Wednesday, August 29, 2007

0 Recipe #19: A Healthy AND Delicious Dip Recipe That'll Wow Your Party Guests, & Simplify Your Party Prep

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Here's an oldie-but-goodie I pulled from my original recipe archives.

Now those of you who balk at the idea of using tofu in recipes (you know who you are!) , you will be pleasantly surprised when you taste this recipe. In other words, it doesn't TASTE like you are eating tofu, which is rather bland & tasteless anyhow. (The nice thing about tofu is that it absorbs the flavor of whatever you add to it. It's the chameleon of the food world.)

Now I'd like to address those other people out there that've got it in their heads that healthy food can't be delicious: Just get over yourselves, now, OK? And try this recipe, which might just change your mind!

This recipe goes well with veggies or any type of snacking chips (like tortilla chips, etc.) Of course, it's a great thing to have on hand for parties, as it's a real people-pleaser & takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

And no one at your party will even KNOW you used tofu. There, you've sneaked in some healthy & delicious party food right under their noses, & they won't even realize it! So how about that for a cool little subterfuge. ;-)

So, here it is:

The "Just-Kick-Me-Because-It-Doesn't-Taste-Like-Tofu" Tofu Dip

8 oz. tofu
1/2 c. mix of mild, sweet pickled peppers: jalapeños, banana peppers, &/or cherry peppers (roughly 1/6 c. of each; just eyeball it by filling a 1/2 c. measure with equal amounts of the three kinds of peppers
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 tsp black pepper
salt, to taste (optional)
1 tsp pickling juice remainder (Use the juice from the can of mild, sweet pickled peppers.)
1 tsp water, or more (optional; add if you'd need to adjust the dip's texture more to your liking.)

Put ingredients in a blender. Mix until thick & creamy. Chill, then serve.

Now how easy was that!?!

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