Elevated Veggie Platter

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Tips for Creating an Elevated Veggie Board

  • Pick colorful produce and arrange it around the board, separating similar colors so each item pops. It doesn’t have to be an exact science, but I always have a sense of it.
  • Go beyond the traditional carrot & celery combo and bring in a diversity of veggies, including watermelon radish, mini bell peppers, orange cauliflower, purple cauliflower and broccolini. Less common or unexpected veggies can elevate a board & make it fill at “bit fancy”.
  • Choose yummy and healthy dips. My favorite tip for clean eating is looking at the ingredients list and making sure they are items you can pronounce. Here I used a combo of hummus and @galbanicheese’s new snack dips: Ranch & Dill.
  • Make sure to build upwards on your board, piling the veggies on to make it look abundant.
  • Finally, be sure to garnish your dips to bring it to the next level. Here i used roasted garbanzo beans, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of thyme on the hummus, then dill and sliced chives on the creamy dips.
  • NOTE: I get asked if I ever cook these. Raw veggies are great, but a quick parboil can help take the edge of certain veggies like cauliflower and broccoli. Just be sure not to over do it. Veggies should remain firm and crisp.

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Elevated Veggie Platter




  • Les Petit Carrots of Many Colors (from Trader Joe's)
  • Cauliflower (purple, orange & white; found the white cauliflower at Trader Joe's)
  • Mini Bell Peppers
  • Watermelon Radish
  • Broccolini
  • Cucumber 
  • Celery
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Blackberries


  • Pita Chips


  • Castelvetrano Olives
  • Marcona Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Sweety Drops (these are the little red peppers in the tiny bowl)


  • Hummus
  • Ranch (I used Galbani. You can sub for a plant-based dip if there are dairy-free needs at the party. Good Foods makes a great plant-based Tzatziki)
  • Dill Dip (Galbani)


  • Dill
  • Chives
  • Roasted Garbanzo Beans
  • Parsley
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