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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Healthy Dips & Spreads

  1. Garlicky yogurt dip - stir chopped parsley and minced garlic into low-fat Greek yogurt.

  2. Tomato-cream cheese spread - a blend low-fat cream cheese with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and chopped toasted pine nuts.

  3. Cheese-free pesto - process basil, arugula and almonds with olive oil and lemon juice. Use as a dip or a sandwich spread.

  4. Creamy smoked-salmon spread - blend fromage blanc with smoked salmon, dill and celery.

  5. White bean dip - puree white beans with olive oil and lemon juice, then fold in chopped olives. Serve with hearty, dense bread.