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Dips, Spreads, & Sauces

I saw I had more of these saved than I realized, so I just gave them their own book!

(39 Recipes) Created by REBECCA2330

Recipes in this Collection

Pico de Gallo - Authentic Mexican Salsa
Very Good 4.6/5
(442 ratings)

The versatility of this Mexican salsa is limitless! Put it on grilled chicken or steak, add it to eggs, or serve with tortilla chips.

Submitted by METALFINGER2U

Carbs: 5.9g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 0.9g | Calories: 22.5
Good 3.9/5
(58 ratings)

Hummus is a simple dip that goes well with raw veggies, chips or warm pita bread. You and your guests will love it!

Submitted by JULZ654

Carbs: 4.1g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 1.1g | Calories: 23.4
Black Bean Hummus
Very Good 4.2/5
(325 ratings)

Smoky from the cumin with a hidden serving of vegetables, this dip is equally delicious in a burrito as it is spread on tortilla chips.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 32.9
Good 3.7/5
(34 ratings)

Nonfat yogurt and low-fat mayonnaise make this creamy dip a good addition to any veggie plate.

Carbs: 1.4g | Fat: 1.2g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 19.4
Very Good 4.6/5
(14 ratings)

Great with pumpkin bread or muffins or with biscuits

Submitted by HAPPYWIFE

Carbs: 2.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 8.8
No-cook No-sugar Raspberry Spread
(no ratings)

Replacing sugar with Splenda greatly reduces the calories.

Submitted by TRILLIUM1204

Carbs: 4.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 7
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

An easy, delicious jam with less sugar

Submitted by WIGS366

Carbs: 3.3g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 12.9
Very Good 4.7/5
(3 ratings)

Makes 6 1/4 cup servings that clock in under 10 cals. Good if you're on a diet or if you need maple syrup for a recipe but are out. Adapted from "Cooking Healthy, Fast & Superfast" by Rachel Rudel.

Submitted by JO_JO_BA

Carbs: 10.3g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 0g | Calories: 9.5
Good 3.5/5
(2 ratings)

Submitted by LAURAG1

Carbs: 1.6g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 7.2
Layered Mexican Dip with Baked Lime Chips
Very Good 4.4/5
(54 ratings)

My dip has all the flavor of the original, but it's much easier on the waistline. I prefer to eat this "dip" with a fork or raw vegetables.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 7.5g | Protein: 11.2g | Calories: 197.3
Italian Herb Seasoning
Very Good 4.4/5
(50 ratings)

Forget buying packets of seasonings. They're expensive and often full of salt. Save sodium and money by making this easy herb blend. Use it in sauces, soups, stews, on meats... anywhere you want to add Italian flavor without fat or sodium!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.7g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 3.9
White Bean Tapenade
Very Good 4.0/5
(69 ratings)

Great on whole-wheat crackers or even toast.

Carbs: 5.1g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 50
Homemade Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
Very Good 4.3/5
(42 ratings)

Use this to dress your salad or as a dipping sauce for cut vegetables. Don't like cilantro? No problem, just swap it out for Italian parsley or dill.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.1g | Fat: 0g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 1.3g | Calories: 8.8
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Very Good 4.4/5
(55 ratings)

There's no need to buy pumpkin pie spice. You can easily make your own at home. And it makes a great hostess gift for any fall event! Feel free to double or triple this recipe!

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 2.1g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 1.2g | Protein: 0.2g | Calories: 8.9
Spicy Chili-Garlic Paste
Very Good 4.1/5
(15 ratings)

Try this spicy Asian paste in your slow-cooker stews, broth based soups, or combined with yogurt as a zippy sandwich spread.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 0.5g | Fat: 0.4g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Calories: 5.9
Layered Salsa & Hummus Party Dip
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

This dip is so easy but looks fancy. Experiment with different colored peppers and flavors of salsa and hummus to change up each batch.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.6g | Fat: 1.4g | Fiber: 1g | Protein: 1.2g | Calories: 30.8
Tangy, Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
Good 3.7/5
(35 ratings)

This is my go-to dressing. I use it on everything from steamed veggies to salads and sandwiches.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 4.2g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 1.5g | Calories: 55.5
Chili Spices
Very Good 4.6/5
(5 ratings)

Want to know the secret to great chili? Start with great spices--and skip the packets at the supermarket, which are full of sugar and salt. Make your own to save money and skip the salt.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 1.3g | Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 0.3g | Calories: 7.2
No Salt Fajita Rub
Very Good 4.5/5
(22 ratings)

If you love fajitas, but are watching your sodium intake, try this salt-free rub! It lends a complex flavor to meat without the high sodium counts traditionally found in Mexican dishes.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 3.1g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 1.6g | Protein: 0.8g | Calories: 19.8
Slow Cooker Strawberry-Rhubarb Conserve
Very Good 4.0/5
(24 ratings)

It looks like jam, but it's bursting with whole fruit and thick enough to eat with a fork. Serve over pork roast, on top of yogurt or cottage cheese, or on your morning toast.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 13.9g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 0.7g | Calories: 52.8
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