Sunday, March 20, 2011

Skinny Ideas - Cucumber Chips and Garden Salsa Recipe

Cucumber Chips can help you fit in your skinny jeans!

This is a great year to grow your own kitchen garden
with food prices set to soar.

Cucumbers are easy to grow.
Priced at $1. apiece they may
be out of your price range.
Grow a few on your fence
this spring to liven up your diet.
My Hubby loves big bags of potato chips. ($4. each)
I substitute a platter of cucumber chips with low cal garden salsa dip
and he doesn't miss a thing! Except the 64 lbs he has lost.

You can use any low cal dip recipe but I chose to share this one because
it can all be made FREE from the garden all spring and summer.

Easy Garden Salsa Dip
28 servings
prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
* 4 to 5 medium tomatoes, chopped
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 medium green pepper, chopped
* 2 sweet peppers, seeded and chopped
* 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
* 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
* 1 can (8 ounces) Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 4 teaspoons lime juice
* 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
* 1/2 teaspoon pepper
* cucumber chips

Directions
* In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another bowl, combine the tomato sauce, oil, lime juice, garlic salt and pepper. Pour over vegetable mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with cucumber chips. Yield: 7 cups.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 20 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

1 comment:

J L Health 918-836-0565 said...

I love a good garden salsa! I learned to love cucumbers a few years ago and eat them every chance I get...

Great post and thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.