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Cucumber Whimsies Recipe

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During the heat of summer, it's nice to offer lighter fare. These cold snacks are a great addition to a picnic buffet. —Cheryl Stevens, Carrollton, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dash salt
  • 3 medium cucumbers, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Dill sprigs

Nutritional Facts

3 pieces (calculated without lemon-pepper seasoning and dill) equals 45 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Sprinkle cucumber slices with lemon-pepper. Top each with about 1-1/2 teaspoons crab mixture; garnish with a dill sprig. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Cucumber Whimsies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p229

Nutritional Facts

3 pieces (calculated without lemon-pepper seasoning and dill) equals 45 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

Did not enjoy these flavors together. Actually threw the leftover out!

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

I left out the cayenne pepper and the fresh dill and it was still great! I also used immitation crab that was frozen instead of the can and everyone raved about how good these were.

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