MANUAL FOOD PROCESSOR RECIPES

SALSAS

 
Apple Berry Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Cinnamon Chips:
4 7-inch flour tortillas

1 tablespoon granulated sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Salsa:
2 medium Granny Smith apples                           1 cup strawberries
1 kiwi                                                                 1 small orange
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar                      2 tablespoons apple jelly

Heat the oven to 400°F.  For the Cinnamon Chips, lightly spray the tortillas with water using the Kitchen Spritzer.  Combine the sugar and cinnamon in the Flour/Sugar Shaker and sprinkle over the tortillas.  Using the Pizza Cutter, cut each tortilla into eight wedges and place in a single layer on the Large Round Stone.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.  Remove to the Nonstick Cooling Rack to cool completely.  For the salsa, peel the apples using the Serrated Peeler. Wedge the apple using the Apple Wedger.  Cut the apples pieces in half and chop with the Manual Food Processor.  Add the strawberries and kiwi to the Food Processor and pump the handle until chopped.  Zest the orange using the Microplane® Zester.  Juice the orange using the Citrus Press.  Add the orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar and apple jelly to the fruit mixture.  Mix gently using the Classic Scraper.  Serve with the Cinnamon Chips.
Makes 16 servings with 70 calories and 1 grams of fat per serving.

Balsamic Strawberry Salsa

 

3 tbls. Olive oil                                                    1 tbl. white balsamic vinegar

½  pint fresh strawberries, hulled                          4 green onions, sliced into 3” pieces

1 pint cherry tomatoes                                       1/4 tsp salt

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

With Stainless Steel Whisk, whisk together olive oil and vinegar.  Put strawberries, tomatoes and onions in MFP; pump handle until coarsely chopped.  Remove lid and scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, add remaining ingredients; pump handle to chop to desired consistency.   Best if chill at least 1 hour.  Serve with tortilla chips.

BLACK BEAN, CORN & HOMINY SALSA

½ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed     ½ cup thawed, frozen whole kernel corn
½ cup canned hominy, drained                             ½ cup diced red bell pepper
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped              2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro                    1 lime
2 teaspoons olive oil                                           ¼ teaspoon salt
Lime Tortilla Chips (see recipe)

Drain the hominy in the Small Colander.  Place in the Classic Batter Bowl.  Drain the black beans in the same Colander, this time rinsing before placing in the Batter Bowl.  Add the corn to the Batter Bowl.  Using the Chef’s Knife, cut the bell pepper into large pieces.  Slice off the stem of the jalapeño using the Utility Knife.  Remove the seeds using the Cook’s Corer®.  Finely chop the pepper, jalapeño, onion and cilantro using the Manual Food Processor. Add the bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, onion and cilantro to the Batter Bowl.  Zest the entire lime using the Microplane® Zester. Juice the lime using the Citrus Press to measure 2 teaspoons juice.  Add the lime zest, juice, oil and salt to the Batter Bowl.  Mix gently using the Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.  Spoon the salsa into a Simple Additions® Small Bowl.  Serve with Lime Tortilla Chips.
Makes 2 cups with 45 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving.

Black Bean Salsa

2 medium tomatoes, seeded                               ¼ cup green onions with tops
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, snipped                    1 garlic clove, pressed
2 tablespoons lime juice                                      1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
¼ teaspoon salt                                                  ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

Cut the tomatoes into wedges using the Veggie Wedger.  Cut the tomato pieces in half.  Cut the green onions into 1-inch pieces using the Santoku Knife. Combine the tomatoes, green onions and cilantro in the Manual Food Processor and chop. Press the garlic into the tomatoes using the Garlic Press.  Add the lime juice to the mixture. Transfer the salsa into the Small Batter Bowl.  Add the beans, salt and pepper and mix gently.  Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours to blend the flavors.  Serve warm with Toasted Cornbread Slices.
Makes 24 servings with 62 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving.

