Tempting Tomato Cups Recipe

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Tempting Tomato Cups Recipe
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Tempting Tomato Cups Recipe

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"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."
MAKES:
3 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
3 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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 bowl, combine 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.
Originally published as Tempting Tomato Cups in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p10

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 129 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

  • 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
  1. 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 bowl, combine 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.
Originally published as Tempting Tomato Cups in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p10

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lfduits User ID: 1652123 54633
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"Great combination of flavors! Especially good with tomatoes fresh from the garden."

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