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Divabetic Appetizers

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Black Bean Tortilla Dip & Tomato, Basil, Mozzarella Skewers. Two appetizers you can make in no time. Seveda Williams, a type 2 diabetic, and Catherine Schuller, an image & style advisor, trade recipes and tips for making these diabetic friendly treats.
Ingredients
For black bean dip
  Canned black bean 1 Cup (16 tbs), drained
  Salsa 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Lime 1 , juiced
  Cilantro leaves 1 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Green onion 1 Teaspoon, chopped finely
For skewers
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt & pepper To Taste
  Basil leaves 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as required)
  Cherry tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs) (as required)
  Mozzarella cheese balls 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as required)
Directions

MAKING
1. DIP: In a blender or food processor, put the black beans, salsa cumin and lime juice. Blend till smooth.
2. SKEWERS: On a skewer fold the large basil leaf and pin it followed by tomato and mozzarella. Arrange them as desired. Season with black pepper.
3. In a bowl mix lemon juice, olive oil and salt.

SERVING
4. In a serving bowl, serve the black bean dip garnished with cilantro and green onion with tortilla chips.
5. In a serving platter serve the skewers with lemon juice olive oil mix.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 157 Calories from Fat 66

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11.5%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 11.8 mg3.9%

Sodium 563.8 mg23.5%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.3%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16.1%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 8 g15.2%

Vitamin A 21.7% Vitamin C 45.8%

Calcium 20.8% Iron 10.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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