Snowman Veggie Tray

Looking to add more of a variety to your holiday spread this year? Load up on the healthy stuff by making this adorable Snowman Veggie Tray!

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Cauliflower, black olives, and red bell peppers served on a wooden tray to look like a snowman, surrounded by crackers and ranch sauce.

With the holidays just around the corner, I am thinking long and hard of what I’ll be serving to my holiday guests. Of course, it’s always tons of fun to come up with thematic desserts, but I am a firm believer in balance! This is where my Snowman Veggie Tray comes to play.

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How Long Does It Take to Put Together This Veggie Platter?

Great news! Putting together this delicious holiday vegetable tray only takes a few minutes.

There’s no cooking nor baking involved: just use your imagination and let your creativity be your guide! Of course, our instructions down below are very detailed, giving you all the tips that you need!

Aerial view of cauliflower in the shape of a snowman, with black olives, a carrot and red pepper. The veggies sit on a wooden platter on a red and green placemat

How Do I Store Leftover Veggies from my Vegetable Tray?

Place any leftover vegetables in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to five days. Be sure to store the dressing in a completely separate container from the vegetables.

Using a Food-Grade Serving Tray

When it comes to making vegetable platters and charcuterie boards, always use a tray that is food-grade level. Be sure that it’s washed and dried before setting up your Snowman Veggie Tray.

Can I Substitute Any Ingredients for my Snowman Veggie Tray?

Yes! The sky’s the limit with what you can add onto this tray to make it your own. I recommend sticking with the veggies as highlighted in the recipe, this way you can have it looking like a snowman as much as possible. However, feel free to add additional elements that surround the snowman like:

  • Your favorite crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Cheese
  • Nuts
A Snowman Veggie Tray served on a wooden platter with red and green placemats in the background
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Snowman Veggie Tray

It's always tons of fun to come up with thematic desserts for the holiday season, but I am a firm believer in balance! This is where my Snowman Veggie Tray comes to play.

Course Christmas
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, holidays, snowman, snowman veggie tray, vegetable platter, veggie tray
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 119 kcal
Author Aileen Clark

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 6-ounce can black olives, sliced in half
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 package crackers

Instructions

  1. Break apart the cauliflower florets and create a snowman head.
    Ingredients to make a Snowman Veggie Tray on a wooden platter, sitting on a marble countertop
  2. Cauliflower on a wooden tray, sitting on a marble countertop
  3. Trim and peel the carrot to resemble a snowman nose and arrange on the snowman face.
    Cauliflower and a carrot on a wooden tray, sitting on a marble countertop
  4. Place two black olives on the cauliflower to create eyes and then use 4 to create a mouth.
    The start of a holiday vegetable tray: cauliflower and a carrot on a wooden serving platter
  5. Use the remaining olives to create a black hat.
    A Snowman Veggie Tray being assembled on a wooden tray, with cauliflower, olives and a carrot being used as the snowman’s face
  6. Create a ribbon for the hat and scarf using the sliced red bell peppers.
  7. Arrange the crackers around the outside of the snowman with a small cup of the ranch dressing off to one side of the cracker round.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Snowman Veggie Tray
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 206mg9%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Looking to add more of a variety to your holiday spread this year? Load up on the healthy stuff by making this adorable Snowman Veggie Tray!

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