A tasteful way to start a meal or a conversation, this spicy and tart dip combines nutritious soybean with fat-free yogurt and flavors of the Southwest. Chipotle peppers are actually the old familiar jalapeño, slow dried in smoke for a heat that is more warming and flavorful than painfully hot — but make no mistake, there is a pleasant kick to this protein and vitamin-rich dip, tempered by the yogurt and tofu, that great master of absorbing flavors. Try spreading this on a sandwich for an interest-getting alternative to mayonnaise.  

Yield: 16 (3 tablespoon) portions
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Recipe Ingredients:
1 block firm tofu  
1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper  
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced  
1 teaspoon chipotle pepper in adobo  
1 tablespoon lemon juice  
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped  
1 teaspoon ground cumin  
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar  
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt  
2 pinches nutmeg  
6 tablespoons nonfat yogurt 

Place all ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth.  

Nutritional Data:  calories 28, total fat 1.3g, sat fat 0.2g, cholesterol 0.4mg, sodium 34.1mg, carbohydrates 2.0g, fiber 0.4g, sugars 0.6g, protein 2.6g 

Created by Chef Edwin Cabrera, Copyright © AdventHealth Press