Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tommorow is :St. Patrick’s Day! A Healthy Shade of Green

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) by eating green—no food coloring necessary!

This year, you don’t have to eat corned beef and cabbage to bring out the Irish in you. Everyone can stay healthy with these fresh green appetizers from Del Monte and Starkist that’ll make you the hit of the party.

Check out the recipes below to find out how you can get 130% of your Vitamin C in one festive serving!

Creamy Spinach Dip


· 1 can (13-1/2 oz.) DEL MONTE® Whole Leaf or Chopped Spinach

· 2 cups light sour cream

· 1/4 cup light mayonnaise

· 1 pkg. (1.4 oz.) dry onion soup mix

· 1 cup chopped red pepper


1. Drain spinach well reserving 2 tablespoons liquid. Chop spinach (if using Whole Leaf Spinach).

2. Combine reserved liquid, sour cream, mayonnaise and soup mix. Stir in spinach and red pepper.

3. Refrigerate several hours or overnight to blend flavors. Serve with vegetables, bread or crackers

Per Serving/% DAILY VALUE

Vitamin A - 60 %

Vitamin C - 130 %

Calcium - 20 %

Iron - 4 %

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip
A flavorful twist to one of your favorite appetizers!

Created by: StarKist

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: Makes ~ 2 cups dip (~8 servings)

· 1 pouch (6.4 oz.) StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water

· 1 can (14 oz.) artichokes, drained and chopped

· ½ cup light mayonnaise

· ½ cup light sour cream

· 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

· Dash hot sauce

· 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed well

· ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

· Preheat oven to 375°F.

· Mix artichokes, mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard and hot sauce in a medium bowl until well blended.

· Add tuna, spinach and cheese. Mix until well blended.

· Place in small casserole dish (2 cup size) and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

· Serve in dish or in hollowed out bread bowl.

For a flavorful twist, use 2 pouches (4.5 oz.) StarKist Tuna Creations®, Zesty Lemon Pepper in place of Chunk Light Tuna

Per Serving/% DAILY VALUE

Vitamin A - 50 %

Vitamin C - 4 %

Calcium - 12 %

Iron - 4 %

Protein: 10 g

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