BLT Dip

A quick and easy BLT Dip! This amazing Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Dip will be your new favorite recipe. Scoop it on lettuce for a delicious low carb appetizer that’s perfect for any party! Enjoy this fabulous BLT dip recipe! With football season and fall party time upon us, I’m excited about this bacon lettuce and […]

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American Flag Vegetable Tray

This fun American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe makes an easy 4th of July party idea! Such a cute patriotic party veggie tray.

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe. Easy low carb appetizer for a 4th of July party.

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray 

This fun American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe makes an easy 4th of July party idea! I love coming up with fun vegetable tray platters for a party and had a blast making this American Flag Vegetable Tray for Memorial Day.  With the 4th of July coming up soon, this easy red white and blue veggie tray idea is sure to be a hit with your party guests!

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Getting creative with summer entertaining and grilling can be easy with these simple party food ideas. Pizza and a vegetable tray are the perfect combination. After baking pizza on the grill, I’m totally hooked on pizza vs burgers or hot dogs for a barbecue! So you’ll notice some yummy Ristorante Pizza by Dr. Oetker on my patriotic party table. It’s the best for grilling because of the delicious thin crust.

Ristorante Grilled Pizza

Originally Published June 16, 2014 

Easy 4th of July Low Carb Recipe

For a low carb option this 4th of July, this veggie tray is one of the easiest things to make! Along with the American flag vegetable tray and grilled pizzas, I made my favorite dill dip recipe and turned it blue to complete the American flag design. I searched through my cabinets to find a blue square container and once it was all together, I thought this veggie tray turned out terrific!

American Flag Vegetable Tray - Easy 4th of July Party Appetizer - Dill Dip Recipe

 

How Do You Make An American Flag Vegetable Tray?

Making this vegetable tray is as easy as 1,2,3! I have to admit that dipping the delicious crispy pizza into the dill dip is very tasty! I found these cute red, white and blue containers at Michaels and they were perfect for serving the grilled pizza.

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Can you guess what I made the stars from? They are radishes cut with a small star fondant cutter! You could use cucumbers, but they won’t be as white. A star cookie cutter would be great too.

–> Get a star cookie cutter in various shapes on Amazon here.

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How Did You Make the Dill Dip Blue?

I added blue food coloring to my dill dip. I think using a blue sandwich container also helped it look bright colored. You’ll want to gradually add a few drops of food coloring until you get the desired blue you like. Get a blue container like mine on Amazon here.

I hope you enjoy this vegetable tray platter idea! If you grill some pizza or make this veggie tray for the 4th of July, share a photo with me on social media. I’d love to see how it turned out!

 

What Will I Need for this American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter?

Here’s a list of what you’ll need. Feel free to use which ever red and white vegetables you prefer. I found the veggies that are the most popular in my home.

Dill Dip Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill, minced
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-10 Drops of Blue Food Coloring

I’ve got the full directions that you can print below and also made a fun video! 

  1. Slice the vegetables and line them up on the cookie sheet in rows of white and red.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the dip together in a bowl. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring until you get the desired blue.
  3. Add the dip to a square container and place in the top left side of the cookie sheet. Thinly slice a radish and cut stars then place in rows on the dip.
  4. Serve with grilled pizza and fruit for a fun and simple 4th of July dinner!


American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe. Easy low carb appetizer for a 4th of July party. Fun patriotic party veggie tray.

  • 1 Large Cookie Sheet
  • Square Container for the Dill Dip
  • Small Star Fondant Cutter
  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 10-15 Radishes
  • Cauliflower
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Red Peppers

DILL DIP

  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-10 Drops of Blue Food Coloring
  1. Slice the vegetables and line them up on the cookie sheet in rows of white and red to make the American Flag stripes.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the dip together in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring until you get the desired blue.
  4. Add the dill dip to a square container and place in the top left side of the cookie sheet.
  5. Thinly slice a radish and cut stars, then place in rows on the dip.
  6. Serve with grilled pizza and fruit for a fun and simple 4th of July dinner!


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Do you have any fun 4th of July Dessert Recipes?

