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Basic Relish Tray


A relish tray is a traditionally a small sectioned dish or platter that contains items such as pickles, olives, raw vegetables or cheese cubes. They are served as appetizers before dinner and alongside the dinner.

I haven’t had a relish tray in years but decided to do one at a recent holiday dinner and it was a hit. I was quite pleased and I think I’ll do one regularly.

It’s so simple! I used large pimento stuffed party olives, pitted kalamata olives, a sweet gherkin pickles.

Try one at your next get together and don’t be surprised when everyone loves it. Everyone is gonna be hungry waiting for the big meal so it will be much appreciated to have a few things to nibble on.

Supper Club Relish Tray

More ideas for your tray:

Picked Okra (this is a favorite of mine)

A variety of small pickles (sweet, spicy, bread & butter)

Olives ( there are so many options available in grocery stores)

Simple Vegetables (carrot sticks, celery sticks or radishes)

Pickled Peppers

Update: After I started preparing a relish tray for holiday dinners, I have made it a tradition. I now prepare a relish tray for all meals when we have company. It’s always a success and folks really enjoy eating from the relish tray. My favorite combination that I use are jalapeno stuffed olives, pickled okra, and sweet baby pickles. 

Relish tray for holiday starter appetizers on a white tray
Relish Tray
Yield: 1 Relish Tray

Basic Relish Tray

Relish Tray for holiday meals

An assortment of favorite relish tray items for dinner or holiday guests to enjoy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Jar of Spicy Pickled Okra, drained
  • 1 Jar of Olives, drained
  • 1 Jar of Sweet Baby Pickles, drained (or your favorite assortment of olives and pickles)


  1. Assort relish tray items on a serving dish and chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Thank you so much for stopping by! I do hope that you’ll lay out a tasty platter of goodies for your next gathering. Stop by and let me know what you did and how everyone enjoyed it.

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Sunday 10th of April 2022

Relish trays make a comeback! Thanks for featuring these - a great use for your grandma's favorite divided crystal dish. Celery pieces stuffed with pimento cheese was always on my mama's relish tray.

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