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Inside-Out Veggie Dip

 Inside-Out Veggie Dip
Cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices make these savory, bite-size treats ideal for Christmas or New Year parties. —Judie Thurstenson, Colcord, Oklahoma
42 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, red pepper, celery, onion,
  • carrot, seasonings and chopped cucumber.
  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 appetizer equals 23 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.