Want a dessert version of this American Flag recipe? Try this American Flag Strawberry Shortcake or these easy no-bake American Flag Marshmallow pops. Here’s more of my favorite 4th of July Party Recipes!

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What Are Other Good Vegetable Tray Platter ideas for a party?

When you need more healthy party appetizer ideas, here are a few of my go-to recipes.

Easy Homemade Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe

Traditional Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Pair sauce with chicken or lamb meat. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

10 Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

Easy Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! Easy pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

 

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Dill Pickle Dip

A Dill Pickle Dip recipe perfect for any party! Guests who love dill pickles will find this rich and creamy appetizer addicting. Served with crispy potato chips, you can’t resist this amazing dip!

An easy Dill Pickle Dip Recipe perfect for any party! If you love dill pickles, you will find this rich and creamy appetizer addicting.

The Best Dill Pickle Dip!

I could eat dill pickles all day, so this amazing dill pickle dip is one of my favorite appetizers to serve at a party. There is nothing better than my family’s homemade refrigerator dill pickles, but you don’t need to make your own pickles for this amazing dill pickle dip. Just get your favorite brand of dill pickles, mince some fresh dill and parsley then mix them all with a few more ingredients for the perfect dill pickle dip!

I personally love dipping crispy waffle potato chips into my dip, but you could also serve with your favorite vegetables for a healthier version. For this recipe, I used low fat ingredients to balance out the calories in the chips. Not that it really matters, because I would probably eat this entire plate of chips if it was in front of me!

Dill pickles and potato chips are seriously one of my all time favorite savory snacks together. This dill pickle dip brings both of my favorites together making it very hard to resist for sure!

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How to Make Dill Pickle Dip

It takes practically no time at all to make this delicious dill pickle dip! Be sure to garnish your dip with chopped pickles or a sprig of fresh dill so guests know what they are about to eat.

How to make An easy Dill Pickle Dip Recipe perfect for any party!

 

Dill Pickle Dip

A Dill Pickle Dip recipe perfect for any party! Guests who love dill pickles will find this rich and creamy appetizer addicting. Served with crispy potato chips, you can’t resist this amazing dip!

  • 1/2 cup Low Fat Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cup Dill Pickles (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  1. Separate 1 tablespoon of the chopped dill pickles to use for garnish. 

  2. Now combine all ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir. 

  3. Top with chopped dill pickles and serve with potato chips or your favorite vegetables.

Makes about 2 cups. Dill pickle dip is best when served cold.


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Pin it…An easy Dill Pickle Dip Recipe perfect for any party! If you love dill pickles, you will find this rich and creamy appetizer addicting. Served with crispy potato chips or pretzels, you can't resist this amazing dip!

 

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This is the BEST Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickle Recipe! Easy old fashion family recipe for a crunchy snack. Perfect homemade food gift. LivingLocurto.com

 

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Strawberry Pineapple Mango Fruit Salsa in Orange Bowls

This is the most delicious and easy to make fruit salsa recipe!

Sweet with just a kick of heat, this Strawberry Pineapple Mango Salsa is fabulous served in cheerful orange bowls. Eat right from the bowl with a fork or serve with crunchy tortilla chips for an amazing party dip!

Easy fruit salsa recipe. Sweet and spicy Strawberry Pineapple Mango Salsa is a fabulous healthy dip served in orange bowls! Perfect party food.

Make this colorful fruit salsa in minutes for your next party!  Guest will love it served in fun orange bowls. It’s not only a tasty treat, but makes a gorgeous presentation.

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10 Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip | Instant Pot Recipe

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! A great Instant Pot pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! A great Instant Pot pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

I love making Spinach Artichoke Dip and realized that I had never put my recipe on the blog! Well, this time for my husband’s Super Bowl party… I tried making this recipe in my Instant Pot pressure cooker. What an easy way to make this dip! It bakes in only 10 minutes! SO FAST!!! I hope you try this. If so, please let me know!

Super Bowl Party

Note, that I said “my husband’s” Super Bowl party. I have to tell you about our family tradition that’s been happening for many years now.

