Easy cucumber Christmas trees


  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 whole cucumber
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Star cutter
  • knife

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  • Peel the carrot, discarding the top and the bottom.
  • From the thicker end of the carrot cut 8 rounds, around ½ cm thick.
  • Using a mini star-shape cutter (or a knife, if you don't have a star cutter - be careful, especially if there are young children around) cut a star from each piece of carrot.
  • Divide and cut the remaining piece of carrot into 8 pieces, which will form the trunks of your cucumber trees.
  • Set the carrot stars and pieces to one side.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, cut long strips from the cucumber, the whole length long.
  • Starting at the smallest end, carefully fold a strip of cucumber back and forth, starting with small folds and getting gradually bigger with each one, until you have created a tree shape.
  • Push the folds together and push a cocktail stick through to skewer them from top to bottom.
  • Push the cocktail stick into one of the carrot pieces, big fold slide down.
  • Push a carrot star onto the other end of the cocktail stick.
  • Carefully separate the folds a little so that the cucumber fills the space between the two carrot pieces.
  • Stand your edible Christmas tree on a plate or serving tray.

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