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Get Your Crudite Board Spring Ready With This Trick

Take your veggie platter from snack to centerpiece with this crudite board trick!


We've shown you our guide to building an epic Italian-style crudite platter, but there's a new trick we've been turning to time and time again: using veggies as vessels for dip! 


Pick any vegetable that you can hollow out and use to hold dips for your crudite board - it adds even more color, and creates a crazy beautiful (and very Instagrammable) veggie landscape. 


For any vegetable or fruit you use, be sure to slice just a bit off the bottom (without cutting through!) so that you have a flat surface to stabilize it. Trust us, you don't want anything to be rolling around with dip inside!


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Cabbage: Using a small sharp knife, carefully hollow out a head of green or purple cabbage by slowly going around the rim. A metal spoon can also help carve away straggling bits in the middle. Be sure to also cut off a small amount on the bottom as well to give it a sturdy bottom so it doesn't roll around!


Bell Peppers: We love the look of laying bell peppers on their side and cutting them from stem to bottom to create a perfect little boat for hummus, guacamole, or anything! The best thing about bell peppers is that there is an array of colors to choose from, and you can color-code to your hearts' content.


Citrus: For a dip that won't mind a little zesty flavor, you can hollow out a lemon, grapefruit or orange with a small pairing knife and a metal spoon. Reserve the flesh of the fruit for another use (great excuse for some lemonade!) and fill them up. Check out how Giada does it with risotto!


 

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