rec·i·pe Pronunciation: 're-s&-(")pE Function: noun Etymology: Latin, take, imperative of recipere to take, receive -- Date: 1584
1 : a set of instructions for making something from various ingredients
2 : a formula or procedure for doing or attaining something (a recipe for success)

Summer Salads

Sensational Strawberry Chicken Salad

˝ cup mayonnaise or low-fat dressing

2 tablespoons chopped chutney

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups diced cooked chicken

1 cup sliced celery

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 ˝ pints fresh strawberries, stemmed

lettuce leaves

mint sprigs

In a large bowl mix together mayonnaise, chutney, lemon juice and peel, salt and curry powder. Add chicken, celery and onion; toss, cover and chill. Just before serving, slice 1 pint of the strawberries; toss gently with chicken mixture. Line platter or individual serving plates with lettuce. Mound chicken mixture on lettuce. Garnish with whole strawberries and mint. Makes 4 servings.

Strawberry Get Up and Go

˝ cup frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, partially thawed

˝ cup skim milk

1/4 cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate

1 orange slice

In container of electric blender combine all ingredients except orange slice. Blend until smooth. Pour into tall glass and garnish with orange slice. Makes 1 (12 ounce) drink.

Grape and Spinach Salad

1 pound spinach, washed and dried

1 cup red or green grapes, halved and seeded if necessary

1 apple, cored and diced

1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts or cashews

2 tablespoons chopped green onion

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Chutney Dressing

Tear spinach into bite-sized pieces. Toss with grapes, apple, peanuts, green onion and sesame seeds. Toss with Chutney Dressing to coat. Makes 6 servings, 101 calories, 5 g fat, 6 g fiber and 55 mg sodium/serving.

Chutney Dressing

3 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon bottled chutney

1/4 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

dash bottled hot pepper sauce

Combine all ingredients. Makes 1/3 cup, 77 calories, 8 g fat, 0 fiber and 113 mg sodium/ 1 teaspoon serving.


Grape Salsa for Tortilla-Cheese Roll-Ups

1 cup red or green grapes, seeded if necessary and chopped

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1/3 cup Anaheim chili, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 clove garlic, minced

4 flour tortillas

Cheese Spread

Combine grapes, onion, chili, olive oil, cilantro, red pepper, lime juice, vinegar, garlic and salt to taste. Spread tortillas with Cheese Spread. Spoon 1/4 cup grape salsa on each tortilla. Roll up, and cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut in 1-inch slices. Makes 28 appetizers, 28 calories, 1.4 g fat, 0.3 g fiber, 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium/serving.

Cheese Spread

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

3/4 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese

Mix thoroughly. Makes 1 ˝ cups, 40 calories, 3.7 g fat, 17 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium/serving.

Grape Yogurt Delight

2 cups vanilla-flavored lowfat yogurt

1 ˝ cups red or green grapes, halved and seeded if necessary

1 tablespoon grated orange peel

˝ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine all ingredients; mix thoroughly and refrigerate. Spoon into serving dishes for snack or light dessert or serve over hot or cold cereal. Makes 3 ˝ cups, 80 calories, 1 g fat, 0.7 g fiber, 3 mg cholesterol, 44 mg sodium/1/2 cup.

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