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Cute Christmas Appetizer

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This very cute Christmas appetizer is made from three simple ingredients: Cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and cheese! Naturally low in carbohydrates.

Cute Christmas Appetizer - requires just three simple low carb ingredients!

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So after my olive Christmas tree a few weeks ago, I thought I was done with tree-shaped food for this blog – but no, here's one more! But it's super simple, and with just three ingredients you can make loads of these little trees. You could even get the kids to help you once the cucumber has been sliced!

Oh, and I prefer to use English cucumber – it's longer and although not seedless, the seeds are a lot smaller than in a regular cucumber.

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How to Make a Cute Christmas Appetizer

Prepare the English cucumber by slicing it thinly – you could use a mandoline or a vegetable peeler. 

Cute Christmas Appetizer - requires just three simple low carb ingredients!

I like to start on one side and slice until I get near to the center, then flip it over onto a wooden board and peel/slice from the other side. Cut each slice into half.

To construct the tree, concertina a slice of cucumber reducing in size at one end. 

Cute Christmas Appetizer - requires just three simple low carb ingredients!

Poke a wooden toothpick through the cucumber and then into a halved cherry tomato (cut side down). 

Cute Christmas Appetizer - requires just three simple low carb ingredients!

Repeat with the rest of the cucumber slices. Next, cut a block of cheese (I used white sharp cheddar) into slices then use a small star-shaped cookie cutter to make the cheese stars. 

Cute Christmas Appetizer - requires just three simple low carb ingredients!

Place the cheese stars on top of the cucumber and the appetizer is ready to serve!

Cute Christmas Appetizer - requires just three simple low carb ingredients!

What I like about these little trees is that guests can see exactly what they're getting, they're easy to pick up, and not messy!

Note: Nutritional data is best estimate as not all the cucumber and cheese is used.

Cute Christmas Appetizer

Cute Christmas Appetizer

Yield: Makes approx. 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This very cute Christmas appetizer is made from three simple ingredients: Cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and cheese! Naturally low in carbohydrates.

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • Approx. 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 oz block of cheese (eg white cheddar), sliced

Instructions

  1. Prepare the English cucumber by slicing it thinly - you could use a mandolin or a vegetable peeler. I like to start on one side and slice until I get near to the center, then flip it over onto a wooden board and peel/slice from the other side. Cut each slice into half.
  2. To construct the tree, concertina a slice of cucumber reducing in size at one end. 
  3. Poke a wooden toothpick through the cucumber and then into a halved cherry tomato (cut side down). Repeat with the rest of the cucumber slices.
  4. Next, use a small star-shaped cookie cutter to make the cheese stars. 
  5. Place the cheese stars on top of the cucumber and the appetizer is ready to serve! 

Notes

1.3g net carbs per serving of two "trees"

Nutritional data is best estimate as not all the cucumber and cheese is used.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 2 "trees"
Amount Per Serving Calories 62Total Fat 4.8gSaturated Fat 2.7gCholesterol 14mgSodium 94mgCarbohydrates 1.6gNet Carbohydrates 1.3gFiber 0.3gSugar 0.7gProtein 3.5g

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is my best approximation. I cannot guarantee completely accurate data due to variations in ingredients and cooking methods. Carbohydrates from sugar alcohols are not included in net carb counts as it has been shown that they do not impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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