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Holiday Starters: Crudités

By Mississippi Market Chef Partner Kristin Hamaker of Goosefoot Kitchen

I always appreciate when there’s a fancy word—crudités—for something familiar and simple. In this case, crudités means a platter of raw vegetables served with a dip or vinaigrette. In the Goosefoot Kitchen we’re always trying to keep things simple, delicious, healthy, and affordable, using what we may already have on hand. And this platter, whether it’s for seasonal entertaining, or just because, falls right in line.

Since so many vegetables work as crudités, focus on a happy variety of flavors, colors, and textures, and consider what’s on sale in the produce department. Chop or slice the vegetables so that they are manageable sizes, especially if children will be eating. Then, choose your dip (see below), and place it in your loveliest little bowl. Arrange the crudités around it, on a platter, plate, or in a napkin-lined basket, and replenish as needed. Simple, delicious, straightforward!

Try any of these affordable dips for your holiday platters:

Goosefoot Hummus, You Got This

Creamy Tofu & Herb Sauce

Quick & Easy Aioli

Chef Kristin will be teaching a class at our East 7th store on January 28th. Join us on this good food journey as we learn how to re-skill ourselves in the art of eating well.

Meal Planning with Chef Kristin: Start Where You Are

Sunday, January 28 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | East 7th store

Chef Kristin will show you that the first step in meal-planning is considering and appreciating what you already have on hand. Let’s begin here; this age-old practice saves money, engages our creative muscles, protests food waste, and is at the heart of mindful eating and cooking. Presented by Mississippi Market’s Chef Partner, Kristin Hamaker, of Goosefoot Kitchen.


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