Festive Floret Fir Recipe
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Festive Floret Fir Recipe

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This is the perfect way to present your veggies at your next Christmas party. It is so cute and your guests will be so impressed!—Mae Richie, Faribault, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 12-inch Styrofoam cone
  • Aluminum foil, optional
  • 5-1/2 cups cauliflowerets (about 1 small head)
  • 4-1/2 cups broccoli florets (about 1 medium bunch)
  • Toothpicks
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup small whole ripe olives
  • Dip or salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 21 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Cover Styrofoam cone with foil if desired. Attach cauliflower and broccoli to the cone by sticking one end of a toothpick into a floret and the other end into the cone, using the larger florets at the base. Attach a cherry tomato to treetop. Attach carrots, olives and remaining tomatoes with toothpicks to the cone. Fill in any gaps with small florets, using half of a toothpick. Serve with dip or dressing. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Festive Floret Fir in Country Woman July/August 1999, p38

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