Basic French-Style Crudités

Crudités with vinaigrette

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
131 Calories
9g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 438mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 64mg 319%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 347mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This tasty yet basic appetizer of raw marinated vegetables or crudités soaks in store-bought dressing overnight before serving. The sheer simplicity of it reflects French cuisine: Take a simple ingredient and make it taste exquisite.


  • 2 cups carrots, cut into thin sticks

  • 2 cups red bell peppers, cut into strips

  • 2 cups asparagus spears

  • 2 cups celery, cut into thin sticks

  • 1 1/3 cups vinaigrette dressing

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Wash and cut the vegetables.

  3. Keeping them separate put the carrots, peppers, asparagus spears, and celery each into their own bowl.

  4. Toss each vegetable with 1/3 cup dressing, cover, and chill for at least 8 hours.

  5. Drain remaining dressing and arrange the marinated vegetable on a platter.

  6. Serve cold and enjoy.