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Basil And Crabmeat Topped Cucumbers

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1 medium cucumber (english)

1 package (3 oz) cream chesse, softened

2 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1 cup frozen cooked crabmeat, thawed, flasked

2 tablesppons capers, if desired

Small basil leaves or chopped fresh basil , if desired


1. score cucumber lenghthwise with the tines of a fork if desired. cut ionto 36 (1/4inch) slices


2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Beat in mayo until well blended. Stir in chopped basil, onion, lemon peel and crabmeat.


3. Spread about 1 teaspoon crabmeat mixture on each cucumber slice, sprinkle with capers. Garnish with basil leaves.


makes 36 appetizers..



NOTE: if you can not find frozen crabmeat use a 6-ounce can of crabmeat, well drained.


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