Appetizers

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach artichoke dip typically clocks in at 300-plus calories per ¼-cup serving—without considering the chips. My slim-style, dairy-free vegan version provides only 110 calories but is still rich and delicious—and it’s loaded with 7 grams fiber and 7 grams protein. It gets its creamy texture from (surprise!) pureed white beans and silken tofu. Your guests won’t even realize the…

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Cowboy Caviar

A fresh, simple dip that can be thrown together in under 15 minutes! This Cowboy Caviar makes a great side dish for any picnic, potluck, or party, and is a great way to use up your summer produce! Ingredients: 3 Roma tomatoes , seeds removed, diced 2 ripe avocados diced 1 15 oz can black…

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Artichoke Hearts Gratin

Serves 4 Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time 10 min Ready In 35 min This easy, all-veggie appetizer idea is proof you don’t have to make a dish, to reinvent it. Ingredients: 6 canned artichoke hearts, drained and halved 1 teaspoon vegetable oil salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons dry bread…

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Barbecued Bacon Wrapped Hot Peppers

Yields 8 Ingredients: 8 hot peppers 8 slices of bacon 4 ounces goat cheese Directions: Wash and dry hot peppers. Slice lengthwise through one side of the pepper to open it, do not cut in half. Cut part way around the stem to create an opening for you to remove the seeds and membranes, but…

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