 

 

Calypso Peach Salsa

1½ cups coarsely chopped, peeled fresh peaches            1 cup coarsely chopped honeydew melon
1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped     1 cup coarsely chopped fresh pineapple
½ cup chopped red bell pepper                                        2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
1 lime                                                                             2 teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt                                                              Plantain Chips

Chop the peaches, melon, jalapeño pepper, pineapple and bell pepper using the Manual Food Processor. Juice the lime using the Citrus Press to measure 2 tablespoons lime juice and add to the salsa.  Mix gently.  Spoon into a chilled Simple Additions® Small Square Bowl.  Serve with Plantain Chips or tortilla chips.
Makes 12 servings with 30 calories and 0 grams of fat per serving.

Chunky Artichoke Salsa

1 6oz jar marinated artichoke hearts                    ¼ cup pitted ripe olives
2 tablespoons red onion                                      3 medium plum tomatoes
1 garlic clove                                                      2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves
salt and ground black pepper                               lettuce leaves
Baked Pita Chips (see recipe)

Drain the marinade from the artichokes in the Classic Batter Bowl.  Using the Manual Food Processor, chop the artichokes, olives, and red onion.  Add the tomatoes, garlic and basil and chop.  Using the Kitchen Scraper, place the vegetables in the Batter Bowl. Season with salt and pepper.  To serve, spoon the salsa into a Simple Additions® Small Square Bowl lined with lettuce leaves and place in the center of a serving plate.  Surround with Baked Pita Chips.
Makes 16 servings with approximately 15 calories and 1 grams of fat per serving.

CUCUMBER SALSA

1 cup cucumber, chopped                                                ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped

¼ cup red onion, chopped                                               1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed                                                     3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil                                             ¼ teaspoon sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt

For the salsa, using the Manual Food Processor, chop the cucumber, bell pepper, onion, jalapeño pepper and garlic. Place the vegetables in the Classic Batter Bowl.  Add the vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt, mixing well.
 

CUCUMBER-MANGO SALSA

Chips:
8 6-inch flour tortillas                                           1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Salsa:
1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed                                1 1-inch piece fresh gingerroot, peeled
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro                               2 cucumbers
2 mangos, peeled                                               1 cup pomegranate seeds

For the tortilla chips, heat the oven to 400°F.  Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges using the Pizza Cutter.  Lightly sprinkle with water.  Combine the sugar and cayenne pepper into a large resealable bag.  Add the tortilla wedges and shake to coat.  Arrange half of the tortilla wedges in a single layer on the Large Round Stone.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.  Remove from the Stone and repeat with the remaining tortilla wedges.  For the salsa, chop the jalapeño pepper, gingerroot, and cilantro using the Manual Food Processor.  Place in the Classic Batter Bowl.  Peel the cucumbers using the Utility Knife and slice in half lengthwise.  Remove the seeds from the cucumber halves using the Easy Adjustable Measuring Spoon.  Cut the cucumber halves lengthwise into ¼-inch strips.  Chop using the Manual Food Processor.  Add the mango and chop.  Transfer the cucumbers, mangos and pomegranate seeds to the Batter Bowl.  Stir gently using the Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.  Serve with the tortilla chips.
Makes 16 servings with 70 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.
Chef’s Note: This salsa can be prepared in advance.  Combine all of the ingredients except the pomegranate seeds.  Cover and refrigerate no more than 24 hours.  Add the pomegranate seeds just before serving.

Fresh Veggie Salsa

 

1 can diced tomatoes w/green chilies or jalapenos                3 Roma (plum) tomatoes

2 cloves garlic                                                                         1 tsp Southwest or Taco Seasoning

1 lime                                                                                      1 green pepper

 

Chop tomato and onion and bell pepper with Food Chopper or Manual Food Processor. Add to canned tomatoes in Classic Batter Bowl.  Zest lime with Fine Microplane, and juice lime using Citrus Press into bowl. Add 2 cloves garlic along with Southwestern Seasoning and salt/pepper to taste.

 

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

2 plum tomatoes                                                1/2 small red onion

1 4-in. piece seedless cucumber                          1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves

1 jalapeño pepper                                               1 medium pineapple

1 lime                                                                 1/2 tsp salt

Lime Tortilla Chips (optional, see below)

 

Hull and remove seeds from tomatoes using Core & More. Dice tomatoes, onion and cucumber using Santoku Knife. Chop cilantro. Combine tomatoes, onion, cucumber and cilantro in Classic Batter Bowl. Cut jalapeño in half lengthwise with Utility Knife and remove seeds using Core & More. Finely chop jalapeño using Food Chopper; add to batter bowl.

