recipe, and it was a major hit. Easy and healthier than...

Chicken Valhalla

So I’m not going to lie--this recipe started as a “let’s see what happens,” and it ended up being one of the most glorious chicken dishes to ever grace my kitchen.  Glorious because it’s delicious--it’s also easy to throw together and incredibly...

Bean Dip

This has become my new go-to for dips and spreads. It’s three ingredients and so easy it should be illegal (so let’s keep this between us just in case). This is so great with some tortilla chips as a chip dip, but if you can manage to not eat the...

Mac N’ Cheese

Don’t get me wrong--there are times I absolute LOVE to make ridiculous dishes from scratch. When I have the time, that is. More often than not I do *not* have an extra 4 hours to spend clowning around in the kitchen making everything I can from...

I’ll Be Spaghetting Seconds

  Listen, you and I both know the pun was bad, but its a singular joy of mine in life to subject innocent, unsuspecting victims to my tiresome ways. A girl must have a little fun on Friday night, otherwise all work and no play makes Sweet...

Eggys and Cheese: Reloaded

Ok, so maybe you're sitting there thinking, "what in God's name is an "eggys and cheese," and to that I say, get ready to have your socks blown off. And if you don't like eggs, maybe this is the recipe that will change your mind.   A staple dish of...

The Favor Burger

So I've got this burger recipe that will change your life.   Need:  Help moving?   Your dog watched whilst on vacation?   Your house cleaned?  Boy, oh boy have I got news for you: introducing the "Favor Burger," infamous for its spellbinding...

Savage Chicken Salad

Chicken salad and summertime go together like peanut butter and jelly, in my humble opinion. Here's a recipe for a super easy chicken salad using Sweet Viking™ Relish to add some extra flavor and kick.   Feel free to get fishy with it, and try this...

Diabolical Eggs

Ah, the deviled egg. Why such a cruel name for such a delicious snack? Turns out, the term "deviled" was used most often to describe "zesty" or "spicy" food and was first used in print in the late 1700s. While the traditional deviled egg isn't...

Best. Date. Ever.

A little sweet, little sassy--zesty, even and wrapped in bacon.   A snack you'll want to obsess over and introduce to all of your friends and family, and 'gram it, and maybe even blog about it...   But seriously, y'all. These bacon wrapped stuffed...

Brilliant Broccoli Salad

This salad will literally make you want to switch to a broccolitarian diet (it's 2018--that's gotta be a thing..). A perfect marriage of flavors, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Every single human being I know who has tried this dish has...

Wicked Wontons

Fried wontons are seriously my biggest weakness, so of course I had to come up with a Sweet Viking version of it. I took the wonton, and introduced him to my dear old friend brie and we threw Sweet Viking™ Relish in the mix to stir things up, and...

Slaw that Slays

I mean, come on y'all. Give a viking some credit--that salad right there has to at least land in the top ten most beautiful salads you've ever laid your eyes on. Don't even try to deny it, we won't hear it.   Facts: just as good for you as it is...

You Gotta Brie Kidding Me

 [unless they're lactose intolerant, then you've created a whole new problem]  Baked Brie is a classic appetizer, and can seem a little daunting until you realize it's just a few simple ingredients and a trick or two to get the perfect party dish...

Oh, Honey Honey [Mustard]

And you got me wanting more.   I love honey mustard it's arguably my favorite dressing because it's SO versatile. Don't get me wrong, I love some ranch too, but honey mustard has that zip that can really make or break a dish. My favorite way to use...

Who Knew Butter Could Be Better?

Most said it couldn't be done. We didn't believe we could do it either, to be honest.   But, MY GOD WE'VE DONE IT. We put our relish into butter, because of course we did. And guess what, it's awesome.   Try it. Love it. Live it. This is the butter...

The Cornbread

This cornbread recipe is almost as popular as Sweet Viking™ Relish itself, and for good reason. It's so unbelievably delicious, melt in your mouth good. Before this recipe blog came along and I had little printable recipe cards, I received a call...

