Inside Out Veggie Dip

The weather is heating up here, and I've been searching the Taste of Home site and my magazines for meals and snacks that are delicious and filling, but not heavy.   This Inside Out Veggie Dip fit the bill nicely.

I made some small changes.  I used Greek yogurt cream cheese, omitted the green onions because I forgot to buy them, and garnished with some dried parsley.  You definitely can change up the veggies any way you like, those mini bell peppers would be perfect for filling too.  Bermuda onion would give the filling some beautiful color. The cream cheese mixture was also amazing on crackers and bagels.

This is a super quick to put together recipe, but it looks so fancy.  It would be great for showers, summer gatherings, or just sitting barefoot out on the patio with a good book.  I'll definitely be making this one a lot, thank you so much to Judie T. for sharing her recipe!

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Inside Out Veggie Dip
2 large cucumbers
16 cherry tomatoes
1 package cream cheese (8 ounces) softened- I used Greek yogurt cream cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped celery
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion- omitted
1 tablespoon finely chopped carrot
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley for garnish, optional
    Peel strips from cucumbers to create decorative edges if desired; cut into 1/2-in. slices. Finely chop two slices; set aside. With a small spoon, scoop some of the seeds from the remaining slices.

    Cut a thin slice from the bottoms of tomatoes to allow them to rest flat. Cut a thin slice from tops of tomatoes; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4-in. shell. Invert onto paper towels to drain.

    In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, red pepper, celery, onion, carrot, seasonings and chopped cucumber.

    Fill tomatoes and cucumber slices with cream cheese mixture, about 1 teaspoon in each. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

    Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.


    1. These look perfect for a bridal or baby shower or any type of party this summer!

      1. So easy to put together, yet looks so nice on the plate!

    2. Jolene, this looks like the perfect summer appetizer or snack. Everything looks so fresh and flavorful. Pinning! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!


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