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  • Quick Guacamole Appetizer
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postheadericon Quick Guacamole Appetizer

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Quick Guacamole Appetizer is a delicious, creamy and spicy recipe which takes only (25) minutes total time. It is made from all fresh ingredients and no cooking. Suggestion: Use for large gatherings for holidays, events and TV-game gatherings. Ingredients Include: Avocados, onion, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, tomatoes and sour cream. It is well-seasoned with salt, black pepper and served with tortilla chips. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) Servings. Serving Size: (1) cup dip per serving. Quick Guacamole Appetizer will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 25 Minutes.

Total Time: 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Avocadoes
1/2 of a medium-size onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, ends trimmed,
halved lengthwise, seeded, chopped

8 cherry tomatoes, stemmed, halved, chopped
Freshly squeezed lime juice from 1 lime.
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Salt & ground black pepper, to taste.
Tortilla chips.

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postheadericon Spicy Avocado Dip

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Spicy Avocado Dip is a quick (26) minute recipe for a creamy, Tex-Mex style appetizer which uses pita chips for dipping. The only cooking will be for the pita chips. Ingredients Include: Avocado, pita bread, green peas, cilantro and lime juice. It is well-seasoned with cumin, chile powder, cayenne pepper and salt. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints, (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Spicy Avocado Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 6 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ancho chile powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
3 (6″) whole-grain pitas, split
Cooking spray
1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
3 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 large ripe avocado, peeled, halved, pitted
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
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postheadericon Slow Cooker Mexican Dip

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Slow Cooker Mexican Dip is an easy recipe for a spicy-hot, bean dip appetizer which requires a (1-1/2 Quart) slow cooker. Total recipe time: 3-1/2 hours. This recipe is best suited for holidays, game-day crowds or any large gathering. Ingredients Include: Italian sausage, refried beans, onions, salsa, chiles and tortilla chips. This could be a great option for Christmas, Thanksgiving and Cinco de Mayo. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (24) servings. Slow Cooker Mexican Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: (3-1/4) Hours
Total Time: About 3-1/2 Hours.
Equipment needed: (1-1/2) Quart Slow Cooker.

INGREDIENTS:

(4 oz) uncooked turkey Italian sausage links,
casings removed

1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped
1 (15 oz) reduced-fat refried beans
3/4 cup shredded 2% Monterey Jack cheese
3/4 cup salsa
(1/2 of 4 oz) can diced green chiles, undrained
2 Tbsp shredded 2% Monterey Jack cheese, (optional)
1 (9 oz) bag scoop-shaped baked tortilla chips
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postheadericon Vegetable Escabeche

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Vegetable Escabeche is a sweet and sour pickling recipe traditional to Spain. It is a very detailed and time consuming recipe which includes a refrigeration time of at least 24 hours. Traditionally served at large gatherings, holidays and events as an appetizer with a beer or cocktail. Ingredients include: Bell peppers, vinegar, brown sugar, red onion, cauliflower, and mushrooms and well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol (0mg), low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Vegetable Escabeche will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 48 Minutes.

Cooking Time: About 30 Minutes.
Refrigeration Time: (24 Hours or up to 1 Week)

INGREDIENTS:

2 large red bell peppers
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
2-1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large red onion, halved, sliced thin (about 2 cups)
1 small head cauliflower,
cut into tiny florets (about 4 cups)

(1 lb) mushrooms
6 large garlic cloves
2 sprigs, fresh thyme
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postheadericon Chicken Enchilada Dip

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Chicken Enchilada Dip is a delicious and easy slow cooker appetizer or snack recipe that is best used  for holidays and large gatherings. It takes only (20) minutes to prepare and (3-1/4) hours to cook. Ingredients include: Boneless chicken, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, black beans, corn, onions and tomatoes. It is also well seasoned. The difficult part is waiting for it to cook! This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings with a (1/2) cup serving size. Chicken Enchilada Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

chicken-enchilada-dip

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 3-1/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (about 2 medium)
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, stemmed
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp salt
(1 lb) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 (8 oz) bar reduced-fat cream cheese
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen (thawed)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp sliced scallions
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
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