‘Tis the season for gardens and farmers markets to be overflowing with local veggies. Encourage your kids to try a fresh bell pepper by turning it into a crunchy creature from the deep.
- 2 bell peppers
- Dip or hummus
- Black olives
- For the octopus’s body, remove the pepper’s stem end and scoop out the white ribs and seeds. For the arms, slice a second pepper into strips.
- Place some dip or hummus (we used French onion dip) in a shallow bowl, and arrange the octopus as shown. Use a bit of dip and sliced black olives to give your creature eyes.
- Serve with extra veggies, such as carrot sticks, fresh green beans, lightly steamed broccoli spears, sliced cucumber, and jicama sticks.