Fruits and Vegetables Recipes

Apple Celery Salad

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise 2 cups apples (diced) 1 cup celery (diced) 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup peanuts (chopped) Directions: In a large bowl, mix orange juice with mayonnaise.  Add apples, celery, raisins, and peanuts to the dressing mixture and stir well.  Serve at room temperature or chilled. 1 serving (about ¾ […]

Roasted Root Vegetables

Ingredients: 4 medium root vegetables (choose a variety from potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, beets, sweet potatoes, etc.) 2 carrots (chopped) 1 onion (medium, chopped) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut vegetables into large chunks. Place in a medium bowl and pour oil over top. Add seasonings or […]

Spanish Rice

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup green pepper (chopped) 1/2 cup onion (chopped) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup rice (uncooked) 1 can canned chopped tomatoes (15.5 ounces, undrained) 2 cups water Directions: Brown green pepper and onion […]

Turkey Pinwheel Appetizers

Ingredients: 1 package cream cheese, low-fat (8 oz, garlic and herb) 6 flour tortillas (8 inch) 6 slices turkey 3 Roma tomatoes (small, chopped) 3 cups baby spinach leaves (fresh) Directions: Place tortillas on microwaveable plate or paper towel; microwave uncovered on HIGH 10 – 15 seconds to soften. Spread about 2 Tablespoons cream cheese […]

White Bean Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1 whole-wheat French baguette, cut into 12 thin slices along the bias 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 cup white onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup canned navy beans, rinsed and drained 2 tomatoes, cored and cubed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions: Slice the […]

Celery with Apricot Blue Cheese Spread

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 3 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain) 4 dried apricots 4 dried figs or dates 1/4 cup pecans 8 stalks celery Directions: Chop dried fruit and pecans. Mix blue cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt with a fork or hand mixer until smooth. Stir in chopped, dried fruit […]

Sweet and Juicy Raisin Tapenade

Ingredients: 1 cup California raisins 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives (drained) 2 teaspoons walnuts 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 16 whole grain pita wedges or melba rounds Directions: Place tapenade ingredients in food processor. Run until raisins, olives, and walnuts are finely chopped. Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Serve with melba […]

Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 2 8-ounce tubs light or non-fat cream cheese 1 8.5-ounce can crushed pineapple (in natural juice), drained 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons chopped onion 3/4 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt   Directions: Mix all ingredients except nuts. Divide into two balls. Chill 30 minutes for easier handling. Note: Spray hands with vegetable spray […]

Ham and Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 1½ cups ground 93% lean ham (about 1/2 pound) 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 cup dry curd cottage cheese 1 tablespoon margarine 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 green onions, chopped (include tops) 1 teaspoon “light” or “reduced-sodium” seasoning blend 1 loaf round rye bread […]

Mexican Bean Dip

Ingredients: 2 cups canned or cooked dried beans (suggested: black beans or pinto) 2 Tbsp. milk 1 tsp. chili powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion, finely diced, or onion powder   Hot sauce (optional) to taste Directions: Mash the beans with a fork. Mix the milk, spices, and beans together in a medium sized bowl. Add hot sauce if you like. Serve with […]

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