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Rad Recipes: Cool As A Cucumber


This cool and refreshing dish can work as an easy meal for lunch or light dinner, or serve it up as a fancy little party tray.  The creamy crab mixture is also amazing stuffed in avocado halves, tomatoes, lavash or tortilla wraps, or to make your own California Rolls. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup shredded cooked crab meat (about 4 ounces}
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion (white and green parts)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet red bell pepper
  • 1  cucumber, peeled, cut in half lengthwise*, and seeds removed
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs fro garnish, if desired

*can also be cut into rounds if serving as an appetizer

Combine first 6  ingredients in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared up to 6 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)  Fill cucumbers with crab mixture and slightly mound. Garnish each with a sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning and cilantro sprig.  So good!

stuffed cucumber