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crostini with dipsPhotograph courtesy Culinary Institute of America

Crostini with Dips

Guacamole (Makes 8 servings)

• 10 avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
• 6 Tbsp lime juice
• 1 tomato, diced (optional)
• 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)
• 1 bunch scallions, sliced
• ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
• 1 tsp Tabasco sauce, or to taste
• Salt, to taste
• Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  1. 1. Mash the avocados with a fork.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients and adjust seasoning with lime juice, salt, and spices.
    3. Hold the guacamole under refrigeration in a tightly covered storage container. It is best to make guacamole the same day it is to be served.

Nutrition analysis with tomato per ounce:
35 calories, 1 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 31 g fat, 20 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber

Tapenade (Makes 8 servings)

• 2 cups pitted kalamata or other cured black olives
• 3 anchovy fillets, drained
• 2 Tbsp capers, rinsed
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 Tbsp lemon juice
• ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 Tbsp chopped parsley, rosemary, or basil

1. Put the olives, anchovy fillets, capers, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse the machine on and off in short blasts until a coarse paste forms. There should still be distinct pieces of olive in the mixture.
2. With the machine running, drizzle in the olive oil until the paste is smooth enough to spread, though it should be slightly chunky.
3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the lemon juice and fresh herbs.

Serve at room temperature. Note: Tapenade keeps for up to one week in the refrigerator.

Nutrition analysis per ounce:
90 calories, 1 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber

Aïoli (Makes approximately 1 cup)

• 1 cup mayonnaise
• 1 garlic clove, minced

1. Combine the mayonnaise and garlic.

Nutrition analysis per ounce:
110 calories, 0 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 9 g fat, 200 mg sodium, 5 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber

Crostini (Makes approximately 24)

• 1 baguette

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Slice the baguette in ¼ inch-thick rounds or cut on a bias. Place the slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the outside edges are golden brown.

Nutrition analysis per ounce:
5 calories, 0 g protein, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat, 10 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber

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