A new take on the classic Vegetable Tray

I was asked to bring a vegetable tray to a dinner party the other night and I knew I wanted to fancy it up a bit.  I saw these adorable little things on Pinterest a few years ago when I was planning a Picnic themed shower for my SIL Alicia.  Spinach Dip with Veggies in Baguettes by So, How's It Taste? www.sohowsittaste.comI made a Ranch dip instead of the Spinach dip in the post because for some strange reason I have a thing about Spinach.  I hate it.  I don’t have a single good thing to say about it.  I have tried to like it, really I have, but its the worst! Anyways…They were a HUGE hit and I decided to make them again.  This time I added a couple little extras for some Celsey flair.

What you need:

Baguettes – You will want the sort of soft ones (found by the french bread) not the Artisan bread ones.  The Artisan bread baguettes are basically a giant crouton.  Smiths only had 1 white and 1 multi grain wheat left so I got both.  I was a little worried but I think the wheat tasted great as well.

Whatever Vegetables you like and want to serve.  I picked bell peppers (green, red, and orange), carrots, celery, olives, and cherry tomatoes.

I made the same Ranch dip that I did last time because it is quick and easy.

1 packet of Ranch dip mix

1 16 oz  container of Sour cream

The process:

Make the dip.  Combine sour cream and ranch dip mix together in a bowl.  Cut Baguettes into 4-5 inch pieces depending on what size of veggie holders you want. I was in a huge hurry so I forgot to take pictures of the next few steps.  Hopefully these instructions make sense.  Cut the pieces of bread in half diagonally leaving a 2″ base on each piece. Use a spoon to hollow out the base just enough to add the dip and veggies.  You DO NOT want to break through the bottom.  Cut up veggies into 3″ sticks.  Skewer 3 olives onto a toothpick and top with a cherry tomato.  Add dip to bread base and start placing your veggies.  I like to have the tallest ones in the back and try to get a good mix of colors.  I put the olives in the very front at a diagonal to finish them off.


Super cute, easy, and delicious!  Try these next time you get assigned a veggie tray!  They will not disappoint.





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