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Jalapeno and Mint Dip

Contributed by: NAPSA

Let A Jalapeno Dip Spice Up Your Party

(NAPSA) - Jalapenos, probably the most familiar of hot peppers, not only spice up your party as a delicious dip, they have many other beneficial qualities.

Jalapeno and Mint dip
Perhaps the most surprising feature of peppers is their nutritiousness: They are an excellent source of many essential nutrients, especially vitamin C. Hot peppers contain even more vitamin C, 357 percent more, than an orange. Moreover, red peppers are quite a good source of beta-carotene.

Peppers have also been known to work as an anti-coagulant, thus possibly helping to prevent heart attacks or strokes caused by a blood clot.

Here's a recipe you may want to try:

Ingredients:

  • 2 jalapenos, deseeded
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Salt
  • 4 pita pockets, quartered and toasted

Directions:

Place the jalapenos, mint, vinegar and olive oil in a home blender and puree until smooth; add the mix to the yogurt and stir until blended. Add salt to taste. Serve with the pita chips.

This delicious recipe was developed by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.

For more information, please visit www.freshfrommexico.com.

Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings


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