The Ultimate Party Platter

August 21, 2018lectinfreemama
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Are you the kind of person that brings a bag of chips and a tub of dip to a party? Cause I totally am…er, was. It’s not that I’m sometimes lazy or a procrastinator (just kidding, I am). It’s that I’ve got things to do, and spending 4 hours in the kitchen on a likely Pinterest fail is not one of them.

Which is why I spent 4 hours in my kitchen coming up with THE ULTIMATE PLANT PARADOX PARTY PLATTERI did it for you all, so that you could make an easy–but super delicious–dip, buy a bag of compliant chips, and scurry off to your night of revelry.

Or…you could be THE ULTIMATE PLANT PARADOX PARTY HOST and make every single dip in this post with a whole platter of chopped veggies, root vegetable chips, and some seasonal fruit. Everyone will exclaim how amazingly delicious your “healthy food” is. You will, of course, be invited to every party from now on (it’s OK–people like me for my food too).


Make the ultimate Plant Paradox party platter with 5 different dip recipes: cauliflower hummus, black bean hummus, artichoke pesto, classic guacamole, and fruit dip.

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Get a Platter

Before you make a party platter, you need an actual serving platter. It seems obvious, but I was once asked to bring veggies and dip to a party. I chopped up all the veggies and realized I had nothing to serve them on, so I brought them in a large Tupperware bowl that people had to dig around in. Not my best moment.

Make Some Party Dips

Five delicious dip options for serving to hungry, non-suspecting guests.

Garlic Cauliflower Hummus

Make the ultimate Plant Paradox party platter with cauliflower hummus.

For party hummus without the lectins, combine 1 bag of frozen cauliflower rice, steamed, 1 garlic clove, 2 tablespoons tahini, juice of 1 lemon, and 1 teaspoon cumin in a food processor. Process until smooth (add water to thin, if needed).

Serve with: broccoli florets, carrot sticks, plantain chips

Black Bean Hummus

Make the ultimate Plant Paradox party platter with black bean hummus.

For this phase 3 or vegetarian low lectin hummus, combine 1 15-ounce can pressure cooked black beans (drained), 1 clove garlic, 2 tablespoons tahini, juice of 1 lemon, and 1 teaspoon cumin. Pulse in a food processor until smooth (also adding water to thin, if needed).

Serve with: sliced kohlrabi, jicama chips

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Artichoke Pesto

Make the ultimate Plant Paradox party platter with artichoke pesto.

For a delicious new take on party pesto, combine 1/2 cup sheep or goats milk ricotta, 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts, 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, 1/4 cup olive oil, and 1/4 cup grated pecorino romano. Process in a food processor until smooth.

Serve with: celery sticks, sweet potato chips

Classic Guacamole

Make the ultimate Plant Paradox party platter with classic guacamole.

The new classic party guacamole, without the nightshades. Combine 2 smashed avocados, juice of 1 lime, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, salt to taste, and a dash of Chalula sauce.

Serve with: cauliflower florets, tortilla chips

Fruit Dip

Make the ultimate Plant Paradox party platter with fruit dip.

For a seasonal fruit party platter, serve up the easiest fruit dip ever by mixing 1 cup full fat sour cream and the juice of 1 lime. Sprinkle cinnamon and granular sweetener on top.

Serve with: sliced seasonal fruit, sliced pickled beets


Party Dippers

Get a few or get them all! A master list of things to serve with your amazing dips.

Fresh Veggies

  • broccoli florets
  • carrot sticks
  • celery sticks
  • cauliflower florets
  • jicama sticks
  • sliced kohlrabi
  • sliced pickled beets

Seasonal Fruit (for Fruit Dip)

  • strawberries
  • sliced peaches and nectarines
  • sliced apples

Packaged Chips*

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Print All Five Recipes

Ultimate Plant Paradox Party Platter

Make the most delicious and nutritious party platter ever with these 5 Plant Paradox compliant dip recipes: Cauliflower Hummus, Black Bean Hummus, Artichoke Pesto, Classic Guacamole, and Fruit Dip

Course Appetizer, Holiday, Snack
Cuisine fall, keto, phase 1, phase 2, phase 3, summer, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword appetizer, dips, fruit dip, guacamole, holiday, hummus, party platter, pesto, snacks
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author lectinfreemama


Cauliflower Hummus

  • 1 bag frozen cauliflower rice steamed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

Black Bean Hummus

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans drained and pressure cooked
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

Artichoke Pesto

  • 1/2 cup sheep or goats milk ricotta
  • 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pecorino romano grated

Classic Guacamole

  • 2 medium avocados smashed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 dash chalula sauce

Fruit Dip

  • 1 cup full fat sour cream
  • juice of 1 lime
  • cinnamon
  • granular sweetener


  • cut veggie sticks jicama, cauliflower, carrots, celery, kohlrabi
  • cut seasonal fruit apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, green mango
  • packaged chips jicama, sweet potato, plantain, tortilla


  1. TO MAKE hummuses and pesto, combine each recipe's ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add water to thin, if necessary. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  2. TO MAKE guacamole, combine avocados, lime juice, and cilantro and mash with a fork. Add salt, pepper, and a dash of hot sauce to taste.

  3. TO MAKE fruit dip, combine sour cream and lime juice. Sprinkle with cinnamon and granular sweetener.



  • Lynn @ Oh-So Yummy

    August 25, 2018 at 12:07 am

    ooh the cauliflower hummus sounds like one i’d want to try! seems like a lot of dips for one platter thought. you’re giving them options! haha 🙂


      August 25, 2018 at 12:52 am

      That’s why it’s the ULTIMATE party platter, lol.

  • Mrs. SBF

    August 25, 2018 at 12:12 am

    They all look so good!

  • Rebecca

    August 28, 2018 at 12:47 am

    These recipes all look so good! And your photography is great too!

  • carolyn

    August 29, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Very helpful blog! This is a bit off topic from your post, but I’m wondering if almond butter (ie., Trader Joe’s raw creamy) is ok to eat when following a lectin free diet?


      August 29, 2018 at 3:46 pm

      The almonds have to be blanched with no skins, so look for brands that use blanched roasted almonds, like Barney’s Bare and Wellbees.

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