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Sandwich Dressing; Tasty And Low Cal



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.

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  • Sounds delicious! - by BABY_GIRL69
  • Putting tapenade on a sandwich sounds great. I have also smeared guacamole on sandwiches. Don't have to use much. Yum! - by COVEGIRL1
  • 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 - by ABSTRACTBUG

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