It should be no surprise that when we are asked to bring a dish to a party, Stephen and I will jump at the chance to try something new. We were invited to our friend's house for Easter dinner and we wanted to bring something fun. While flipping through The Food Network Magazine we found a picture of a neat way to server hummus - in a terra cotta pot with carrots. HOW CUTE! Stephen makes a pretty awesome hummus and i knew we could make it happen. Here is how it turned out:
I found a plastic "terra cotta" pot at Target for $1.50 and after it was washed, we filled it with hummus. We used about 4 of the large cans of chickpeas to get make this much hummus. Then we found carrots with the greens still attached in the Organic section of the grocery store and we stuck those into the hummus after they were cleaned and the top layer shaved off.
Guests at the party didn't know what to think about it until we started digging in. It's such a fun way to server hummus. A few people, myself included, even pulled out a whole carrot and ate it Bugs Bunny style. The rest of the plate was filled with fresh veggies that could also be dipped into the hummus.