Tested till perfect Christmas Tree Veggie Tray
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Christmas Tree Veggie Tray

All it takes is a tray of artfully arranged veggies and a little creativity to make the prettiest edible Christmas tree around.

By Irene Fong and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2013

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Total time 40 minutes
  • Portion size Makes 1 tree

Ingredients

  • 4 large heads 4large headsbroccoli
  • 1 1large carrotcarrots
  • 1 1sweet yellow peppersweet yellow peppers
  • 2 cups 2cupscherry tomatocherry tomatoes
  • 450 g 450gyour favourite cheese
  • 1 bunch 1bunchfresh chivefresh chives

Preparation

Kids especially love this colourful vegetable tree served with our foolproof 5-ingredient Roasted Garlic Dip.

Separate the broccoli into florets and blanch in boiling water for 15 seconds, then chill in ice water. Drain and arrange in tree shape on serving platter.

Cut carrot into scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; using sharp paring knife, cut carrot slices and yellow pepper into festive shapes to decorate the tree. (Make extras – kids love the fun shapes, so they go fast.)

Tuck cherry tomatoes among broccoli florets to adorn with ball ornaments.

Cut cheese into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes. In saucepan of boiling lightly salted water, blanch chives for 5 seconds; drain and rinse under cold water. Drain and pat dry with paper towel; wrap around cheese, tying knot on top. (Make plenty of these since they're deliciously addictive.)

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