These colourful bites are a hit with all ages. Make and refrigerate ingredients ahead of time, then have friends or family help fill the cups at serving time. For a faster version, omit the cheese filling, double the salsa and let everyone help themselves.

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Appetizers: 24

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  • 4 oz (125 g) light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 clove Ontario Garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) dried oregano leaves 
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) each ground cumin and chili powder
  • 24 corn tortilla cups (scoops)


  • 1 cup (250 mL) diced Ontario Nectarines or Peaches
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely diced Ontario Sweet Red Pepper
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) minced fresh Ontario Coriander
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) finely diced Ontario Red Onion
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced Ontario Jalapeño Pepper
  • Grated zest of 1 lime  
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) fresh lime juice


In small bowl, blend together cheese, garlic, oregano, cumin and chili powder until smooth.

Salsa: In medium bowl, combine nectarines, sweet pepper, coriander, onion, jalapeño pepper, lime zest and juice.

To serve, spoon or pipe 1 tsp (5 mL) cheese filling into each cup (scoop); top with 2 tsp (10 mL) salsa. 

Tips: For easy piping, put cheese mixture into plastic bag; seal and snip the corner of bag to create small opening. If making cheese filling ahead of time, refrigerate covered. Soften in microwave before filling cups.

Nutritional information

1 Appetizer

  • PROTEIN: 1 gram
  • FAT: 1 gram
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 3 grams
  • CALORIES: 26
  • FIBRE: 0 grams
  • SODIUM: 24 mg