 

Slice top and bottom off of pineapple using Santoku Knife, creating a flat base. Stand pineapple upright; use Pineapple Wedger to core and peel. Set aside half of the pineapple for another use. Dice pineapple flesh. Juice lime using Juicer to measure about 2 tbsp juice. Add pineapple, lime juice and salt to batter bowl. Mix thoroughly until combined. Serve with Lime Tortilla Chips, if desired.  Yield: 16 servings (3 cups)

FRESH TOMATO SALSA

1 small onion                                                                  1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed
½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro                                  2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, peeled                                                     ½ teaspoon salt
2 cups grape tomatoes, divided                                       tortilla chips

Cut the onion into quarters.  Cut the jalapeño pepper crosswise into thirds.  Combine the onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic and salt in the Manual Food Processor.  Pump the handle until coarsely chopped.  Add half of the tomatoes and pump the handle until coarsely chopped, remove the lid and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.  Add the remaining tomatoes and pump the handle to chop to the desired consistency.  Serve with the tortilla chips.
Makes 10 servings with 10 calories and 0 grams of fat per serving.

HARVEST APPLE SALSA

2 medium Granny Smith apples, chopped             1 medium pear, chopped
½ cup chopped seedless red grapes                    ½ cup chopped celery
¼ cup chopped walnuts                                       1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons orange juice                                  2 teaspoons grated orange zest

Peel the apples using the Serrated Peeler, then wedge using the Apple Wedger.  Cut the apple wedges in half. Chop the apples, pear, grapes, celery and walnuts using the Manual Food Processor.  Zest the orange using the Microplane® Zester to measure 2 teaspoons.  Juice the orange to yield 3 tablespoons using the Citrus Press.  In the Classic Batter Bowl, combine the apples, pear, grapes, celery, walnuts, brown sugar, orange juice and orange zest.  Mix to combine.  Serve with Cinnamon Chips.  Makes 8 servings.  0 grams of fat per serving

HAWAIIAN PINEAPPLE SALSA

2 cups fresh pineapple                                                     2 tablespoons red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons Serrano chili                                             4 teaspoons fresh cilantro
1 tablespoons unseasoned rice wine vinegar                    pinch of sugar

Coarsely chop the pineapple, red bell pepper, chili and cilantro using the Manual Food Processor.  Transfer to the Small Batter Bowl.  Stir in the vinegar and sugar.   Pour into a Simple Additions™ Small Bowl and serve.  Makes 2 cups.

 

 

KILLER SALSA

6 roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped                1 medium onion, chopped
½ cup chopped cilantro                                       3 tablespoons jalapeño peppers, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice                              1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, pressed                                       salt and pepper

Seed the tomatoes using the Cook’s Corer®, then cut into chunks.  Chop the tomatoes and onion using the Manual Food Processor.  Add the cilantro, jalapeño pepper and garlic and chop.  In the Small Batter Bowl, build a mound  with the chopped vegetables.  Top with the red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper.  Pour the lime juice around the mound.  Let sit, undisturbed for 30 minutes at room temperature.  To serve, stir and serve with tortilla chips.

Mango Confetti Salsa

 

1   large mango                                      1/2   small jicama

1/3   orange bell pepper                          1/3   red bell pepper

1   jalapeño pepper, stemmed                              1/3   small red onion (see Cook’s Tip)

1   tbsp fresh lime juice                                       1/4   tsp salt

1/2   tsp Chili Lime Rub                                       Tortilla chips (optional)

 

On Large Grooved Cutting Board, cut mango using Mango Wedger. Remove skin from mango using Avocado Peeler. Peel jicama using Serrated Peeler. Dice mango, jicama and bell peppers into 1-in. pieces using Chef’s Knife. Cut jalapeño in half; remove seeds using Core & More.   Combine mango, jicama, bell peppers, jalapeño and onion in Manual Food Processor; cover and pump handle until coarsely chopped. Add lime juice and salt; pump handle to chop to desired consistency, removing lid and scraping down sides of bowl as necessary using Mini Mix ‘N Scraper®. Pour salsa into serving bowl. Sprinkle with rub. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.  Yield: 6 servings (about 2 cups salsa)

 

Nutrients per serving: (about 1/4 cup salsa, excluding optional ingredient): Calories 40, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 10 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 120 mg, Fiber 2 g

 

Cook’s Tips: Use the Veggie Wedger to cut the onion into wedges. Use two wedges for this recipe.

