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Veggie Dip Bowls with Alouette.

They say a party with out cake is just a meeting. Well, I say a party without appetizers fits the same criteria. Even if I’m just having a few people over for casual drinks, I almost always make two things: a cheese plate and a small crudité platter. I always feel like I’m being super healthy when I make a veggie and dip tray, but let’s be honest — vegetables are only there as vehicles to get the most amount of dip possible in my mouth — real talk people! Alouette Cheese sent me some of their new Le Bon Dips to try and I attempted a little stylists’ trick to make my crudité look extra appealing: I made a dip bowl out of veggies!

You can try this trick at home, it’s very simple. Start with a small head of raddichio, purple cabbage, or savoy cabbage (or get creative with other vegetables! Slice a small sliver off the bottom of the head of cabbage so that it can sit flat without rolling. Then slice the top inch or so off the top of the head to form the bowl shape. Next you have to hollow it out, using a sharp knife at an angle, slice what should be a cone-shaped hole out of the center of the head, leaving about half an inch of a bowl border around the edges. Use a smaller paring knife to cut away pieces from the inside and keep removing the insides until you have a bowl that works for your plate. Then fill that veggie bowl up with your favorite dip! I tried the Alouette Le Bon Dip in fire roasted vegetable and basil, zucchini, parmesan — try adding a few fresh herbs to the top of the dip before you serve it for a special touch!

Please note: This post was sponsored by Alouette Cheese, all opinions, ideas, recipes and photography are my own.

6 responses to “Veggie Dip Bowls with Alouette.

  1. Jenna at Boston Chic Party July 28, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    I love Alouette cheese already- these new dips look great! By the way, I definitely agree that a party requires apps 🙂

  2. onenessnow July 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    so pretty and inviting..I can just smell the Cheese dip and Veggi’s from your photos ..

  3. theappreciationfactor July 29, 2015 at 9:50 am

    What did you think of the dips?? Lots of garlic in either?

  4. Sarah Lou July 29, 2015 at 11:55 am

    That’s such a clever idea!

  5. domestikatedlife August 3, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Not too much garlic in either actually — they’re sort of a cross between a dip and a spreadable cheese.

  6. theappreciationfactor August 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Oh.. if there’s any I can’t eat it, but just came across a herbed goat cheese that was spreadable vs. log – sounds similar and Delish!

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