American Flag Vegetable Tray

This fun American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe makes an easy 4th of July party idea! Such a cute patriotic party veggie tray.

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe. Easy low carb appetizer for a 4th of July party.

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray 

This fun American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe makes an easy 4th of July party idea! I love coming up with fun vegetable tray platters for a party and had a blast making this American Flag Vegetable Tray for Memorial Day.  With the 4th of July coming up soon, this easy red white and blue veggie tray idea is sure to be a hit with your party guests!

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Getting creative with summer entertaining and grilling can be easy with these simple party food ideas. Pizza and a vegetable tray are the perfect combination. After baking pizza on the grill, I’m totally hooked on pizza vs burgers or hot dogs for a barbecue! So you’ll notice some yummy Ristorante Pizza by Dr. Oetker on my patriotic party table. It’s the best for grilling because of the delicious thin crust.

Ristorante Grilled Pizza

Originally Published June 16, 2014 

Easy 4th of July Low Carb Recipe

For a low carb option this 4th of July, this veggie tray is one of the easiest things to make! Along with the American flag vegetable tray and grilled pizzas, I made my favorite dill dip recipe and turned it blue to complete the American flag design. I searched through my cabinets to find a blue square container and once it was all together, I thought this veggie tray turned out terrific!

American Flag Vegetable Tray - Easy 4th of July Party Appetizer - Dill Dip Recipe

 

How Do You Make An American Flag Vegetable Tray?

Making this vegetable tray is as easy as 1,2,3! I have to admit that dipping the delicious crispy pizza into the dill dip is very tasty! I found these cute red, white and blue containers at Michaels and they were perfect for serving the grilled pizza.

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Can you guess what I made the stars from? They are radishes cut with a small star fondant cutter! You could use cucumbers, but they won’t be as white. A star cookie cutter would be great too.

–> Get a star cookie cutter in various shapes on Amazon here.

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How Did You Make the Dill Dip Blue?

I added blue food coloring to my dill dip. I think using a blue sandwich container also helped it look bright colored. You’ll want to gradually add a few drops of food coloring until you get the desired blue you like. Get a blue container like mine on Amazon here.

I hope you enjoy this vegetable tray platter idea! If you grill some pizza or make this veggie tray for the 4th of July, share a photo with me on social media. I’d love to see how it turned out!

 

What Will I Need for this American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter?

Here’s a list of what you’ll need. Feel free to use which ever red and white vegetables you prefer. I found the veggies that are the most popular in my home.

Dill Dip Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill, minced
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-10 Drops of Blue Food Coloring

I’ve got the full directions that you can print below and also made a fun video! 

  1. Slice the vegetables and line them up on the cookie sheet in rows of white and red.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the dip together in a bowl. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring until you get the desired blue.
  3. Add the dip to a square container and place in the top left side of the cookie sheet. Thinly slice a radish and cut stars then place in rows on the dip.
  4. Serve with grilled pizza and fruit for a fun and simple 4th of July dinner!


American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe. Easy low carb appetizer for a 4th of July party. Fun patriotic party veggie tray.

  • 1 Large Cookie Sheet
  • Square Container for the Dill Dip
  • Small Star Fondant Cutter
  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 10-15 Radishes
  • Cauliflower
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Red Peppers

DILL DIP

  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-10 Drops of Blue Food Coloring
  1. Slice the vegetables and line them up on the cookie sheet in rows of white and red to make the American Flag stripes.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the dip together in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring until you get the desired blue.
  4. Add the dill dip to a square container and place in the top left side of the cookie sheet.
  5. Thinly slice a radish and cut stars, then place in rows on the dip.
  6. Serve with grilled pizza and fruit for a fun and simple 4th of July dinner!


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Do you have any fun 4th of July Dessert Recipes?

Want a dessert version of this American Flag recipe? Try this American Flag Strawberry Shortcake or these easy no-bake American Flag Marshmallow pops. Here’s more of my favorite 4th of July Party Recipes!

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Recipes. Fun desserts, appetizers and free party printables at LivingLocurto.com

What Are Other Good Vegetable Tray Platter ideas for a party?

When you need more healthy party appetizer ideas, here are a few of my go-to recipes.

Easy Homemade Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe

Traditional Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Pair sauce with chicken or lamb meat. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

10 Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

Easy Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! Easy pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

 

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dr. Oetker USA LLC. I received compensation for this post; however, all opinions stated are my own.

 

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Oktoberfest Free Printable Photo Props

Oktoberfest Free Printable Photo Props - Perfect party ideas for celebrating at home!

I’m always up for a good party and with Oktoberfest going on now, it’s the perfect time to get together with friends! Even if you missed it, you can host your own party at home anytime of the year with these fun Free Printable Octoberfest Photo Props.

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer folk festival held annually in Germany. It runs 16-days from mid September to the first weekend in October. I’m sure your hometown has a smaller scale festival that includes great beers and food. I can only imagine the party going on in Germany right now!

I have partnered with Ristorante by Dr. Oetker to bring you this creative party idea to celebrate Oktoberfest at home. They have the best tasting pizzas in grocery stores, which makes hosting a party with friends quick, easy and delicious!

Oktoberfest Free Printable Photo Props - Perfect party ideas for celebrating at home!

