Festive Papas Tapas

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Yields: 6 servings

Try this simple tapas recipe using russet potatoes. Easy to prepare and can be topped with your favorite topping. Make these with bruschetta, Mediterranean style topping or even pico de gallo.

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

Preheat grill or oven to 400°F. Thinly slice potatoes length wise to 1/4 inch thick, discarding ends. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on grill or prepared baking sheet in single layer and cook for 10 minutes on each side.

Top with your favorite toppings:

Bruschetta: 2 medium tomatoes diced, 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, 2 cloves (1 teaspoon) of minced garlic and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss together in a bowl and spoon on top of potatoes. Optional: Add chopped chicken to Bruschetta topping.

Mediterranean: 1 (6 oz.) container of feta cheese, 1 (2.25 oz.) can sliced olives drained, 1 medium tomato diced (optional), salt and pepper to taste. Toss together in a bowl and spoon on top of potatoes.

Creamy Greek Yogurt with Lemon and Herbs: 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, juice of 1/2 lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Mix together in a bowl and spoon on top of potatoes. Garnish with dill sprigs.

Baked Potato: 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon fresh chives chopped. Mix all ingredients except 1 tablespoon of chives in a bowl and spoon on top of potatoes. Garnish with remaining chives.

Pico de Gallo: 1/2 cup pre-made Pico de Gallo or mix 1 medium tomato diced, 1 small onion finely chopped, 1 green onion chopped, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and spoon on top of potatoes. Garnish with extra cilantro.

Nutrition:

Calories: 99
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 198mg
Vitamin C: 7mg
Carbohydrates: 14g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 2g
Potassium: 316mg

Adapted from Potato Goodness Unearthed

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