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plant-based splatter platter

plant-based splatter platter

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Yield: 1 platter
  • Category: main dish
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion
  • Diet: Vegan


When you don’t want to be confined to a bowl, create a platter, like my plant-based splatter platter. I call it “splatter platter” because of the style in which you make it. Plus, it’s a “freestyle” recipe, so there are no exact measurements!


  • prepared grain
  • cooked veggies
  • pulses
  • yum ingredient
  • citrus wedges
  • creamy dressing
  • seeds or nuts with salt
  • fresh herbs


Build your platter:

  1. prepared grain — try steamed organic brown rice or farro
  2. cooked veggies — try roasted carrot + purple cauliflower — or leftovers!
  3. pulses — try peppery turmeric roasted chickpeas (see recipe below) or white beans
  4. yum ingredient — try avocado wedges or plant-based “cheese”
  5. citrus wedges — usually lemon
  6. creamy dressing — try roasted beet tahini dressing (see recipe below) or “honey” mustard dressing
  7. seeds or nuts with salt — try black sesame seeds + sea salt — or roasted salted pistachios

To serve:

  1. splatter, drip-n-splash (like you’re Jackson Pollock!), or drizzle w/that dressing
  2. finish w/fresh herbs — try mint leaves & leafy carrot tops
  3. admire your creation and dive in!


peppery turmeric roasted chickpeas:

Toss 1 (15.5-ounce/439-gram) can chickpeas (well drained) with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon each turmeric powder and freshly ground black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Roast in 375°F/190°C oven until crisp, about 35 minutes. Makes about 3 servings.

roasted beet tahini dressing:

Blend together 1 medium roasted, peeled beet (about 125 grams cooked and peeled), 1/4 cup tahini, 3 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/4 teaspoon each sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and 2 tablespoons unsweetened peppermint tea or water (or as needed) until pureed into a thick dressing. (Hint: Doubles as a dip!) Makes about 4 servings.


  • Serving Size: eat mindfully
  • Calories: varies

Keywords: splatter platter, foodart, vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, main dish, grains, vegetables, pulses