Avocado Cream Cheese

Avocado Cream Cheese

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

With a splash of lime juice and a dash of cayenne, you'll want to enjoy this flavorful spread with everything.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 medium avocado, halved, seeded, and peeled
  • ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons whipped reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Fresh vegetable dippers, such as red sweet pepper strips, cucumber slices, celery sticks, Belgium endive leaves, and/or fresh cauliflower florets

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  1. Set aside one-fourth of the avocado. In a blender or food processor combine the remaining three-fourths of the avocado, the buttermilk, cream cheese, lime juice, garlic, the ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper and salt. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Coarsely chop the reserved avocado; stir into pureed mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 24 hours.
  2. Spoon into a serving bowl; sprinkle with the dash cayenne pepper. Serve with fresh vegetables.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2½ tablespoons
  • Per serving: 59 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 112 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 224 mg sodium; 137 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 fat

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