Saturday, February 19, 2011

Swap a Recipe Saturday! Vegetable Flowers with Homemade Ranch Dip

Since spring is just around the corner, how about making a snack that really gets you in that "springy" kind of mood and revamps your body at the same time :) I got this gorgeous and yummy recipe from

Vegetable Flowers with Homemade Ranch Dip

Let your kids play with their food by making this creative crudité. Once their flower is in bloom, they can dip the petals in our easy-to-mix ranch dressing.


radish slices
fresh spinach leaves
cucumber rounds
cherry tomatoes
celery sticks
baby carrots

1 16-ounce container sour cream
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 tablespoons minced, fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced, fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic, crushed)
2 tablespoons grated onion (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste


Set out vegetables and let your kids design their own flowers (there is no right or wrong way of doing this). We used radish slices and cucumber rounds for petals, cherry tomatoes for flower centers, celery sticks for stems, spinach for leaves, and baby carrots for grass.

Ranch Dip: In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and vinegar until smooth. Add the parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion, if desired, and salt and pepper and stir. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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