In a bind about what to serve at your next party? A vegetable tray or vegetable crudites is a medley of fresh vegetables served either on a platter or your favorite display and often accompanied by ranch or blue cheese dressing. This simple hors d’oeurve can accent any appetizer combination or be served before the main meal. It is something that can be served all year long and is just as elegant and appropriate for a Holiday Party as it is for a summer affair.
The vegetables themselves often consist of easy finger foods such as carrots, brocolli, cauliflower, bell peppers, mushrooms, green beans, snap peas, tomatoes or any number of other raw vegetables. Color, diversity of size and arrangement are what make a vegetable tray stand out. Some ideas that can help your tray stand out are the display type (mirrors, tiered chargers, and designed platters are some good ways to help your display), vegetable color choices (greens, reds, and yellows accent very well in particular), and vegetable decoration (carved bell peppers, sculpted radishes and other designs can really add a fantastic flair to your tray).