Pamela Thompson Recipe


By Pamela Thompson spinetingler

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other

Pamela's Story

This is a great start of your Thanksgiving Feast. While waiting for the "real" turkey to come out. This is a munchie for the kiddies as well as the adults to enjoy.

Inspired By:


romaine or leaf lettuce
cucumber, sliced
red bell pepper
yellow bell pepper
green bell pepper
bag of baby carrots
black beans or black olives
1/3 celery stalk

Directions Step-By-Step

Start with your peppers. Cut each one into slices - crosswise - forming rings. Then cut each ring in half. (Save the bottoms of the peppers for later... they'll form the turkey body!!) Cut a piece of the red pepper - about 1/2 inch - to use later for the turkey face.
Get started laying things out by first laying lettuce leaves across your platter until the surface is completely covered. Start forming "feathers" by creating a circle out of your cucumber slices toward the bottom of the platter. Above them, take your red peppers and make a half-circle. Do the same with the yellow and then green peppers. Next, use your baby carrots in a row above the pepper row... laying them down vertically not horizontally.
Next, create the turkey's "body" and "face." Identify where you'd like to place the "eyes" and insert 1/2 a toothpick into those two spots. Black beans will create the eyes, so push a single bean onto the end of each toothpick...being careful that the toothpick doesn't go all the way through.

Create a "beak" by cutting a triangle out of the bottom of the yellow pepper that you set aside. Using a toothpick, attach it just below the "eyes." Then, take the small red pepper slice you set aside at the beginning and use a toothpick to place it just left of your "beak."
Create your "legs" with the celery stalk that have been cut in half the long way. Form the "feet" by making two slices from the end of each stalk to just before the center. Soak them in an ice water bath in the fridge until the ends begin to curl up. When ready, positing the "legs" so that they're protruding from underneath the cucumber layer. Now... you're ready to serve! Dunk into your favorite dip and enjoy!!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Thanksgiving, #veggie

  • Comments

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    Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus - Nov 18, 2012
    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing it!
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    Pamela Thompson spinetingler - Nov 18, 2012
    Oh goodness - you are welcome. I hope your family enjoys the Thanksgiving Holiday!
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    Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus - Nov 18, 2012
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
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    Jean Campbell gwashington1961 - Nov 20, 2012
    Hi, Pamela! Thanks so much for such an incredible idea! You truly are sugaring what most people will never even try, just how to put the "Thanksgiving Turkey" upon the table twice upon a floating Thursday in November. This is the most unique amazing Holiday idea I have ever seen! I want to admire your extra-ordinary talent for 'painting' with food. I am amazed at how well your 'turkey' comes to life. Every one of us will create such an amazing 'guest' upon our table, thanks to your talent. I really wish to thank you for such an amazing talent to surprise our family and guests with such an amazing edible creation! What an amazing way to create and carry through on the way to 'Honor' this day! Have a fine day yourself! LOL :-)
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    Pamela Thompson spinetingler - Nov 20, 2012
    Hi Jean, Thank you for the most inspiring compliment! I love making food fun, along with nutritional. It sounds like you do as well. It is so gratifying to share my recipes and ideas. I appreciate your thoughtful note. BON APPETIT to you and your family during the Holiday Seasons!