A fruit or vegetable dish is a beautiful presentation of fruit or vegetables for a party, drink or just for at home.
It's also great encouragement to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies and provide a healthier snack option.

Making something look good actually tastes better too.

Here are a few tricks you can use to make it look delicious.

The colorful display of fruits, berries and melon always looks so inviting. There are so many colors, shapes and varieties that it is sure to entice any guest or child.

What is the best fruit or vegetable to use?

Fresh seasonal fruit or vegetables go best with your healthy tray. Check out your local fruit and vegetable stalls or supermarket. Making sure your fruits and vegetables are fresh, ripe, and flavorful is key to making a great bowl that will be devoured by all. Look for different types and aim for a rainbow of colors.

Fruits for a fresh fruit platter

Melons - they are firmer, so an excellent base for the softer berries and fruits.

Tropical fruit - the top of a pineapple can be added for height, while dragon fruit looks vibrant.

Berries - plump, ripe, juicy berries are always a winner on a fruit plate.

Herbs - especially mint, but a few long sprigs of rosemary can also work well. They look so beautiful on the fruit bowl and edible flowers, they add more color and look so beautiful.

Vegetables for a fresh greetings bowl

Choose a variety of about 3-5 vegetables, depending on the size of your bowl. Choose the variety of soft vegetables and firm crunchy vegetables.

Peppers, Broccoli, Carrots, Celery, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumber, Green Beans, Radishes

Other veggies that would be great: asparagus, olives, peas.

Vegetable dishes always go well with a delicious hummus dip.


Arrange the fruit and vegetables on attractive fruit and vegetable-shaped plates .
Use hollowed-out pineapple or coconut shells for added interest. Add edible flowers and sprigs of mint. Make sure there is a bowl or trash can for guests to dispose of pits, stems, or husks.


Divide colors so that there is variety, such as a rainbow.

Add firmer fruits and vegetables such as melon, carrots first and pile soft fruits and veggies on top.
Add height with a bunch of grapes or pineapple.


Serve it on a special plate or pie plate. Add something special, sprigs of mint or edible flowers. Also add some cucumber water or strawberry water, in a cool dispenser that will make your table stand out

Also remember that leftover fruits and veggies can be frozen or used in smoothies or other recipes.