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Party Vegetable Spread Recipe

Party Vegetable Spread Recipe

"This chunky spread is a tasty treat for a party or any event featuring finger food," confirms Martha Reese from Highland, North Carolina.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Snack rye bread

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the carrot, cucumber, celery, green pepper and onion. Drain on paper towels for 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve on bread. Yield: 1-3/4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup spread, calculated without bread equals 56 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.