#15: What to do with that leftover veggie platter

Ever buy that classic veggie platter from the grocery store for a party with the intention of providing a healthy choice? Notice that, depending on the crowd, it often goes uneaten? Or worse, discarded?! GASP! Well, I have a cure for your veggie platter anxiety and woes.

Veggie Chop Topper

If you're hating on the name, I sorta am too. Looking for a way less "4-easy-payments-plus-shipping-and-handling" type thang. 


What's dat?!

Lemme tell ya, it is my NEWEST and most delicious way to use those veggies that were destined to go bad in my fridge because I didn't know what to do with them.

It's as simple as...

  1. Taking those leftover veggies

  2. Throwing them in a blender or food processor

  3. Pulsing them to a chop and creating a chopped salad of sorts

  4. Lighting em up with some fun add-ins (I used nutritional yeast and hemp hearts!)

  5. Putting this delicious chopped salad on top of... Anything


I had leftover carrots, radishes, celery, and olives that were accompanying some hummus the previous evening.

I threw all of those bad boys in the blender, chopped em on a low setting for 20 seconds or so, threw in 3 T of hemp and 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast. I then threw that on top of some toast with Earth Balance butter and VOILA!

It was such a delicious breakfast, but the sky is the limit! I am currently fantasizing about the following...


Would definitely work with any of these veggies:

  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Radishes
  • Cucumber
  • Zucchini
  • Peppers
  • Onions

Get creative with dem add-ins:

  • Hemp
  • Flax
  • Chia
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Soy Sauce
  • Miso Paste
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chili Flakes
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Basil

Put it on top of:

  • Toast
  • Crackers
  • Salad
  • Rice
  • Quinoa
  • Pasta (ooo, that would be a great topper for a pasta salad)
  • In some veggie sushi


If you give this a try, have any ideas for my fantasies list of up there, and/or have an "ah-ha" moment like I did, I want to hear about it and see a picture. Tag me in @health4urhappiness on Insta!