Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

This fresh and ready Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip is the perfect healthy treat to bring to a party or potluck for the holidays!

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

Have you ever noticed how a fresh vegetable platter brings everyone together? This past holiday, we set out several platters, and everyone gathered around, munching and mingling.

It was fun to sit back and see how veggies and dips can be the star of the party!

Fresh and ready vegetable appetizer platters make entertaining a breeze, especially when you step outside the norm and add in a few extra unexpected items, such as pickled salami rolls (with Alouette’s Le Bon Dip in Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea inside), pickled beets or green beans, raw baby turnips, jicama, or mini cucumbers. Think outside the box when it comes to different or unusual tasty vegetables!

Salami Green Pickled Green Beans.

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

Anything outside the normal carrots and celery and olives that our mothers served. Although, as you can see, those foods I hold dear to my heart, and I still include them on a vegetable platter.

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

One of my favorite “bites” is to roll a piece of salami around a pickled green bean, with yummy dip in the center.

I love not only how colorful they are; they always provide a good “crunch” as well.

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

Aloutte Le Bon Dips.

And I’m a dip girl. I love a good dip. So here are a few of my favorites.

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

Aloutte Le Bon Dip comes in four delicious flavors: Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea, Fire Roasted Vegetables, Zesty Garden Salsa, and Basil, Zucchini & Parmesan. 

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

Vegetable Appetizer Platter.

Today I’m sharing how to incorporate Aloutte Le Bon Dips into your next holiday gathering – with Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea.

1. The Happy Vegetable Appetizer Platter. Include at least one dip and 4-5 vegetables. Make it bright in color, pretty, add a garnish of fresh parsley. Separate out with small dishes.

2. The Centerpiece. You can create a large vegetable platter with several dips and a variety of veggies, and make it your holiday centerpiece! Here’s a great idea. (PIC)

3. The Conversation Starter. Set out the platter when guests arrive, and watch how people gather and and start up great conversations.

4. The Side Dish. Whether serving chili, soup and salad, brunch, or a luncheon, a veggie platter makes an awesome side dish, with a variety of vegetables to enjoy!

You may also like these appetizers:

Apple Walnut Crostini

15 Holiday Appetizers with 5 ingredients or less {FoodieCrush}

Easy Salami Appetizer {RecipeGirl}

Cranberry Orange Pinwheels

Lit’l Smokies Reindeer Appetizer

So, bring in as much color, flavor, shape, texture to make the BEST vegetable appetizer platter this year!

Sit back, watch your guests munch and dip and munch and dip, and then hopefully you’ll be able to join in on the conversation.

It’s easy to be so busy with holiday hosting, that you miss out on the fun (conversation).

Prepare ahead of time!

It’s my goal this year to be organized, with food prepared ahead of time (such as this platter), and to be involved with the wonderful people coming into our home!

And after dinner … the dishes can wait.

What top 4-5 vegetables do you love to include in a vegetable platter?

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays
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Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays

Ingredients

  • Aloutte Le Bon Dip
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Olives
  • Sweet red peppers
  • Jicama sticks
  • Pickled green beans
  • Salami
  • Parsley

Instructions

  • Open a container of Aloutte Le Bon Dip (your favorite flavor) on a large platter. Arrange around the dip all of the vegetable sticks. Place the liquid foods in small dishes, such as olives and red peppers.
  • On each piece of salami spread a small amount of the dip, placing one green bean on top. Roll up and place on the platter.
  • Garnish the platter with parsley and serve!

This post is sponsored by Aloutte Cheese, who provided me with product. We use and love their product in our kitchen, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip

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6 comments on “Vegetable Appetizer Platter and Dip for the Holidays”

  1. There is nothing better than a delicious vegetable appetizer spread. They’re perfect for parties or even as a light dinner!

  2. My family loves Alouette, but I don’t remember seeing these dips before. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for them, for sure! 

  3. That is THE best looking dip I think I have ever seen! Now I have to find some and try it. Like, immediately!! 

  4. The Fire Roasted Vegetable Dip sounds amazing and I love the idea of adding the pickled green beans! Beautiful for entertaining!

  5. I could live at a party that just served everything in this post. This is my favorite kind of food. Everything looks so good Sandy!

  6. Veggie platters are a must for our parties! This sounds so good! Alouette dips are fantastic! 

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