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Ideas for vegetable tray

I have been asked to take a vegetable tray to a bereavement dinner.

It has been ages since I have done a vegetable tray. Does anyone have any fresh ideas? I want this to be really nice.

My resources are very limited: Walmart and a small local supermarket.

Thanks for you advice!

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  1. Sorry for your loss. This recent thread regarding Thanksgiving dinner relish tray ideas may be helpful.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9256...

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    1. re: MidwesternerTT

      I was also going to recommend this thread; good call....

    2. In addition to the usual things, I think radishes, jicama, zucchini, and button mushrooms are delicious. Maybe endive. Cauliflower. Sugar snap peas.

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      1. I like to add marinated mushrooms, because we all love them. Also assorted olives and pickles. There are a lot of interesting refrigerator pickles to make if you have a couple of days notice.

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        1. You have three distinct options.....

          1. Grilled Vegetables

          2. Roasted Vegetables, e.g. Cauliflower or Asparagus

          3. A simple Crudites

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          1. re: fourunder

            +1 for including roasted veggies
            If you have limited variety of produce available this is a great way to make common veggies more appealing

          2. Are you going to include a dip? Here's a link to a thread on favorite dips.

            You'll get lots of good ideas here, but just as an aside, make sure all the vegetables are cut small enough that there won't be any double-dipping.

            Here's a link to Pinterest for arranging a tray. If you Google "vegetable tray pinterest" you'll get lots of other ideas.

            Edit: I like the idea of using hollowed out peppers as the dip containers.

            https://www.pinterest.com/gloriashank...

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            1. re: nemo

              I like to serve veggie dips in small hollowed-out cabbages, one red & one green.