Friday, November 21, 2008

Veggie Tray for Thanksgiving

Doesn't this look yummy for Thanksgiving?

I got it in a newsletter from Miss Roben's. Sorry, I didn't get proper credit. I had saved this to my hard drive to make later and didn't keep the whole newsletter. By the time I posted it here I remembered that I got it from Miss Roben's but not that they had gotten it elsewhere. My apologies - this idea actually comes from Eating With Food Allergies. You can see their original post by clicking HERE.

Turkey Veggie Tray

Romaine or leaf lettuce
1 cucumber, sliced
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
2 bags baby carrots
2 black beansToothpicks
1/3 celery stalk


1) Slice the bell peppers crosswise & then cut each circle in half. Cut one 1/2" piece off of one of the red pepper slices & set aside (this will be used for the face). Set aside the bottom part of the peppers for the turkey's body.

2) For the feathers: Cover a platter (a round one works well) with the leaves of lettuce. To make the turkey's feathers, start with forming a circle with the cucumber slices towards the bottom of the platter. Above the cucumbers, form a semi-circle with the red peppers, then the yellow peppers, then the green peppers. Place the baby carrots vertically above the last row of peppers.

3) To make the turkey's body & face: Break two toothpicks in half. Put two of the toothpicks where the eyes will go. Push the black beans onto the toothpick making sure that the toothpick doesn't go all the way through. Cut a triangle out of the leftover bottom from the yellow pepper. Attach with a toothpick below the eyes. Attach the reserved red pepper piece to the left of the yellow pepper "beak".

4) For the legs: Cut the piece of celery in half lengthwise. On each piece, carefully slice lengthwise from the end of the celery piece to almost the center. Do this twice on each piece. Place the celery in ice water & place in the refrigerator until the ends curl. When curled, nestle the un-curled end under the cucumbers.

If anyone attempts this, please take a pic and send it to me - I'll post all of the pics. I think this would be awesome if I were having guests for Thanksgiving. I may do it for just us - I'm not sure yet.


Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

That's so cute! I love it.

Kristi said...

Hi there,
This turkey veggie platter recipe/design is actually from Miss Roben's asked permission to use it in their newsletter. The original recipe can be found at

It would be much appreciated if you would include a link to the page where it came from in your post (as Miss Roben's did). Thanks much!

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A very colorful turkey! Such a wonderful presentation!

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