Veggie Trays are a healthy snack and the ultimate easy party contribution. However, have you ever gone to the store to buy a veggie tray? The dressing is delicious but highly caloric and the broccoli makes any party smell like old feet. The worst part about store bought veggie trays?? They are EXPENSIVE!
I know that convenience is sometimes worth a fee but this veggie tray literally takes 5 minutes to throw together. At Von’s (SD local market chain) a veggie tray will run you $13.99, at Sprouts it will cost you 5.99 for a personal sized tray. Think about it, it’s veggies on a plate! You could spend 9.99 on veggies and get 3 trays out of the produce!
Moral of the story, there is no reason to buy a store bought version. I am here to tell you how to make your own!
pita chips and dressing optional
WHERE TO BUY
I bought everything to make this tray at Trader Joe’s! It literally took me 5 minutes to chop up the celery and cucumbers and arrange everything else on the platter. The platters I bought at Dollar Tree! You guessed it, they are $1! I buy about 5 when I go and just leave these in my pantry for party use. They are nice quality, however if they break, they were only a buck!
HUMMUS vs DRESSING
I switch up my veggie tray dipping sauce depending on how I am feeling. Sometimes I use ranch and other times I use hummus. If you use ranch, just make sure that it is fat free, light or even the new hidden valley ranch greek yogurt dressing! (in photo above or view by clicking here)
- 8 oz cherry tomatoes, whole
- 8 oz baby carrots
- 6.5 oz celery sticks, washed and cut
- 5 oz english cucumbers, sliced
- 4 oz mini bell peppers
- 12 oz hummus dip
- fat free, greek yogurt or light ranch dressing
- pita chips
place hummus or dressing in middle of platter. arrange everything in groups around it! (see photos).