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Sandwich Dressing; Tasty And Low Cal


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While shopping at Trader Joe's, I noticed a red pepper and artichoke tapenade. I was trying to find something to substitute for traditional mayo on a sandwich. The only thing I knew of "tapenade" is that I had heard it on the Food Network. Turns out it is a tasty substitute for mayo and only 20 cal.

- Submitted by MGREENE70 4/25/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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BABY_GIRL69 6/30/2010 6:21:00 PM

    Sounds delicious!
COVEGIRL1 4/25/2010 6:03:00 AM

    Putting tapenade on a sandwich sounds great. I have also smeared guacamole on sandwiches. Don't have to use much. Yum!
ABSTRACTBUG 4/25/2010 2:03:00 AM

    You can make your own tapenade: (recipe from


* 1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
* 1 (6 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
* 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
* 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
* 1/3 cup olive oil
* 1/4 cup drained capers
* 4 cloves garlic, chopped
* 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
* salt and pepper to taste

1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the red peppers, artichoke hearts, cilantro, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, capers, garlic, and lemon juice. Pulse until finely chopped and the mixture is blended. Transfer to a serving bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to blend the flavors.

Yield 1 3/4 cups, serving size is 2 tablespoons.
Calories: 79 | Total Fat: 6.9g | Cholesterol: 3mg

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