Homemade Veggie Tray with Spinach Veggie Dip


A very wise women once told me that you should never buy a store bought vegetable tray. When you buy one from a store, though convenient that everything is already peeled, sliced, and divided into individual sections, you cannot always control the quality of the vegetables you are going to get. Those things are packaged air tight. It is not like going to get frozen yogurt and getting a sample cup to try out the flavors first. You could have gross, soggy carrots or cherry tomatoes in there and have no idea what you're getting. Learning from experiences, I am always better off buying my own vegetables and prepping them myself than to buy a pre-made vegetable tray.




How cute are these dip cups!? So cute right! I actually got this idea off of good old Pinterest, along with many great others. Some people hollow out a halved cucumber and load it up with dip, some don't both and just put a cute festive bowl in the center. I thought the idea of serving a vegetable dip out of a pepper was to die for! So cute, so simply, and so so easy! 




Now this recipe isn't actually mine. This recipe comes from the back of the Knorr's Vegetable Mix dip. All I did was take the basic ingredients they used, and lightened it up with my own. I replaced the regular mayo with light olive oil mayo, and the sour cream in the recipe for greek yogurt. Subtle differences like this go unnoticed in the flavor, but are overall better for you health 





Homemade Veggie Tray with Spinach Veggie Dip

5 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 bag sugar snap peas
2 cucumbers, sliced
2 large green peppers, hollowed out to hold dip
4 red/orange/yellow sweet peppers, sliced
1 stock of celery, washed and chopped
5 cheddar cheese cheese sticks, halved
1 cup romaine lettuce for center dip base

Dip
1 12 oz package of frozen, chopped spinach
1 cup olive oil light mayo
2 cups greek yogurt 
1 package Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix
1 can water chestnuts
3 green onions

Defrost spinach in microwave, place in paper towel and squeeze out all the juice. Let cool. In a medium size bowl combine all ingredients together and chill for about 2 hours. Serve with your favorite dippers to your favorite friends.

1 comment

  1. Cub Scout Blue and Gold banquet had a lot of store bought veggie trays. This was hands down the very best and loved. Thanks for sharing your talents. 😉

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