Rainbow Veggie Platters (A Nutrient-Packed Feast Awaits)

Welcome to the colorful world of meal prepping with my delightful “Rainbow Veggie Platter.”

As someone who loves both delicious food and vibrant colors, I couldn’t be more excited to share this amazing meal prep idea with you.

A Rainbow veggie platter is not just a visually stunning array of colorful vegetables; it’s also a fantastic way to ensure you’re getting a wide variety of essential nutrients in your diet.

By incorporating a diverse selection of vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow, you’re providing your body with a range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that contribute to your overall health and well-being.

Now, I know what you might be thinking: “Is it really worth the effort to prepare such a platter?”

Trust me, it absolutely is.

Not only is it a feast for the eyes, but it’s also a treat for your taste buds.

Imagine the satisfying crunch of fresh vegetables and the burst of flavors from different dips and dressings.

It’s a guilt-free snacking experience that leaves you feeling nourished and energized.

So, get ready to embark on a culinary adventure with me as we dive into the world of vibrant vegetables and learn how to create a beautiful Rainbow veggie platter that not only looks amazing but also helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Let’s jump right in and make meal prepping an exciting and delightful experience.

Choosing a Colorful Array of Vegetables

When it comes to crafting a captivating Rainbow veggie platter, the key is to choose a colorful array of vegetables that will dazzle both your eyes and your taste buds.

Each color represents different nutrients, so the more variety, the better.

Let’s explore the rainbow together and handpick the most vibrant and nutritious vegetables for our platter:


  • Tomatoes: Juicy and packed with lycopene, a powerful antioxidant known for its health benefits.
  • Red Bell Peppers: Sweet and crunchy, they’re rich in vitamin C and add a burst of flavor.
  • Radishes: Peppery and vibrant, these little gems provide a delightful crunch.


  • Carrots: Sweet and versatile, carrots are loaded with beta-carotene, which is excellent for eye health.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Nutty and delicious, they’re a great source of vitamin A and fiber.


  • Yellow Bell Peppers: Crisp and refreshing, they’re high in vitamin C and add a sunny touch to the platter.
  • Corn: Sweet and delightful, corn brings a pop of color and texture to the mix.


  • Cucumbers: Refreshing and hydrating, cucumbers are a great source of vitamins and minerals.
  • Broccoli: Nutrient-packed and earthy, broccoli offers a boost of vitamin K and folate.
  • Zucchini: Tender and versatile, zucchini adds a lovely green hue and a delicate flavor.


  • Purple Cabbage: Vibrant and crunchy, purple cabbage is full of antioxidants and adds a royal touch.
  • Eggplant: Rich and velvety, eggplants are a great source of fiber and antioxidants.


  • Cauliflower: Mild and creamy, cauliflower complements the colors and offers various vitamins and minerals.
  • Jicama: Crisp and slightly sweet, jicama adds a refreshing element to the platter.

With this assortment of fresh and colorful vegetables, our Rainbow veggie platter will not only be a visual masterpiece but also a nutrient-packed feast.

The combination of different flavors and textures will make every bite an exciting experience.

So, let’s gather these vibrant veggies and move on to the next step of my meal-prepping adventure.

Rainbow Veggie Platters (A Nutrient-Packed Feast Awaits)

Recipe by Teal NotesCourse: Lifestyle, Recipes


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  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cup baby carrots, halved lengthwise

  • 1 cup cucumber, sliced

  • 1 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 cup cauliflower florets

  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded

  • 1 cup radishes, sliced

  • 1 cup jicama, sliced

  • 1 cup hummus (store-bought or homemade)

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash and prepare all the vegetables: Rinse the vegetables under cold running water and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Arrange the veggies: On a large serving platter, arrange the sliced and chopped vegetables in a rainbow pattern, starting with the red bell pepper and working your way to the purple cabbage.

    Get creative with the arrangement to make it visually appealing.
  • Prepare the dips: In a small bowl, mix the Greek yogurt, fresh lemon juice, honey (or maple syrup), salt, and pepper to make a tangy yogurt dip.

    Place the hummus in a separate bowl.
  • Serve and enjoy: Place the bowls of dips in the center of the rainbow veggie platter. Invite your friends and family to indulge in this vibrant and nutritious feast.

    Dip the colorful veggies into the hummus or yogurt dip for an explosion of flavors.
  • Keep it fresh: If you have any leftovers, store the vegetables and dips separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

    Enjoy the rainbow veggie platter within 2-3 days for the best taste and freshness.

Preparing and Cutting the Vegetables

Preparing and cutting the vegetables for our Rainbow veggie platter is an essential step to ensure that they not only look appetizing but are also easy to enjoy.

Let’s dive into the process and make sure my platter is a delightful and convenient feast:

Washing and Cleaning:

Before we start cutting, it’s crucial to wash all the vegetables thoroughly. Use cold running water to rinse off any dirt or impurities.

