BLT Dip

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Photo by Beth Hillson

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Place dip in a bowl of lettuce leaves and serve with gluten-free, dairy-free bread (toasted and cut in quarters), crackers or corn chips. Egg-free mayonnaise and dairy-free sour cream or yogurt can be used with excellent results. To reduce calories and fat, use low-fat mayo and sour cream and replace regular bacon with turkey bacon. This dip is even more flavorful if made a day ahead. Keep refrigerated until served.

6 slices natural hickory-smoked bacon
1 tablespoon white horseradish
¾ cup low-fat mayonnaise
¾ cup low-fat sour cream, yogurt or dairy-free alternative
1 large tomato, seeds removed and chopped, divided
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce, plus 3 to 4 outside leaves for bowl

1. Cook bacon until crisp but not too brown. Drain on paper towels. Cool and crumble. Set aside 1 tablespoon for garnish.

2. Combine horseradish, mayonnaise and sour cream and mix well. Set

aside 1 to 2 tablespoons tomato for garnish. Fold in bacon and remaining tomato.

3. Arrange lettuce leaves on a serving plate so they overlap and create a bowl for the dip. Spread shredded lettuce over the lettuce bowl and top with dip. Smooth the top and sprinkle reserved tomato and bacon over the dip. Arrange toast, crackers or chips around the outside of the lettuce.Serve at once or refrigerate. Do not add lettuce until ready to serve.

Each tablespoon contains 34 calories, 2g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 6mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 2g protein.

Food editor Beth Hillson is author of Gluten-Free Makeovers (glutenfreemakeovers.com), available at LivingWithout.com.

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