A vegetable platter is an easy-to-fix appetizer or snack for any party. So why not make a St. Patrick's Day veggie tray using the colors of the Irish flag.
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Whew! Green, white and orange are the colors we need. Very easy to find, and lots of varieties to choose from.
There are plenty of green veggies to choose from, carrots are an orange reliable, and cauliflower can fill in the white space.
Ingredients for Green, White and Orange Veggie Tray
Here are the veggies I used - broccoli and celery for green; cauliflower for white; carrots and a pepper for orange.
Other green veggies that would work include cucumbers, green pepper and sugar snap peas.
Sometimes yellow tomatoes have a very orange hue and would work nicely.
The only other white veggie alternative to cauliflower I could think of is jicama, but I couldn't find one at my local store. Sliced radishes are great for an alternative white veggie.
I used a white ranch dip. An orange hummus dip would work too. If raw cauliflower is not your thing, the white could be limited to the dip and more green and orange veggies added.
Guacamole is a great green dip, and thousand island dressing is great for an orange dip.
A green, white and orange fruit platter would work also. Green fruits include grapes, kiwi, and honeydew melon. Apricots, cantaloupe, mangoes, nectarines, oranges and peaches are perfectly golden toned. Bananas could fill in the white section, but would have to be cut just prior to serving.
So be creative. Use whatever veggies or fruit match this Irish color palate for St. Paddy's Day.
Recipe Card for Irish Veggie Tray
Here's a printable recipe.
Green, White and Orange Veggie Platter for Saint Patrick's Day
- 1 orange pepper washed, seeded and cut into sticks
- 1`` green pepper washed, seeded and cut into sticks
- 6 stalks celery washed, trimmed and cut into 3 inch pieces
- 12 ounces broccoli florets washed and drained
- ½ small head of cauliflower washed and broken into florets
- 8 ounces carrots peeled and cut into batons
- 8 ounces ranch dip
Nutrition Information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
Happy party planning!
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Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade
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This is great... most of us Yankee's think in terms of green... Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing.
Irish American Mom
Thanks, Fran! Simple and easy is always my motto when preparing for a gathering. The colors of the Irish Flag are perfect when picking veggies. Thanks for stopping by!
Angela Henderson Wood
If it wasn't about color, what vegetables would typically be available in Ireland in the spring?
Irish American Mom
Angela - Today's Irish supermarkets stock imported vegetables if a certain variety is not in season, so no matter what time of year you shop, you can pretty much find whatever it is you are looking for. When I was growing up in Ireland, vegetable choice was more dependent upon local growing seasons. At this time in spring I remember getting asparagus, broad beans, cauliflower and plenty of cabbage. I remember having carrots, parsnips, mushrooms and turnips practically all year round.
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Irish American Mom
Veggies are always great. Thanks for checking out this recipe, Ana.