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Vegetable Snacks

This mix of lightly cooked vegetables and raw celery makes for a healthy snack.

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2000


  • 3 3/4 pounds baby carrots
  • 3/4 pound haricots verts or green beans
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 stalks celery


  1. Bring 10 cups water to boil in large saucepan over high heat. Meanwhile, peel and trim carrots, and stem haricots verts; set aside. Prepare ice bath; set aside.
  2. When water begins to boil, add salt, and reduce to simmer. Add carrots, and cook until bright orange, about 2 minutes. Remove from water with long-handled sieve, and transfer to ice bath until cold, about 2 minutes. Place haricots verts in simmering water; blanch until bright green, about 2 minutes. Transfer to ice bath until cold, about 1 minute. Wrap carrots and haricots verts in damp paper towel, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Meanwhile, clean celery and remove strings. Cut into 1/2-inch-wide sticks about 4 inches long. Wrap sticks in damp paper towel until ready to use. Pat vegetables dry before placing in paper cones.

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