Recipes With Course: Appetizer

Homemade Ranch Dressing

25 Calorie Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip


Buttermilk based ranch dressing has been an American favorite since its inception in the 1950’s. This homemade ranch dressing and dip has about 60 percent less calories than commercially prepared full-fat ranch dressing without sacrificing flavor. Like all processed foods sold today, what you get is not the same ranch dressing ...

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Fillo Pudding Tart

Fillo Shells (phyllo)


Whether you spell if filo, fillo, or phyllo, this paper thin, crisp versatile dough can be used for sweet or savory recipes.  These, light, crispy, fillo shells look elegant, are very easy to make, and have about 45 calories for a large 3.5″ (88 mm) diameter shell. You can make ...

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Fried Vegetables


Fried vegetables are popular in Italian and other cuisines like Japanese and Thai. The biggest differences is the types of vegetables used by Italians, the batter ingredients, and frying in olive oil. Frying any food dramatically increases calories, but the fat calories come from healthy fats like olive, avocado, or canola ...

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Black Bean and Corn Salsa


This colorful, hearty Black Bean and Corn Salsa can be be eaten with corn tortilla chips, as a condiment for seafood tacos, eggs, and breakfast burritos or for taco salads and nachos. One-quarter cup (4 tbps. 60 g) has about 80 calories, and 4 grams each of dietary fiber and ...

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Fig and Yogurt Bruschetta

Fig and Yogurt Bruschetta


This fig and yogurt bruschetta recipe is a variation of a fig bruschetta by the food photographer husband and wife team White on Rice. Their roasted fig bruschetta takes 45 minutes to make versus as little as 10 minutes for this recipe using grilled bread and homemade or prepared fig preserves. ...

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Homemade Cheese Crisp

Cheese Crisp

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Cheese crisps are crisp flour tortillas covered with melted cheese and tops, if desired, with salsa, sour cream or guacamole. Tortillas can be baked or browned on a griddle, topped with cheese melted in a hot oven. Cook’s Tip To easily break baked tortillas in half or quarters, light score ...

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Homemade Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice Recipe


Red Beans and Rice is a simple, spicy Creole recipe. The combination of beans and rice is a source of complete protein even omitting the sausage. One 13 ounce serving of Red Beans and Rice Recipe has about 350 calories, 8 grams of fiber, and 19 grams of protein. Creole cooking ...

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Homemade Cucumber Dip

Cucumber Yogurt Dip, Dressing or Condiment

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Cucumber Yogurt Dip, Dressing or Condiment is a spicy Indian Raita or Greek style dip for potato or tortilla chips, fresh vegetables like carrot, celery, cauliflower, broccoli and peppers or sauce to accompany spicy Indian foods, a replacement for tartar sauce, mayonnaise, or salad dressing. This simple recipe has hundreds ...

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Homemade Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos

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Nachos are a popular American appetizer served by many Mexican and casual dining restaurants in the United States. The base is usually yellow corn tortilla chips top with cheese and a variety of ingredients ranging from jalapeño peppers to a smorgasbord of peppers, cheeses, meats, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. ...

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Homemade Stuffed Mushrooms Florentine

Stuffed Mushrooms Florentine


Stuffed Mushrooms Florentine is low calorie, gluten-free, recipe that you can make using fresh or leftover spinach. It has between 90 and 115 calories and 100 to 120 mg of sodium per serving. Use a food processor to reduce prep time. Enjoy these mushroom for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cook’s ...

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