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Veggie-Cheese Finger Sandwiches

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Categories: Entertaining, Low-fat, Make ahead, Showers, Vegetarian
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

The scallions, bell pepper, and parsley add healthy flavor to this veggie-cheese sandwich.

Serves: 32 appetizers

Ingredients:

  • 2 blocks (8 ounces each) nonfat or reduced fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-2 teaspoons prepared horseradish or spicy mustard (optional)
  • 16 slices firm whole wheat, rye, or pumpernickel bread

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Directions:

  1. Place the softened cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl. Place the vegetables, parsley, and, if desired, the horseradish or mustard in a small bowl, and stir to mix well. Stir the vegetable mixture into the softened cream cheese, cover, and chill for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  2. Spread 1/4 cup of the filling over each of 8 slices of bread. Top each slice with 1 of the remaining slices, making 8 sandwiches. Trim the crusts from the bread, and cut each sandwich into 4 fingers. Arrange the sandwiches on a platter and serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 hours before serving.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright © 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

To order this book go to www.penguin.com. Get a 15% discount with the coupon code FENPARENT.

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