Archive | Appetizers

Apple and Pear Chips

Yield: 1 apple or pear yields approximately 20 chips This is a simple way to enjoy apple and pear season. If you like, you can sprinkle the fruit chips with cumin or cinnamon prior to baking. Procedure: Heat oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a non-stick silicone mat or parchment paper. Use a mandolin to make paper-thin […]

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Pesto Dip

Yield: 2 1/2 cups This recipe came from my sister, who uses basil fresh from her garden for this delightful dip. Enjoy! Note: If you’ve already prepared pesto, simply puree it to taste with the low-fat cottage cheese, lemon juice, and salt. Ingredients: 3 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic […]

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Wonton Crisps

Yield: 30 crisps Direct from Golden Door to you, these crisps are great as crackers or dippers. Dress them up with black and white sesame seeds, poppy seeds, coriander, crushed fennel seeds, or other seeds/spices of your choice. Ingredients: 15 wonton wrappers 1 egg white 1  tablespoon water seeds/spices (optional) Procedure: Preheat oven to 350 […]

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Baked Corn or Whole Wheat Crisps

Yield: 32 crisps This recipe is a Golden Door standard and works well with either corn tortillas or whole wheat tortillas. These crisps, a healthy alternative to store-bought chips, are great dippers for Pesto Dip. Ingredients: 4 tortillas (either corn or whole wheat) 1 egg white, beaten 1 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne salt Procedure: […]

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Cannellini Bean Dip with Rosemary

Yield: 1 1/2 cups The combination of fresh orange juice and rosemary backing the creamy texture of the beans is really tasty – and a little different. If you use canned beans for this, you will need 1 can. Rinse and drain them first. Serve this dip with crudités, crackers, or toasted pita. It also […]

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