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Make your own veggie tray?

Hi ladies. Can anyone tell me how to make my own veggie tray? What all goes on it? I need to make one, or two, that will be enough for 60 people. (and yes, I would rather make it then go buy one that is already made. I think I can do it for cheaper)

 
livingrlovesong

Asked by livingrlovesong at 11:39 PM on Nov. 30, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • start with 2 heads of bothe Cauliflower and broccoli, cut it into florets (blanch the brocolli for a nicer color), 2-3 lbs baby carrots, 3 bunches of celery cut into sticks(crisp in ice water) colored pepper strips, radishes, and cucumber slices ought to round it out nicely. might be better to do two smaller ones or replenish one as opposed to heaping all of everything on one tray.
    chefjen

    Answer by chefjen at 11:43 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Thanks. I can do more than one tray.
    livingrlovesong

    Answer by livingrlovesong at 11:50 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • I'm going to do the same thing for a group about that size. I will add cherry tomatoes to what chefjen listed.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:56 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • And don't forget to put the ranch dip in the middle of all the veggies!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:56 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • p.s. I am doing one veggie tray and one fruit tray instead of two veggie trays for variety
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:56 PM on Nov. 30, 2009

  • Jicama, too! For dips, make hummus
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:21 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • I have also put black olives on my veggie trays, I just "sprinkle" them over the whole tray after I have put everything else on it.
    sue118

    Answer by sue118 at 11:47 AM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • I have also seen sugar snap peas on trays.
    sue118

    Answer by sue118 at 12:26 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

  • carrot sticks
    celery sticks
    broccoli florets
    cauliflower
    grape tomatoes
    olives
    pickles
    cucumber
    snap peas
    radishes
    red/green/orange pepper strips


    line the platters with lettuce leaves (romaine works well) then arrange the veggies in sections around the tray (try putting the round things in the centre or a small bowl for dip). the lettuce helps to keep it all in place and to give it that "full" appearance when things get low.
    hypermamaz

    Answer by hypermamaz at 4:02 PM on Dec. 1, 2009

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