Remember when “crudités” was considered an entertaining cop-out? And serving it meant that at the 90th minute, you thought to run to the grocery store and get yourself a plastic tray of pre-cut bland vegetables with a tub of ranch dip? Those days are over, y’all. Crudités platters are a fresh staple of many a dinner party and can be elegant, refined, and delicious.
Nowadays, serving crudités (yes, it’s technically spelled with an “s” at the end) is a summer entertaining staple, and the more artful your arrangement, the better.
Big or small; round or rectangular; cooked or raw; there’s one thing all our favorite crudités platters have in common: tons of vibrant color and loads of seasonal flavor. This is not your mother’s hastily thrown-together early-90s veggie plate. Nowadays, cruités platters are a visual feast, full of vibrant and lush in-season vegetables paired with unique and flavorful dips.
Scroll on to get a look at these stunning cruités platters, bookmark the one that catches your eye or take inspiration from a few options and cobble together your own gorgeous version. The world is your oyster (and cruités platter!)
Picture yourself lounging in a villa along the Italian countryside as you enjoy these delicious, tasty treats.
Get some fruit in the mix for a colorful and absolutely delish veggie platter.
How sweet are these unexpectedly gorgeous veggies? It’s positively elegant.
Now that is a seriously impressive appetizer spread and proof positive on why we can’t sleep on a veggie platter.
Enjoy the best part of Caesar salad with a yummy array of your favorite veggies with one of our favorite crudités platter.
These dips are to die for, and hello! Do we spot some zucchini blossoms? Yum!
The white miso dip is the star of this perfectly crafted crudités platter—you won’t be able to get enough.
Bagna Cauda means “hot bath” in Italian. It’s a savory, flavorful garlic-anchovy sauce that partners beautifully with fresh summer veggies.
Pick up your favorite beautiful veggies from your local farmers’ market and then whip up a delicious spicy hummus and garlicky cheese spread to compliment them.
It’s going to be hard to top this decadent and gorgeous veggie platter from the always-on-point Half Baked Harvest.
We can’t decide what we love more, the vegan macadamia cheese or the absolutely stunning beets!
How scrumptious does this fresh and simple platter look?
Step up your veggie platter game with this easy and elevated take paired with delicious, unique dips.
Add a twist and some tang with these pickled vegetables, your guests won’t see this flavor explosion coming!
Enjoy some bright and zesty Mediterranean flavors with this easy, breezy mezze platter.
This post was originally published on May 14, 2020, and has since been updated.