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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip
11 (6-inch) pita bread rounds
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil
1 cup boiling water
1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
1 (8-ounce) tub light cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) carton 30% less-fat sour cream (such as Breakstone)
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Split each pita bread in half horizontally; cut each half into 6 wedges. Place pita wedges in a single layer on baking sheets, and bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.
3. Combine sun-dried tomatoes and boiling water in a bowl; let stand 1 hour or until soft.
4. Place artichoke and next 11 ingredients in a 3 1/2 quart electric slow cooker; stir well. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting 1 hour. Drain tomatoes; stir into dip. Cover and cook 1 hour. Serve warm with toasted pita wedges.
Yield: 21 servings (serving size 1/2 cup dip and about 6 pita wedges).
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch, 1 Fat
Per Serving: CAL 166 (26% from fat); PRO 7.6 g; FAT 4.8g (sat 29g); CARB 22.9g; FIB 1.3 g; CHOL 14mg; IRON 1.4mg; SOD 429mg; CALC 140mg