 

 

 

Mango Salsa

 

1 cup strawberries                                              1 ripe mango

1 kiwi                                                                 1 lime

 

Hull strawberries using Core and More.  Peel mango & kiwi with Serrated Peeler.  Wedge Mango with Mango Wedger.  Cut kiwi into quarters.  Zest lime using Adjustable Microplane Grater or Microplane Zester to measure 1 teaspoon zest, use Citrus Press or Juicer to measure 1 tablespoon juice.  Put strawberries, mango and kiwi into Manual Food Processor.  Pump handle until coarsely chopped.  Remove lid and scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, add remaining ingredients; pump handle to chop to desired consistency.  Serve with cinnamon chips or over ice cream!
PAPAYA SALSA

2 cups papaya                                                    ½ cup red bell pepper
¼ cup red onion                                                  1 jalapeño pepper
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper                           2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
1 lime

Using the Manual Food Processor, coarsely chop the papaya, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro. Juice the lime using the Citrus Press over the salsa.

ROASTED TOMATO SALSA

12 plum tomatoes                                               1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup water                                                        1½ teaspoons toasted chili oil
1 teaspoon salt                                                   2 garlic cloves

Heat the oven to 450°F.  Line the Large Bar Pan with Parchment Paper.  Cut the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds using the Cook’s Corer®.  Place tomatoes on the Bar Pan and drizzle with the olive oil, tossing gently to coat.  Arrange the tomatoes, cut sides up, in the Pan.  Bake 45 minutes or until the tomatoes are slightly shriveled.  Cool.  Place the tomatoes, water, oil, salt and garlic cloves into the Manual Food Processor.  Chop until smooth.
Makes 4 servings with 120 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving.
SALSA OLE

3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped                                 3 green onions, finely chopped
1 8oz can pitted ripe olives, drained and chopped 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 4oz can chopped green chilies, undrained                      3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar                                        ¼ teaspoon garlic salt

 

Chop the tomatoes, green onions, olives, jalapeno pepper, chilies, olive oil, vinegar and salt using the Manual Food Processor.  Transfer to the Classic Batter Bowl.  Cover and chill 2-3 hours for the flavors to blend.  Serve with corn or tortilla chips.  Makes 8 servings

 

 

SALSA PICANTE WITH PEACHES

Tortilla Chips:    6 7-inch flour tortillas                             1 tablespoon spicy fruit seasoning mix
Salsa:   1 15oz can peach halves, well-drained and coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped                 ½ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 teaspoon lime zest                                                     2 teaspoons lime juice
1 ½-inch piece peeled fresh gingerroot, pressed              ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Heat the oven to 400°F.  Lightly spray the tortillas with water.  Sprinkle the fruit seasoning evenly over the tortillas.  Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges using the Pizza Cutter.  Place the tortillas in a single layer on the Large Round Stone.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.  Cool the tortillas completely on the Stackable Cooling Rack.  Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges.  Blot the drained peach halves gently using a paper towel.  Finely chop the peach, seeded jalapeño, red pepper and garlic using the Manual Food Processor. Transfer to the Classic Batter Bowl.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Place the salsa in the Simple Additions® Small Bowl.  Place the Small Bowl on a Simple Additions® Medium Square and surround with the baked tortilla chips and serve.  Makes 16 servings with 45 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.
SOFRITO

1 med. green bell pepper, seeded and chopped               1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped                                 1 lime
6 garlic cloves, pressed                                                  2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar                                        ¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes                                        ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Finely chop the bell pepper, red onion, cilantro and garlic using the Manual Food Processor.  Transfer to the Small Batter Bowl.  Press the lime into the Batter Bowl using the Citrus Press. Add the olive oil, vinegar, salt, red pepper flakes, and ground black pepper.  Mix well using the Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Makes 1½ cups salsa with 30 calories and 3 grams of fat per serving.

