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A crudités platter is so much more than just your usual go-to carrot and celery sticks! Traditionally a French appetizer, crudités consist of whole or sliced fresh seasonal vegetables served with dipping sauces. It’s a simple and elegant way to incorporate fresh seasonal vegetables at your next lunch or dinner party, with a huge opportunity for variety and a time to get creative! The best part is you can add and swap out whatever is in season and there is almost no effort (or cooking) required.

Our favourite crudités platter vegetables:

Beans, Beetroot. Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cherry tomato, Cucumber, Fennel, Radishes, Snow peas, Spring onions, Zucchini

Black Tahini Dip

Chantal Organics Black Tahini is a pure sesame paste, made with lightly toasted and ground unhulled black sesame seeds. Slightly different to your standard sesame seeds, black sesame seeds still have their hulls intact, whereas white sesame seeds have had their hulls removed. Black sesame seeds therefore have a stronger flavour and are richer source of calcium too. Winner of The Best Nutrition Hack in our recent Best of Natural Awards

Chantal Organics Black Tahini is certified organic, vegan-friendly, and free from any artificial flavours or preservatives too.

With a delicious combination of sweet, tangy, and salty flavours, this Black Tahini Dip goes perfectly with a selection of fresh, crunchy, raw vegetables. The bold black colour makes for something a bit different and stands out against the bright coloured veggies, making for a stunning platter.

Ingredients

  • 6 TB Chantal Organics Black Tahini
  • 2 TB lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1 TB tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 TB warm water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. white sesame seeds to serve

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined. Sprinkle with white sesame seeds.

Miso Dip

A staple of traditional Japanese cuisine, Miso is a fermented soybean paste full of umami flavour. While many of us may have tried Miso soup, there are so many other delicious ways to incorporate this fermented food into our diet. Urban Hippie Miso is handcrafted in sunny Nelson and uses quality ingredients including organically grown soybeans and natural sea salt from New Zealand. 

Ingredients

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with hemp seeds.

How to assemble your crudités platter:

  1. Choose a large serving board, platter, or plate.
  2. Wash and chop your chosen vegetables.
  3. Place the dips in the centre of the platter.
  4. Arrange chopped vegetables, plus some nuts, olives, and any other fresh produce of your choosing around the dips.
  5. Enjoy!