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Plant-Based Holiday Tree Snack Board

holiday tree snack board

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Diet: Vegan


I was planning to serve just a little snack of middle eastern nibbles. But after browsing through the pages of my talented friend Frances Largeman-Roth’s awesome new book, Everyday Snack Tray, I was inspired to transform it into a snack board. And since it’s nearly Christmas, I let my favorite holiday do the rest of the inspo. This holiday tree snack board is so much more joyful than simply eating sliced cucumbers w/dip, right?!


  • cucumber slices
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh mint leaves
  • carrot shreds
  • falafel halves
  • pomegranate arils
  • lemon slices
  • pita wedges
  • dips of choice (baba ghanoush, moussaka & roasted beet hummus)


  1. TREE: Make the tree by layering the cucumbers onto a bamboo cutting board or large serving platter to form a Christmas tree (think Fraser fir tree!). Insert the fresh rosemary like they are branches, then add the mint leaves throughout.
  2. GARLAND: Arrange the carrot shreds on top as garland.
  3. TREE TRUNK: Place halved falafel at the bottom of the tree to form a trunk.
  4. ORNAMENTS: Sprinkle with the pomegranate arils as ornaments.
  5. TREE TOPPER: Top with the lemon slices like a star tree topper.
  6. ON THE SIDE: Arrange pita and dips of choice on the side. My picks: baba ghanoush, moussaka and roasted beet hummus.


Make as big or as small as you want depending on the number of people that you’re serving this to—even if you’re just snacking solo.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Snack, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Keywords: holiday snacks, holiday appetizers, christmas appetizers, snack board, vegan charcuterie board, plant-based snacks, vegetarian snack, middle eastern snack, mediterranean snack, dips