Farmers Market Veggie Platter – a delicious way to incorporate more veggies into our diets & try new varieties! Vegan adaptable & gluten free!
When I first started thinking about this post, it was really intended to be about Hakurei Turnips. Sometimes called Tokyo turnips, this type of turnip is often referred to as a “salad turnip” because of its crisp and cool crunch and peppery earthy flavor.
I once asked a grower, what his favorite way to prepare these and he told me he loved to eat them like he would an apple, biting into them raw and whole right out of the garden. So I gave it a shot and was so amazed! Crisp, crunchy, juicy, this turnip won me over immediately. If you’re a radish fan, you will love these, I promise!
Many of you have asked for healthy snack ideas, and this Farmers Market Veggie Platter is what I turn to most often. It satisfies my cravings- especially the one where I just want to mindlessly crunch while watching Netflix. 🙂
Make it with one of the several dip options below… Creamy Cilantro Lime, Smoky Paprika Dip, or the Vegan Cilantro Lime.
For those of you watching calories or cholesterol – a healthy, clean option is to forgo the dip altogether and make it Mexican Street Food style. Squeeze lime juice all over the veggies, sprinkle with salt and chili powder. A healthy and satisfying snack!
I love the cooling crunch of radishes and cucumber….so delicious.
This creamy vegan cilantro dip is one of my favorites.
Here’s a smokey paprika dip.
This vegan dip with silken tofu is tangy and tasty.
No matter if you go with one of the dips – or the leaner route with just lime juice, salt, chili powder and coriander, the point is… fresh raw farmers market veggies are delicious right now!
Go out and get some!
Farmers Market Veggie Platter
A healthy delicious snack, with farmers market veggies and dips, or try this Mexican Street style with lime, salt and chili powder. Gluten free and Vegan adaptable!
- Prep Time: 20
- Total Time: 20
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: appetizer, snack
- Method: assembly
- Cuisine: Northwest
1-2 pounds RAW assorted farmers market veggies ( radish, salad turnips, cucumber, kohlrabi, jicama, snap peas, carrots, tomatoes, peppers) cut into strips.
Smoky Paprika Dip
- ¼ cup sour cream (or Mexican Sour Cream)
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika ( or sub chipotle powder)
- squeeze lime to taste
- ⅛ teaspoon salt, more to taste
For a vegan, smoky Chipotle “Mayo” go here!
Vegan Cilantro Lime Dip
- 1 package silken tofu
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup lime juice
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ bunch cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves
The BEST Cilantro Lime Dip:
- ¾ cup sour
- ¼ cup mayo
- ½ bunch cilantro
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
or try Mexican Style Seasonings!
Arrange chopped veggies on a plate.
Choose a dip or try the lean Mexican Style option.
The Smokey Paprika Dip can be stirred in a bowl with a fork. Serves 1-2
Mexican Style- squeeze lime or lemon over the veggies, season with salt, pepper and chili powder. Sprinkle any additional options – cilantro, cumin, coriander over top.
The healthiest fastest option is to go “Mexican style” with lime, salt and chili powder.
The tastiest option- is the Cilantro Lime Dip with Sour Cream and Mayo.
- Calories: 185
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