Crudité for the Holidays

It’s that time of the year again, when everyone seems to invite you to one event or another. For those events where you are not spared of bringing along a dish, or perhaps you sincerely yearn to contribute something, may I suggest a crudité platter. It’s a visually impressive dish, yet extremely simple to make. It only requires enough patience on your part to rinse, dry, and chop a few vegetables. Honestly, you can include just about any sort of vegetable that tickels your fancy. There are no real rules, at least in my opinion, to crudité, other than you must include some sort of spread to dip your lovely pieces of veggies into. I tend to make a hummus or yogurt based dip, such as tzatziki.

For the above picture, use:

1/2 bag baby carrots
2 sliced yellow peppers
2 sliced red peppers
3 sliced Israeli cucumbers
1 small head of broccoli, chopped into florets
1/2 package of grape tomatoes
8 oz. green beans, ends trimmed
10-15 Kalamata olives (or mixed)
2 large green peppers, for dip bowls
1/2 c. hummus
1/2 c. tzatziki
1/2 head of green leaf lettuce for bottom garnish

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  1. Barb Quent

     /  December 15, 2011

    Hi Jennifer-Beautiful and healthy at once!

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