Crab Red Pepper Bites

A fun appetizer with crabmeat in a lemon-yogurt dressing spooned onto red pepper squares.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 30
 

Ingredients

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons finely chopped green onion (2 medium)
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
cup frozen (thawed) chopped salad-style imitation crabmeat
2
large red bell peppers
Small basil leaves or chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In small bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Beat in yogurt until well blended. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped basil, the green onions, lemon peel, lemon juice, ground red pepper and crabmeat.
  • 2 Cut each bell pepper into 15 (1 1/4-inch) squares. Spoon rounded teaspoonful crab mixture onto each bell pepper piece. Garnish with basil leaves.
  • 1 In small bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Beat in yogurt until well blended. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped basil, the green onions, lemon peel, lemon juice, ground red pepper and crabmeat.
  • 2 Cut each bell pepper into 15 (1 1/4-inch) squares. Spoon rounded teaspoonful crab mixture onto each bell pepper piece. Garnish with basil leaves.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Prepare the crabmeat filling, and cut up the bell pepper the day before serving. Top and garnish just before serving.

You can substitute parsley for the basil in the filling and the garnish.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
20
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 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.