Tex-Mex Cranberry Salsa
1 16 oz can whole cranberry sauce                                 1/4 cup chopped onion   (or 2-3 green onions/sliced)

2 fresh jalapenos chopped fine – cut in half, remove membranes & seeds
1 tsp ground cumin                                                         1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp fresh cilantro

 

Combine & refrigerate. Will keep up to 3 weeks.

 
TROPICAL FRUIT SALSA

1 8oz can crushed pineapple in juice                              1 banana
½ cup kiwi, peeled                                                         ¼ cup red bell pepper
1 small jalapeño pepper                                                 2 green onions
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro                                            1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Place the pineapple with juice in the Small Batter Bowl.  Slice the banana and kiwi using the Egg Slicer Plus® and cut into quarters using the Paring Knife.  Seed the jalapeño pepper using the Grapefruit Knife.  Chop the red pepper, jalapeño pepper, green onions and cilantro using the Manual Food Processor. Add to the pineapple in the Batter Bowl and mix gently.  Serve with Baked Pita Chips.
Makes 8 servings with 47 calories and 0 grams of fat per serving.
 

TROPICAL SALSA

½ cup ripe mango                                               ½ cup ripe papaya
¼ cup ripe pineapple                                           ½ cup ripe banana
1 tablespoon lime juice                                        2 tablespoons orange juice
2 fresh mint leaves                                              pulp of 2 passion fruits with seeds

Coarsely chop the mango, papaya, pineapple and banana using the Manual Food Processor.  Place in the Classic Batter Bowl.  Add the lime and orange juices.  Scrape out the pulp from the passion fruit with the Small Scoop and add to the Batter Bowl.  Snip the mint with the Kitchen Shears.  Add to the Batter Bowl and mix gently with the Classic Scraper.  This salsa will keep one day in the refrigerator, but is best served at room temperature.  Serve in a Simple Additions™ Small Bowl.  Makes 2 cups.
WATERMELON & PEACH SALSA WITH CAYENNE CHIPS

Chips:    1 lime                                                               ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt                                               8 6-inch flour tortillas
Salsa:    1 jalapeño pepper                                              ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 cups cubed watermelon                                   2 small peaches

1 lime                                                               ¼ teaspoon salt

For the chips, heat the oven to 400°F.  Juice the lime into a Pinch Bowl using the Citrus Press.  Combine the cayenne pepper and salt in another Pinch Bowl.  Brush one side of each tortilla with lime juice.  Sprinkle lightly with the cayenne mixture.  Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges using the Pizza Cutter.  Arrange half of the tortilla wedges in a single layer on the Large Round Stone with Handles.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and crisp.  Remove from the Stone to the Stackable Cooling Rack.  Repeat with the remaining tortilla wedges.  For the salsa, cut the jalapeño pepper in half lengthwise using the Petite Paring Knife.  Remove and discard the seeds using the Core & More.  Chop the jalapeño and cilantro using the Manual Food Processor.  Place into the Classic Batter Bowl.  Cut the watermelon into thin slices using the Chef’s Knife.  Dice the slices in the Food Processor.  Remove and discard the pits from the peaches and slice into thin wedges.  Dice the wedges.  Juice the lime into the Batter Bowl using the Citrus Press.  Add the watermelon, peaches and salt.  Stir gently using the Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.  Serve with the cayenne chips.
Makes 16 servings with 60 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving.
ZESTY TROPICAL FRUIT SALSA

1 mango, peeled and cut into ¼-inch cubes                      ½ cup diced red bell pepper
2 kiwi, peeled and diced                                                  ¼ cup sliced green onions with tops
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro                                1 lime
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped                  1 8oz can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

Cut the mango, bell pepper and green onion into large chunks using the Utility Knife. Zest the lime to measure 1 teaspoon zest using the Microplane® Zester.  Juice the lime to measure 1 tablespoon juice using the Citrus Press.  Chop the mango, bell pepper, green onion, cilantro and jalapeño using the Manual Food Processor.  Transfer to the Classic Batter Bowl, cover with the Lid and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Spoon over grilled or baked chicken or fish using the Small Bamboo Spoons.  Makes 12 servings with 30 calories and

