Low Carb: Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips Recipe
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup half-and-half cream
1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
6 pita breads (6 inches)
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
- Meanwhile, cut each pita bread into eight wedges. Place in two 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Combine the butter, lemon-pepper, cumin and garlic salt; brush over pita wedges.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes or until crisp. Serve with spinach spread. Yield: 16 servings (4 cups spread).
Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
1 each: 231 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 381mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein
Health and Wellness Associates