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Salsa Fresca

Ingredients 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/2 cup chopped red Spanish onion or sweet salad onion 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 medium fresh jalapeños, seeded and minced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil Directions Wash the tomatoes. Chop in the food...

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dip eggplant on a blue background

Crunchy Vegetable Dip

Makes about 2 1/2 cups Ingredients 2 cups reduced fat sour cream (or fat-free plain yogurt) 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (regular or reduced fat) 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet salad onion 1/4 cup finely chopped radishes 1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber (seeded) 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 2 tablespoons...

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Zucchini, Pepper and Tomato gratin with herbs and cheese

Sun-Dried Tomato Spread on Zucchini Slices

Serves 12 Ingredients Olive oil spray 3 ounces dry sun-dried tomatoes Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced 12 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 1 tablespoon fresh basil, or 1 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon capers, drained 1/4 cup parsley leaves Pinch cayenne pepper 4-5 small crisp...

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bowl of cream cheese with green onions and herbs, dip sauce on wooden table

Green Onion Cheese Dip

Makes about 2 1/2 cups Ingredients 2 cups lowfat cottage cheese 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (regular or low fat) 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green onions (crisp green tops included) 1/4 cup parsley leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (or to taste) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Directions Put...

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Canape with soft cheese spread on white plate, close up, selective focus

Smoked Salmon Spread on Cucumbers

Serves 12 Ingredients 12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup fat-free half and half 8 ounces smoked salmon, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons chopped scallions 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped lemon zest Generous dash hot pepper sauce 2 European style...

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Closeup of a fresh crab dip with rice crackers

Southwest Shrimp Dip

Makes about 4 cups. Ingredients 1 pound boiled shrimp, peeled and coarsely chopped 2 cups reduced fat sour cream 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (regular or reduced fat) 1 to 2 teaspoons chile powder (to taste) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons finely chopped red Spanish onion (or other sweet salad onion)...

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