This simple crudités platter and homemade hummus recipe is full of fresh fruits and veggies. It’s a super easy snack for your next party or gathering!
Happy New Year, Friends! Can’t believe the year is almost over. It has truly flown by for me, but was a great year! I would just like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your continued support over this past year—For coming back week after week to check out recipes, tagging me in your Wifemamafoodie creations on Instagram, leaving encouraging comments, and so on. Even though I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person, I consider you my friends and I enjoy sharing my thoughts and recipes with you each week! Thank you so much for following along! And now, on to the recipe… 😊
Crudités is a fancy French way for saying “vegetable platter.” But, you can forget about ever buying those ready-made fruit and veggie platters at the grocery store again! Nobody really likes to eat those dried out veggies that have been packaged up for weeks! Seriously, nobody does. It is very simple and much prettier to make your own using an assortment of fresh fruits and veggies!
Tips to making a great Crudités platter:
- Forget the list! Go to your grocery store and buy whatever is in season and looks delicious!
- Buy an assortment of fruits and veggies to give a variety of flavors and options.
- Buy an assortment of colors. Vibrant produce is not only more beautiful to look at, each colorful fruit and veggie contains different beneficial vitamins and nutrients.
- Cut larger fruit or veggies into smaller pieces for easy snacking and dipping.
- Distribute color and shapes evenly around the tray
- Layer each section with plenty of fruits and veggies. An overflowing platter of delicious food is visually appealing and inviting.
You can serve any dip in your tray or include an assortment! I included the recipe to an easy hummus dip I like to make without tahini, since my children don’t like the flavor, which takes less than 5 minutes to make in the food processor!
This makes the most perfect and easy appetizer to serve before dinner or even as a snack for a party. With the variety of options and flavors, you’re sure to appeal to everyone’s tastes as well! Enjoy and may you have a happy and safe New Year!Print
Simple Crudités Platter & Hummus Dip
- Yield: about 1 cup 1x
A simple platter full of fresh fruits and veggies served with an easy homemade hummus dip.
- Assortment of fresh seasonal veggies of choice (asparagus, broccoli, broccolini, endive, radishes, tomatoes, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber peppers, celery, squash, zucchini, etc.)
- Assortment of fresh seasonal fruits (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, mango, apples, pears, grapes, pineapple, nectarines, peaches, persimmons, figs, etc.)
- Crackers or pita chips
- 1.5 cups chickpeas/garbanzo beans, boiled until tender and strained or from a 15 oz. can, drained (skins removed, optional)
- 1–2 garlic cloves, to taste
- juice of 1 small lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for drizzling
- a few dashes of sesame seed oil, optional
- 1/4–1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, to taste
- pinch of salt, more to taste
- few dashes of cayenne pepper for heat, optional
- 2–4 tablespoons water, just until creamy
- paprika for sprinkling, optional
- Clean and chop veggies and fruit into slices or spears. Arrange on a large platter, along with crackers, distributing color throughout the plate.
- Combine chickpeas, 1 clove garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, sesame oil, cumin, and a pinch of salt into a food processor. Pulse mixture adding 1 tablespoon of water at a time just until creamy. Scrape down sides as needed. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly. To serve place into a dish and drizzle with more olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.
- Category: Appetizer
Definitely a potluck platter. Healthy and refreshing. Love all the color and your clicks
Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie says
Thank you friend! Would make the perfect potluck dish!
Harriet Emily says
This platter is so gorgeous Joscelyn, your photos are absolutely stunning! I love hummus sooooo much, it’s my favourite dip, so I can’t wait to try this! Yum! <3
Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie says
Thank you, Harriet! Yes, I remember you love hummus! I must try some of your delicious variations soon too!
Beautiful post. Looks amazing with a lovely combo. Happy New Year 🙂
This is a nice healthy combo and looks like art! I love hummus, I’m excited to try this out!
I love fresh veggies if there is something yummy to dip them in. I’ve been wanting to try a hummus recipe, thanks for sharing, didn’t realize how simple it is. I love hummus with red peppers! Your photos look amazing as usual, Joscelyn! Love your blog!
This is amazing !!! and I love how it’s color blended !!! Perfect I need to-do something like this asap. Laci
Your pictures are so beautiful! I would love to be at the party where this fruit and veggie platter is served.
What a way to end the year! Love all the colours here.
wishing you and your family a safe journey into 2016.