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Tomato and Avocado Salsa

Ingredients: 2 Large tomatoes, diced
 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
 1 lime, juiced
 1 teaspoon powdered cumin
 Your favorite hot sauce (for heat)
 Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: In a medium sized mixing bowl, […]

Hot Artichoke Dip Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 4 large sized fresh tomatoes
 2 large sized fresh tomatoes, seeds removed and diced* 
 1 (8 ounce) package low-fat cream cheese, softened
 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
 1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese, grated
 1 lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic, minced
 1 tablespoon fresh basil
 Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
 1 can […]

Tomato and Sweet Corn Bisque

Ingredients: 2 medium sized tomatoes, coarsely chopped
 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
 1/2 onion, finely chopped
 1 pound fresh corn kernels
 1 large garlic clove, minced
 4 cups low-sodium broth (vegetable or chicken)
 Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
 2 tablespoons sour cream
 1 scallion, thinly sliced
 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish […]

Southern Broccoli Salad

Ingredients 3 cups broccoli florets
 ¼ cup finely chopped onion
 ¾ cup chopped celery
 1/3 cup (1 ½ ounces) reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
 ¼ cup light mayonnaise
 ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
 2 tablespoons honey
 ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Directions: In a medium bowl, combine broccoli, onion, celery, and cheese; set […]

Corn, Tomato, Pea and Dill Salad

Ingredients 1 cup sugar snap peas or English peas
 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
 ½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 bunch fresh baby dill, finely chopped (about 4 tablespoons)
 10 fresh basil leaves, torn
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions: Place peas in a saucepan, and cover with […]

Grilled Cheesy Eggplant

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil
 2 baby eggplants, cut in half lengthwise
 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/8 teaspoon ground, black pepper
 1/4 cup part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese
 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
 2 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat grill to medium-high. Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the eggplant halves. Sprinkle eggplant evenly with […]

Rustic Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Ingredients Cooking spray
 1 pound green beans
 6 petite red potatoes, cut into eighths
 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, divided
 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl mix together potatoes, […]

Broccoli-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes
 3 cups broccoli florets
 4 tsp trans-fat-free margarine
 4 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted Directions: Pierce each sweet potato with a fork in a few spots. Arrange the potatoes on a microwave-safe plate and microwave until soft, about 12 minutes. Place 3/4 to 1 inch of water in a saucepan with […]

Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

Ingredients 4 medium ears corn on the cob, shucked 1 lime, juiced 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 tablespoons light trans-fat free margarine, softened 1 teaspoon chili powder Directions: Preheat the grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, lime zest, margarine, and chili powder. Using a spoon and your hands, spread […]

Zucchini and Fresh Corn Succotash

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 medium onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 medium zucchini, diced
 4 medium ears of fresh corn on the cob, cooked and cut off the cob
 1 (14.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
 ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
 ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions: […]

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