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Gobble, gobble! This Turkey Veggie Tray is absolutely adorable! The assortment of vegetables gives the tray bursts of beautiful color – safe to say that it’s perfect for any Thanksgiving tablescape!
With the holidays right around the corner, my mind has been churning and constantly thinking of what to serve for Thanksgiving dinner. I love playing hostess, and being able to offer my guests a wide range of food choices is extremely important to me.
Of course, when it comes to hosting dinner parties of any kind, I love laying out some form of vegetable tray. My Turkey Veggie Tray is a hit year after year.
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What is a Turkey Veggie Tray?
Amongst friends and family, my Turkey Veggie Tray is something that I’m known for! It’s a large vegetable platter filled with all sorts of delicious veggies, laid out to look like a turkey. How adorable, right?! I especially love serving it on Thanksgiving.
Can I Substitute Any Ingredients?
Definitely! For this veggie tray, feel free to get creative and use vegetables that your family loves most. For instance, you can also use:
- Cherry tomatoes
What Else Can I Use for the Turkey’s Eyes?
If you do not have any candy eyes on-hand, you can also use pitted black olives.
How do I Store Leftovers from a Veggie Tray?
If there are any leftover vegetables, place them in an airtight container, and place in the crisper of your refrigerator. The ranch dip should be poured in a separate container and then refrigerated.
What Other Dips Can I Use?
Here are some dip alternatives to use for your turkey vegetable tray:
- Onion dip
- Baba ghanoush (eggplant dip)
- Spinach dip
What Kind of Serving Tray Should I Use?
For this veggie platter, I suggest using a large, circular tray so that it takes the shape of a turkey’s beautiful rounded tail. Be sure to always use a tray that is made of food-grade materials / intended for serving food.
Turkey Veggie Tray
- 1 small bowl
- 1 large serving tray
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red pepper
- 1 Yellow Pepper
- 1 8-ounce bag snap peas
- 1 12-ounce bag baby carrots
- 2 tablespoons candy eyes
- 2 cups ranch dressing
- Slice the veggies into bite sized pieces.
- Pour ranch into a bowl and place in center of serving tray.
- Line the snap peas around the edge of the tray to act as turkey feathers.
- Arrange carrots inside snap peas for a second layer of feathers.
- Place bell peppers inside layer of carrots.
- Finally, add sliced cucumbers to the center of the turkey shape.
- Place the end of the red pepper into the dipping sauce to create a turkey body.
- Place two candy eyes on top.
- Slice a baby carrot in half vertically and place the carrots onto the dipping sauce to create legs.