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Fruit And Vegetable Appetizer Board

Just in time for the 4th of July, you can whip up this yummy appetizer board packed with nutrition and flavor.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, dips, fruits, snack, vegetables,
Diet Category Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, diary free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 87kcal
Author Alkaline Recipes

Ingredients

Fruits and Vegetables

  • 1-½ cup fresh mushrooms
  • 1-½ cup butternut squash
  • 1-½ cup baby carrots
  • 1-½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1-½ yellow pepper, sliced
  • 1-½ cup watermelon, sliced
  • 1-½ cup pineapple, sliced
  • 1-½ cup strawberries
  • 2 cups gluten free crackers
  • 8 slices french bread, sliced into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil optional
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Chile Lime Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced
  • cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chile lime seasoning
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Zucchini Onion Dip

  • 2 zucchini, peeled
  • ½ cup green onions or leeks
  • ½ cup vegan cream cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • cup olive oil optional
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp black/white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp garlic chives for garnish

Kale Spinach Avocado Dip

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup fresh kale, stems removed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil optional
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice of 1 lemon

Sweet Fig Dip

  • 6 dried figs, soaked 2 hours in 1 cup water, water preserved
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 2 hours and drained
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 lemon, juice of 1 lemon
  • ¾ cup fig soak water. Add more if needed.

Instructions

Fruits And Vegetables

  • Brush grill with olive oil.  Sprinkle salt and pepper on butternut squash and mushrooms, and add to grill.  Grill approximately 4-6 minutes or until cooked but still slightly firm. 
  • Sliced fruits and vegetables as indicated.  Add any other fruits or vegetables that you have and would like to add to the dips.  Slice bread.  Serve vegetables with zucchini onion dip and kale spinach avocado dip and fruits with sweet fig dip.  Garnish dips with your favorite herbs.  I used garlic chives for the vegetable dips and cilantro for the sweet fig dip.

Grilled Chile Lime Sweet Potatoes

  • Spread sweet potatoes in baking dish, and add olive oil, chili lime and salt. Mix well. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes.
    Brush olive oil on grill. Place sweet potatoes on grill and grill on high for 3 minutes or until grill marks appear. Flip sweet potatoes and reduce heat to 2. Cover grill and cook an additional 6-8 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender, but not over cooked. Remove from grill and serve plain or with dips.
    For more photos, see https://www.greenschemetv.net/grilled-chile-lime-sweet-potato-wedges/

Zucchini Onion Dip

Kale Spinach Avocado Dip

Sweet Fig Dip

  • Soak figs in water for 2 hours. (Preserve water)  Soak, separately, raw cashews for 2 hours and drain  Chop figs. Add all ingredients to high speed blender and blend until smooth, adding additional fig soak water if needed.
    For more photos, see https://greenschemetv.net/sweet-fig-dip/

Notes

I used butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, yellow pepper, mushrooms, and baby carrots for the vegetables.  I chose to grill the butternut squash and mushrooms, but you can chose any vegetables that you like and either grill some or serve them raw.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcal