Last year I posted a wonderful appetizer…. Pumpkin Patch Hummus and Carrot Appetizer… it has been re-pinned on Pinterest almost 400 times. I can’t take any credit for it, I too got it from another pinner and thought I would try it. It turned out great, so I photographed it and shared it with everyone else. Don’t you love Pinterest???!!!
However, this year I thought of an alternate version. The taste and “concept” are still the same… you would use hummus, toothpicks, green onion, and parsley. The one thing that I did differently is that I used pre-cut carrots which are already sliced and bagged (available where baby carrots are sold). They have those fabulous ridges that look very much like the ridges on a pumpkin. Instead of buying regular carrots and cutting them, I was really happy with how the pre-cut ridged carrots worked out. They won’t be as uniform and round as the carrots you would cut yourself, but neither are pumpkins. So this may be the perfect option for someone who would like to take a short-cut but still have a fabulous appetizer!