I bought a bunch of these small glass bowls ages ago and absolutely LOVE them! The clear glass goes with everything and allows the natural colors of the food to be the star.
Fruits and veggies come in a wide variety of vibrant colors. When served on simple, neutral dishes, their natural beauty can shine through.
Sprinkle a few dried chives on top to make the colors even more vibrant while adding a tasty surprise, with very little effort on your part.
Shown here: Yellow, orange, and purple carrot sticks with Smokey Mayocoba Bean Dip in a clear bowl.
With a little creativity, most anything can be presented attractively!
My husband put together this lovely snack plate for us on a day off. We often have a large breakfast and a simple (but beautiful!) lunch made up of a few plates like the ones on this page.
When presented attractively, even our pantry staples can be guest worthy. We pretty much always have a variety of nuts, dried fruits, cheese, and fresh produce to choose from. (Learn more about stocking your kitchen The Paprika Palace way.)
Shown here: Cheese slices with dried apricots and dates around a clear glass bowl filled with almonds, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
Add a touch of color to most any dish with a simple salad in a small clear bowl. No dressing needed!
Shown here: Pure and Simple Spinach Beet Salad
Here’s another one of our lunch plates — a plate of small bowls!
When you have a random assortment of finger foods, it helps to keep them separated in small bowls. The clear bowls allow the beauty of the foods to shine, while the colorful plate unites the separate foods and makes it easy to serve.
Set the bowls on a large plate and fill in the spaces with slices of cheese or other neat finger foods, such as carrot sticks.
This was so yummy I forgot to photograph it until we had already enjoyed part of it!
Shown here: Top bowl — jicama sticks, right bowl — black grapes and red plum slices, left bowl — mozarella cheese and green olives. White cheddar and smoked gouda slices on the plate.
Great for unexpected guests, just place a small bowl in a larger bowl, and place both bowls in an even larger bowl. Then fill each bowl with a different type of nut.
Taking it with you? No problem! Take the nuts in zip lock bags or other storage containers. Then simply fill the bowls once you get there. Easy peasy! (Learn more about presenting food with concentric circles.)
Show here: Cinnamon Walnuts in the smallest, center bowl. Toasted almonds in the middle bowl. Raw walnuts in the largest, outer bowl.
Presentation Tip — Small Clear Bowls
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