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Vegetable Wreath with Dip

Vegetables and dip are a mainstay at most holiday parties. I like to dress up this appetizer by cutting vegetables into festive shapes and arranging them as a wreath. It's a nice conversation piece. —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives, well drained
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium jicama
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. Stir in onions and olives. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Transfer dip to a serving bowl; place in the center of a 12-in. round serving plate. Arrange broccoli, green pepper and tomatoes in a wreath shaped around dip.
  • Using a small star cookie cutter, cut out stars from jicama slices; place over wreath. Cut red pepper into five pieces that form the shape of a bow; position on wreath.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 138 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • habenaroman
    Jan 25, 2015

    Very tasty.

  • dwilfer
    Dec 31, 2013

    Such a fun way to add festive creativity to the veggie tray.

  • rbarton
    Dec 29, 2012

    Beautiful and the dip is delicious! I added sugar snap peas to the veggie mix.

  • tgbvmb
    Oct 22, 2009

    This was delicious, and better yet, quick and easy. The only problem is, the ingredients don't list onions, yet the directions say to add them with the olives. So I tried it with 1/4 cup finely diced red onion, and it was delicious.