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Tempting Tomato Cups

 Tempting Tomato Cups
"For as long as I can remember, I've eaten this pretty salad in the summer when fresh tomatoes are so good," recalls Carla Browning of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. "Brimming with a crunchy filling, it makes a wonderful light lunch or can replace a green salad at dinner."
3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Sliced ripe olives, optional


  • Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomato. Leaving a 1/4-in.-thick
  • shell, scoop out pulp (discard pulp or save for another use). Invert
  • tomatoes onto paper towels to drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, celery, green pepper,
  • onion, mayonnaise, garlic salt if desired and pepper; mix well.
  • Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate until serving. Garnish with olives
  • if desired. Yield: 3 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (prepared with low-sodium saltines and fat-free mayonnaise and without garlic salt and olives) equals 129 calories, 284 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 25 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.