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The Best Party Veggies Tray (Crudités Platter) with Dip

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy, Family Friendly, Game Day, Holiday, Vegetables
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chilling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Marilyn
A colorful and inviting veggies tray with plenty of delicious vegetables and festive dips is the best appetizer for any celebration. Veggie trays, also called a crudités platter or veggie platter, can be easy, fun and beautiful to make. This recipe can easily be adjusted to serve up to 100 people.
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Buttermilk Ranch Dip

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk approximately
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablepoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 6 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves only, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • Hot sauce


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 4 inch sticks
  • 1 pound celery stalks, cut into 4 inch sticks
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • ½ pound radishes, ends trimmed
  • Fresh parsley leaves for garnish


Buttermilk Ranch Dip

  • Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, ¼ cup buttermilk, chives, vinegar, dill, 1 teaspoon salt, parsley, garlic and 4 dashes of hot sauce to a food processor. Pulse to combine.
  • Add additional buttermilk, pulsing, until desired consistency is reached. Season with additional hot sauce and salt to taste. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and up to 3 days.

Crudités Platter

  • Spoon the dip into 3 bowls and place the bowls on the serving platter.
  • Arrange the vegetables around the bowls of dip, keeping the same types of vegetables together.
  • Serve garnished with fresh parsley.


Additional Vegetables to Try
Asparagus spears
Snap peas
Bell peppers
Green beans, blanched


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6934IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg