Recipe: Low-Cal Mexican Asparagus Dip
Serve up this Mexican asparagus dip with vegetables such as cucumber, red peppers, celery or carrots instead of chips for fabulous flavor.
A typical guacamole contains 200 calories per half cup, as heart-healthy avocados pack a high-calorie punch. So why not try making guacamole with asparagus instead? Asparagus offers the gut-healthy prebiotic, inulin. It is also a rich source of vitamin K and B-vitamins. Substituting asparagus for avocado also slashes calories — whittling them down to 30 calories per serving.
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Serve with vegetables such as cucumber, red peppers, celery or carrots instead of chips for even more calorie savings.
1.5 pounds asparagus, with tough part of stalk removed and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces
1 Tbsp fat-free plain Greek yogurt
¼ cups chopped cilantro
3 green onions, root tips discarded and chopped into small pieces
½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced
1 Tbsp finely minced garlic
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 dashes hot sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 large tomato, diced
Makes 10 servings.
Total fat: 0g
Saturated fat: 0g
Trans fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 6g
Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team Dietitians