One of my favorite things to serve at a party is the Pizza Spinaci, a flavorful spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella pizza. For Octoberfest, just add some warm pretzels, apple strudel, brats and of course beer! It’s not Oktoberfest without big mugs of beer right?

With the thin and crispy crust, this restaurant quality pizza is the perfect gourmet party treat. Within minutes you can have a delicious dish for guests – all you need to do is heat your oven to 425 °F and bake the pizza for 10 – 12 minutes.

Oktoberfest Free Printable Photo Props - Perfect party ideas for celebrating at home!

Add some fun Oktoberfest Photo Props to your party table and you’re all set for a celebration. I tested out my beer goggles for you! Cute right? Now I’m ready for friends to stop by for some fun:-)

Oktoberfest Free Printable Photo Props - Perfect party ideas for celebrating at home!

Use the Ristorante Store Locator to find this yummy frozen pizza near you. Put in a request with the store manager of your local supermarket if they don’t currently sell Ristorante. For more Ristorante goodness, check out their Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

And, just in time for prime Oktoberfest season, Ristorante is hosting the “Love Yourself Amore” sweepstakes now through October 31. Simply entering the contest will get you a Ristorante coupon, and then 28 winners will receive gift cards for a “Me Time” service, such as massage therapy, personal chef services and carpet/house cleaning. Click here to enter and to learn more about the contest.

Oktoberfest Free Printable Photo Props - Perfect party ideas for celebrating at home!

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Dinner Conversation Starter Cards & $250 Party Giveaway!

With school starting back up, it’s a good time to start thinking about family routines and meals! I’m happy to be partnering with Ristorante Pizza to bring you a fantastic Fancy Pizza Party Giveaway (valued at over $250!), along with some fun Free Printable Dinner Conversation Starter Cards to help with family meals or dinner parties!

48 Free Printable Dinner Conversation Starter Cards. Perfect meal idea for your family or dinner party! by @livinglocurto

Who doesn’t love an easy and delicious dinner plan? I’m happy that Ristorante’s pizza is available to make that happen! Their pizza tastes about as close as you can get to homemade (you’d never guess it was frozen), and it comes in nine different gourmet flavors, including Mozzarella, Pepperoni Pesto and Quattro Formaggi.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party with friends or finally sitting down to a family meal after a hectic summer, this yummy pizza and free printable conversations starters are perfect!

48 Free Printable Dinner Conversation Starter Cards. Perfect Ristorante Pizza meal idea for your family or dinner party!

Dinner conversation starter cards are simple to print, cut and have handy for any meal! I’ve got 48 cards to keep you busy for many meals. It’s so much fun to draw a card and find out the answers from your family and guests! One of my favorite questions is, if you had to be trapped in a TV Show, which one would it be and why?

As a kid, I used to dream about being on Fantasy Island and having different fantasies come true each week. I’d have to say that is where I would want to be trapped! Plus, the 70’s style was pretty fun and I love to disco dance. ha! I bet my kids would answer Full House. I swear… that is on our TV all of the time around here.

Grab some Ristorante pizza, salad and conversation starter cards below to have a fun and simple night in!

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Check out the Ristorante Store Locator to find this frozen pizza near you. If they don’t currently sell Ristorante at your local supermarket, you can put in a request with the store manager.

Ristorante Pizza Party Giveaway!

Enter the Giveaway!

One lucky winner will get a Fancy Pizza Party Pack that includes:

  • 4 Ristorante pizza coupons
  • A Williams-Sonoma wine opener 
  • 8 Pier 1 wine glasses
  • A Williams-Sonoma pizza cutter 
  • 8 Crate & Barrel placemats and matching napkins
  • 8 Crate & Barrel fancy dinner plates 

Valued at over $250! Giveaway ends August 24, 2015. U.S. Residents only.

Follow the directions in the widget below to enter (click here if reading from an email).

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Watercolor Free Printable Wall Art

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You work, you cook, you clean, you do it all. How do you reward yourself? Juggling life can be tough and as busy parents, it’s especially hard to work time in for yourself right? I’m happy to be teaming up with Ristorante by Dr. Oetker, my all-time favorite pizza company, to help us focus on some ME TIME!! This might have been one of my most fun blog posts ever as I really needed some me time.

What is your favorite thing to do when you have 10-30 minutes or a few hours of alone time?

Ristorante has a great sweepstakes titled “Love Yourself Amore” going on right now where you can win some fabulous prizes for some “Me Time”, and I’ve designed some pretty Free Printable Wall Art to hang as a reminder to take some much needed time for YOU!

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I had fun carving out some “me time” this week with a few of my favorite things… wine, pizza, creating art, and catching up on my shows.  Just looking at the photo makes me want to make this a regular event! I’m telling my kids there will be more mommy me time, so when they see me with headphones on and my slice of thin and crispy Pizza Speciale, they better back off. ha!

Enter to win… reward yourself for all your hard work with some much-needed Me Time!

Me Time Ristorante Sweepstakes

Create your own Me Time Meme over at the Ristorante website and share it for a chance to win gift cards for house-cleaning services, landscaping, chef-prepared meals, grocery delivery and more. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive the SERVICE OF THEIR CHOICE for one year!

Download Free Printable Wall Art

I hope you enjoy these four pretty works of art for you home! Hang them someplace to remind you to take some time out for yourself.

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