Sometimes I crave food that tastes like it is a heart attack in a dish. Cream Cheese qualifies as something that is horribly fattening, so I eat it sparingly. However, I have a super easy recipe for chip/cracker dip that is completely fat free, yet tastes like you'll have a coronary once you see the bottom of the dish. Here's how to make it!
Dill Pickles, whole (approximately 1.5 cups diced/shredded, adjust to taste)
1 8-ounce tub of fat free cream cheese
optional dash of Worcestershire sauce
optional tbsp of minced onion
First, cut the ugly ends off of 3-5 pickles. I usually dice one and shred the other 4 in a cheese grater. I love pickles, so I load them up in this batch. You can use less, but it won't be as awesome.
Next, I soften the tub of cream cheese in the microwave for about 20 seconds on defrost setting and combine the cream cheese with the pickles. All that's left is to add a dash of Worcestershire sauce, stir it up, and refrigerate until serving. Of course,you would want to add the minced onion as well, but I never do because I think onions are gross. If I am serving this at a party, however, I add the onion to make it fancier, and people usually gobble it up.
I prefer to use wheat thin crackers to dip in my pickle dip, but I have also used Triscuit crackers, tortilla chips, pretzels, and pretty much anything. I don't really like potato chips, but I imagine it would be a good combination. You would probably want to opt for the kettle cooked chips because this dip is pretty heavy once it sets.
|Delicious, and it's fat free!|
This recipe (if you can even call it that, it's so simple) makes approximately 10 2-ounce servings. Here's the total nutrition breakdown:
Amount Per Serving
|Total Fat||0.3 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.2 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.1 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||2.2 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0.3 g|
|Vitamin A||5.0 %|
|Vitamin B-12||2.1 %|
|Vitamin B-6||0.7 %|
|Vitamin C||0.7 %|
|Vitamin D||0.0 %|
|Vitamin E||0.2 %|
|Pantothenic Acid||0.6 %|
Nutrition facts courtesy of SparkRecipes Nutrition Calculator, a very awesome tool for those of us who are horrible at math.c