Looking for a healthy appetizer to serve at your next party or to take to a BBQ? Here is a simple and EASY alternative to veggies and dip. Casual or fancy, these can cover both a BBQ and an elegant dinner party! Get creative, think colour and texture – have fun and enjoy!
Choose a selection from the following:
- cherry or grape tomatoes
- cucumber (cut into quarters)
- red, yellow, orange or green peppers
- marinated artichokes
- fresh whole herb leaves – basil, dill, cilantro, oregano, parsley
- pitted olives
- organic or vegan cheese cubes
- red onion
The list goes on and on…. be creative, you really can’t go wrong here. Choose wooden skewers, the veggies will hold better than on plastic. Choose ones larger than toothpicks – these don’t leave enough to hold on to. The super long ones for the grill are fun too as they leave really long handles and look interesting on a buffet.
Keep in mind veggies that hold better should be your anchors. Use these (peppers, cucumbers, onions) on the top and bottom to stop them from sliding off.
Once you choose your veggies, skewer and arrange on platter of choice – round or rectangle – in a circle or lined up in neat little rows… it’ll look beautiful no matter what you do! Make a simple dressing like my BEST EVER Lemon Dressing, or use your favorite bottled dressing. I really like the natural flavours in ”The Best Dressed Salad Dressings” as they have no MSG, no added preservatives or additives and no eggs. Drizzle dressing over veggies and sprinkle with fresh herbs of choice and sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Serve to oohs and aahs…
Notes – The Best Dressed Salad Dressings are available at Marilou’s in Burlington and various other locations in Oakville and Toronto. Click here for a list of locations: