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Rainbow Fruit and Veggie Plate Ideas

As the days get warmer, more and more wonderful fruits and vegetables become available. Since June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, I decided to share some creative veggie plate ideas. Whether you are creating one for a gather or just the family, making your display beautiful is always a good idea and makes the food look even tastier!

Rainbow Fruit and Veggie Plate Ideas

Everyone knows the traditional veggie plate: Cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes arranged around a bowl of ranch dressing. But when you unleash your kitchen creativity, you can come up with a variety of veggie plate ideas that put that one to shame. In this post, I suggest you add a little fun to your fruit and veggie plate by turning it into a rainbow.

There are so many possibilities for putting this plate together and whether you are completely authentic and do all 7 colors of the rainbow or just 5 or 6, it’s completely up to you. Here are some ideas to get you started:


  • Strawberries
  • Red peppers
  • Radishes
  • Red skinned apple slices
  • Huckleberries
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

red veggie plate ideas


  • Carrots
  • Orange pepper
  • Oranges
  • Cantaloupe
  • Squash
  • Peaches
  • Papaya
  • Apricots

orange veggie plate ideas


  • Yellow tomatoes
  • Yellow watermelon
  • Yellow peppers
  • Yellow-skinned apples
  • Baby corn
  • Pineapple

yellow veggie plate ideas


  • Celery
  • Green pepper
  • Avocado
  • Green-skinned apples
  • Peas
  • Honeydew mellon
  • Kiwi
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini

green veggie plate ideas

Blue / Indigo / Violet

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Black currants
  • Plums
  • Purple grapes
  • Egg plant

Blue / Indigo / Violet veggie plate ideas

Arranging Your Veggie Plate Ideas

When going with a rainbow theme, the obvious arrangement would be an arch. But you don’t have to be obvious. You can arrange your platter in a wide variety of ways, depending on the platters you have available.

You could do concentric circles, or have the various colors arrayed as if they were rays terminating from the dipping bowl in the center. You could even give each ingredient its own serving bowl or platter and arrange them either straight across your table or in an arch pattern, again with he dipping bowl in the center. Get creative with the space and platters you have.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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