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Veggie Christmas Tree Recipe

Veggie Christmas Tree Recipe

I've been serving this festive appetizer for years. Everyone comments on how pretty it is. I especially like it because it's so easy to make.—Leola Seltmann, Witchita, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) fat-free ranch salad dressing
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 broccoli stem
  • 3 to 4 cups cauliflowerets
  • 4 to 5 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced


  • 1. Cover the bottom of a 13-in. x 9-in. glass dish with dressing. Arrange broccoli in a tree shape, using the stem as the trunk. Place cauliflower around tree. Add tomatoes and carrot slices as ornaments. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with low-fat dressing) equals 37 calories, 2g fat, 0 cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.