Beans and Rice; So Nice, So Nice.

  If there were ever a dish, let alone a side dish, that inspired me to write poetry about it, this would be it. I literally stood in my kitchen and ate so much of it I was worried I wouldn't have any left to photograph.   Me:   "Holy mother...

Banana Bread

I'm sorry--you should know by now if there is an opportunity for me to make a truly atrocious pun I will absolutely take it. It's just who I am, and although I make terrible jokes sometimes--I make a darn good spicy banana bread. I used the Pepper...

Pimiento-less Cheese Dip

Inspired by the classic Southern dip--so addictively delicious, it's nearly impossible to have just one bite of it. It's the pimento cheese you know and love--but we took out the pimentos and put in Sweet Viking™ Relish in its place, and oh boy. ...

A Pasta Salad

Listen, I love a terrible pun, I really do. But I sat and the only pasta puns I could come up with were so absolutely atrocious, it wouldn't be right to subject anyone to that.   Conversely, I decided to go with a "to the point" title, as it is in...

Sticky Wings

Oh my. She done did it again--not only are these insanely delicious, but also they're baked! So they're relatively healthy in the grand scheme of things. I mean, honestly, you can justify almost anything if you throw a good, "in the grand scheme of...

Bodacious Biscuits

Bacon + Cheddar + Sweet Viking™ Relish = Perfection.   Add in some hot melty butter on top and you're in business, kid.   INGREDIENTS: 6 slices of bacon, diced or crumbled  4 cups all purpose flour  1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese  4 teaspoons...

Avocado Hummus

This recipe is lovable for a couple different reasons--for starters, it's so absurdly easy to whip up, and it's even more delicious than it looks. Nothing I love more than something delicious, easy and healthy to boot! A real triple threat.  ...

Drunken Viking Beer Cheese

I mean, beer cheese and Sweet Viking™ relish are just meant for one another, soulmates if you will. The spicy sweetness of the relish balances out the smoky, savory flavors of the beer cheese in such an amazing way.   If I'm being honest, I'm hard...

Beet It Dip

I may have an unhealthy obsession with golden beets--they're the less messy version of their sister the red beet. All of the perks, none of "why does my kitchen look like a crime scene?"  Since this doesn't have tahini in it, I'm not sure we can...

Sliders

Barbecue and Sweet Viking™ are the couple everyone is talking about this year, and by everyone I mean a very elite inner circle of people with superior tastes. A group you can join, come join the group.   This is such an easy recipe, it's not even...

Chicken Salad 2.0

I don't know about y'all, but chicken salad is one of my ultimate comfort foods, and this week I've needed a little more comforting than usual. I would love to tell you this is also one of those recipes you can "make and have in the fridge all...

SLOPPY JUDY

So, as many of us have done--I had a throwback movie night and watched the classic 90's film, "It Takes Two," with the Olsen twins. If you've seen the movie you know this is relevant because there's a notable sloppy joe scene which had me...

PROSCIUTTO, PEACH + JALAPEÑO RELISH ROLLS

In my opinion, peach season is one of the best seasons there is--especially here in Colorado where we have access to such amazing Palisade peaches, like the ones that inspired this recipe. A perfect party appetizer, or a great snack platter for...

Turkey Wrap Roll-ups Get A Makeover

In addition to this delicious recipe, at the bottom I will add suggestions for substitutions you can make to this recipe to make countless new ones, because I’m one *Sweet Viking™️. INGREDIENTS • Tortilla • 2-3 oz sliced turkey (~2-3 slices) • 1-2...

Mind-Blowing Spicy Peanut Noodles in under 10

The longest time will be spent boiling the noodles, which is pretty much instant in the noodle world. Call me old fashioned, but I always have some cheap ramen noodles in my pantry, because they’re pretty great in a pinch—quick and easy. Using some...