Zesty Potato Skin

Staff Writer
Zesty Potato Skin
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
170
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
7%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.5%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
25µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.2%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.9%
Vitamin C
14mg
24%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.3%
Vitamin K
5µg
7%
Calcium
57mg
6%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
31µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
31µg
8%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
39mg
10%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
143mg
20%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
775mg
22%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.3%
Sodium
183mg
8%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.2%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.8%