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Basic Crudités Recipe


Crudités with vinaigrette
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This tasty yet basic appetizer, 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.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups carrots, cut into thin sticks
  • 2 cups red bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 cups petite asparagus spears
  • 2 cups celery, cut into thin sticks
  • 1 1/3 cups Vinaigrette dressing


Wash and cut the vegetables. Keeping them separate put the carrots, peppers, asparagus spears, and celery each into their own bowl. Toss aech vegetable with 1/3 cup dressing, cover, and chill for at least 8 hours. Drain remaining dressing and arrange the marinated vegetable on a platter. Serve cold.

Makes 8 servings.

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