Inside-Out Veggie Dip Recipe
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Inside-Out Veggie Dip Recipe

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Kids have fun eating these bite-sized veggie snacks. Change up the seasonings in the dip to fit your family's tastes. —Judie Thurstenson, Colcord, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped carrot
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 23 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Peel strips from cucumbers to create decorative edges if desired; cut into 1/2-in. slices. Finely chop two slices; set aside. With a small spoon, scoop some of the seeds from the remaining slices.
  2. Cut a thin slice from the bottoms of tomatoes to allow them to rest flat. Cut a thin slice from tops of tomatoes; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell. Invert onto paper towels to drain.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, red pepper, celery, onion, carrot, seasonings and chopped cucumber.
  4. Fill tomatoes and cucumber slices with cream cheese mixture, about 1 teaspoon in each. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Inside-Out Veggie Dip in Taste of Home December/January 2011, p119

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lugnutt User ID: 229410 131303
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"Made this yesterday for New Year's Eve and everyone loved it.

I also cut back on the onion and garlic powder, didn't want it to strong.
Will definitely make it again!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 192742
Reviewed May. 15, 2011

"This was so easy to make and tasted great! It works as a fancy dip or as a veggie cream cheese too, both of which are pricey, so it will save me some money on entertaining, always a bonus."

Charelene User ID: 4546483 113599
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"I just rated this but forgot to click on the stars. So Here goes again. First made it following receipe -- thought it had too much garlic and onion powder -- it was immediately devoured. Made it again using less garlic and onion powder. Love it. Definitely do again."

Charelene User ID: 4546483 108956
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"First made this using exact recipe -- it was too strong with onion powder or garlic, maybe both -- ub it went really fast and wished we had more. So I made it again, cutting back on onion and garlic powder. Everyone loved it!! Definitely at the top of the list."

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