Basil- and Crabmeat-Topped Cucumbers

Basil- and Crabmeat-Topped Cucumbers

Fresh and fabulous! That's what guests will say as they nibble on these seafood appetizers. 36 appetizers

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

36

appetizers

1
medium English (seedless) cucumber
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
cup frozen cooked crabmeat (from 6-oz package), thawed, drained and flaked
2
tablespoons capers, if desired
Small basil leaves or chopped fresh basil, if desired
  1. Score cucumber lengthwise with tines of fork if desired. Cut into 36 (1/4-inch) slices.
  2. In small bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Beat in mayonnaise until well blended. Stir in chopped basil, onion, lemon peel and crabmeat.
  3. Spread or pipe about 1 teaspoon crabmeat mixture on each cucumber slice. Sprinkle with capers. Garnish with basil leaves.
Makes 36 appetizers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Live Better America® Kitchens
Water Wonders
Eat foods like cucumbers which contain a higher percentage of water. More water means fewer calories for the same weight of food. Good news for your waistline.
Substitution
If you can’t find frozen crabmeat, use a 6-ounce can of crabmeat, well drained.
Did You Know?
English cucumbers, also called hothouse cucumbers, have very small seeds and thin skins that don’t require peeling, so they work well for this appetizer.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Appetizer)
  • Calories 20
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 20mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.