Holiday® Grapes Plant-Based Party Plate

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.

Additional items:

  • 1 large plate
  • 3 small bowls
  • A sharp knife and cutting board

Course: Appetizer

Author: Calla Ramont

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. Arrange three small bowls on your large plate.
  2. Start by placing your Holiday grapes on the plate.
  3. Slice carrots lengthwise and set in one corner of your plate.
  4. Thinly slice radish and cucumbers and arrange them on your plate around the small bowls.
  5. Next, add your crackers near the small bowls for easy dipping access.
  6. Place your dates and chocolate in the remaining spaces.
  7. Fill the two bowls closest to the vegetables and crackers with dips and the bowl closest to the chocolate and dates with almonds.
  8. 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.
  9. Enjoy!

Tips:

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.