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Easy Fiesta Christmas Tree

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Easy Fiesta Christmas Tree
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 8
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Party guests will “ooh” and “aah” over this delectable spread!
Dec 1, 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 package (250 g) cream cheese
  • 1 yellow or green bell pepper
  • 1 piece (2-inches/5 cm) green onion
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) Old El Paso* Thick N’ Chunky Salsa
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) apricot preserves or orange marmalade
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh coriander (also called cilantro)
  • Assorted tortilla chips, crackers or sliced vegetables, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Cut block of cream cheese diagonally in half; arrange on serving plate with shallow rim to form triangle.
  • 2
    Cut star out of bell pepper with star-shaped cookie cutter; place at top of tree. Place green onion piece at base of tree.
  • 3
    Mix salsa and preserves; spoon over cream cheese. Sprinkle with coriander.
  • 4
    Serve with tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Special Touch: Add presents to your tree when you arrange small crackers at the base of the spread.
  • Tip 2
    Planned-Overs: Thinly slice the rest of the green onion and sprinkle it on top of the salsa mixture along with the coriander.

Nutrition Information

130 Calories, 10 g Total Fat, 2 g Protein, 8 g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8
Calories
130
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
6 g
Cholesterol
30 mg
Sodium
110 mg
Total Carbs
8 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10
10%
Vitamin C
6
6%
Calcium
2
2%
Iron
2
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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