Vegetable Christmas Tree

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Jeanne Benavidez

By
@jeanneben

I saw this at a party one year and I thought it was so cute I had to try it. It makes a great centerpiece for an appitizer table or even for individual tables. These internet pictures show you some examples of how far you can go with making the tree.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • ITEMS NEEDED:

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    styrophome cone
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    toothpicks
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    red and green fruits or veggies
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    cheese
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    knife
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    cutting board
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    look through your produce section and find yummy red and green healthy treats to put on your tree.
  • SUGGESTED VEGGIES AND FRUIT:

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    cucumbers
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    cherry tomatoes
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    radishes
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    red and/or green seedles grapes
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    apple, rinsed and cubed
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    cheddar cheese, cubed
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    red and/or green bell peppers, 1 1/2 inch circles
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    mozzarella cheese, low-fat, cubed

How to Make Vegetable Christmas Tree

Step-by-Step

  1. First prepare your veggies or fruit. If you are using apples, cut them in cubes, and if you won't be eating your tree for a while just brush some lemon juice on your apples to prevent browning.
  2. Wrap the cone in clear plastic food wrap, securing it with floral pins/scotch tape in one or two places.
  3. Using the toothpicks, attach the veggies, and cheese cubes to the cone. Push the toothpicks into the cone (you may need to cut the toothpicks down to fit in the top of your cone). Angle the toothpicks upwards to help keep the fruit and veggies from falling off. Cover the whole cone!
  4. A star made of cheese can be attached to the top of the tree with a toothpick. It can be hand carved or cut with a small star-shaped cookie cutter.
  5. place the tree in the center of a serving platter and surrround with other cut veggies. Serve with a bowl of your favorite dip(s).

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About Vegetable Christmas Tree

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy




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