Chipotle Artichoke Dip

This is delicious!! The chipotle definitely gives it some kick!


Chipotle Artichoke Dip

¼ c. chopped cilantro

1 small clove garlic

1 chipotle chili in adobo

14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained

½ c. grated reduced fat Mexican cheese

1 TB olive oil

1 TB lime juice

Using a food processor, finely chop the cilantro, garlic and chipotle, scraping down the bowl once or twice.  Add the artichokes, cheese, olive oil and lime juice and pulse for 8 seconds until combined.  Serve with chips or sliced vegetables.

Yield: 8 servings (2 cups). Per serving (1/4 cup)= 63 Calories; 3g Fat (41.7% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 110mg Sodium

Beer Cheese Fondue

This tasted great, but didn’t melt creamy in the crock pot. It was kind of curdled or something.

Beer Cheese Fondue
16 oz shredded sharp cheddar
8 oz shredded mild cheddar
16 oz sliced Swiss, chopped
12 oz 55 cal beer
Dash garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker and cook on low 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
Yield: about 6 cups. Per serving (1/4 cup)= 188 Calories; 15g Fat (70.9% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 47mg Cholesterol; 225mg Sodium.

Easy Chickpea Dip

This was very hummus-like and tasty!

Easy Chickpea Dip
15 oz can chickpeas, drained
1/2 c. mayo, reduced fat chipotle flavored
1 TB peanut butter

Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. Serve with pita chips or vegetables. (I used carrot chips.)
Yield: 8 servings. Per serving (1/4 cup)= 110 Calories; 5g Fat (37.3% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 14g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 293mg Sodium.

Cilantro Black Bean Dip

Cilantro Black Bean Dip
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, or 2 cups cooked dried beans
1/8 cup cilantro
Dash garlic powder
1 TB lime juice
salt and pepper, to taste
dash of cumin

Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until desired consistency. If you would like it a little thinner, add a little water and blend some more.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 63 Calories; 1g Fat (8.7% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 219mg Sodium

Poppy Seed Chicken Dip

I made a small version of this. You could certainly double the recipe for a large gathering. This can be used as a dip for crackers or made as little appetizer sandwich filling or even served in a wrap.

Poppy Seed Chicken Dip
1 c. diced cooked chicken breast
3 oz light cream cheese
½ tsp poppy seeds
Dash onion powder
Dash garlic powder

Mix all ingredients together until well-combined. Place into an airtight container and chill until ready to serve.
Yield: 4 servings (1 cup). Per serving (1/4 cup)= 146 Calories; 8g Fat (48.4% calories from fat); 17g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 52mg Cholesterol; 154mg Sodium.