Stuffed Celery Bites
- Lightly coat a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add pine nuts and garlic. Cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until nuts are golden brown, stirring frequently. Set aside.
- Remove tops and wide base from celery. Using a vegetable peeler, remove two thin strips from the rounded side of the celery, creating a flat surface.
- In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and shredded Italian cheese. Spread or spoon cheese mixture into celery.
- Cut each filled stalk of celery into 2-inch pieces. Sprinkle half the pieces with the pine nut mixture and half with the sunflower seeds. Top with celery leaves, if desired.
From the Test Kitchen
Stuff celery up to 4 hours before serving; cover and chill. Cut into 2-inch pieces and add nuts and seeds just before serving.
Nutrition Facts (Stuffed Celery Bites)
- Per serving:
- 132 kcal ,
- 13 g fat
- (7 g sat. fat ,
- 31 mg chol. ,
- 152 mg sodium ,
- 3 g carb. ,
- 1 g fiber ,
- 4 g pro.