Zesty Potato Skin

Zesty Potato Skin
Staff Writer
Guiding Stars

These potato skins have a Southwestern kick that helps to create the perfect snack. The unusual pairing of lime and potato gives them a festive flavor that, with the creamy dressing, makes them a true treat.

8
Servings
27
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 medium red potatoes, baked
  • vegetable oil spray
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
  • 8 Ounces fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese, undrained
  • 1/2 Teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/4 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 24 black olive slices

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Cut each potato in half. Scoop out the center, leaving about 1/4 inch of potato on the inside of each skin. Cut the skins into quarters. Lightly spray the insides of the skins with vegetable oil spray. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, cumin, and pepper. Sprinkle the mixture evenly on the insides of the potatoes. Place the skins with skin side down on a baking sheet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process the remaining ingredients except the olives until smooth.

Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the cottage cheese mixture onto each potato skin and top with an olive slice.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
1g
1%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
31mg
3%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fluoride, F
9µg
0%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
58mg
8%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
120mg
8%
Water
24g
1%

Potato Shopping Tip

Only buy potatoes that are firm, intact, and without any sprouts or green parts.

Potato Cooking Tip

Potatoes oxidize quickly; have a bowl full of cold water to put your potatoes after cutting them in order stop them from oxidizing.