*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                CREAM CHEESE AND GARLIC DIP WITH PITA TOASTS
 
 Recipe By     : The California Culinary Academy
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Appetizers & Dips
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      ounces        low-calorie cream cheese
    2      tablespoons   low calorie mayonnaise
                         juice of 1/2 lemon
    3      large         garlic cloves -- pressed
      1/4  small         onion -- finely minced
    1      teaspoon      dried dill
    1      teaspoon      herbal salt substitute
                         Tabasco sauce -- to taste
    1                    red bell pepper
                         Pita Toasts:
    3      lge. rounds   whole-wheat pita bread
    1      teaspoon      garlic powder
 
 In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic,
 onion, dill, and salt substitute. Add Tabasco to taste. Cut top off bell
 pepper and remove seeds. Spoon dip into hollowed-out bell pepper, cover with
 plastic wrap, and chill while you make the pita toasts.
 
 Pita Toasts: Cut each round of pita bread into 4 equal wedges. Toast until
 crisp, then open each wedge and dust inside lightly with garlic powder. Then
 arrange on a platter with dip.  Makes 12 wedges.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : This rich, creamy dip is surprisingly low-calorie and goes as well
 with a platter of crudites as with these crunchy pita toasts. It can be made
 up to six weeks ahead of time and frozen, or will keep refrigerated for up to
 5 days. Serve the dip in a hollowed-out red or green bell pepper for an
 elegant presentation.
 
 Nutr. Assoc. : 4049 4052 0 0 0 3061 4828 0 0 0 0 0