By Cheryl Brown

They're going to gobble this one up!

Photo by Mark Thomas; styling by Paul Grimes

A veggie tray can seem a little humdrum compared to the drama of all the other Thanksgiving dishes. Which is why we love this clever presentation -- it gives crudités a little pomp and circumstance. A crudi-turkey, if you will.

There's no wrong way to do it, as long as the arrangement looks vaguely like a bird. In fact, make your life easier and just copy this one! Some people use a bowl of dip as the body, others build their bird facing straight on instead of in profile, and, obviously, you can use whatever veggies you want.

No matter how your particular work of vegetable art plays out, your guests will snack in true Thanksgiving style. Now see how to turn a cheese ball into a turkey-shaped appetizer!


Check out our collection of Thanksgiving appetizers.


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