This vibrant and nutritious Plant-Based Party Plate is perfect for holiday gatherings or even low-key nights at home. It is simple to put together and features a variety of sweet and savory flavors so that everyone (vegan or not!) will enjoy.
What you will need for this Plant-Based Party Plate:
- Holiday grapes: The biggest, juiciest, and sweetest grapes you will find! They are also non-GMO and full of heart healthy antioxidants.
- Crackers of choice: For this board I used rice crackers and almond crackers.
- Dips: I recommend using two different dips for your plate. I used beet hummus for a bold flavor and bright color and regular hummus drizzled with a bit of olive oil.
- Rainbow carrots: Perfect for dipping into your hummus.
- Watermelon radishes: These really make a statement with their bright color and spicy flavor!
- Cucumber: Another great dipper.
- Nuts of choice: Almonds, cashews, walnuts, and macadamia nuts are all great options for your plate.
- Dark chocolate: Who doesn’t love a good square of chocolate? No explanation needed!
- Medjool dates: Nature’s candy! Dates have a chewy texture and caramel-y flavor that will pair perfectly with the chocolate and nuts.
- 1 large plate
- 3 small bowls
- A sharp knife and cutting board
- 2 cups Holiday grapes
- 3 large rainbow carrots
- ½ large cucumber
- ½ large watermelon radish
- 1.5 oz or approximately ½ cup rice crackers
- 1.5 oz or approximately ½ cup almond crackers
- 5 medjool dates
- 1 dark chocolate bar
- ¼ cup hummus
- ¼ cup beet hummus
- ¼ cup almonds
- Arrange three small bowls on your large plate.
- Start by placing your Holiday grapes on the plate.
- Slice carrots lengthwise and set in one corner of your plate.
- Thinly slice radish and cucumbers and arrange them on your plate around the small bowls.
- Next, add your crackers near the small bowls for easy dipping access.
- Place your dates and chocolate in the remaining spaces.
- Fill the two bowls closest to the vegetables and crackers with dips and the bowl closest to the chocolate and dates with almonds.
- Option to add finishing touches, such as bee pollen to the beet hummus for an extra splash of color and a drizzle of olive oil to the regular hummus.
Tips for creating a Plant-Based Party Plate:
- Go for color! By simply swapping out regular carrots for rainbow carrots and regular hummus for beet hummus, you add a fun and beautiful dynamic to your plate.
- Choose sweet and savory. Offering both sweet and savory flavors balances out your plate and assures you have options to please each guest’s taste preferences.
- Offer options. For example, instead of having only one type of crackers, use two or three types of crackers in order to provide options that everyone will enjoy.
- Choose aesthetic. By choosing Holiday® grapes, you’ll impress your guests with the extra-large size and delicious flavor of Holiday grapes.
- Be creative. All of these tips and instructions are simply suggestions – feel free to tailor your plant-based party plate to your own taste preferences and don’t be afraid to go outside of the box!
- Always over prepare. It is better to have leftovers (a pre-made snack for tomorrow!) than too little.