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Crudité Vegetable Wreath with Ranch Dip

Yields1 Serving

Take your veggies and dip to the next level with this colorful crudité wreath. This vegetable appetizer is a stunner with white cauliflower, red tomatoes and green broccoli, green beans, snap peas, kale and Brussels sprouts. It's also a delicious way to start your celebration with veggies (which there are rarely enough of at parties and holidays). The homemade ranch dip, which uses nonfat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, takes just a few minutes to make, or you can use a healthy store-bought dip.

 8 cups broccoli florets
 3 cups brussels sprouts, trimmed
 2 cups green beans, trimmed
 1 cup sugar snap peas, strings removed
 ½ bunch curly kale, washed
 2 cups cauliflower florets
 9 cherry tomatoes
 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
 ½ cup mayonnaise
 2 tbsp finely chopped shallot
 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried
 4 tsp white-wine vinegar
 1 tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp sugar
 ½ tsp salt
 ½ tsp ground white pepper

To prepare crudité: Put a large pot of water on to boil. Set a large bowl of ice water by the stove. Blanch broccoli for 1 to 2 minutes in the boiling water. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the broccoli to the ice bath to chill. Drain well. Blanch Brussels sprouts, green beans and snap peas in the same way.


To prepare dip: Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, shallot, dill, vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer to a serving bowl; set it in the center of a large circular platter or decorative serving board.


Arrange kale around the bowl, with the frilly edges on the outside. Top with the broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, snap peas and cauliflower. Garnish with cherry tomatoes.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ cup vegetables and 1 tablespoon dip

Amount Per Serving
Calories 49
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 4g2%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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