Oh Broccoli Christmas tree, oh Broccoli Christmas tree, la la la la, la la la. I have been making this adorable vegetable tree on Christmas Eve for years. Since this year will be a little different and I probably won’t be making it, I decided to make it today! Why not, right?
You can serve this with any dip you prefer or even dressing. While my husband would most likely be content chomping on these vegetables without any dip, most of us really only eat the vegetables so we can eat the dip. I sometimes serve it with a simple vegetable or ranch dip, or sometimes with a blue cheese dip (recipe below). Today I decided I was in the mood for blue cheese dip. When am I not in the mood for blue cheese honestly.
For this little healthy holiday appetizer you only need four ingredients : broccoli, cauliflower, a yellow pepper, and cherry tomatoes. Simple, simple.
Cut off the stems on the broccoli and the cauliflower. Save a little piece of the broccoli stalk to use as a stem for the tree.
Start assembling the snow (cauliflower) on a large platter, and then start building the tree.
Pop a few tomatoes on as ornaments. Use a star shaped cookie cutter with the yellow pepper to make the star. You can put more stars on the tree or on the platter, whatever you like.
And that is it! So simple and so impressive right?
Now for the best part, the recipe for the Blue Cheese Dip.
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. lemon juice
dash of pepper to taste
dash of garlic powder to taste
1 tbsp. sliced scallions.
Mix all of the ingredients together and chill. This dip will taste better once it has been chilled for a few hours.
Serve alongside your pretty tree! Yum!