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Cucumber Whimsies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


5 dozen

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


  • 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 zest
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 45 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat.

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