1In medium saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add carrots; cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool.
2In small bowl or jar with tight-fitting lid, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, water, garlic, hot pepper sauce and salad dressing mix; mix or shake well.
3In large bowl, combine carrots, onions, mushrooms and zucchini. Pour dressing over vegetables; toss gently. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
4To serve, arrange drained marinated vegetables on lettuce-lined serving tray. Cut salami slices in half; roll into cones. Insert salami cones and assorted cheeses around base of vegetables.