Time: 30 minutes. Here's a healthy party snack to mix in with the rich ones for your calorie-conscious guests.
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
1 firm-ripe avocado (10 oz.), pitted and peeled
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon loosely packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed (optional)
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 pound jicama, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick sticks
In a 2- to 3-qt. pan over high heat, bring about 1 qt. water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender to the bite, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain and immerse immediately in ice water until cool, about 2 minutes; drain again.
In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, yogurt, lime juice, mint (if using), garlic, and salt; whirl until very smooth.
Spoon dip into a bowl and serve with green beans and jicama sticks.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Servings Makes 1 cup; 6 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories113Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.