This party cracks me up, because it’s the ONE day of the year that my husband plans and decorates the party around here. It’s a party that nobody is invited to! Well, my husband, kids and I are invited, but that’s it. Nobody else is allowed. (Although some friends stopped by un-announced one year, and since they followed the rules of the party, now they are allowed to come! ha!) Yes… there are rules, decorations, games and lots of great prizes!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! Super Bowl Party Food

Not only are the rules funny, but he decorates with flowers and balloons. I’m NOT allowed to help, at all. When I do, I get in trouble. ha! This year, I did sneak in the Spinach Artichoke Dip:-)

I have to admit, each year, his party decorations and prizes get better and better. This year, there are quiz questions and for each one we get correct, we get $5! It’s always a great time for our family. I’m sure our kids will never forget this fun family tradition.

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Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip with Vegetable Platter

This homemade Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe and vegetable platter takes very little time and who doesn’t love a good veggie tray and delicious dip? Pair sauce with chicken or lamb meat for a low carb dinner.

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Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip and Vegetable Platter

This homemade Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe takes very little time and is beyond delicious! I’m excited to be partnering with Universal Pictures for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. In honor of the follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, I’m sharing one of my favorite traditional Greek dishes for you to try.

If you follow me on Instagramyou saw my photos and live videos from my trip to Greece. I fell in love with the people, the beautiful scenery and of course the food! There was never a shortage of Tzatziki on our dinner table each night. I only wish I could enjoy a beautiful Greece sunset again while eating some!

Low Carb Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Pair sauce with chicken or lamb meat. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

Bring the Magic of Greece Into Your Home with this Beautiful Vegetable Platter

Bring a bit of Greece into your home by making some Tzatziki dip and inviting friends over for appetizers, then head to the movie together! Tzatziki works wonderful as either a low carb dip or sauce. It’s perfect drizzled over grilled chicken or served as a dip for a vegetable tray platter, olives, crackers and pita bread.

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I recently made this beautiful spread for my friends and it was a huge hit. All store bought goodies but the Tzatziki. So easy!! After going to Greece, I am now addicted to almond stuffed olives. If you haven’t had them, you have to try some. I’m drooling again just looking at this veggie tray photo!

Traditional Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Low Carb Dip

How to Make Homemade Low Carb Tzatziki Dip

You’ll need:

  • ½ English cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 16 oz (2 cups) cold plain Greek yogurt (I think full fat tastes best)
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped feta cheese
  • 1½ Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (½ lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or more to your taste
  • black pepper to taste

Traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe perfect for dip or to use as a sauce with meat such as chicken or lamb. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. LivingLocurto.com

Finely chop the dill and feta cheese then set aside in a mixing bowl.

Traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe perfect for dip or to use as a sauce with meat such as chicken or lamb. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. LivingLocurto.com

After grating the cucumber, squeeze as much water out as you can. Use your hand, or add the cucumber to a cheesecloth and squeeze. When you are done removing as much water from the cucumber, add it to the bowl.

Traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe perfect for dip or to use as a sauce with meat such as chicken or lamb. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. LivingLocurto.com

Grate the garlic and then mix all ingredients together.

Traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe perfect for dip or to use as a sauce with meat such as chicken or lamb. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. LivingLocurto.com

You can serve it right away with a vegetable tray or chill overnight. Garnish with olives and a sprig of dill.

Low Carb Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

I hope you enjoy this simple Tzatziki dip and vegetable platter recipe!

Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip and Vegetable Platter

This Greek Tzatziki recipe is perfect as a dip for a vegetable platter. Use as a dipping sauce with meat for an easy low carb dinner. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

  • ½ English cucumber (peeled and grated)
  • 2 cups plain full fat Greek yogurt (16 oz)
  • 4 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped feta cheese
  • 1½ Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (½ lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or more to your taste)
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Finely chop the dill and feta cheese, add to a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. After grating the cucumber, squeeze as much water out as you can. Use your hand, or add the cucumber to a cheesecloth and squeeze. When you are done removing as much water from the cucumber, add it to the bowl.
  3. Grate the garlic and then mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  4. You can serve it right away or chill overnight. Garnish with olives and a sprig of dill.

