Fresh cucumber cups with roasted carrot garlic dip

A great shared plate to start a dinner party, family gathering, or make ahead and keep in the refrigerator for a ready made, healthy snack, these cucumber cups with roasted carrot garlic dip will appeal to everyone! By roasting the carrots and adding warming spices, the flavor palette brings salty, sweet and smoky notes to the dip. Topping the cucumbers with their fresh cooling snap adds the perfect compliment. This is a two bite snack you can feel good about eating, and since it travels well, you can take it with you to any function and simply assemble when you arrive.

If you’re short on time, simply slice the cucumbers instead of making cups and you’ve got a great alternative to the classic “chips and dip” routine! As an added benefit, the ginger and garlic both aid in reducing inflammation. Especially helpful for reducing joint pain and recommended for those with arthritis.