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Smoky Avocado Spinach Dip

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    Smoky Avocado Spinach Dip

    Avocado and smoked paprika team up to give this dip a smoky creamy goodness. If desired, you can replace sour cream with plain Greek yogourt. It’s also delicious strewn over bread for a sandwich spread.

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    Better for you: Avocado boasts a laundry list of health-boosting nutrients including significant levels of folate, monounsaturated fat, and bone-building vitamin K.

    2 cups (500 mL) baby spinach
    1 ripe avocado
    1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat sour cream
    Zest of 1 lime
    Juice of 1/2 lime
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 tsp (5 mL) smoked paprika
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) cumin
    1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

    Place all of the ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.

    Serves 6.

    Each serving contains: 84 calories; 2 g protein; 7 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 5 g total carbohydrates (0 g sugars, 3 g fibre); 214 mg sodium

    source: "Take a Dip", alive #362, December 2012

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