Crudite Christmas Tree with Sour Cream and Chive Dip

Crudite Christmas Tree with Sour Cream and Chive Dip


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Serves: 8 - 10

You can still add a Crudite Christmas Tree to your holiday plans!
  • Dip:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Crudite Tree:
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • One 2-inch piece English cucumber, plus half-moon slices for decoration
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, cut into strips and star shapes with a small star cutter
  • Grape tomatoes, for serving
  1. For the dip: Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, horseradish, lemon juice, lemon zest, granulated garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt and a generous grinding of black pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until well combined and smooth. Transfer the dip to a medium bowl and fold in the chives and parsley. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice water. Add the broccoli to the boiling water and blanch until bright green and crisp tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a strainer to the ice bath. Repeat with the cauliflower. Drain the vegetables well and pat them very dry.
  3. To build the tree, make a triangle of broccoli florets in the center of a serving platter. Place the cucumber piece, skin side up, at the base of the tree as a stump and scatter the cauliflower on either side. Decorate the tree with tomatoes, cucumber slices and pepper strips and stars, leaving one star for the top.


Crudite Christmas Tree

You can still add a Crudite Christmas Tree to your holiday plans!Get the recipe:

Julkaissut Food Network Torstaina 7. joulukuuta 2017