Crudités: Spring into Healthier Eating

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.

Ingredients

Ideas for creating interesting Crudité Platters. Mix and match to discover what you like best.

Vegetables

Asparagus (steamed)
Bell peppers
Broccoli
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Cucumbers
Fennel
Green onions
Jicama
Mushrooms
Radishes
Snow peas
Tomatoes

Accompaniments

Bread
Cheese
Crackers
Edible flowers
Olives
Hard boiled egg (quail eggs are especially cute)

Dips

Aïoli
Baba Ganouj
Garlic Dressing
Caesar Dressing
Guacamole
Herb Dip
Hummus
Tapenade
Tzatziki
Vegan sour cream dips
Your favorite salad dressing

For the printable recipe click here: Crudités Platter

One Response to Crudités: Spring into Healthier Eating

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    Lory O January 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    So excited to start packing lunch in a new Yumbox!!!

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