This Garden Plot Veggie Dip is the Perfect Earth Day Treat

NOTE: This Garden Plot Veggie Dip recipe was originally featured in Food Network Magazine: The Recipe-A-Day Kids Cookbook. It has been republished on our website with permission.

Ready for a deliciously fun Earth Day treat? We’ve got you covered with this adorable Garden Plot Veggie Dip recipe!

The Recipe-a-Day Kids Cookbook just hit shelves from Food Network Magazine, and they’re helping level up your kitchen skills with recipe ideas for all 365 days of the year. Whether you need a game-day crowd-pleaser like Corn Muffin Chili Bowls, a magical treat to WOW at your next sleepover like Unicorn Bark, or a satisfying before-school breakfast like Blueberry Almond Toast, these quick, simple, easy recipes are sure to get you excited about cooking!

Book Cover for the Food Network Magazine Recipe-a-Day Kids Cookbook

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Flip through this book and you’ll find a great idea for every day of the year, starting today. What’s your birthday? Anyone who picks up this book will turn straight to that date to see which treat falls on their special day! Will it be a daisy cupcake made with snipped marshmallows? Miniature chicken and waffles? Homemade chocolate lollipops? A giant pretzel? Of course, all the big holidays are represented, too—like flag tarts for the Fourth of July or spooky treats for Halloween. And we never miss an excuse to celebrate historic events: You can make star cookies on the day Pluto was discovered. The easy recipes were all created with beginner cooks in mind (some use prepared ingredients!), and each one has been tested in Food Network Kitchen, so it’s sure to come out perfect every time.

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Food Network Magazine: Recipe-a-Day Kids Cookbook: 365 Fun, Easy Treats
AUTHOR: Maile Carpenter & the editors of Food Network Magazine
PUBLISHER: Hearst Home Kids
DATE: April 5, 2022

Since it’s Earth Day, we teamed up with our friends at Food Network Magazine to share a super cute (and healthy!) garden-inspired snack. Whether you serve this up for Earth Day or bring it along to a summer block party, it’s sure to impress anyone you share it with.

Like most of the recipes included in the book, this recipe comes together quickly and is easy enough for chefs of any skill level. Whether it’s your first time stepping foot into the kitchen or you’ve already sent in your application for MasterChef Junior, you’ll be able to whip up this adorable Garden Plot Veggie Dip in minutes flat.

Ready to honor mother nature with a veggie-based snack for Earth Day? We’ve got you covered – you can find the recipe below!

A rectangular baking dish sits on a kitchen table. It is filled with hummus and crumbled pumpernickel "dirt", and has vegetables laid out in rows to look like a garden plot. The recipe is the Garden Plot Veggie Dip from the Recipe-a-Day Kids Cookbook
(From the Recipe-a-Day Kids Cookbook by Maile Carpenter and the editors of Food Network Magazine – Hearst Home Kids, $19.99)

RECIPE: Garden Plot Veggie Dip:


Spread 4 cups of any thick dip (like hummus) in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, then sprinkle with 1 1⁄2 cups ground pumpernickel crackers or bread to cover completely.

Stick veggies in the “dirt” in rows, trimming as needed.


Veggies that look like they’re sprouting up from the ground, like carrots, peppers, and radishes, will give you the best Insta-worthy garden vibe, but feel free to use whatever vegetables you like best!

Need inspiration? Take a stroll down the produce aisle, check out your local farmers market, or even your own garden for ideas!

The recipe suggests hummus, but if you’re in the mood to switch things up, a yogurt-based ranch or herb dip would be delicious as well!

Ready to start cooking? You’ll love these other recipes:
?Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake
?Confetti Magic Bars

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