Cute Christmas Tree Veggie Platter Recipe

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Veggie Christmas tree appetizer

A fun and easy Christmas veggie platter!

Time to start thinking Christmas parties! I don’t know about you, but we have church events, family events, work events, and even parties with friends during the holiday season. There is always yummy food at these events including sugary treats and calorie-packed comfort food. There is nothing wrong with these but I like to make sure I contribute a healthy option as well.

That’s why I love this Christmas tree veggie platter because it is festive and full of yummy, healthy snack ideas! This takes about 10 minutes to put together too so that’s always a winning appetizer in my book! Check out just how easy this veggie Christmas tree is to put together.

Yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli for veggie tree

What you will need:

  • Fresh broccoli florets
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Pretzel sticks

There really are so many great options for a Christmas veggie platter. You could use cucumbers, red bell peppers, cauliflower, and much more. I happened to have broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and a yellow bell pepper on hand so that’s what I used.

Preparing Your Vegetables

Start by cutting up your broccoli. You will want to cut off the big stem and trim your florets so they have small stems left on them. This part is probably personal preference, because it will be fine with ling stems, I just prefer mostly floret in my bite of broccoli.

Make sure to give your tomatoes a good scrubbing to get all of the wax off and dry them. For the bell pepper, I washed, removed all the of insides, and cut in super-slim strips.

P.S. – If you want really clean (and longer-lasting) veggies, check out this DIY fruit and veggie wash spray!

Veggie Christmas tree

Assembling the Tree

Once you have all of your veggies rinsed and cut, it’s time to assemble. I assemble my veggie Christmas tree on a long-serving platter to make it easier to transport! After you get your tree assembled, add some pretzel sticks to create a tree trunk!

Serve with ranch or a dipping sauce of your choice and you are done! Here are some of our favorite homemade dips:

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Veggie tree

Cute Christmas Tree Veggie Platter Recipe

5 / 5 (2 reviews)
Prep Time: 15 mins
Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1 dry pint (10 ounces) fresh petite cherry tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh broccoli florets
  • pretzel sticks

Instructions

  1. Arrange and layer the strips of bell pepper into a star shape on a large platter or cutting board.
  2. Place broccoli florets in a triangle formation, starting right under the star and fanning out from there, to be the "tree."
  3. Arrange a handful of pretzel sticks at the bottom to be the "trunk."
  4. Place cherry tomatoes in two or three rows going across the broccoli, to look like lights or ornaments.
  5. Then add smaller broccoli florets to fill in any gaps and blank spots on the "tree."
  6. Serve with your favorite veggie dip. Enjoy!
Ingredients: Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Pretzels, Tomato
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Christmas
Categories: Healthy

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