This post was sponsored by NABISCO as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Here I’m sharing an easy recipe for the perfect vegetarian party appetizer, my Vegetable Stack Christmas Trees Recipe. It’s perfect for Christmas Parties, Holiday Gatherings, Family Celebrations, and Christmas any way you like to celebrate it!
Christmas is the time of year when our family celebrates our faith and we show love and affection to one another through the exchange of gifts and holiday themed treats like these Vegetable Stack Christmas Trees.
This recipe is incredibly easy to make and serves as both holiday decoration and a hearty snack for guests or family. These Veggie Stack Christmas Trees make a perfect party appetizer, or centerpiece at any Christmas party.
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What I like the most, is that these little “trees” have nothing but natural sugar and lots of vitamins and nutrition since they’re made entirely from fruits, veggies, bean dip, and Triscuit crackers.
The decorations glitter like gold and rubies, but the tiny trees are entirely edible. The pomegranate seeds are sweet and tangy, while the dried orange peel bits are tart.
The flavor of these little trees packs a punch. Between the hearty bean dip and cucumbers you have a juicy crunch. The addition of jalapeños means you also have some heat. But these little trees are flexible. Want more heat? Add more jalapeños.
Now, I used a combination of jalapeños and sliced mini cucumbers, but if you omit the jalapeños you’ll have a milder flavor and a tree even kids can help assemble. Since you’re working with peppers, you can opt to wear gloves, or simply wash your hands thoroughly to make sure any oily residue is washed from your fingertips. Jalapeños give off an oil that can make you cry if you get it in close contact with your eyes.
Best of all, is the look on your guests faces when they see you’ve made tiny Vegetable Stack Christmas Trees that they can eat. Serve these with a side of extra Triscuit crackers and bean dip in case your guests want to halve their trees and eat fewer slices of veggies and more Triscuit.
Ingredients for Vegetable Stack Christmas Trees Recipe:
- 3-4 Mini Cucumbers
- 3 Green Jalapeños
- 1 Green Bell Pepper [for garnish]
- 1 container of Pomegranate Seeds [you want red, ripe seeds]
- 1 container of Orange Peel Bits
- 1 bushel of Italian Parsley – cut so you have the “leaves”
- 1 Can of Bean Dip
- 1 Box of Triscuit
Video on How to Make this Vegetable Stack Christmas Trees Recipe:
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Directions for Vegetable Stack Christmas Trees Recipe:
Step 1: Gather ingredients. Wash all produce and dry – thoroughly. You’ll need a fork – to scour your mini-cucumbers, a sharp knife to slice your veggies, and a flat knife to spend the bean dip onto the Triscuits.
Step 2: Slice your veggies. I sliced the mini-cucumbers and bell peppers into thin slices for stacking. I cut up the bell pepper into bits to use as garnish on top of my final serving plate.
Step3: Spread 1 teaspoonful of bean dip onto a Triscuit.
Step 4: Layer the veggies. I alternated the jalapeños and the mini-cucumber slices, starting with the largest slice a the bottom and moving up to smaller pieces to make a tree. I used 5 layers. In-between some of the slices I added leaves from the Italian Parsley to give the trees a more authentic look.
Step 5: Plate and garnish. I found that this recipe makes 12 trees. I placed the trees on a beautiful, white, scalloped cake plate and then garnished the display with pomegranate seeds, dried orange peels, and bits of bell pepper to give the appearance of ornaments and a star tree topper.
Voila’ – an Easy Recipe for beautiful Vegetable Stack Christmas Trees you can eat!
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