I’ve been collecting and pinning ideas for years and decided this spring to start trying to make my versions of more of the inspirations. This first one is a cute spring appetizer called “Carrot Patch.” I’ve seen the idea several times online and always said “I’m going to do that.” It’s a cute, tasty, and healthy spring and Easter snack, and it’s a healthier choice for any season.
The basic idea is a small terra-cotta pot from Dollar Tree with a plastic container inside filled with hummus or dip. I used hummus but you could use your favorite dip. Add baby carrots and parsley to make a carrot patch. First I found it’s not that easy getting the parsley to stay in the little hole made with a toothpick as suggested by Taste and Tell. I added a touch of hummus to the hole and the parsley stuck.
If you use a larger pot, you could add more carrots and make it a larger centerpiece on a buffet. I surrounded my little pot with carrot sticks but I could see it in the summer surrounded by carrots, peppers, tomatoes on tooth picks, and almost any veggie you like. I also like the look of parsley around the edge of the pot which adds a touch of green and also covers the edge of the cup.
Colorful Carrot Patch Appetizer
Use organic when available. Multiply recipe for multiple pots.
Colorful Carrot Patch Appeitzer
- 4 or 5 baby carrots or carrots cut into baby carrot sticks
- 1 cup fresh hummus or dip
- fresh parsley
- optional, other veggies
- small terra-cotta pot
- small plastic glass or cup
- Cut plastic cup to small size if necessary
- Fill cup with fresh dip or hummus
- Place cup in pot
- Cut or buy baby carrots.
- Make holes in tops of carrots with toothpicks
- Place parsley in holes
- Place carrots in pot
- Decorate edge of pot with parsley
- Place pot on serving dish
- Surround pot with carrots and other veggies
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