Stuffed Celery Bites

By MAYS

Ingredients
  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 8 stalks celery

  • 1 (8-ounce) tub cream cheese with dried tomato or cream cheese (regular, lowfat or fat-free)

  • 1/4 cup (1-ounce) shredded Italian cheese blend

  • 2 tablespoons dry-roasted shelled sunflower seeds

  • Celery leaves, (optional)

Directions
  1. Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray.

  2. Add pine nuts and garlic.

  3. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until nuts are golden brown, stirring frequently.

  4. Set aside.

  5. Remove tops and wide base from celery.

  6. Using a vegetable peeler, remove two thin strips from the rounded side of the celery, creating a flat surface.

  7. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and shredded Italian cheese. Spread or spoon cheese mixture into celery.

  8. Cut each filled stalk of celery into 2-inch pieces.

  9. Sprinkle half the pieces with the pine nut mixture and half with the sunflower seeds.

  10. If desired, stuff celery up to 4 hours before serving; cover, chill, cut, and add nuts and seeds just before serving.

  11. If desired, garnish with celery leaves.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Nutritional facts per serving
calories (1/8 of recipe)
132
total fat
13g
saturated fat
7g
cholesterol
31mg
sodium
152mg
carbohydrate
3g
fiber
1g
protein
4g
vitamin A
7%
vitamin C
5%
calcium
6%
iron
3%

side dish snacks

3 replies

MewElla
MewElla 2011-03-05 14:12:18 -0600 Report

I know I would like stuffed celery bites. Celery is always in my frig, eat a lot of it. Thanks, again.