With all the nutrition debates that are taking place in modern society, more and more people are interested in consuming vegetables; nevertheless, for most of them, making a vegetable tray attractive and pleasant to the eye, can be a challenge. When we prepare a meal for ourselves it does not matter that much how we present it; things change entirely when we need to “cook” for our family and friends.
I must add that in my experience, it is much easier to convince a meat eater to savor your vegetable tray when it looks in a special way.
Let’s see what secrets are there to make your vegetable plate look delicious.
Be as generous as you can with the visual sense. Remember that most people will choose their meal by the way it looks. With vegetables you have nature’s creativity by your side. Choose as many different colors as you can: red tomatoes, pink reddish, green lettuce, yellow pepper, purple eggplants, white horseradish and orange carrots. When arranged with taste, you’ll see a rainbow displayed before your eyes.
Yes, indeed! Love what you’re doing, every moment of it, and everyone will enjoy it. From the plate you’re choosing to display the vegetables on, to the sorts you buy from the market, you must feel enthusiastic every step of the way. Cut them with care and let your creativity take hold of you when preparing the tray, play with colors and texture, don’t bother to follow some “rules” you read or heard about. The best way for you is what comes from your heart. People have a six sense and will perceive the feeling you put into it; they will feel attracted to your vegetable plate like bees are to honey.
Choosing the right dressing to dip the vegetables into can be a little difficult. You can try something special and fancy to surprise your guests, but this can be tricky if you are not a greatly experienced cook. The one thing that will not fail you is garlic sauce, with or without sour cream. Alternatively, you can have a lighter dressing, for people who don’t fancy garlic that much. Try an easy mixture of salt, oil, vinegar and spices that would season the vegetables just the right way.
Don’t panic if your plate of fresh vegetables is not the queen of the party right away. Set an example by taking some on your plate and presenting it to the people that you know already love fresh food. If you receive some “yumms” and “mmms”, you’ll generate interest even in the confirmed meat eaters. Whatever you do, don’t lose confidence in your culinary masterpiece and enjoy it yourself.