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Crudités Mexican Flag for Cinco de Mayo

Are you hosting or attending a Cinco de Mayo party this weekend?

If so, I have the perfect thing for you to serve or bring.

Crudites Mexican Flag for Cinco de Mayo

Serve these flag-inspired crudités with your favorite dip or salsa.

flag of Mexico

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Flag Crudités

Sugar snap peas
Jicama sticks
Red bell pepper strips
1 ring sliced from the center of a green bell pepper
5 small cherry tomatoes

Blanch the peas in a large pot of boil water for 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water to chill. Use slotted spoon to then transfer to paper towels to drain and dry.

Cinco de Mayo Crudites Mexican Flag

On a large white rectangular platter, arrange the peas on the left 1/3 of the platter. In the center, arrange the jicama sticks. On the right side, arrange the red pepper strips in the final 1/3 of the platter.

Crudites Mexican Flag for Cinco de Mayo

Place the green pepper ring in the center, atop the jicama, and then place the tomatoes inside the pepper ring to depict the national coat of arms – a Mexican Golden Eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus.


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2 comments

1 Marissa { 05.02.13 at 8:57 AM }

So cute!

2 Dagmar { 05.02.13 at 8:09 PM }

Love this Linda,
I’m doing a Cinco de Mayo menu on Sunday with my family, especially because our Doxie, “Beastie” is turning two that day…go figure, any excuse to celebrate 🙂 What a great presentation of the flag with Crudités!

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