Broccoli Tree Dip Recipe

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Need ideas for a kids’ party? The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen invites you to try Broccoli tree dip Recipe. Enjoy a stunning collection of kids party food any kid would be impressed by. 

Not all party food has to be unhealthy – the kids will love the little ‘trees’ with creamy cheese dip too.

Makes 3 cups

Ingredients (serves 8)

250g spreadable light cream cheese
250g smooth low-fat ricotta cheese
1/3 cup corn relish
2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
1 Lebanese cucumber, grated
Steamed broccoli florets, celery trees and carrot trees, to serve


Whisk cream cheese and ricotta together in a bowl until smooth. Stir in corn relish, sweet chilli sauce and cucumber. Spoon into bowl. Top with vegetables. Serve.


To make trees, cut broccoli into small florets. Place in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 2 minutes. Drain. Refresh in a bowl of iced water. Cut carrots and celery stalks into sticks. Cut halfway along each stick into 3mm strips. Place into a bowl of iced water. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until curled.

Super Food Ideas – March 2009, Page 76
Recipe by Kim Coverdale

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