If your parties seem like seas of hummus and sour cream-based dips, consider changing it up with a festive and flavorful tapenade made from canned beets.
Not only is this bright red spread a beautiful addition to a party buffet, it also comes together quickly and is low in fat and calories. Serve it with toasted baguette rounds, bread sticks or pretzels.
Balsamic Beet Tapenade
2 15-ounce cans beets, drained
1 medium shallot, chopped
1 sprig fresh rosemary, minced
2 tablespoons honey
Zest of 1 orange
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Bread, toasted (to serve)
In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Process until mostly smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Serve with toasted slices of baguette or other crusty bread.
Makes 2 cups.
Nutrition information per 2 tablespoons of tapenade (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 23 calories; no calories from fat; no fat (no saturated; no trans fats); no cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrate; no protein; 1g fiber; 192mg sodium.