How to Make Creative Crudités Platters

9 Amazing & Super Easy Crudités Platters

These are definitely not your mom’s old crudités platters or the dreadful grocery store vegetable tray of carrots, celery, and ranch dressing. 

These creative crudités platters look beautiful and are filled with amazing flavors and textures that will wow any crowd.

Perfect for appetizers, nibbles before a meal or BBQ, and awesome for potlucks and block parties.

Creative Crudités Platters

 

1

Fresh & Healthy Crudités Platter with Baba  Ganoush, Spicy Greek Feta Dip – Tirokafteri, and Greek Melitzanosalata – Eggplant Dip

A combination of roasted and raw vegetable are paired with a trio of greek inspired Mediterranean dips.

Baba Ganoush

Spicy Greek Feta Dip – Tirokafteri

Greek Melitzanosalata – Eggplant Dip

Mediterranean Veggies & Melon

 

 

2

Italian Roasted Vegetables

Perfect to serve on their own or with Italian bread and a spiced olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip.


 

Italian Roast Vegetables

 

 

3

Crudités Served with Hot Crab Dip


 
Hot Crab Dip

 

 

4

Crudités Served with Homemade Hummus

 


Homemade Hummus
 

 

5

Budget-Friendly Crudités

Creating a creative crudités platter can be intimidating if you are trying to stick to a budget and it’s not farmer’s market season.  It’s easy to pick-up everything you need to create a beautiful and tasty crudités platter at your local super market.

The key to a budget friendly vegetable tray is to think about texture and color and splurge on a veggie or two.  For this platter I splurged on the colorful baby carrots.

Another trick I use for sticking to a budget is to shop at BJ’s and buy vegetables I’ll use throughout the week in my platter.

Budget Veggies:
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower (if you can find purple cauliflower it looks awesome on the platter)
  • Green Beans
  • Snap Peas or Pea Pods
  • Mini Peppers
  • Cherry or Grape Tomatoes (I love the Wild Wonder™ heirloom baby tomatoes)
  • Radishes (watermelon radishes look great)

 


 
Homemade Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

 
Easy Chipotle Ranch

 

 

 

6

Budget-Friendly Crudités Plate with 3 Dipping Sauces – Pesto, Tzatziki, and Roasted Beet Dip

 

This is another budget friendly platter that can be made with fresh vegetables from the supermarket.

  • Quartered Baby Cucumbers
  • Pepper Slices (Use a combination of red, yellow and green peppers)
  • Carrot Sticks (or look for multi-colored Rainbow carrots. Carrots are readily available in five main colors in the stores these days: orange, red, purple, white, and yellow.
  • Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Rainbow Radishes

 

Homemade Pesto

 
Tzatziki

 
Roasted Beet Dip
 

 

7

Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas Platter with Spicy Red Pepper Hummus and Tomato Relish

 

This is the perfect crudités for a Mediterranean tapas party.  With a little bit of everything it’s a party on a platter.

 

Mediterranean Crudités and Tapas

 
Easy Traditional Sangria

 
Spicy Red Pepper Hummus

 


 
Spicy Tomato Bacon Relish
 

 

8

Crudités and Charcuterie Cocktail Party Menu

Charcuterie platters are so much fun and take the cheese tray to new heights.  Served with Mom’s favorite Red Wine or a Strawberry Frosé.  Mom will love this fun and festive cocktail party.

 

Strawberry Rosemary Frosé

Charcuterie Platter with fresh fruit and assorted cheese and crackers 

Marinated Roasted Italian Veggies
 

 

9

Pan-Roasted Vegetable Crudités

Roasting or grilling vegetables brings out wonderful color, textures and flavor.  Try serving roasted veggies for your next crudités tray.

Serve with warm crusty bread, roasted garlic and blue cheese sauce and a simple olive oil and balsamic dipping sauce.

 

Pan-Roasted Vegetables

Olive Oil and Balsamic Dipping Sauce 

Roasted Garlic and Blue Cheese Sauce

 

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