Looking to add more of a variety to your holiday spread this year? Load up on the healthy stuff by making this adorable Snowman Veggie Tray!
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With the holidays just around the corner, I am thinking long and hard of what I’ll be serving to my holiday guests. Of course, it’s always tons of fun to come up with thematic desserts, but I am a firm believer in balance! This is where my Snowman Veggie Tray comes to play.
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How Long Does It Take to Put Together This Veggie Platter?
Great news! Putting together this delicious holiday vegetable tray only takes a few minutes.
There’s no cooking nor baking involved: just use your imagination and let your creativity be your guide! Of course, our instructions down below are very detailed, giving you all the tips that you need!
How Do I Store Leftover Veggies from my Vegetable Tray?
Place any leftover vegetables in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to five days. Be sure to store the dressing in a completely separate container from the vegetables.
Using a Food-Grade Serving Tray
When it comes to making vegetable platters and charcuterie boards, always use a tray that is food-grade level. Be sure that it’s washed and dried before setting up your Snowman Veggie Tray.
Can I Substitute Any Ingredients for my Snowman Veggie Tray?
Yes! The sky’s the limit with what you can add onto this tray to make it your own. I recommend sticking with the veggies as highlighted in the recipe, this way you can have it looking like a snowman as much as possible. However, feel free to add additional elements that surround the snowman like:
- Your favorite crackers
Snowman Veggie Tray
It's always tons of fun to come up with thematic desserts for the holiday season, but I am a firm believer in balance! This is where my Snowman Veggie Tray comes to play.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 6-ounce can black olives, sliced in half
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 medium carrot
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1 package crackers
Break apart the cauliflower florets and create a snowman head.
Trim and peel the carrot to resemble a snowman nose and arrange on the snowman face.
Place two black olives on the cauliflower to create eyes and then use 4 to create a mouth.
Use the remaining olives to create a black hat.
Create a ribbon for the hat and scarf using the sliced red bell peppers.
Arrange the crackers around the outside of the snowman with a small cup of the ranch dressing off to one side of the cracker round.
Serve and enjoy!