For leafy greens like lettuce or spinach, gently soak them in a bowl of water to remove any grit.

Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to avoid diluting the colors.

Safe and Attractive Cutting Techniques:

To create an eye-catching platter, we need to cut the vegetables into appealing shapes and sizes. Here are some cutting techniques to make our veggies stand out:

  • Slicing: For bell peppers, cucumbers, and zucchini, slice them into thin rounds to showcase their vibrant colors.
  • Julienne: Carrots and sweet potatoes can be cut into thin, matchstick-like strips for a delicate touch.
  • Florets: Broccoli can be separated into small florets, making it easy to grab and dip.
  • Rings: Radishes and tomatoes can be sliced into rings, adding a fun shape to the platter.
  • Chunks: For jicama and cauliflower, cut them into bite-sized chunks, ensuring they’re easy to pick up.

Tips for Efficient Meal Prepping:

To save time and make meal prepping a breeze, here are some handy tips:

  • Prep in Advance: Wash, clean, and cut the vegetables in advance and store them in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

    This way, your Rainbow veggie platter can be ready to serve at any time.
  • Use Cookie Cutters: Get creative by using cookie cutters to shape your vegetables. Try stars, hearts, or any other fun shapes to add a touch of whimsy.
  • Arrange Thoughtfully: When arranging the veggies on the platter, consider the colors and shapes to create an enticing display.

    Group similar colors together to make the rainbow effect pop.
  • Add Edible Flowers: For an extra special touch, garnish your platter with edible flowers like nasturtiums or pansies. They add beauty and a delicate flavor.

By following these tips, we’ll have a stunning Rainbow veggie platter that not only looks fantastic but also showcases the flavors and nutrients of each vegetable.

So, let’s get those knives ready and move on to the exciting part of assembling our colorful masterpiece!

Dips and Dressings to Elevate Your Rainbow Veggie Platter

No Rainbow veggie platter is complete without a delightful array of dips and dressings that perfectly complement the colorful vegetables.

These dips add an extra layer of flavor and make the veggie snacking experience even more enjoyable. Let’s explore some delicious and easy-to-make options:

1. Creamy Avocado Dip:

This velvety green dip is a crowd-pleaser and pairs wonderfully with the crisp veggies. Here’s how to make it:


  • Ripe avocados
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Greek yogurt (optional for added creaminess)


  1. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados and place them in a bowl.
  2. Mash the avocados with a fork until smooth.
  3. Give the veggies a zesty kick by adding a fresh squeeze of lime juice.
  4. Season with a pinch of garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. For extra creaminess, you can mix in a dollop of Greek yogurt.

2. Tangy Greek Yogurt Dip:

This protein-packed dip adds a tangy twist to the veggies and is a healthy alternative to traditional creamy dips.


  • Greek yogurt
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Dill or parsley (chopped)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt and fresh lemon juice.
  2. Stir in chopped dill or parsley for added freshness.
  3. Season with a pinch of garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  4. Mix well until all the flavors meld together.

3. Zesty Hummus:

Hummus is a classic favorite that brings a Middle Eastern flair to the platter. Feel free to either use store-bought hummus or prepare your own.


  • Chickpeas (canned or cooked)
  • Tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a food processor, blend chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and ground cumin.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy. In case the texture is too thick, simply add a splash of water.

4. Balsamic Vinaigrette:

This tangy dressing is perfect for drizzling over the veggies, adding a burst of flavor to every bite.


  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard, and a touch of honey or maple syrup for sweetness.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

These dips and dressings are just a starting point, and you can customize them to your liking.

Get creative with herbs, spices, and other flavorings to suit your taste buds.

When the Rainbow veggie platter is adorned with these delectable dips, it becomes an explosion of flavors and colors, making every veggie bite a true delight.

Now, it’s time to assemble our vibrant masterpiece. Let’s get ready to create a visually stunning platter that’s as tasty as it is nutritious!

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What does a veggie platter consist of?

They are a must at a family gatherings, birthdays, barbeques or just about any occasion.

This is my simple go-to veggie platter; it’s packed with broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, celery sticks, and delicious Marzetti® Veggie Dip.

What is a vegetarian platter called?

Crudité is an appetizer consisting of a variety of raw vegetables, cut into one- to two-bite pieces to serve with a dip.

Basically, it’s a vegetable platter—which I think the majority of people are more familiar with.

How do you style a veggie platter?

For an upscale tray place a layer of bibb lettuce or your favorite style of lettuce on the tray before adding vegetables.

Vegetable dip can be mixed up or purchased – ranch dressing can be used for a simple vegetable dip.

Radishes can be cut in half in a zigzag pattern to make cute edible garnishes for the tray.

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