Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Carrot Project with Hummus Appetizer

I made this really cute appetizer for Easter brunch yesterday and snapped a few pictures as I was putting it together.

For this project you need baby carrots, cilantro, toothpicks, Dixie cups, and clay pots (very small pots). I purchased the clay pots at Hobby Lobby, but I am sure you can pick them up almost anywhere.
 For the first step, I cut the cilantro into little "stems". I used the toothpicks to poke a hole in the top of the carrot. **be sure that the toothpick comes out and you didn't leave a little part of the toothpick inside. My carrots were really hard, so making a hole took several attempts. After making the holes, simply place the cilantro into the hole.
 I used a flat basket to transport the pots in.
 The instructions called for using a piece of foil over the hole of the pot, but I used a small dixie cup and cut the top off about half way.
 I made the hummus the day before, in my Vitamix. I used 2 cans of garbanzo beans, 1 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs lemon juice, 1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds, and 12 (yes, twelve!) cloves of roasted garlic. This made about 2.5 cups of hummus.
 I used a spoon to fill the pots of hummus. I only filled them about half way (approx 3 spoonfuls) because after placing the carrots into the hummus, the fill line rose.
 I put 3 carrots in each pot, but you can put more if your carrots are smaller.
I put all the pots (12) in the basket, along with a bowl of hummus and a bowl of additional carrots.
If I do this again, I will not use cilantro, as it started to wilt halfway through the party. I think parsley might have a better chance at staying perky!

This appetizer was a big hit, and I only had a few to take home.

 I found this really cute project on YouTube several weeks ago. I am sure the project is all over the internet since it's so adorable and the instructions are just a click away!


Holly said...

Oh my goodness! This is totally cute and awesome!

Elizabeth Lemp said...

Thanks, Holly!

None said...

Super cute!!