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Recipe: Yogurt cheese seasoned with olives, capers and pistachios

 

Total time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2-4 as an appetizer or snack

Note: Serve with bread or vegetable sticks.

1 to 1 1/2 cups prepared yogurt cheese (or cream cheese)

6 green olives, pitted and slivered or chopped

6 black olives, pitted and slivered and chopped

1 tablespoon chopped toasted pistachios, plus extra for garnish

1 tablespoon chopped flat parsley, plus extra for garnish

1 tablespoon coarsely chopped capers

Coarsely ground black pepper, optional

Mix together the yogurt cheese, green olives, black olives, pistachios, parsley and capers and spread in a shallow bowl or plate. Season with coarsely ground black pepper, if desired. Garnish the center with chopped pistachio nuts and rim with chopped parsley.

Each of 4 servings: 121 calories; 9 grams protein; 12 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 5 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 9 mg. cholesterol; 228 mg. sodium.

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