Skip to Content

Christmas Tree Veggie Tray

Get in the spirit this Christmas Season with this Christmas Tree Veggie Tray! So easy to put together, this fun holiday appetizer idea will get everyone excited and eating their vegetables!

This post may contain Affiliate Links.

A platter containing a Christmas Tree Veggie Tray, green veggies are shaped to look like a tree with red bell pepper slices as decorations.

Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter

Move over cookies, it’s time for vegetables to shine!

I think one of the unsung heroes in our society is the person who brings the vegetables to a party or get together. Like definitely not the ‘fun’ choice but always the hit. I honestly think people get a little ‘sugared’ out during the holidays & parties and they crave the veggie tray. Whenever I bring the vegetables I always can’t help but notice that they are always wiped clean.

So I figured this year I would really up the ‘fun’ of vegetables and make this party-stopping Christmas Tree Veggie Tray.

It seriously is pretty simple to make but soooo fun and festive!

Close up of vegetables shaped like a Christmas tree complete with red vegetables as decorations.

So let’s look at what you need…

Supplies

You don’t need a whole lot for this festive snacker:

  • Cutting board & Knifes for prep
  • A Large Platter/Board/Tray for serving – Use what you have, for these photos I happened to use a nice platter I have but this would equally look good on a nice cutting board or tray!

Ingredients

Have fun with this! I consider this less of a ‘recipe’ and more of a ‘idea’, go crazy with the vegetables you like best.

These are the ingredients you will probably want but are not limited too:

  • Broccoli
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Baby Carrots
  • English Cucumber
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Cauliflower

ALSO: If you want to make a star for the top you will want a slice of yellow cheddar cheese!

More and different examples of green vegetables you could use for the tree include green bell peppers, celery, or green beans! For more vegetables as decorations use others like cherry tomatoes, yellow/orange bell peppers, or radishes!

For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.

A tray with green vegetables shipped into a Christmas tree shape with carrot sticks as a base and cauliflower for snow.

Instructions

You will begin by prepping & cutting the veggies.

The broccoli & cauliflower will be cut into bite size florets.

Batonnet Cut the cucumber which is the fancy way of saying cut into stick shapes, more specifically so the tree shape looks cohesive a 2-inch long cucumber sticks (Or just slice it!).

Slice the red bell pepper into strips.

Lastly carefully use a knife to create a star from the slice of cheese, this is totally optional but I think it takes it to the next level. 

Once eveything is cut assemble the tree.

Start with all of the green vegetables to create the green part of the tree. Start with the bottom, I choose broccoli for the top & bottom because it stayed in place the best for me but it truly doesn’t matter. Layer each green vegetable into a triangle tree shape, repeat the vegetables if necessary. 

Once you are happy with your green tree shape add the rest of the vegetables.

At the base add baby carrots into a stump. Around the stump place the cauliflower for snow. Carefully add the red bell pepper strips onto the tree as decorations. Lastly place the cheese star on top.

Feel free to add other vegetables as tree decorations! Best served with a dip like my Healthy Yogurt Ranch or Easy Hummus.

Angled view of a platter with veggies shaped into a Christmas tree complete with red vegetables are decorations and a slice of cheese shaped like a star on top.

You might also like:

Overhead view of a Christmas Tree Vegetable Tray using tree vegetables to make a tree shape with colorful vegetables as garnishes.

Christmas Tree Veggie Tray

Yield: Serves 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Get in the spirit this Christmas Season with this Healthy Vegetable Platter shaped like a Christmas Tree! This fun holiday appetizer idea will get everyone excited and eating their veggies!

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 15 oz bag sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • (plus your favorite dip for serving)

Instructions

  1. Prep & cut the veggies. The broccoli & cauliflower will be cut into bite size florets. Batonnet Cut the cucumber which is the fancy way of saying cut into stick shapes, more specifically so the tree shape looks cohesive a 2-inch long cucumber sticks (Or just slice it!). Slice the red bell pepper into strips. Lastly carefully use a knife to create a star from the slice of cheese, this is totally optional but I think it takes it to the next level.
  2. Once eveything is cut assemble the tree. You will start with all of the green vegetables to create the green part of the tree. Start with the bottom, I choose broccoli for the top & bottom because it stayed in place the best for me but it truly doesn't matter. Layer each green vegetable into a tree shape, repeat the vegetables if necessary.
  3. Once you are happy with your green tree shape add the rest of the vegetables. At the base add baby carrots into a stump. Around the stump place the cauliflower for snow. Carefully add the red bell pepper strips onto the tree as decorations. Lastly place the cheese star on top. Feel free to add other vegetables are tree decorations as well. Best served with a dip like my Healthy Yogurt Ranch or Easy Hummus.

Notes

Have fun with this! I consider this less of a 'recipe' and more of a 'idea', go crazy with the vegetables you like best. More/different examples of green vegetables you could use for the tree include green bell peppers, celery, or green beans! For more vegetables as decorations use others like cherry tomatoes, different color bell peppers, or radishes!

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/8 of the platter
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment below on the blog or share a photo with me tag @the_schmidty_wife! Can't wait to see what you made!

And make sure you are following me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for all the latest recipes!

Peace & Love

Lauren, The Schmidty Wife

A Pinterest Pin Kitchen Gift Guide image of a collage of kitchen gifts.
Previous
Kitchen Gift Guide
A glass jar of gingerbread simple syrup with a red and white bow on a table next to gingerbread cookies and mugs of coffee.
Next
Gingerbread Simple Syrup

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe