Whole30 Snack Board Crudités with Dips

Imagine all your favorite Whole30 munchie things, then take them to the next level! That’s what’s happening right here! Served with homemade romesco sauce, sunflower seed hummus, and lots of fresh vegetables and nuts, this Whole30 Snack Board Crudités is awesome for parties, holidays, and get-togethers!

Is there anyone on the entire planet that doesn’t love a good snack board?

If there is, I don’t want to meet them. No offense. They’re so good, and they’re a total crowd pleaser! And I mean, snack platters just happen to be the easiest appetizer ever to put together, so they’re perfect for entertaining. I really love getting to set it out and watch everybody dig in, not getting stuck in the kitchen prepping food the whole time.

Another nice thing? You can customize them based on your dietary preferences.

With just a little bit of thought and almost no effort, you can make them Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, or Whole30. This time, I made a Whole30 Snack Board, since this was for a small group that generally enjoys eating Paleo/Whole30.

I used fresh seasonal veggies like raw cauliflower florets, sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, and the asparagus is from my own backyard! I also added some pistachios, cantaloupe slices wrapped in prosciutto, and homemade Whole30 Romesco Sauce and Sunflower Seed Hummus.

Romesco Sauce made with roasted red peppers is served in a small bowl topped with toasted pine nuts and roasted broccoli florets for dipping.

What do I do with Romesco?

Personally, I think romesco is the unsung hero of the dip world. I hardly ever see it around, but it is just the most delicious thing in the universe. It’s pretty versatile, too!

Romesco sauce can be used as a dip for raw veggies or as a sauce served with roasted veggies, grilled fish or chicken, basically anything that could use a big infusion of flavor. We also use romesco on lettuce wraps, to top salads, and with my morning eggs.

Can you make hummus without chick peas?

Yes! There are a few different ways to do it. Here I used sunflower seeds, but you could also roast cauliflower and use it in place of hummus. The most important thing is that you include tahini (sesame seed paste), because that’s what gives it the hummus-y flavor. And tahini is 100% Whole30 compliant. So is garlic, lemon juice, salt, and olive oil, which are the other main ingredients in hummus.

By the way, is hummus-y a word? If it isn’t, it should be.

To make this Snack Board:

  1. Make the Romesco and Hummus (recipes are below) and transfer the dips into small bowls.
  2. Cut half a cantaloupe into 2-inch wedges and cut away the skin. Carefully wrap each in a slice of prosciutto.
  3. Wash and cut one bell pepper, one half of a cauliflower, and two small cucumbers into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Wash a small bunch of snap peas and asparagus, cutting away the woody stems.
  5. Assemble the snack platter by arranging pistachios, all the vegetables, the prosciutto wrapped melon, and the romesco and hummus on a large platter.

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Whole30 Snack Platter - made with homemade romesco sauce, sunflower seed hummus, and lots of fresh vegetables and nuts.
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Romesco Sauce

Romesco is a red pepper and nut based sauce, blended with herbs, garlic, and oil. It’s absolutely delicious as a dip or spread for veggies, or used to eat with fish.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 roasted red pepper cooled, skins and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup any combination raw almonds and pine nuts
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic blanched
  • 2 T fresh parsley
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 anchovies in oil optional, but it gives it a nice savory & salty touch
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne optional
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, pulse everything until blended together (don’t overblend.. it should still have a bit of texture to it).

Nutrition Facts
Romesco Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 203mg9%
Potassium 198mg6%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 361IU7%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Whole30 Snack Platter - made with homemade romesco sauce, sunflower seed hummus, and lots of fresh vegetables and nuts.
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Sunflower Seed Hummus

A Whole30 version of hummus, made legume-free by substituting sunflower seeds for the garbanzo beans. Blended with garlic, tahini, lemon, and salt, you’re sure to get all the delicious flavor of hummus!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients

Sunflower Seed Hummus

  • 1 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic blanched
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Soak the sunflower seeds in warm water for 30 minutes, then drain. Using a high speed blender or food processor, blend all the ingredients together until smooth.

  2. Thin it using extra olive oil, if needed, to the desired consistency. It should be creamy and spreadable but not too thick.

Nutrition Facts
Sunflower Seed Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 711mg31%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Be sure to check out some of my other appetizers — like Whole30 Prosciutto Wrapped Pears or Whole30 BBQ Chicken & Ranch Sliders! If you give them a try, let me know your thoughts in the comments below, or tag me on Instagram @cookathomemom.