Chipotle: These are dried and smoked versions of jalapeno peppers, and add a wonderful flavor to Mexican or South American dishes. Or barbecues, for that matter. They can have a wide range of heat, so be careful and taste as you go. It's easy to add more chipotle -- it's hard to take them out.

Garlic: Garlic is in the same family as onions and leeks, and purportedly provided ancient Roman soldiers the courage to battle the barbarians. Whether or not it gives you courage, it is known to lower blood pressure, which is great for your heart and helps prevent stroke. In addition, it has a long history as a digestive aid, so don't be shy with this wonderful herb, no matter what it does to your breath!

Low-Fat Chipotle Chutney Dressing

prep time: 10


  • 1/4 cup bottled Major Grey's chutney
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chili in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


In a blender blend all ingredients and salt to taste until smooth. Dressing keeps, covered and chilled, 1 week. Serve dressing with soft lettuce, potato salad, or fresh fruit such as honeydew melon, apples, or oranges.