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Friday, January 25, 2013

DELICIOUS MEXICAN DIP - GREAT FOR SUPER BOWL PLUS TONS OF OTHER IDEAS



DELICIOUS MEXICAN DIP

The best!  Everyone raves about this dip when I serve it. I have found that using spreadable cream cheese is even better in this recipe. Super Bowl Appetizer Ideas galore can be found at this link or this one for perusing a delicious-looking photo index of many snack food ideas.

4 oz spreadable cream cheese (125 g)
11/4 cups grated Cheddar cheese (300 mL)
1/3 cup sour cream (75 mL)
1/4 cup medium-hot Salsa (50 mL)
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 tbsp finely chopped chives (45 mL)

 In food processor with sharp blade or in blender, process cream cheese, until smooth.  Add cheddar cheese, sour cream, half of Salsa and garlic; process. In small bowl, combine processed cheese mixture, remaining Salsa and chives.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve cold or microwave on high power 30 seconds.  Serve with assorted vegetables or sliced cucumbers and/or low-carb crackers (and Tortilla chips for those not following a low-carbohydrate diet).

Helpful Hint:  Finely chopped green onions may be used instead of chives.

Yield:  2 cups (500 mL)
1 tsp (5 mL) per serving
8 calories
0.4 g protein
0.7 g fat
0.2 g carbs

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