Category Archive: Appetizer

Hummus

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Hummus

A delicious, slightly nutty flavored dip perfect for an appetizer, snack or part of a lunch with whole wheat pita bread, pita chips, crudités or spread on a whole wheat wrap or flat bread. Hummus 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), low sodium, drained and rinsed 2-3 Tablespoons lemon juice (start with 2 and add …

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Green Chili Hummus

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Green Chili Hummus

I found the original recipe for Green Chili Hummus here on Food.com and tweaked it to my own taste. The idea of a Mexican/Southwest hummus was so intriguing and you know what? It works – this is amazing with tortilla chips, on pita bread, whole grain crackers or as a topping on a taco salad. Use it …

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Chili Lime Jicama

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Jicama (pronounced – hicama) is a sweet tasting root vegetable. It is a popular vegetable in Mexico and is often sold prepared this way by street vendors. When shopping for jicama look for small to medium sized ones (about 2 pounds) that are firm as they will taste more sweet. When jicama get larger they …

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Baked Flat Bread Chips With California Lavash

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Portion controlled, low calorie and crispy enough to use with dip! You are going to love these chips! Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder or a little Parmesan cheese if you desire. These are a perfect substitute for pita chips. In fact I like them better than pita chips as they are thinner and crispier. YUM! Baked …

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Tami’s Easy Red Salsa

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Tami’s Easy Red Salsa 1 – 14 ounce can diced tomatoes no salt added, reserve the juice 1/2 medium onion 1 Jalapeno pepper seeded 2-3 garlic cloves 1 lime, juiced 1/2 cup cilantro salt & black pepper to taste Toss all the ingredeints in the blender and process until smooth. If too thick add some …

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