Vegetable Christmas Tree Gorgeous Edible Centerpiece
This vegan Christmas tree is sure to be a show stopper! It was delicious, impressive, and oh so festive.
With a little magic and a little time, you can create this veggie Christmas tree masterpiece that’s sure to be amazing! Complete your appetizer with Bacon Ranch Cheese Balls, Spinach Artichoke Dip, and Bacon Roll Smoke.
The Best Festive Vegetable Tray!
The holidays are the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen, especially when your house is crowded with kids. We often host, volunteer, or attend parties, with food-focused parties.
While I usually shy away from salads and vegetable platters, I can’t help but fall in love with this lovely vegetable Christmas tree appetizer. It’s festive, healthy, and super easy to make! Not to mention it’s also a stunning core.
It’s also something the kids love to do for me, it gives mom and kids more time in the kitchen. Sure, things can get crazy this time of year, but the holidays are the perfect time to get the kids involved and create some fun Christmas memories together!
How to Assemble a Vegetable Christmas Tree
Believe it or not, this adorable little tree is fun for kids to eat veggies all night long…even with candy and cookies everywhere! Here’s how to make it.
vegetable. Rinse all vegetables first, then chop broccoli, celery, and bell peppers.
gather. Wrap the Styrofoam cone with a double layer of plastic wrap. Starting at the bottom of the cone, insert a toothpick into the cone and attach the vegetables. Put a toothpick on top. Use a mini cookie cutter or knife to cut a star out of the cheese. Carefully place on top.
Serve. Arrange any vegetables or crackers you want at the base of the tree. Serve with Bacon Cheese Balls or your favorite Marzetti® Veggie Dip.
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- Mix cauliflower florets with broccoli. You can also make an all-white Christmas tree using just cauliflower.
- You can use some of these to garnish all three instead of putting extra veggies at the base of the tree.
- Add your favorite veggies like radishes, cocktail onions, carrots, and more.
Service Tips: I’ve been to parties where the food looks too good to eat, and no one wants to be the first to eat it. This tree is one of those dishes. When the party starts, break the ice and remove a broccoli floret to show guests that they can also enjoy the vegetable tree.
shop This is done in different ways depending on the stage you are in.
- Prepare: You can prepare all vegetables 48 hours in advance. Put the different elements in separate Ziplocs on the fridge.
- assembled: You can assemble the tree a few hours before serving. Wrap the tree in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. (make sure your shelf is high enough to accommodate the tree)
- leftovers: You can dismantle the tree and store the different elements in their own storage containers, or leave them as they are and wrap them in plastic.
For more favorite dips, try:
Prep time 20 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Serving Size 12
by Lil’ Luna
- 4 large heads of broccoli
- 1 medium cherry tomato
- 1 slice 1/4-inch thick cheddar cheese
- Celery, bell pepper, carrot optional
Rinse all vegetables and cut broccoli into florets. If you are using celery, chop the bell peppers.
Wrap the Styrofoam cone with a double layer of plastic wrap. Starting at the bottom of the cone, insert a toothpick into the cone and attach a row of broccoli. Continue inserting toothpicks and add rows of broccoli and cherry tomatoes until you reach the top of the cone.
Place a toothpick on the very top of the cone. Use a mini cookie cutter or knife to cut a star out of the cheese. Carefully slide it onto the toothpick on top.
Arrange green peppers and celery. Carrots, other vegetables, or crackers of your choice to use around the roots. Serve with Bacon Cheese Balls or your favorite Marzetti® Veggie Dip. Please enjoy!