Broccoli Christmas Tree With A Raw Ranch Dip

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Holiday recipes don’t all have to be sweet creations. Take pride in your health and assemble this Christmas tree with fresh broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers. It’s a fun vegetable platter with a tasty dip that is the perfect centerpiece for any holiday appetizer table.

Broccoli Christmas Tree With A Raw Ranch Dip
  • Prep Time:15m
  • Total Time:15m


For the Ranch Dip

  • 2 c raw cashews (soaked in water for 2 hours then drained)
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3/8 c raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1/8 c finely chopped dill

For the Christmas Tree

  • 3 c fresh broccoli florets
  • 14 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the dressing into a bowl and top with freshly topped dill, if you have some extra left over. Set aside while you assemble the broccoli tree.
  3. Get a large platter and assemble the broccoli florets in the shape of a Christmas tree. This is a flat tree and you aren\'t building vertically. Make sure to keep some stems from the broccoli to use as the trunk of the tree down below.
  4. Place the cherry tomatoes randomly around the tree. These are the ball ornaments.
  5. Cut a start out of one side of the yellow bell pepper, and then dice the pepper into small cubes. These will serve as the lights.
  6. Place the star on top of the tree and scatter the little bell pepper cubes over the tree to make the lights.
  7. Serve with ranch dressing and enjoy.


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