Are pickles, beets and olives-green and black,radishes part of a relish tray? Where as carrots, cauliflower, celery, broccoli,small tomatoes are part of a vegetable tray. Right?

  • First time I hear about a "relish tray" after a quick googling it looks like a regionalim term equivalent to a "vegetable tray" Also see this : english.stackexchange.com/questions/91497/…
    – Max
    Jul 28, 2017 at 13:06
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    The terms tend to be largely interchangeable in my experience and somewhat regional, but yes, relish tray tends to be used a bit more often when preserved and pickled items are included, while vegetable tray seems more common when the tray is all or mostly fresh veggies. I think few would consider either to ever be wrong though.
    – dlb
    Jul 28, 2017 at 15:59

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A relish tray emphasizes, but isn't necessarily exclusively comprised of, preserved/pickled vegetables.

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