No more double dipping when each child has their own parfait glass of vegetables and dip. Simply prefill parfait glasses with ranch dressing, hummus, salsa or guacamole, then add sliced colorful veggies like carrots, peppers and cucumber.
To make this garden-fresh filling, you’ll need: 4 ciliegine mozzarella balls, a handful of baby spinach, 1 tablespoon of pesto, 4 strips of red bell pepper, 4 cucumber batons, 3 halved grape tomatoes and clover sprouts for garnish.
To make this Mediterranean mash-up, you’ll need: 2 tomato slices, 4 cucumber batons, 2 tablespoons of Mediterranean-style hummus, 6 thin red onion slices, 2-3 sliced Kalamata olives, 2-3 tablespoons of feta cheese and fresh parsley for garnish.
Located in the heart of Atlanta's walkable, happening Midtown neighborhood, The Lawrence features contemporary fare with a Southern-forward focus including black-eyed pea hummus, cucumber-peach gazpacho, smoked gouda mac and cheese as well as a clever, well-curated bar program.
Mango spacho features a host of garden-fresh produce and some tropical fruits. Ingredients include (clockwise from bottom center): mango nectar, mango, lemon, lime, cucumber, sweet red pepper, green onion, orange juice, basil, tomatillo, salt and pepper, and cilantro.
With the appearance of Chinese lanterns, tomatillos are a staple of Hispanic cooking and are indigenous to Mexico. Tomatillos are also disease-resistant and therefore increasingly grown by American farmers. Tomatillo in Spanish translates to "little tomato" and they are classed as fruits in the same category as tomatoes and cucumbers.
Let your kids play Mother Nature by creating flowers and butterflies using fresh fruits and vegetables. To make the flower, spoon plain Greek yogurt into a small bowl, then use fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries to create petals. Make a colorful butterfly with cucumber slices, bell pepper pieces, raspberries and blueberries.
Colored plastic mulches are the result of university research, which has shown that certain vegetables have higher yields when grown on colored plastic mulch. The increased yields are most pronounced with plants growing under less-than-ideal conditions, such as less than six hours of sun daily. Red is the color for tomatoes. Other colors include green or blue for melons, silver for peppers and blue for summer squash (like zucchini or patty pan) and cucumbers.
April showers bring May hummus and crudité flowers. Use individual containers of hummus or spoon hummus into a small prep bowl to serve as the center of the flower. Slice an English cucumber on the diagonal (these are seedless and have thin, edible skin) and top each piece with a bell pepper strip. Make the stem with a celery stalk and leaf and “plant” the flower into a bed of whole-wheat crackers.
No special equipment or ingredients required to make these fun chicken salad sushi roll ups at home. Simply press out a piece of soft white bread (or let the kids smash it with their hands) on a large Swiss chard leaf, then top the bread with chicken salad, cucumber sticks and carrot sticks. Roll the “sushi” and slice into 1-inch pieces. These little sushi rolls are adorable for snack time, a picnic or packed in a lunchbox.