Create a crudités platter that's inviting, healthy and delicious!
Now is the season to dive into the young, tender veggies available at your local farmers market. One way to use them up is to create a beautiful and healthy crudités platter. It also works well as a packed lunch or snack.
Crudités is a French term that refers to raw vegetables, so a platter of crudités typically consists of one or more types of vegetables served with one or more dips.
Tips on Creating a Beautiful Crudités Packed Lunch or Snack
1. Purchase seasonal vegetables.
Rinse them well, trim stems, remove spots and seeds, peel (if necessary), cut into sticks or rounds;
2. Make it colorful!
The more variety you add, the better it looks and tastes;
3. Keep it Fresh!
Only use vegetables and accompaniments that are fresh and crunchy;
4. Get Creative!
Add a healthy dip to your platter but use it sparingly. Let the flavor of the veggies be the main flavor.
Ideas for creating interesting Crudité Platters. Mix and match to discover what you like best.
Hard boiled egg (quail eggs are especially cute)
Vegan sour cream dips
Your favorite salad dressing
For the printable recipe click here: Crudités Platter