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updated 1/27/2012 4:54:07 PM ET 2012-01-27T21:54:07

Recipe: Sesame pita chips

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala (Indian spice blend)
  • 4 whole wheat pitas, split
Preparation

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together oil, garam masala, and ½ teaspoon salt. Brush rough sides of pitas evenly with oil mixture. Cut each half into 12 wedges. Arrange cut side up on 2 large baking sheets. Bake in upper and lower thirds of oven until golden brown and crisp, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

NUTRITION (per serving; about 12 chips): 101 cal, 3 g pro, 18 g carb, 2 g fiber, 2.5 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 316 mg sodium

Serving Size

Makes 96 chips, 8 servings

Recipe: Seeded tortilla chips

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 6 flour tortillas (8"–10")
Preparation

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together seeds. Whisk together egg white, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Brush tops of tortillas with egg white mixture and sprinkle evenly with seeds. Cut each tortilla into 12 triangular pieces. Arrange half of chips, seed side up, in single layer on 2 large baking sheets. Bake in upper and lower thirds of oven until golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. Cool on racks. Bake remaining chips and cool.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

NUTRITION (per serving; about 6 chips): 108 cal, 3 g pro, 13 g carb, 2 g fiber, 5 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 354 mg sodium

Serving Size

Makes 72 chips, 12 servings

Recipe: Old Bay chips

Ingredients
  • 3 russet potatoes (1 1/2 pounds total), scrubbed well
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
Preparation

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat 2 large sheet pans with olive oil spray. Using a mandoline, cut half of potatoes (with skin) into very thin (16") slices. Arrange in single layer on prepared pans. Lightly coat tops of potatoes with olive oil spray. Using a small sieve, sprinkle half of the seasoning over top. Bake in upper and lower thirds of oven until crisp and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to cooling racks. Repeat process with remaining ingredients.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

NUTRITION (per serving; about 12 chips) 67 cal, 2 g pro, 15 g carb, 1 g fiber, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 124 mg sodium

Serving Size

Makes about 96 chips, 8 servings

Recipe: Green goddess dip

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh herbs (such as basil, chervil, chives, and tarragon), coarsely chopped 2 scallions, green parts only, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon anchovy paste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and green in color. Transfer to serving bowl and season to taste.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

NUTRITION (per ¼ cup serving): 110 cal, 2 g pro, 4 g carb, 1 g fiber, 9.5 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 373 mg sodium

Tips

Recommended to be served with Old Bay chips or sesame pita chips.

Serving Size

Makes 1½ cups, 6 servings

Recipe: Clam casino dip

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces turkey bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped
  • 2 cans (6.5 ounce each) whole clams, rinsed, drained, and chopped
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Preparation

Stir together all ingredients until well combined. Season to taste. Chill, covered, at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes + chill time

NUTRITION (per 2 Tbsp serving): 67 cal, 4 g pro, 2 g carb, 0 g fiber, 5 g fat, 2.5 g sat fat, 179 mg sodium

Tips

Recommended to be served with Old Bay chips.

Serving Size

Makes 2 cups, 16 servings

Recipe: Spanish red pepper dip

Ingredients
  • 1 jar (10–12 ounce) roasted piquillo or red bell peppers, rinsed and drained
  • 2 ounces feta, crumbled
  • ⅓ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • ⅓ cup finely grated
  • Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
Preparation

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to serving bowl and season to taste.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

NUTRITION (per 2 Tbsp serving): 50 cal, 3 g pro, 3 g carb, 1 g fiber, 3.5 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 119 mg sodium

Tips

Recommended to be served with seeded tortilla chips or sesame pita chips.

Serving Size

Makes 1 ¼ cups, 10 servings

Recipe: Spiced carrot dip

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup 2 percent Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Preparation

Steam carrots until tender, about 20 minutes. Put in food processor. Heat oil in small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, curry powder, and cumin. Toast, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add to food processor with remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. Season.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

NUTRITION (per ¼ cup serving): 44 cal, 2 g pro, 5 g carb, 1 g fiber, 2 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 34 mg sodium

Serving Size

Makes 4 cups, 16 servings

Recipe: Wasabi pea dip

Ingredients
  • 1 pound frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 cup silken tofu
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste
Preparation

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Pulse until smooth. Transfer to serving bowl and season to taste.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

NUTRITION (per ¼ cup serving): 45 cal, 3 g pro, 6 g carb, 2 g fiber, 0.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 52 mg sodium

Serving Size

Makes 3 cups, 12 servings

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