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Crab Red Pepper Bites

Crab Red Pepper Bites
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 30
A fun appetizer with crabmeat in a lemon-yogurt dressing spooned onto red pepper squares.
Updated September 17, 2013

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

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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
20
Calories from Fat
10
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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