Almost any vegetable can be included on a veggie tray, but some of the more popular selections include broccoli, asparagus, green beans, peppers and carrots. The most appealing veggie trays offer a lot of variety and color.
Blanching and shocking make some vegetables more appealing for a veggie tray. Blanching is putting vegetables in a pan of salted boiling water for a few moments. Shocking the vegetables means placing them into ice water. The blanching and shocking process slightly cooks the vegetables, but they remain crisp. Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, snap peas, and asparagus make delicious additions to a veggie tray after blanching and shocking.