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Snow Pea Holiday Wreath

Santa himself might stop to sample this pretty-as-a-picture finger food! Crunchy green pea pods and juicy red tomatoes add a natural fresh, festive holiday note to my buffet table. —Carol Schneck, Lodi, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh snow peas, strings removed
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add snow peas; cook, uncovered, just until crisp-tender and they turn bright green, 1-2 minutes. Drain and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, garlic powder and seasoned salt. Place bowl in the center of a serving platter. Arrange snow peas and tomatoes around the bowl.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 23 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Elizabeth
    Oct 12, 2018

    I made this dish for a birthday barbecue. My eldest daughter is vegan so I made 'cream cheese' with cashew cream, salt, nutritional yeast, olive oil and lemon juice. I could have just purchased a soy based cream cheese substitute but they tend to taste like chemicals to me and my non-vegan family members hate it. Made with my substitute everyone loved this dish and it looks so festive. It will be in my holiday party rotation.

  • BetseyWR
    Dec 20, 2016

    Have made this the past few years at the holidays. Good to eat, good for you and great reviews by friends. Takes a little time but looks and tastes great.

  • Catpaddle
    Dec 22, 2013

    Made this using small balls of fresh mozzarella, tossed with a bit of dry ranch dressing mix then sliced in half instead of the cream cheese. Turned out very tasty>

  • mojomo
    Dec 10, 2011

    <p>Very nice however, I arranged the pea pods on the plate then dotted the tips, it was much easier and ensured a nice design.</p>

  • pshanley
    Dec 13, 2010

    Very easy to prepare, but takes a few minutes to design. It looked festive and all comments were positive. I would make it again.