Hello E-Trenders! Looking for a unique presentation for serving crudite (vegetables & dip)? Here is a clever idea inspired by one of our favorite chefs Dan Vernia!
Start out with small jars or glass cups, you can also use martini glasses.
Purchase or make from scratch spinach dip. Here is a quick and easy recipe from Hidden Valley...
- 1 packet (1 ounce) Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix
- 1 container (16 ounces) sour cream
- 1 box (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained
- 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, rinsed, drained and chopped
Stir together dips mix, sour cream, spinach and water chestnuts. Chill 30 minutes or until just before serving.
Fill the middle of the jar with about 2-3 tablespoons of spinach dip based on how large of a glass you are using. Add a light layer of pumpernickel crumbs to cover the dip.
Fill a shadow box with river rocks and moss and place these bountiful crudite jars on top for a natural, "earthy" feel. You can also use a piece of burlap placed over a tray or table. We served the vegetables with a sustainable bamboo fork using it as part of the overall presentation. Check out the forks here if you are interested in purchasing them for your next party.