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Cucumber Whimsies Recipe

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 YIELD:20 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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.