Veggie Skewers with Creme Fraîche Dip – beautiful vegetables ready for dipping in a creamy, herb-filled, tangy sauce.
So… it’s November. This entire year has been all “where has time gone” and now that the year is almost OVER, my mind is blown. Here in Minnesota it’s been in the high 60s – low 70s for the past week or so and I’m not complaining ONE BIT. Nope, it’s been fabulous. So I’m not all about warm comfort food right now.
Soon enough I’ll be posting comfort food galore, yes, even more so than I have this fall, but before the polar vortex sets in, I’ve got one more healthy recipe for you.
This aaaamazingly creamy, garlicky dip was inspired by my recent menu planning for the Masquerade Ball. In an attempt to make this halloween party elegant yet not overwhelmed with sweets (easily done by me if I’m not kept in check…), gorgeous veggie skewers and a delicious dip that’s unexpectedly flavorful was right on the money.
So this dip:
- Creme Fraîche
- Curly Parsley
- Garlic Powder
SERIOUSLY – that easy. And I can’t get over how flavorful it is – and the creme fraîce is out of this word. Have you had it before? It’s similar to sour cream (so if you can’t find creme fraîce go ahead and substitute with it). It’s creamy and a little bit tangy and perfect with herbs.
This appetizer is perfect for your Thanksgiving spread – those pre-feast munchies to expand your stomach a bit before the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie are in full force. It’s also wonderful for holiday parties – it’s easily transported, a healthy option, and it looks beautifully festive!
Veggie Skewers with Creme Fraîche Dip
- 8 oz. Creme Fraîche
- 1 Tablespoon curly parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon fresh chives
- Salt to taste
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes
- 2 English cucumber peeled into ribbons
- 2 yellow peppers sliced into thin strips
- *medium sized bamboo skewers
- Mix all ingredients. Salt, to taste.
- Store in an airtight container until ready to serve. Garnish with additional chives as needed.
- Using a vegetable peeler, peel the cucumbers into ribbons. I recommend doing two sides until you begin hitting the seeds.
- Using medium sized bamboo skewers, place one tomato, a rolled cucumber ribbon, one side of the yellow pepper slice, one tomato, the other side of the pepper, another cucumber roll, and a tomato. Continue until complete.