 

TAPENADES & BEAN DIPS

 

 

Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade

 

1 jar (6 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts

6 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil

1 small garlic clove, pressed

1 tablespoon  toasted pine nuts

1 tablespoon  snipped fresh parsley

1/8 teaspoon salt

Homemade Flatbread (optional)

 

Drain artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes using small Colander. Place artichokes, tomatoes, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, pine nuts, parsley and salt on Cutting Board; finely chop together using Food Chopper. Serve with Homemade Flatbread, if desired.  Yield: 12 servings

Nutrients per serving: (1 tablespoon): Calories 20, Total Fat 1.5 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 65 mg, Fiber less than 1 g

 

 

Artichoke Tapenade

 

1 lemon                                                              1 can (14 oz or 398 mL) artichoke hearts in water

1/4 cup (50 mL) loosely packed fresh parsley       1 garlic clove, peeled

1/2 cup (125 mL) pitted green olives                    1 tbsp (15 mL) capers

5 tbsp (75 mL) olive oil                                        Toasted Baguette Slices (optional, see below)

 

Zest lemon using Microplane® Zester to measure 1/2 tsp (2 mL). Juice lemon using Citrus Press to measure 1 tbsp (15 mL) juice. Drain artichokes using small Stainless Mesh Colander; pat dry using paper towels.  Combine parsley, garlic, lemon zest, juice, artichokes, olives, capers and oil in Manual Food Processor. Cover and pump handle to process to desired consistency, removing lid and scraping down sides of bowl as necessary using Mini Mix ‘N Scraper®. Serve with Toasted Baguette Slices, if desired.  Yield: 10 servings (about 2 cups/500 mL)

 

Nutrients per serving: (about 3 tbsp/45 mL): Calories 90, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 3 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 280 mg, Fiber 1 g

 

Toasted Baguette Slices

 

20 slices French bread, cut 1/4 in. (6 mm) thick                2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place bread slices on Rectangle Stone; lightly brush bread slices with oil. Bake 10–12 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 20 slices

 

U.S. Nutrients per serving (2 slices): Calories 210, Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat .5 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 36 g, Protein 8 g, Sodium 420 mg, Fiber 2 g

 

Olive Tapenade

1  6 oz can black olives, drained

1  5.57 oz jar green olives w/ pimentos, drained

2 cloves garlic, peeled & sliced

a little olive oil

 

Add all ingredients to the Manual Food Processor.  Pump to desired consistency, and then pour into small bowl caddy.  Serve with crackers, toasted baguettes, or foccacia bread.

 

White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

 

Ingredients

1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

2 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil, plus 4 tablespoons

1/4 cup (loosely packed) fresh Italian parsley leaves

Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 pitas

1 teaspoon dried oregano

 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the beans, garlic, lemon juice, 1/3 cup olive oil, and parsley in the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is coarsely chopped. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer the bean puree to a small bowl.

 

Cut each pita in half and then into 8 wedges. Arrange the pita wedges on a large baking sheet. Pour the remaining oil over the pitas. Toss and spread out the wedges evenly. Sprinkle with the oregano, salt, and pepper. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until toasted and golden in color.

 

Serve the pita toasts warm or at room temperature alongside the bean puree.

 

 

CK’S VEGGIE DIP

Recipe by CK Hall

Ingredients

1 Small Carrot, peeled and cut into quarters, or 4-5 baby carrots

1/4 green or red bell pepper (cut into small wedges)

1/4 onion (cut in small wedges)

1-2 garlic cloves, peeled (to taste)

1 jalapeno (cut into quarters – I leave seeds in)

8 oz of 1/3 fat cream cheese (room temp – softened) or nonfat Greek yogurt

 

Directions

Place carrot, bell pepper, onion, garlic, jalapeno into Manual Food Processor and process down to small bits!

Cut cream cheese into quarters and place in processor, process until all blended. Serve with crackers, pretzels, veggie crudites!

 

 

 

 

 

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