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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, or Salad Turnips. They are 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!
As for dips, we have quite a few options! One of my favorites is the Creamy Vegan (and Keto!) Hemp Dip here below. It can be made in 5 minutes flat and is full of so much flavor!
This cilantro dip is tasty too and is vegan adaptable.
Here’s a creamy paprika dip.
This vegan cilantro dip with silken tofu is tangy and tasty.
Baba Ganoush is always a nice option too!
Go out and get some!
1-2 pounds RAW assorted farmers market veggies ( radish, salad turnips, cucumber, kohlrabi, jicama, snap peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers) cut into strips or bite-sized pieces.
Serve with any of the following!
Smoky Paprika Dip
- 1/4 cup sour cream (or Mexican Sour Cream)
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika ( or sub chipotle powder)
- squeeze lime to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon salt, more to taste
Vegan Cilantro Lime Dip
- 1 package silken tofu
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves
The BEST Cilantro Lime Dip:
- 3/4 cup sour
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
or try Mexican Style Seasonings!
Arrange chopped veggies on a plate.
Choose a dip or tow- or try the lean Mexican Style option.
If making the cilantro lime dips ( either vegan or regular) blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Both of these Dip recipes make bigger batches. ( serves 6)
The Smokey Paprika Dip can be stirred in a bowl with a fork. Serves 1-2
- Calories: 185
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