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Color-Coded Crudité

Color-Coded Crudité

Stay on theme with whatever celebration you're having with an easy-to-assemble crudité platter. For our lemon-themed party we focused the palette on sunshine-y, citrus-y hues with finds from farmers' market. We selected yellow cherry tomatoes, yellow squash, yellow bell pepper and golden beets (that we roasted). Make these veggies easy for your guests to eat by slicing them into thin, but sturdy slices (hello, dip!). You can save time by cutting these up the day before and storing in zip-top bags in the fridge with a damp paper towel folded inside the bag. When you're ready to plate, arrange veggies in groups for biggest visual impact.

Photos by Felicia Lasala

Photos by Felicia Lasala

Next, the most important part: the dip! We made a homemade 'aoili' by doctoring up some mayo with lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, chives, garlic salt and a little pepper.

Lemon Dip:

- 1/2 cup mayo

- zest and juice of 1 lemon

- 4 leaves of basil, chiffonade

- 4 chives, chopped

- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, to taste

- pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients together and you're done!

 

**All photos by Felicia Lasala

Lemony, Herby Crab Crostini

Lemony, Herby Crab Crostini

Squeeze the Day with These Lemon-Themed Products

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