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Valentine Veggie Platter

Valentine Veggie Platter

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Everyone will want to eat these cute heart shaped veggies up! They go right along with my recipe for Roasted Pepper Hummus.(recipe below)

    If you are making the Hummus you will need to use these veggies, but there are other veggies that can be cut in this way… (yes, those tomatoes were looking pretty sad) For cutting the veggies you will need a knife and a small heart shaped cookie cutter.  (metal only)
Cut the side of the peppers and lay them out.
Take a small heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out the pepper.  (save the leftover pieces for the Hummus)
Once you are done with the peppers start on the carrots.  Make 2 shallow slices on the top of the carrot and then peel it out.
Then start slicing the carrot into little chips.
When you are finished cutting them up trim the bottom to look more like hearts.
Now take your cherry tomatoes and slice near the bottom on a bias.  You will need two of these per “heart”. (save those leftovers for the Hummus!)
Stick a toothpick inside to hold the two pieces together. (you can embellish it by hot gluing a paper cut out like this)
Now you have all your heart veggies!!!
I also baked some flour tortillas cut with the same cookie cutter.
Now grab all the ingredients for the Hummus.

1 can Chickpeas;

    3 cloves Garlic;
    5 leaves fresh Basil;
    juice of 1/2 lime;
    1 bell pepper roasted and sliced;
    3 cherry tomatoes roasted;
    2 Tbsp natural peanut butter or tahini ;
    2 tbsp Olive Oil ;
    2 tbsp balsamic vinegar;
    2 tsp. Italian Seasonings;
    1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
    Directions Combine all ingredients into food processor or blender and blend until it becomes smooth. Chill. Number of Servings: 12
Take the left over pieces of peppers and tomatoes and broil them on high until they start to look like this.
After draining the chickpeas place them in the food processor with everything else.  Blend until a semi-smooth consistency.
Oh this is SO good!  It is good for your heart too! 🙂
Nothing says “I love you” like a plate full of (heart shaped) veggies!

Enjoy!

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 86.2
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 110.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
Happy Creating! 

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phasejumper

Thursday 3rd of February 2011

I was trying to find a way to serve veggies creatively on Valentines Day, and you found it! Love the tomato heart, especially! I will definitely be using this (and linking back to you)! Thank you!

Ladybird Ln

Thursday 3rd of February 2011

What a cute idea, thanks for the nice comments on my blog, I LOVE comments!

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Thursday 3rd of February 2011

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