Easter is around the corner, and for many it is a time to get together with family and share a BIG meal. What can you make that will be both luxurious and keep you from unbuttoning your pants?
How about a crab dip? Crab is naturally low in calorie and tasty - I used it in crab salad earlier in the month for delicious results. This recipe is even easier (no chopping required) and is surprisingly luxurious.
Using a combination of Neufchatel cheese, and salsa, the dip is creamy and nutritious. Neufchatel cheese is a lower calorie cousin of cream cheese and can be found next to it in your dairy section. Use fresh salsa (not the jarred kind) with your favorite level of spice.
How do you keep the cost down? Use CLAW crab meat, not jumbo lump crab meat. Claw meat is cheaper (and blue) and very tasty but not as pretty as jumbo lump crab meat. No one is going to notice because you are putting it in a dip.
For a mere $6 for 8 ounces of crab meat, you can make a dip that serves 8 people. When I made this dip, it was a hit and I still had a bunch left over.
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Salsa and Crab Dip
1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese
1 (8 ounce) packaged claw crab meat
1/2 cup fresh salsa
juice of one lemon
Soften Neufchatel cheese in microwave. Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Adjust flavor (needs salt? more lemon juice?) and serve with sliced raw vegetables, crackers, or small squares of whole grain bread.
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