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.
Whew! Green, white and orange are the colors we need. There are plenty of green veggies to choose from, carrots are an orange reliable, and cauliflower can fill in the white space.
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.
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.
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.
Happy party planning!
Slan agus beannacht leat!
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom</span