Colorful Carrot Patch Appetizer For Spring

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

Colorful carrot patch is a cute spring appetizer. It's a tasty and healthy spring and Easter snack, and it's a healthier choice as an appetizer for any season.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, carrots, hummus, spring appetizer
Servings 1


  • 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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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

27 thoughts to “Colorful Carrot Patch Appetizer For Spring”

  1. This is so cute! My son’s favourite vegetable right now is carrot too and he loves hummus so this would be great for him. I’m going to have to try it. #MMBC

  2. Cute! This reminds me – when the kids were young, we went to great lengths to make food to go with the selected birthday theme! Creativity WAS required!

  3. Hi Carol, love this idea and it would be perfect to encourage younger children to enjoy a healthy snack. Unfortunately I’m not sure my lot would fall for it now!



  4. That looks so cute Carol. Love your idea of adding parsley around the edges to hide the cup.

  5. What a cute idea! I just might use it for our Easter buffet! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

  6. What a great addition this would be to my Easter table! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! Looking forward to seeing you at the party again next week! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

  7. I love this! I also wanted to let you know I selected your post as one of this week’s features on this Sunday’s Happiness is Homemade Linky Party. Be sure to check out this week’s party and my social media channels to see your feature. Thank you for stopping by the HIH party this week. Have an awesome week ahead!

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