Holiday Veggie Tray with Creamy Ranch Dip

What I love about this holiday tray, is that you don’t have to be a food artist to pull it off.  Bring it to your next holiday buffet and it will be gobbled up!

To make this tray, we simply used a round platter, with a small bowl in the middle.

We filled the platter with broccoli and cherry tomatoes. We also added two slices of pepper that we cut into a star to make it extra festive.

Then, for the bow, we simply sliced off a piece of the top of a red bell pepper, and then cut two strips out of the side for the ties on the bow.

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The dip was super healthy!  Instead of ranch (which would also be great here), we used a recipe modified from Dr. Fuhrman’s book, Eat for Health.  The recipe used cashews and tofu to make it creamy, and spices to make it delicious.

pepper bow from super healthy kids

Broccoli is a super food!  As a member of the cruciferous family, broccoli is a great source of

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
  • and even folate.

Broccoli has been shown to reduce inflammation, detox naturally, and reduce cancer risk.  We love broccoli, and it’s especially smart to have this superfood on your side during the holidays!

broccoli wreath super healthy kids

So, give this dip a try and let us know how it goes!

Creamy Ranch Dip

Holiday Veggie Tray with Creamy Ranch Dip
11
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 m

Ingredients

  • 1 cup – Tofu, firm
  • 3 medium – dates, Medjool
  • 1 clove – garlic
  • 1 stalk – green onion
  • 3 tablespoon – water
  • 2 tablespoon – lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon – Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon – parsley, fresh
  • 2 sprigs – dill
  • 1 tablespoon – soy sauce, low sodium
Serve With:
  • 2 cup – broccoli
  • 1 cup – cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium – bell pepper, yellow

Directions

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.  Store in the fridge in an airtight container, for us to 5 days.
  2. To serve, arrange broccoli on a platter with tomatoes. Slice pepper and cut into little stars as garnish. Place dressing in the center.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 91 5%
  • Fat: 2 g 3%
  • Carb: 15 g 5%
  • Fiber: 2 g 8%
  • Protein: 5 g 10%
  • Sugar: 9 g
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(4)
Mary Kristin says:

Too much seasoning. Overpowering. Overall weird taste.

Janette says:

I love festive veggie trays! This is very cool. Thanks for sharing!

We do too! Thanks so much for your kind comment and great feedback!

alba vilchez says:

muy lindas idaeas para esta navidad

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