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Fat-free roasted red pepper spread

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Ingredients

Preparation time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
5 minutes.

Directions

Yield:
1 cup

Serving size:
2 tablespoons

Preheat broiler. Remove stem, core, and inner white ribs from peppers. Cut into large chunks and place on broiler-safe pan. Broil about 4–5 minutes on one side only until flesh softens and a few browned spots appear. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until combined. Mixture will be thick but spreadable. Use as an appetizer spread or as a sandwich spread.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 44 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 0 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 10 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 carbohydrate. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2.

Kathleen Stanley is a Diabetes Educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. She is coauthor of Quick & Easy Diabetic Recipes for One, published by the American Diabetes Association in 2007.

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