No-Fuss Almost Ready-to- Serve Veggie appetizers: Date Added: 13 Sep 2010 Ingredients:




Keep a jar of salsa, fried peppers and canned artichokes in your cupboard and you will be able to produce a delicious veggie- based snack at a moments notice.

Cooking Instructions:


Salsa- choose your favorite jarred salsa and serve with sliced peppers red, green or yellow or whole grain corn tortilla chips. Salsa is made almost entirely of vegetables.

Mancini Fried Peppers (available in most markets or search on-line) serve on top of whole grain crackers. The name suggests they would be high in fat but an entire 12 ounce jar (much more than you can eat) contains only 275 calories, less than 17 grams of fat and plenty of fiber and vitamin C. They do contain sodium about 160 mg per one ounce portion.

Canned whole artichokes (not marinated). Open the can, drain and slice the artichokes in half, place in a single layer in a small, lightly oiled, oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon grated cheese. Turn the oven to broil, the rack should be set three inches from the top. Heat about 5-8 minutes until the cheese is golden and the artichokes are hot. Serve on small plates with a fork or with a good cracker.

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