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. I 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
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.