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Christmas Tree Veggie Tray

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This Christmas tree veggie tray is simple and easy to make. The kids will love helping you arrange the veggies on the tray to make a fun Christmas tree shape that’s perfect for the holidays.

Appetizer trays are great to serve because they’re so easy to assemble. Some of our other favorite trays to make are these Ultimate Veggie Tray, Appetizer Tray For Kids and this Cookie Charcuterie Board.

a Christmas Tree Veggie Tray

A Festive Christmas Appetizer Idea

I love all the food around the holiday season, but I have to confess that with all the sweets and baked goods, sometimes I find myself craving something fresh and healthy. I’m also really concerned about making sure my kids get the vitamins and nutrients they need (along with a few treats here and there), and so I like to find ways to incorporate our favorite healthy foods into our Christmas celebrations.

This Christmas tree veggie tray is a festive appetizer idea that’s perfect to serve at a holiday party. It’s also a fun way to get your kids excited about eating their vegetables! However and whenever you serve it, it will always be delicious and festive.

two girls arranging a vegetable tray in the shape of a Christmas tree

How To Make A Christmas Tree Veggie Tray

Form The Tree – My girls love broccoli (which, I grant, is a little unusual) so they wanted to make our Christams tree base out of broccoli. You could really use any green vegetable, such as green pepper strips, snap peas, celery or sliced cucumbers. Use whatever you can think of!

Make The Trunk – We love baby carrots, so we made the trunk of the Christmas tree out of those.

a Christmas Tree shaped veggie platter

Decorate The Tree – Once you have the green vegetable Christmas tree shape, it’s time to decorate! We chose to use red pepper strips and cherry tomatoes. We then cut a star made from a little chunk of colby jack cheese. The sky is really the limit here! You could decorate with any colorful vegetables of your choosing, and even cut them into fun shapes using mini cookie cutters. Make it fun and creative!

My girls were so proud of their finished product, and couldn’t wait to start snacking on their yummy veggies! We knew that we needed the perfect dip to serve along with our veggies, so we chose Marzetti Ranch Veggie Dip.

a Veggie christmas tree formed on a Tray

More Easy Appetizer Ideas

This Christmas tree veggie tray is the perfect healthy recipe for any party or holiday gathering, and is sure to impress! Leave us a comment below and let us know what other veggies you jused to make your Christmas tree.

a Christmas Tree Veggie Tray
5 from 8 votes

Christmas Veggie Tray Recipe

This Christmas Tree Veggie Tray is festive appetizer idea that's perfect for the holidays.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 11 Tray
Calories 45 kcal


  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 8-12 baby carrots
  • 1/2 red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 3/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • one small chunk of colby jack cheese cut into a star shape
  • veggie dip


  1. Arrange the broccoli in a triangular shape on a large serving dish.
  2. Add the baby carrots at the bottom of the dish to form a trunk.
  3. Decorate the broccoli tree with bell pepper strips and tomatoes.
  4. Add the star on top, and enjoy with fresh Marzetti dip.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Veggie Tray Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 45
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a christmas tree veggie tray with a star made from cheese

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