Cucumber Dip With Pita Crisps Recipe
3 (6 ot 7 inch) whole wheat pocket (p, ita) breads
3/4 cup lowfat plain yogurt
2 tbsp light sour cream
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cucumber, peeled and shredded (abou, t 2 cups)
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tsp chopped fresh cilantro (chinese par, sley or fresh
Info: from Pillsbury's Fast and Easy Magazine, July/August 1993
posted by Perry Lowell, RECIPE_CORNER, July 1993
Nutrition Information: 1/12 of recipe
Heat oven to 375 degrees (F). Split each pocket bread into 2 rounds.
Cut each round into eighths to make 48 triangles. Place rough side up
on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 6 to 8
minutes or until crisp. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, in small bowl combine all remaining ingredients and mix
well. Serve with pita crisps.
Makes 2 cups of dip.
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