Crudités Platter with Lemony Cauliflower Dip
Three Oils, Three Seasonings
There are literally hundreds of flavor combinations waiting to be discovered on this one platter. Try a crisp slice of cucumber with lemony cauliflower dip, dunk a sweet cherry tomato into chili oil then crust with sesame seeds, dip a peppery radish into olive oil then coat with za’atar…
Cauliflower makes its appearance as a lemony dip. Three oils (fruity olive oil, fiery chili oil, and toasted sesame oil) plus three seasonings (Maldon sea salt flakes, za’atar, and toasted sesame seeds) complement a vibrant array of fresh vegetables. Castelvetrano olives, basil, and edible flowers add another layer of flavor and interest to this appealing platter where guests can enjoy discussing their favorite combinations over cocktails.
Not Your Average Crudités Platter
Lemony Cauliflower Dip Recipe
- 1 lb. riced cauliflower
- 3/4 c. milk
- 2 T. melted butter
- 2 T. lemon juice
- fresh grated nutmeg
- 3/4 t. salt or to taste
- 1/4 c. grated parmesan
Microwave cauliflower for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir to release steam and let cool somewhat. Place cauliflower in the bowl of a food processor. Add milk, butter, lemon juice, nutmeg and salt and process until smooth. Finally, add parmesan and blend until combined.
Components of Crudités Platter
- cucumber (sliced)
- stringless sugar snap peas
- cherry tomatoes
- radishes (halved)
- asparagus (steamed)
- haricots verts (steamed)
- baby carrots (steamed and halved lengthwise)
- castelvetrano olives
- lemony cauliflower dip
- extra virgin olive oil
- chili oil
- toasted sesame oil
- maldon sea salt flakes
- toasted sesame seeds
- edible flowers
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9 thoughts on “Not Your Average Crudités Platter”
Oh gosh, can’t believe I skipped that! I updated the recipe. There are 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice added to the mixture.
Thank you so much for pointing that out!
Love your platter-can you share the manufacturer info?
Thanks Sharon – I don’t think you will be able to find this platter, it is a one-of-a-kind piece of art from Jill Home Accents and Gifts in Palm Springs, California. You can try 760-778-8819. Good luck!
Thank you for revising the recipe. All I can say is WOW. I made it this weekend and everyone, including the carnivores in the room, ate until the last radish was gone! I was asked for the recipe twice and emailed them your website address.
Hi LS – so nice of you to take the time to let me know that it was a hit! I’m so pleased.
You made my day.
And thanks for sharing Taste With The Eyes too 🙂