Vegetable platters need not look all look the same. Here, fresh spring vegetables sit in an herb-laced hummus to resemble a spring garden in full bloom. My kids loved plucking the crisp vegetables from the garden, so much so that I think they forgot that they were filling themselves up with such a healthful snack.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend chickpeas, tahini, water, lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, parsley, chives, mint, garlic, and salt in a blender until smooth. Spread hummus in a 2-inch deep baking dish.

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  • Arrange carrots, sugar snap peas, asparagus, radishes, and celery in neat rows in the hummus to resemble a garden.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to use your favorite dip here just so long as it's thick enough to help the vegetables stand. It should be at least 1-inch thick in the pan to support the vegetables.

Taste hummus after blending and add more salt or lemon juice, if you'd like.

Use any variety of fresh herbs in place of the ones listed here.

Use fresh vegetables of varying heights, textures and color. My favorites are slender carrots with a bit of their greens still attached, snap peas, radishes cut in half with their greens, asparagus tops (great raw or you can blanch if you'd like), celery (the interior stalks with the leaves are my favorite), and small peppers.

Nutrition Facts

303.9 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 41.1g 13% DV; fat 12g 19% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 548.6mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2015
Just adorable to take to a dinner party for munching before dinner. Love this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2016
I have made roasted red pepper hummus numerous times and thought I would change it up with this recipe. Definitely don't skip the tahini. Overall the recipe is very fresh but a bit too lemony for my family. I would reduce the zest and juice by half or use a very small lemon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2015
Just adorable to take to a dinner party for munching before dinner. Love this! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/28/2016
I have made roasted red pepper hummus numerous times and thought I would change it up with this recipe. Definitely don't skip the tahini. Overall the recipe is very fresh but a bit too lemony for my family. I would reduce the zest and juice by half or use a very small lemon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2018
I brought this to a kids birthday party and it was a huge hit!! Fresh herbs are a must in this dish. I was glad our garden had all of the herbs listed. I have a severe allergy to sesame so I substituted EVOO for the tahini. Tahini is a rich flavor so I used an pretty expensive olive oil to compensate for the missing sesame. Turned out delicious! The vegetables garden looked great too! Will be making this again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2018
Colorful dish and tastes great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2017
This snack was the highlight of my family gathering! It's easy to made and fun to eat! I recommend this to all my friends. Read More