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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Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower

Incredibly easy, low-carb Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower that turns out perfectly crispy in an air fryer or oven. Served hot or cold, this healthy version of fried cauliflower is full of flavor and one recipe you’ll be making over and over again!

Low-carb Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower air fryer or oven recipe

Delicious Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I’ve jumped on the cauliflower band wagon and now can’t get enough of this amazing Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower recipe! If you have never liked cauliflower before, then this is the first recipe you should try. With only 50 calories per serving, it’s worth every spicy bite!

In our home, we love all things spicy, especially Buffalo sauce. I think my son goes through a bottle a week! This healthy version of fried cauliflower is up there with my favorite Buffalo chicken dip. As I’m trying to get my family to eat more vegetables, this Roasted Cauliflower has definitely been a hit.

For example, right after taking photos of this recipe, I handed a cup full to my husband. He said “Is this cauliflower? No thanks!” I convinced him to try it and he ate the whole cup! Believe me… it’s good!

Easy low-carb Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower that turns out perfectly crispy in an air fryer or oven.

Why is Cauliflower so Popular?

Cauliflower is the hot new vegetable. I’m seeing it everywhere recently bought some tasty cauliflower sandwich thins to replace bread. Seeing it everywhere got me wondering why is it so popular? Basically, it comes down to the fact that cauliflower has a similar texture to potatoes, but without all the carbs. With so many people on specific diets such as Keto and limiting carbs, cauliflower become the new potato!

It also has almost as much vitamin C as oranges, plus high in fiber and water, which are important for preventing constipation, maintaining a healthy digestive tract, and lowering the risk of colon cancer.

Crispy Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Air Fried Cauliflower

With all of the great health benefits of cauliflower, I had to come up with a recipe for my air fryer. You don’t need an air fryer for this recipe as I have both the oven and air fryer recipe for you. But it’s so much quicker in the air fryer, that it might make you want to run out and buy one! We use our air fryer so much that I need a second one and I’m dying to get this 8 qt extra large air fryer soon.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

 

How to Choose the Best Fresh Cauliflower

When choosing fresh cauliflower, know that it should have a firm head with no dark spots and bright green leaves attached to the stem. You can store it in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to 5 days.

How Should You Serve Roasted Cauliflower?

This Buffalo roasted cauliflower is delicious both cold or hot. Serve it as an appetizer with blue cheese dipping sauce, a side dish with your dinner, loaded in a sandwich or make as a snack when you are craving something savory.

Easy Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe for the Air Fryer or Oven

I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe as much as I do!

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower | Air Fryer and Oven Recipe

Easy low-carb Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower that turns out perfectly crispy in an air fryer or oven. This healthy version of fried cauliflower is full of flavor and a recipe you’ll love to make over and over again!

  • 5 cups cauliflower, chopped ((1 medium head))
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt ((add more to taste))
  • 1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon Buffalo wing sauce (for serving)
  1. In a large bowl, add the cauliflower, sauce, olive oil, garlic powder
  2. salt and flour. Toss until sauce coats all of the cauliflower.

Air Fryer Directions

  1. Spray the air fryer grill with cooking spray and add cauliflower.
  2. Set air fryer to 400 degrees and cook for 15 minutes. At 7 minutes toss cauliflower.
  3. Cook a few minutes longer if you prefer charred and crispy bites.
  4. After removing from air fryer, toss with a tablespoon of warmed sauce and serve.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Coat a baking pan with olive oil or cooking spray and spread cauliflower on pan evenly.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Tossing at the 15 minute mark so each side gets crispy.
  4. After removing from oven, toss with a tablespoon of warmed sauce and serve.

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Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip with Vegetable Platter

This homemade Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe and vegetable platter takes very little time and who doesn’t love a good veggie tray and delicious dip? Pair sauce with chicken or lamb meat for a low carb dinner.

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Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip and Vegetable Platter

This homemade Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe takes very little time and is beyond delicious! I’m excited to be partnering with Universal Pictures for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. In honor of the follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, I’m sharing one of my favorite traditional Greek dishes for you to try.

If you follow me on Instagramyou saw my photos and live videos from my trip to Greece. I fell in love with the people, the beautiful scenery and of course the food! There was never a shortage of Tzatziki on our dinner table each night. I only wish I could enjoy a beautiful Greece sunset again while eating some!

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

Bring the Magic of Greece Into Your Home with this Beautiful Vegetable Platter

Bring a bit of Greece into your home by making some Tzatziki dip and inviting friends over for appetizers, then head to the movie together! Tzatziki works wonderful as either a low carb dip or sauce. It’s perfect drizzled over grilled chicken or served as a dip for a vegetable tray platter, olives, crackers and pita bread.

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I recently made this beautiful spread for my friends and it was a huge hit. All store bought goodies but the Tzatziki. So easy!! After going to Greece, I am now addicted to almond stuffed olives. If you haven’t had them, you have to try some. I’m drooling again just looking at this veggie tray photo!

Traditional Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Low Carb Dip

How to Make Homemade Low Carb Tzatziki Dip

You’ll need:

  • ½ English cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 16 oz (2 cups) cold plain Greek yogurt (I think full fat tastes best)
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped feta cheese
  • 1½ Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (½ lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or more to your taste
  • black pepper to taste

Traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe perfect for dip or to use as a sauce with meat such as chicken or lamb. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. LivingLocurto.com

Finely chop the dill and feta cheese then set aside in a mixing bowl.

Traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe perfect for dip or to use as a sauce with meat such as chicken or lamb. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. LivingLocurto.com

After grating the cucumber, squeeze as much water out as you can. Use your hand, or add the cucumber to a cheesecloth and squeeze. When you are done removing as much water from the cucumber, add it to the bowl.

Traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe perfect for dip or to use as a sauce with meat such as chicken or lamb. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. LivingLocurto.com

Grate the garlic and then mix all ingredients together.

Traditional Greek Tzatziki recipe perfect for dip or to use as a sauce with meat such as chicken or lamb. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce. LivingLocurto.com

You can serve it right away with a vegetable tray or chill overnight. Garnish with olives and a sprig of dill.

Low Carb Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

I hope you enjoy this simple Tzatziki dip and vegetable platter recipe!

Low Carb Greek Tzatziki Dip and Vegetable Platter

This Greek Tzatziki recipe is perfect as a dip for a vegetable platter. Use as a dipping sauce with meat for an easy low carb dinner. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

  • ½ English cucumber (peeled and grated)
  • 2 cups plain full fat Greek yogurt (16 oz)
  • 4 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped feta cheese
  • 1½ Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice (½ lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or more to your taste)
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Finely chop the dill and feta cheese, add to a mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. After grating the cucumber, squeeze as much water out as you can. Use your hand, or add the cucumber to a cheesecloth and squeeze. When you are done removing as much water from the cucumber, add it to the bowl.
  3. Grate the garlic and then mix the rest of the ingredients together.
  4. You can serve it right away or chill overnight. Garnish with olives and a sprig of dill.

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Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado and fresh vegetables. Juicy chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a Greek salad is a low carb recipe packed with flavor!

 

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This post was sponsored in partnership with Universal Pictures. All opinions are my own.

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