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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)


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.

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

  • Thanks. I can do more than one tray.

    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.

    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!

    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

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

  • Jicama, too! For dips, make hummus

    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.

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

  • I have also seen sugar snap peas on trays.

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

  • carrot sticks
    celery sticks
    broccoli florets
    grape tomatoes
    snap peas
    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.

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

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