Friday, March 6, 2009

'Feta'-Chile Spread

Serve this as an hors d'oeuvre before a Friday night out.

Place either a poblano or anaheim chile on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil for 3 and 1/2 minutes on each side. Let cool slightly before peeling off the skin, then make a lengthwise slit up the chile; open it and discard the seeds and stem. Chop and set aside.

In a food processor, combine 1 cup crumbled vegan feta (such as Sunergia), 1/4 cup plain soy yogurt (such as Whole Soy) and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; process until smooth.

Transfer to a bowl, and stir in the chopped chiles. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour so the flavors meld.

At serving time, cut 2 pitas into 8 wedges each. (The recipe didn't specify what size pita to use, so I bought standard 6-inch ones from The Baker; if you use another brand, check the ingredient list to be sure they are vegan!). 4 pita wedges plus about 3 tablespoons of dip is 160 calories.

poblano chile $0.76
vegan feta $3.69
plain soy yogurt $0.99
pitas $1.99

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance