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Crudites with Savory Cheese DipMerry Christmas Wish

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Crudites with Savory Cheese Dip with healthy carrots, celery, red bell peppers, zucchini and radishes with a savory cheese dip.

Red bell pepper in Crudites with Savory Cheese Dip

Ingredients

Crudites:
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
4 medium celery ribs, cut into sticks
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
2 small zucchini, cut into diagonal slices
1 bunch radishes, cleaned, trimmed, and cut in half
1 10-ounce bag cocktail cherry tomatoes, rinsed
1 medium cucumber, cut into sticks or slices

Savory Cheese Dip:

Cheese Dip 3 cups 1 percent low fat cottage cheese
3 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 scallions, white part plus 2 inches green, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
3/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Recipe Directions

Prepare the vegetables. Pack like vegetables in self-sealing plastic bags. Add a few ice cubes and seal. Refrigerate until ready to assemble, with a bowl for the dip in the center.

For the dip: Place all dip ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth using on/off pulses and scraping down the bowl once or twice. Transfer dip to a serving bowl; refrigerate until ready to serve.

To serve, place the dip in the center of the vegetables. Serve at once.

Fresh washed green bell pepper

Recipe Note

If the cheese dip is quite hot, place a few ice cubes over the vegetables to keep them cool and crisp.)

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Recipe makes 3-1/2 cups
Calories: 28; Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 130mg

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