If you think that vegetable platters need to be an assortment of colors, I beg to differ. I served this all white crudités at last year’s holiday party and it was a hit! Most people are so impressed to see that vegetables come in all sorts of different colors, like white asparagus. It’s one of those “surprise” elements I like to incorporate into all my parties. Alternatively, creating a colorful veggie plate with purple cauliflower or heirloom tomatoes, also gets “oohs and aahhs” from guests!
Sometimes the simplest thing can be the most beautiful on your table. That is what I love most about fruits and vegetables, they are so gorgeous and no matter how you arrange them, they WILL look beautiful. This simple vegetable platter was created by my sister for one of our parties a few weeks ago. I bought a large vegetable tray at Sam’s and I’ve used it non-stop for YEARS!! I don’t even bother putting it away, because it gets used on a regular basis. It looks great with all kinds of things, but it looks the BEST with fruits and vegetables. My sister also made sure to separate the colors, which plays a big part in presentation. But all in all, it was one of the simplest food items at our party and the most popular!
I don’t know if you heard the news, but the Kansas City Royals won the World Series!! It’s a pretty big deal in KC. In fact, they closed all the schools yesterday so that everyone can enjoy the Rally and Parade. Over half a million people attended and it was a celebration like no other! And while most of Kansas City was enjoying the parade, I decided to skip the crowds and instead, had a watch party at my house. My friend brought over delicious Dean and Deluca salads, while I created this vegetable platter. Unfortunately, no blue vegetables (Royals color)… but this Kaleidoscope of colors did the trick! The Beet and White Bean hummus was delicious. I found the recipe on Marthastewart.com and played around a little with the ingredients, which I will post at a later date. But for now, Martha’s Beet and White Bean Hummus recipe is very good!!
What do you do with the leftover veggies from yesterday’s Monster Veggie Platter? You make a new veggie plate and serve it up as a delicious snack while watching the World Series game! Super easy and delicious!!