Easy. Fast. Cheap. A tad unusual. On-hand ingredients. Delicious. Did I say I like it?
I followed Beyond Salmon's lead except used neufchatel, the lower-fat cream cheese.
The 'dipper' was my favorite new "cracker", baked Trader Joe's mini whole wheat pitas. Just slice in half, arrange rough-side up on a baking sheet, mist lightly with olive oil, then sprinkle with spices. I've used pimenton, Spike, a Penzeys 'garden salad' blend, Africa adobo, whatever smells good, they're ALL good. Bake until just crisp, about 5 - 10 minutes, at 350. Each half is only 10 calories -- yay!
NEXT TIME ... For more texture, I might grate the radish and then stir into softened cream cheese. Or I might also use only half the cream cheese or twice the radishes.
Update: I did try grating the radish -- and loved the texture, especially using only 4 ounces cream cheese with 8 ounces of radish. But the chopped (vs food-processor smooth) green onions made for a very onion-y, if still delicious version, of the radish spread. This is such a keeper! It's also stirred into steamed broccoli.
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EASY EASY RADISH SPREAD
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Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Time to table: 10 minutes
Makes 2 cups
10 radishes (about 8 ounces)
3 green onions, white and green parts
4 ounces (preferably) or 8 ounces neufchatel (low-fat cream cheese)
Salt & pepper to taste
Whizz all the ingredients in the food processor. Season to taste. Serve & enjoy!
Per Serving: 18 Cal (63% from Fat, 18% from Protein, 19% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 1 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 1 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; NetCarb 1; 11 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 24 mg Sodium; 4 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 1/2 point
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