Easy Veggie Tray with Dip

When it comes to parties and game night around here, I love whipping up an easy veggie tray with dip! They’re colorful, healthy, and simple to make.

Veggie Tray

Veggie trays are hands-down my favorite party appetizer to make in advance.

Raw veggies can easily be washed, sliced, and stored in the fridge ahead of time plus cold veggie dip is so simple to make in advance and tastes even better the next day!

This post will be your guide to all things Crudité with tips on what vegetables to use, what dips to make (or buy) and how to make it look beautiful!

Easy Veggie Tray with Dip

what veggies are good for a veggie tray?

Any veggie that tastes great eaten raw will be fantastic for your veggie platter!

Today I used carrots, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower.

You can also add slices of bell pepper, sweet mini peppers, cucumbers, radish, cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, and any other veggies you love to dip!

Veggie Tray Dips

I paired my vegetable platter with an easy 2-ingredient French Onion Dip (I’ll add it to the recipe card below) which I usually make ahead for veggie dunking and snacking all week long.

When it comes to dips for a veggie tray, the options are endless! Here are some of our favorite recipes:

Veggie Tray Dips

When I dip you dip we dip!

Chilled Dips

Bean Dips

Store-bought dips work great too so feel free to buy your favorite hummus, ranch dip, or onion dip if you’d like.

Veggie Tray Dip Recipes

Easy Veggie Tray with French Onion Dip

The recipe below is enough to make an extra-large vegetable platter, perfect for a party!

Serving a smaller crowd? You can simply halve the veggies and dip recipe or make the full amount to fill baggies filled with sliced, stackable veggies that are great for grab and go snacks and for easy to pack work and school lunches.

Veggie Tray

Easy Veggie Tray with French Onion Dip

When it comes to parties and game night around here, I love whipping up an easy veggie tray with dip! They're colorful, healthy, and simple to make!
5 from 11 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Veggie Tray
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • ½ head of broccoli
  • ½ head of cauliflower
  • 5 medium-large carrots (or a few handfuls of baby carrots)
  • 5 ribs of celery
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup and Dip mix
  • optional assorted crackers/chips/dippers/extras

Instructions

  • Chop broccoli and cauliflower into florets. Thinly slice carrots (peeled) and celery. Save celery tops and/or carrot tops as a pretty garnish.
  • To make the dip, combine onion mix with sour cream and mix well. Chill until needed.
  • Arrange veggies and dip on your favorite wooden board or tray. Surround with dippers like crackers, tortilla chips, bread, pretzels, pita, etc….
  • Enjoy!

Notes

For this particular dip, a serving is 2 TBSP of dip with raw veggies for dunking.
Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 47mg, Potassium: 158mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 3367IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg

If you get a chance to make your own veggie tray, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

looking for more easy appetizers and dips?

My Spicy Southern Hot Corn makes the most amazing hot dip. Ohmygosh we make it at least twice a month around here!

Another crowd favorite at game nights and parties are my Baked Jalapeño Popper Phyllo Cups. Everyone always begs for the recipe!

Looking for something on the lighter side? Try my Mediterranean Feta Dip or Black Bean Salsa!

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About The Author:

Jenn Laughlin

Jenn Laughlin created Peas and Crayons in 2009 after graduating with B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University while working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. The goal was simple: create and share delicious tested and perfected recipes with vegetables as the star!

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Questions & Reviews

    1. Hi Azima! They’re one of the specialty items I’ve found at my grocery stores. These are beet chips (kind of like tortilla chips with whole grains and beet for coloring) called “The Better Chip” and I’ve seen them at Tom Thumb and Publix. There is a cracker version that Central Market and HEB carry as well. So fun!

      1. Thanks, Jenn,
        I don’t have any of those stores near me, but thanks so much for the info; I’m sure I can find them something similar. I’ve modeled my veggie platter after yours for Thanksgiving this week, and I know it will be a hit if it’s half as beautiful as yours!
        Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving from Rhode Island!!

        1. Ahh yay! If you have Instagram tad me or send me a photo – I’d love to see your veggie masterpiece! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    1. Hey Emily! It was a TJ Maxx find a few years ago and I still see them at thrift shops here and there. Kirkland also has some super cute pumpkin soup bowls this year!

  1. 5 stars
    Yum!! The dip takes this to the next level- I know what I’ll be making for all of our spring gatherings!

  2. 5 stars
    This is my go-to appetizer for entertaining! So easy and lots of options for all diet types. Plus that Lipton onion soup dip is SO so delicious. Everyone always raves about it!

  3. 5 stars
    First off – love love love that multiple dips you can use with a veggie tray are posted here in one place.. Of course, your french onion dip is always a winner at our get togethers! I know you are an expert on which veggies pair well together too. Def. bookmarking this veggie tray post for the future