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Chipotle Pea Spread

 Chipotle Pea Spread
"I've always loved to cook. I also love hummus and bacon, but needed to make something green for this contest. It took a few tries to come up with a recipe everyone loves. Hope you do, too!" —Frances "Kay" Bouma, Trail, British Columbia
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cooked bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or crackers

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add peas; cover
  • and cook for 1 minute. Drain and immediately place peas in ice
  • water. Drain and pat dry.
  • Place peas in a food processor; add the cheese, bacon, sour cream,
  • oil, lime juice, garlic, chipotle pepper and pepper. Cover and
  • process until smooth. Serve with vegetables or crackers. Yield:
  • 1-1/2 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables) equals 129 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 207 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.