Every year, sometimes even bi-annually, we have an Olympics with a theme. One year it was “Why not?,” another year was “YOLO,” and just recently, it was “#nextlevel.” What I did with this veggie tray, humbly speaking here, was some serious #nextlevel stuff.
Let me back up a bit. I was asked to bring a hummus veggie tray to a friend’s bday party. Because it actually turned out as I envisioned it (which usually isn’t the case), I am posting here. It’s been a looong while since I’ve posted recipes…enjoy! I have a few in my back pocket, it’s just that I struggle taking mouth-watering photos. There’s always my shadow, my finger in the picture, you know, small details that hinder. I usually have minutes from the time it’s ready to the time it will be consumed. Would you take my word that they’re good? 😉
I did what almost every person with internet access does now for inspiration. I went to Pinterest. It was there I found this gorgeous, farmer’s market style veggie tray. I tried to make my own cabbage cup for the hummus, struggled, and then followed her tutorial to a T, and it was MUCH easier.
I had 3 different types of hummus. Two I presented in the hollowed cabbage bowl, and one in a pepper.
The regular hummus, I used from here. I have posted varieties of hummus in prior posts, like cauliflower and carrot hummus. They’re here. (again, pardon the pics, but the food is fantastic) For the garlic herbed one, I made the regular hummus, and added 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp onion powder, and 1/2 tsp of parsley.
Because garden season is just around the corner for many of us, I thought this would be great inspiration for a platter a simple garden can create! This also would be a great appetizer for the Easter celebration.
I made this a second time, and only did carrots and crackers. That was simple and a HIT! Enjoy, and have a wonderful day!