Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Crudité Centerpiece with an Herb Dip

Here we go!  An offering of crudité and centerpiece all-in-one!  
How about that?

For this warm evening, I kept the table light-colored and served Barefoot Contessa's
Herb Dip with vegetable crudités and chilled flavored water.
I just love, love, love this Sangria basket from World Market.  It actually
comes with the glass carafe and six glasses.  Someday, I just may actually serve 
Sangria in it!  I used it previously HERE as a floral centerpiece.

This time, in its glasses I served orange and yellow peppers 
(full of antioxidants and vitamin C!), my picked okra (Yes! I made it!), 
green olives stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes,
and crunchy Italian breadsticks.  All delicious dipped in the Herb Dip.
The chilled water is flavored with cucumber slices, lemon, 
and rosemary.  Very refreshing.
Each guest enjoyed their own arrangement of 
Nasturtiums and rosemary.
I captured the Nasturtiums from this potted plant before they
could fade away as the end of Summer approaches. (sigh....)

Barefoot Contessa's Herb Dip is a cinch to make and a
great addition to anyone's repertoire of recipes.
 You mix cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, scallions, fresh parsley, 
fresh dill, salt and pepper together...
until you have this creamy and delicious herb dip that you
and your guests will love! 

Herb Dip
Source:  Barefoot Contessa, 2004

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 scallions, white and green parts, minced
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

Place the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, scallions, parsley, dill, salt, and pepper in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and blend.  Serve at room temperature.

This week I will be joining the following linky parties:

Style Sister's Centerpiece Wednesday
Kathleen Cuisine's Let's Dish Wednesday
Between Naps On The Porch's Tabletop Thursday
Rattlebridge Farm's Foodie Friday
The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays

I hope all of you are enjoying your Summer.
Thank you for visiting!

~ Karen


  1. I am headed to world market!!! I love that tray. Your table turned out so pretty. Loving the idea of rosemary in the water too. It all sounds so refreshing, xo marlis

  2. Hello!
    I'm your newest follower :)
    Beautiful table and your centerpiece is just wonderful. Thank You for sharing the recipe and I hope you have a wonderful night!

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

    1. Oh...Thank you for being a follower! I'll be happy to visit Plum Perfect!

  3. Beautiful tray and the dip looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe!...Christine

  4. I'd love to run and get that terrific tray, but no chance!! The dip looks yummy, thanks for the recipe, I'm copying it now, as I love to serve dips while waiting for dinner. Happy Let's Dish.

  5. Love this! Great colors. Great idea to incorporate the crudites and center piece in one. It deserves to take center stage.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. How cool...love the basket. I have seen loads of them in thrift stores recently...must get one!

  7. I always pick up ideas..love the WATER ..sounds sooooooo COOL...really ! You hv just taken the simplest things and turned it into FABULOUS..
    AM FOLLOWING -will ck in every time I see a new post.

    Like Gramma;s House

    1. Thank you for following! I'll be sure to visit you!

  8. Your table looks delicious!
    Thanks for being a part of Let's Dish!


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