Remember when “crudités” was considered an entertaining cop-out? And serving it meant that at the 90th minute, you thought to run to the grocery store and get yourself a plastic tray of pre-cut bland vegetables with a tub of ranch dip? Those days are over, y’all. Crudités platters are a fresh staple of many a dinner party and can be elegant, refined, and delicious.
Nowadays, serving crudités (yes, it’s technically spelled with an “s” at the end) is a summer entertaining staple, and the more artful your arrangement, the better.
Big or small; round or rectangular; cooked or raw; there’s one thing all our favorite crudités platters have in common: tons of vibrant color and loads of seasonal flavor. This is not your mother’s hastily thrown-together early-90s veggie plate. Nowadays, cruités platters are a visual feast, full of vibrant and lush in-season vegetables paired with unique and flavorful dips.
Scroll on to get a look at these stunning cruités platters, bookmark the one that catches your eye, or take inspiration from a few options and cobble together your own gorgeous version. The world is your oyster (and cruités platter!)
Italian Crudités Recipe from Bon Appétit
Picture yourself lounging in a villa along the Italian countryside as you enjoy these delicious, tasty treats.
Ultimate Crudités Platter from The Delicious
Get some fruit in the mix for a colorful and absolutely delish veggie platter.
Prettiest Spring Vegetable Crudité from Love & Lemons
How sweet are these unexpectedly gorgeous veggies? It’s positively elegant.
An Epic Crudité, Charcuterie, and Cheese Spread from The Delicious Life
Now that is a seriously impressive appetizer spread and proof positive on why we can’t sleep on a veggie platter.
Enjoy the best part of Caesar salad with a yummy array of your favorite veggies with one of our favorite crudités platter.
The New Crudité Platter from Half Baked Harvest
These dips are to die for, and hello! Do we spot some zucchini blossoms? Yum!
Crudité Platter with White Miso Dip from The Clever Carrot
The white miso dip is the star of this perfectly crafted crudités platter—you won’t be able to get enough.
Garden Crudités With Bagna Cauda from Martha Stewart
Bagna Cauda means “hot bath” in Italian. It’s a savory, flavorful garlic-anchovy sauce that partners beautifully with fresh summer veggies.
Easiest Crudités Platter from Take Two Tapas
Pick up your favorite beautiful veggies from your local farmers’ market and then whip up a delicious spicy hummus and garlicky cheese spread to compliment them.
Market Veggie Board With Roasted Corn Jalapeno Hummus + Honey Whipped Goat Cheese from Half Baked Harvest
It’s going to be hard to top this decadent and gorgeous veggie platter from the always-on-point Half Baked Harvest.
5-Minute Macadamia Cheese + Vegan Crudité from Minimalist Baker
We can’t decide what we love more, the vegan macadamia cheese or the absolutely stunning beets!
Crudités Platter With Tzatziki Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Living
How scrumptious does this fresh and simple platter look? It’s all about the color variety and differentiating the shape of each vegetable you add onto the platter to create visual interest.
Crudités Platter 101 from What’s Gaby Cooking
Step up your veggie platter game with this easy and elevated take paired with delicious, unique dips.
Farmer’s Market Pickled Crudités Platter from Half Baked Harvest
Add a twist and some tang with these pickled vegetables, your guests won’t see this flavor explosion coming!
The Perfect Easy Mezze Platter from Damn Delicious
Enjoy some bright and zesty Mediterranean flavors with this easy, breezy mezze platter.
This post was originally published on May 14, 2020, and has since been updated.