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Kids and adults love this cute lion vegetable tray so much, they will stuff themselves on veggies without even realizing it! From EatingRichly.com
Lion Vegetable Tray
Prep Time
20 mins
 

Kids and adults love this cute lion vegetable tray so much, they will stuff themselves on veggies without even realizing it! Feel free to use just one kind of vegetable for the lion's mane if you don't have all three. You can use just the olives for the eyes if you aren't using jicama in the mane.

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 8
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
Ingredients
  • 6 large carrots
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 1 small jicama
  • 1 10 ounce container Sabra classic hummus
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3 extra large black olives
  • 8 fresh chives
Instructions
  1. Peel the carrots and slice into 2-3 inch sticks with one pointy end.

  2. Cut the ends off the yellow bell peppers, remove the seeds, and slice the rest of the pepper into sticks with one pointy end.

  3. Peel the jicama (I find this easier using a knife rather than a vegetable peeler) and slice it into 1/4 inch thick slabs. Put one large slab aside for the lion's eyes, and slice the rest into 2-3 inch sticks with one pointy end.

  4. Open the tub of hummus and place in the center of a large round tray. Arrange carrot, bell pepper, and jicama sticks around the hummus, pointy ends out. Put your longest pieces down first and shorter ones on top.

    Kids and adults love this cute lion vegetable tray so much, they will stuff themselves on veggies without even realizing it! From EatingRichly.com
  5. Cut a wide piece off of the red bell pepper and use a small heart cookie cutter to cut out a nose. It's easiest to cut from the inside of the bell pepper slice, not the peel side.

  6. Use a circle cookie cutter, or the opening of an empty spice jar, to cut out two circles from the slab of jicama you set aside.

  7. Cut the end with the hole punched out off of two of your olives. Slice the third olive in half and cut a sliver off of each half, lengthwise, for the lion's mouth.

  8. Place your bell pepper heart in the center of the hummus.

    Kids and adults love this cute lion vegetable tray so much, they will stuff themselves on veggies without even realizing it! From EatingRichly.com
  9. Put your two olive slices below the heart to make a mouth.

    Kids and adults love this cute lion vegetable tray so much, they will stuff themselves on veggies without even realizing it! From EatingRichly.com
  10. Place the jicama circles on the hummus, above the nose.

    Kids and adults love this cute lion vegetable tray so much, they will stuff themselves on veggies without even realizing it! From EatingRichly.com
  11. Put your olive circles onto the jicama circles to give your lion some eyes.

    Kids and adults love this cute lion vegetable tray so much, they will stuff themselves on veggies without even realizing it! From EatingRichly.com
  12. Cut the chives to about three inches long and place four on each side of the nose.

    Kids and adults love this cute lion vegetable tray so much, they will stuff themselves on veggies without even realizing it! From EatingRichly.com
  13. If not serving right away, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to devour.

Nutrition Facts
Lion Vegetable Tray
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Potassium 445mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 164.8%
Vitamin C 113.3%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.