Vegetable platters are easy to create, and provide a healthy alternative to meat and dessert platters. They might also be served alongside these other platters to allow for more choices.
While it is more cost effective to purchase whole vegetables and cut everything up yourself, it is far easier to purchase some or all of the vegetables already cut up. Smaller versions of some vegetables may also be used. Hannaford stores in the Bangoe area carry precut vegetables for your convenience.
It is possible to create numerous different variations on a vegetable platter. When you know what people enjoy for vegetables, it is easier to prepare a platter. This is a basic platter that most people will enjoy.
precut celery sticks
cherry or grape tomatoes
dressing of choice
Rinse all the vegetables (except pickles) and place on a towel. Pat dry with a second towel.
Drain the pickles.
Break apart the broccoli and cauliflower, Cut extra long stems off.
Place each vegetable in a section of a large platter, being sure to keep them neat and separated.
Place a small bowl of dressing into the the center of the platter.
Cover and place into the refrigerator until ready to serve.
This platter will be very affordable to put together if you use fresh produce from your garden.
Home canned pickles go especially well on a vegetable platter.
Serve with other platters: Meats, cheese and crackers, fruit, desserts and breads.
Serve at Thanksgiving, Yule or Christmas as part of the main meal.