Sun-Dried Tomato Spread on Zucchini Slices

Makes 12 Servings 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...

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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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Smoked Salmon Spread on Cucumbers

Makes 12 Servings 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...

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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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Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Makes 2 Cups Ingredients 2 red bell peppers 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 1 tablespoon mayonnaise Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash the peppers. Place on...

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Santa Fe Hot Bean Dip

Serves 10 to 12 Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon good chile powder 1 teaspoon cumin 2 1-pound cans pinto beans, drained 1 large roasted onion*, chopped 3 cloves roasted garlic*, chopped 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce Salt, to taste 1 1/2 cup Jack cheese Chopped cilantro, for...

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