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Roasted Veggie Appetizers

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I just discovered this at a conference in San Diego – Social Media Marketing World. I took this photo at the conference. It hit me as amazingly clever. It’s such a convenient way to serve a really elegant appetizer to a crowd. And they’re so pretty. Plus very tasty. I ate 5 of these as a meal. Well, a sort of meal – I was really hungry.

The gist of this is that you roast your veggies, fill those standard plastic cups (like in the picture) with about an inch of chipotle ranch dressing or green chile ranch dressing, then arrange some veggies on top of the dressing in each cup. Voila! Easy and special. Of course, you can use whatever dip or dressing you want. And whatever veggies you want.

Try this at your next get together – bet you’ll love it!

Roasted Veggie Appetizers
 
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Serves: 16 servings
Ingredients
  • Small whole mild peppers (King Soopers sells them in a bag in produce)
  • Whole baby carrots
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Baby zucchini (or zucchini strips)
  • Olive oil
  • Dressing:
  • 2 cups ranch dressing
  • ½ tsp chipotle powder, additional as needed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place veggies in a plastic bag and pour olive oil over. Shake and massage bag to coat the veggies with oil Use 1 tbsp oil per 4 cups of veggies. Alternatively, you can place veggies in a bowl, pour oil over, and toss to cover.
  3. Spread in a baking dish and roast for 30 minutes.
  4. For dressing, blend the dressing with chipotle powder and set aside to let chipotle flavor develop. Taste and add more chipotle as needed - heat level varies a lot with different chipotle powders.
  5. Pour about ⅛ cup of dressing into each cup, Arrange veggies on top of dressing in each cup.
  6. Serve & enjoy!
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Commentary:
I just discovered this at a conference in San Diego - Social Media Marketing World. I took this photo at the conference. It hit me as amazingly clever. It's such a convenient way to serve a really elegant appetizer to a crowd. And they're so pretty. Plus very tasty. I ate 5 of these as a meal. Well, a sort of meal - I was really hungry.

The gist of this is that you roast your veggies, fill those standard plastic cups (like in the picture) with about an inch of chipotle ranch dressing or green chile ranch dressing, then arrange some veggies on top of the dressing in each cup. Voila! Easy and special. Of course, you can use whatever dip or dressing you want. And whatever veggies you want.

Try this at your next get together - bet you'll love it!

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