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Easy Cucumber Christmas Tree Appetizer Recipe

This holiday season serve up a Cucumber Christmas Tree for a healthy and delicious Christmas appetizer.

cucumber tree appetizer on serving platter

Using fresh vegetables, cucumber Christmas trees make a fun appetizer to serve up at holiday parties and give a healthier option to party guests.

You can use your favorite dip such as a dill dip, ranch dip or veggie dip to serve alongside this festive appetizer.

festive cucumber tree appetizer on holiday table

I am sure these cucumber trees will be a huge hit at your holiday party!

If you’re looking for more Christmas recipes, give our 3-Ingredient Grinch Pretzel Bites and Grinch Cupcakes a try too! And we are really loving these Grinch Cookies!

cucumber tree appetizer displayed on holiday table

Helpful Tips

  • I used an english cucumber but you can use mini cucumbers if you’d like.
  • I used cherry tomatoes but you can swap that out for slices of red bell pepper if you want.
  • You can make your own homemade ranch dip using ranch seasoning and sour cream or plaint white greek yogurt.
  • The cheese stars was made using a small Christmas cookie cutter but you can use yellow bell peppers or any other yellow veggie.
  • Wash cucumbers well before slicing
tray of cucumber tree appetizer

How to Make A Cucumber Christmas Tree Appetizer

This cucumber tree appetizer is so easy to make on a whim.

Simply wash your vegetables, slice and arrange on a serving platter. You can use a variety of fresh vegetables and dips to make this festive holiday appetizer.

Serve and enjoy!

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Cucumber Christmas Tree Appetizer

COURSE: Appetizer
Servings 4
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes
How to make an easy Cucumber Christmas Tree Appetizer for the holidays.


  • 2 Cucumbers Sliced
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes Whole
  • 3 tbsp Cream Cheese (or any dip you'd like)
  • 1 Graham Cracker
  • 1 Slice Cheddar Cheese cut into star shape


  • Create a Christmas tree with the cucumber slices.
  • Make a tree trunk with the crackers.
  • Add a teaspoon of cream cheese onto each cucumber.
  • Add cherry tomatoes to create ornaments
  • Cut a star out of the cheddar cheese and place it on top. 
  • Serve and Enjoy!
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