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Chive Mascarpone Dip with Herbed Pita Chips

I have a massive herb garden in the summer, with an abundance of chives. This cream-cheesy dip helps use them up. Make it a few days in advance for best flavor. —Sarah Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 cups (48 chips)

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (8 ounces) Mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 cup minced fresh chives
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • PITA CHIPS:
  • 8 whole wheat pita breads (6 inches)
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Chill until serving.
  • Cut each pita bread into six wedges; arrange in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets. In a small bowl, combine the oregano, oil, salt and pepper; brush on pita wedges. Bake pitas at 400° until crisp, 8-10 minutes, turning once. Serve chips and vegetables with dip.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons dip with 3 chips (calculated without vegetables): 210 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 329mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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