Cucumber-Tomato Aspic

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas  

Mold this tangy aspic in mini muffin pans to make individual condiment-size servings that are delicious with a green salad, chicken, pork chops, or catfish.


Yield: Makes 16 to 20 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 4 Hours, 20 Minutes


  • 1 (1-oz.) package unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 3 cups low-sodium tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 to 8 dashes of hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped cucumber


  1. 1. Sprinkle gelatin over cranberry juice in a bowl. Let stand 3 minutes.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, bring tomato juice to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour over gelatin mixture, and stir until gelatin dissolves. Whisk in parsley and next 5 ingredients.
  3. 3. Spread cucumbers in a 4-cup mold; pour gelatin mixture over cucumbers. Chill 4 hours or until set. Dip bottom of mold in warm water for about 15 seconds. Unmold onto a serving plate.
  4. Mini Tomato Aspics: Prepare recipe as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Spoon about 1 tsp. chopped cucumbers into each cup of a 24-cup miniature muffin pan; top with gelatin mixture, filling completely (about 1 Tbsp. per cup). Chill 1 hour or until set. Unmold as directed in Step 3. Makes 2 dozen Hands-on 20 min.; Total 1 hour, 20 min.
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