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Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado and fresh vegetables. Juicy chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a Greek salad is a low carb recipe packed with flavor!

 

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This post was sponsored in partnership with Universal Pictures. All opinions are my own.

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Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bread Bowls

Hot Beer Cheese Dip in individual pretzel bread bowls. A crowd pleasing appetizer recipe for any party! With a little spicy kick, these Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bread Bowls are perfect snacks for game day, a birthday party or happy hour with friends. LivingLocurto.com

Many of us have eaten beer cheese soup, but what about Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bread Bowls? Holy cow! You HAVE to try this amazing appetizer!

This simple to make cheese dip is warm, creamy, ooey gooey goodness with a little spicy kick! We served this Hot Beer Cheese Dip in individual pretzel bread rolls that we turned into bowls. With your own mini pretzel bread bowl, you can double dip as many times as you want and no one can get mad at you!

Hot Beer Cheese Dip in individual pretzel bread bowls. A crowd pleasing appetizer recipe for any party! With a little spicy kick, these Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bread Bowls are perfect snacks for game day, a birthday party or happy hour with friends. LivingLocurto.com

We found these pretzel rolls at Costco, but most markets that have a bakery should also sell them. Serve this tasty appetizer on a platter with several mini beer cheese dip pretzel bread bowls and chunks of pretzel bread around them. It makes a crowd pleasing treat for any party!

Hot Beer Cheese Dip in individual pretzel bread bowls. A crowd pleasing appetizer recipe for any party! With a little spicy kick, these Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bread Bowls are perfect snacks for game day, a birthday party or happy hour with friends. LivingLocurto.com

This beer cheese dip would also be incredible served in a mini crock pot along side of veggies, hard pretzels, or any other soft bread for dipping. No matter how you serve it, you are sure to get two thumbs up from the crowd!

Hot Beer Cheese Dip in individual pretzel bread bowls. A crowd pleasing appetizer recipe for any party! With a little spicy kick, these Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bread Bowls are perfect snacks for game day, a birthday party or happy hour with friends. LivingLocurto.com

The next time you are having guests over for a party, big game or happy hour, try this Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bowls.

Hot Beer Cheese Dip in individual pretzel bread bowls. A crowd pleasing appetizer recipe for any party! With a little spicy kick, these Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bread Bowls are perfect snacks for game day, a birthday party or happy hour with friends. LivingLocurto.com

We hope you enjoy this mouth-watering dip recipe. We couldn’t stop eating it!!!

 

Hot Beer Cheese Dip Pretzel Bread Bowls Recipe

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Bacon Cheeseburger Dip with Football Party Ideas

Tracking PixelEasy and Delicious Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! It's super addictive, watch out… you might end up eating the whole bowl of dip yourself! Perfect recipe for watching football or taking to your next party. LivingLocurto.com

Football Party Ideas, Bacon Cheeseburger Dip Recipe and a Big Giveaway Oh MY!!!!

It’s football playoffs and that means party time! Nearly every American household will soon be watching the biggest football game of the season. I’m excited to be working with The Coca-Cola Company & NABISCO to create fun ideas for their Home Bowl. The Coca-Cola & NABISCO Home Bowl is in retail stores soon now, giving you a home-field advantage for the best football party ever!

I hope you enjoy today’s Football Party Ideas! This post is jam packed with one of my all time favorite dip recipes, an addicting Bacon Cheeseburger Dip and brand new football party printables. Plus, you won’t want to miss the awesome Home Bowl sweepstakes giveaway valued at $400!!! 

 

Bacon Cheeseburger Dip Recipe

Easy and Delicious Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! It's super addictive, watch out… you might end up eating the whole bowl of dip yourself! Perfect recipe for watching football or taking to your next party. LivingLocurto.com

First off, let’s start with my favorite…. this Bacon Cheeseburger Dip! I’m warning you now that it’s super addictive and you might end up eating the whole bowl of dip yourself. I would advise making several batches of this recipe. Serve it up with RITZ Crackers and ice-cold Coca-Cola for the ultimate snack touchdown! 

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