Christmas Holiday Vegetable Wreath Shaped Tray
Celebrate the holidays with this cute and healthy Christmas Vegetable Wreath Appetizer Tray. Broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower florets make up this festive and tasty raw veggie tray. Serve this plant-based, vegan-friendly and gluten-free appetizer with your favorite dip.
Healthy Christmas Appetizer
If you’re looking to wow your guests, try this veggie wreath at your next holiday party. This simple, no-cook dish adds a beautiful pop of color to your holiday table!
A Christmas wreath veggie tray is just as it sounds – a plate of vegetables arranged to look like a wreath. It’s healthier than a plate of cookies and much easier to make! You can buy pre-cut veggies, or cut them up ahead of time so all you have to do is assemble.
I kept this wreath simple with broccoli, cauliflower, and cherry tomatoes. You can follow this recipe exactly, or use it as a guideline for your own creation.
Sugar snap peas, asparagus, cucumbers, celery, red bell pepper, grape tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, and sweet peppers make great additions to a Christmas vegetable wreath. The most important thing is to make a decorative pattern with the vegetables.
Holiday Veggie Wreath Appetizer Tray Benefits
- Put it together in less than 20 minutes which means you can easily prep it for a Christmas party with on stress.
- Use your favorite dip including sour cream, cream cheese, or whatever you think your guests will like the best. It’s perfect for parties or gatherings and a great way to celebrate the holiday season (see my related article on healthy eating during the holidays).
- You can customize it to fit your dietary needs. This holiday veggie tray can easily be made dairy-free or vegan for those with special diets.
- Hummus or dip – Hummus is a great option because it’s universally adored, but any veggie dip works great. For a vegan or dairy-free wreath, use a vegan dip. It’s easy to change the dip to fit a dietary preference or need. You can make your homemade oil-free hummus or cashew hummus ahead of time.
- Broccoli – To cut down on prep time, you can buy pre-cut florets. Or you can buy a head of broccoli and cut it up ahead of time. This way all you have to do is assemble come party time. Swap out the broccoli if you wish for any other type of green vegetables including green beans or cucumber slices.
- Cauliflower – Cauliflower can also be found pre-cut in the produce area. The contrast of the green and white in the vegetable wreath makes it pop!
- Cherry tomatoes – It wouldn’t be a Christmas wreath without a pop of red. Place the cherry tomatoes in clusters to mimic red berries or flowers. Or, arrange them at the bottom of the wreath like a bow.
Place a bowl of dip in the center of a large, 9-inch glass pie dish or plate.
Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.
Arrange the broccoli florets around the bowl of dip.
Next, nestle in the cauliflower and cherry tomatoes to dress up the wreath!
Serve immediately. Or, you can assemble your Christmas wreath vegetable platter ahead of time, cover with plastic wrap, and then serve right before your holiday gatherings.
This adorable and healthy simple vegetable platter is the perfect way to serve a tray of veggies during the holidays. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
- The nutrition label for this recipe does not include the dip.
- If you want to make this ahead of time, get all of the vegetable ready. Store them in a ziptop bag in the refrigerator. Assemble the wreath just before serving to ensure that the vegetables stay crisp.
- To make a larger wreath, use an extra-large plate and purchase extra vegetables.
- For extra protein, buy fresh mozzarella pearls and use them to decorate the wreath. Mozzarella is not appropriate for vegan or dairy-free diets, so just make adaptations wherever necessary (you could use dairy-free cheese balls).
- You can also change up the raw vegetables for ones you like including red peppers, yellow pepper, or celery sticks.
Hummus, ranch, green goddess, tzatziki, white bean dip, baba ganoush, or a Greek yogurt-based dip would all work great! You can choose dairy-free options if necessary.
It’s best to assemble the wreath right before serving. This ensures the vegetables stay crisp and fresh. If you want to plan ahead, cut up all your veggies and place them in ziptop bags. This way all you have to worry about is assembly.
More Healthy Holiday Recipes You Might Like
- Non-Alcoholic Holiday Morning Punch
- Oat Milk Eggnog Recipe
- Gluten-Free Date Nut Bread
- Vegan Charcuterie Board
- Grinch Fruit Kabobs
- Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Charcuterie Board
You may also want to check out my article on Clean Eating During the Holidays.
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- 1 cup Cashew Hummus or your favorite dip
- 3 heads of broccoli, broken into florets (about 10 cups)
- 1 head of cauliflower, broken into florets (about 3 cups)
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes (about 2 cups)
- Place a bowl of dip in the center of a large, 9-inch glass pie dish.
- Arrange the broccoli florets around the bowl of dip.
- Then, nestle in the cauliflower florets and cherry tomatoes to decorate the wreath.
- Serve immediately.
- The nutrition label for this recipe does not include the dip.
- If you want to make this ahead of time, get all of the vegetables ready. Store them in a ziptop bag in the refrigerator. Assemble the wreath just before serving to ensure that the vegetables stay crisp.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: No-bake
- Cuisine: Healthy
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 72
- Sugar: 4.9 g
- Sodium: 70.9 mg
- Fat: 0.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 14.2 g
- Fiber: 5.5 g
- Protein: 5.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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