Creative Crudite

Creative Crudite

Recipe: Creative Crudité

Summary: Making a crudité is like doing a flower arrangement. Think groupings. Presentation Presentation Presentation!


    • 1 large head cabbage
    • celery
    • endive
    • cucumber
    • carrot sticks
    • red bell peppers
    • orange bell peppers
    • yellow bell peppers
    • Dip
    • 16 oz. sour cream
    • Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix


  1. First, peel back the large outer leaves of the cabbage. Then cut out a circle from the top and use a melon baller to hollow it out. Lay the outer leaves on your platter and place hollow cabbage in the center.
  2. Slice and place celery with celery. Carrots with carrots.etc
  3. For the container, I used one of my favorite French porcelain baskets. The dip is a classic 1950s recipe my grandmother Dottie taught me. It’s complex, so get your pen out. Ready?
  4. Sour cream, together with Lipton Onion Soup Mix. How easy is that? Sure, you could spend hours doing a dip from scratch, and when I was in culinary school, believe me, I did. But sometimes, you just can’t beat the convenience (and taste!) of Lipton’s. With a beautiful presentation, who’d know the difference?


Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 12

Recipe adapted from and photo courtesy of: EDDIE ROSS

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