What Are Crudités?

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What Are Crudités? Perhaps you have not heard of this beautifully delicious French food before. They are tasty hors d’oeuvre that will provide a gorgeous pop of color at your next gathering!

Where They Came From

Crudités pronounced as kroon-dee-tay is a French name for raw vegetables or even fruits that have been cut up into small sticks or bite sized pieces. They are normally served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, with different types of cold dipping sauce.

What They Are

Traditionally a crudités platter might include slices of apples, zucchini, radishes, celery, fennel, cauliflower florets, broccoli florets, carrots, peppers, just to name a few. There may also be additional fruits and vegetables served, these were the first to come to our mind. Typically crudités include a wide variety of colors and flavors, so that they are pleasing to your eye and your taste buds. Yum!

Fun Fact

The word crudités is derived from the french word for raw, cru. Surprisingly though, crudité can also mean crudeness in French. These beautiful hors d’oeuvre are anything but crude, they are quite beautiful and light up any gathering they are served at.

What Are Crudités? They are bite sized sticks of your favorite fruits and vegetables served with your choice of cold dipping sauce. They are beautiful and delicious. Give crudités a try at your next gathering and let us know what you think about them!

What are your favorite fruits and vegetables to include in crudités? What is your favorite kind of dipping sauce to serve with them? Write to us and let us know! We always love to hear about food!

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