a bowl of creamy dip, surrounded by bread, crackers and fresh vegetables
Appetizers and Sides

Tasteful and Nutritious 

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.  

Prep Instructions

  • 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 1/4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pinches nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons nonfat yogurt

Cooking Instructions

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

Nutritional Data

Calories: 28
Fat: 1.3 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.4 mg
Sodium: 34.1 mg
Carbohydrates: 2.0 g
Fiber: 0.4 g
Sugars: 0.6 g
Protein: 2.6 g