Recipe Box, Carrot Dip Garden

This little dish has it all, eye candy, flavor, veggies, easy peasy & a crowd pleaser!  You can make this quickly, AND ahead of time, you will be a ROCK STAR once again!

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Carrots, fresh spinach, artichokes, chives…a little seasoning, Parmesan and Mayo and you have an appetizer to knock their little cottontails off!

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I’m all about carrots and bunnies these days so bear with me if I get carried away.

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Carrots are the one vegetable that Super Boy will happily munch!

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The bunnies at our house are Sooooooooo proud of their carrots…

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Crunchy gold to them!

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This is a simple artichoke dip, but this is a cold version, a nice change from the oh so common hot artichoke dip.

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It gets a little kick from Ranch Dressing seasoning and fresh chives and Parmesan

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I used a smallish rimmed glass cake stand and lined it with fresh spinach leaves

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and put the dip in the center

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Topped with snipped chives, it is ready to sprout baby carrots!

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Radishes would be cute too, but I just thought of that and I don’t have any…

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Here’s the recipe

COLD ARTICHOKE DIP or CARROT GARDEN DIP     for a printable version, click here

1 can artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped  about 10-14 artichoke hearts

2 T Ranch Dressing mix

1/2 cup light Mayo

1/2 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese*

baby carrots

fresh spinach

Mix together the dip ingredients and serve the dip in a spinach leaf line bowl with baby carrots for dipping.  Dip can be made 24 hours in advance.  Line bowl and insert carrots up to 6 hours before serving.  Refrigerate.  Serves 6-8

*try to ALWAYS use freshly grated or shaved Parmesan, it makes a HUGE flavor difference! My grocery {Publix} carries a good ready made store brand but beware of the popular commercial brands such as Kraft and Digornio, no flavor there.

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I would love to hear from you, what is YOUR favorite Easter symbol, bunnies, chicks, eggs, peeps or jelly beans perhaps? Thanks for hopping by, there’s a comment form at the bottom of the page!

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I’m joining some of these great parties this week:

the Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY

Between Naps on the Porch for METAMORPHIS MONDAY & TABLESCAPE THURSDAY

Stone Gable for ON THE MENU MONDAY and TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY

The Gunny Sack for WHAT’S IN THE GUNNY SACK?

Memories by the Mile for TUESDAY TRIVIA

Design Decor Tuesday  for DESIGN DECOR TUESDAY

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Cuisine Kathleen for LET’S DISH

Rattlebridge Farms for FOODIE FRIDAY

Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY

The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY

No Minimalist Here for OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY

the Answer is Chocolate for BFF OPEN HOUSE

The Busy Bee’s for THURSDAY BLOG HOP

Crafts ala mode for WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS

check out these amazing blogs!

Comments
16 Responses to “Recipe Box, Carrot Dip Garden”
  1. Love the presentation for this dip! You’re so creative. As for the Easter symbol, I too am a sucker for bunnies.

    XX
    Amelia

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  2. Easy, cute as can be, and delicious without a doubt! I’m going to have to pin this baby!!! (I’m old and forget things if I don’t!) Your displays are all so cute, and I really like those cocktail napkins under the glass stand!

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  3. Love this presentation and dip idea. Thanks for sharing – using it to look like a rockstar!!

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  4. ha! You’re living in the right place!

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious and this is SUCH a cute presentation!! Thank you so much for sharing this on the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA link party! Have a great night! =D

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  6. andi winslow says:

    So cute, love it andi

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  7. Hello…came from The Home Girl party to check out your recipe! Wow…not only looks so pretty but it’s also delicious! Thank You for sharing! Pining to btw!

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  8. Linderhof says:

    How cute! And how clever!

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  9. Love the presentation!

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  10. What a darling presentation! I’m hosting book club next weekend and I’m going to make this little carrot patch! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at ON THE MENU MONDAY~!

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  11. Love this ever so adorable dip!….Thanks for this great idea!!…definitely making this!..

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  12. Mary says:

    Jenna~ This is beautiful and oh so festive! I love your dip presented in the glass pedestal! Of course I love your bunnies, watering can and other gardening touches on the table! I’m predicting lots of pins and and carrot dip gardens for everyone this Easter 🙂

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  13. Kelly at View Along the Way says:

    What an adorable snack sitting there in that pretty footed cloche! Love! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

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