First-Day-of-Spring Veggie Flower Patch with Fresh Guac

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Admittedly Pin-spired by this site, this veggie flower patch tickled my festive fancy. Happy Spring! Despite the inches of snow we’ve been getting, I decided that my co-workers need a nice edible floral arrangement to ring in the new season.

Flowers:
1 cucumber
4 carrots
toothpicks
up-cycled Styrofoam produce containers (when will they learn, those environment-hating packagers)

Guac:
1/2 avocado
1/2 tomato
1 small onion
5 sprigs cilantro
1 tbsp garlic
2 tbsp lime juice

No cooking involved – only steps:

Step 1: Peel, halve, and gut your cucumber. Peel carrots and cut off the bottom third (it’s too thin)
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Step 2: Slice cucumbers for the leaves. Slice two triangle cuts along length of carrot, making a “W” on top. Then slice carrots. In case you can’t tell from my knife work I: a) have super dull hand-me-down knives, b) have shamed my top chef/iron chef America/chopped idols c) am too impatient to slice better
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Step 3: Feed the excess produce-waste to your pet bunny, because bunnies want to welcome spring too.
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Step 4: Chop onion, cilantro, garlic, and tomato. Mix with avocado and lime juice.
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Step 5: Package up, refrigerate, and get ready to make your co-workers smile like it’s mid-May.

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