Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tasty Tuesday Delicious Dilemma Dips and Chips

Decisions, decisions.  I bet you can't decide which of these dips you like the best.  It may be an easier pick than the dilemma faced by Kaylee in the book Kaylee's Choice by Rod Vick.

Because I test every Tasty Tuesday recipe in my own kitchen, I have been searching for great recipes that are healthy and low calorie (Check out the main ingredient in the guacamole recipe). 

Delicious Dilemma Dips and Chips



Homemade Salsa
3 tomatoes(I like to add some cherry tomatoes)
2 green bell peppers
1 jalepeno pepper
1 onion
1 bunch cilantro
1 lime
1/2 t cumin
salt and pepper to taste

I don't really follow a recipe for this salsa.  Just chop everything up and let it sit in the fridge to blend the flavors.  Eat it with your favorite chips.  Mine are the Hint of Lime by Tostinos.

Mock Guac
1-1/2 cups frozen peas

2 tablespoons water
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
2 tablespoons mashed ripe avocado
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup chopped tomato
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

Place peas and water in a saucepan; cook for about 2 minutes or until heated through. Drain; place peas in a food processor or blender. Add sour cream, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and hot pepper sauce; cover and process until smooth. Stir in tomato and onion. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with vegetables or tortilla chips. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.

Note:  This recipe stays green overnight and does not brown. 

Nutritional Analysis: 2 tablespoons of dip equals 25 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.
Source: Taste of Home

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