Dips & Misc. Recipes

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip

Ingredients:

  • One 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers
  • One 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • One 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. low-fat plain yogurt
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix all ingredients except salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 1 oz.; Calories: 65; Fiber 1.5g; Protein 3g.

Homemade Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalepeño pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Mix all ingredients well and chill.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 2 oz.; Calories: 13; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 1g.

Homemade Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 3 large, ripe Haas avocados
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Juice of 2 small limes
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 green onions, diced

Directions:

Cut avocados in half and remove pulp; mash well in bowl. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 2 oz.; Calories: 72; Fiber: 3g; Protein 1g.

Egg Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 boiled egg, whole
  • 1 boiled egg, white only
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard
  • ½ tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • ½ tbsp. pickle relish
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

Place eggs in small bowl and mash with fork. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 1 oz.; Calories: 46; Fiber: 0g; Protein 3g.

Healthy Tuna Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 small can light tuna in water, drained
  • 1 tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • ½ tbsp. pickle relish
  • ½ medium apple, chopped
  • ½ tsp. celery seed
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix all ingredients well. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 1 oz.; Calories: 40; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 6g.