Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-10Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-1 Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-4Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-2 Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-3Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-5 Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-6 Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-8 Dole-Christmas-Tree-Spinach-Hummus-Pita-9Seasons green-ings little bunnies! Christmas is approaching and it’s time to think outside of the box, I mean bowl (salad bowl, that is!) for creative healthy holiday appetizers! I created these adorable Christmas tree appetizers out of pita bread, pretzel sticks, homemade spinach hummus (made with Dole Baby Spinach), and red bell peppers as decorations. There is no cooking required, which makes it a win in my book, plus they’re great for kids and adults. These adorable little appies will be the talk of any holiday party! Lettuce celebrate! ha ha ha!

Dole Spinach Hummus & Pita Christmas Trees
Makes about 1 1/4 cup of hummus
Each pita round makes 8 “trees”

Dole Spinach Hummus
2 cups Dole Baby Spinach, packed
1 cup chickpeas
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp tahini
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 – 1 whole clove garlic
pinch of sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until evenly mixed. Scrape down the sides of food processor with a spatula occasionally if needed.

Christmas Trees
whole grain pita bread
pretzel sticks
1 red bell pepper

Cut each round of pita bread into 8 triangles. Gently poke a pretzel stick into the bottom end of each pita using a twisting motion. Spread a thin layer of spinach hummus on each piece of pita. Thinly slice and chop the bell pepper into small pieces and decorate the pita trees (like tinsel or garland).

For more healthy holiday recipes, try Dole’s Laurel RougeWinter Citrus SaladButternut Hummus Tartine with Parmesan, and Green Pancakes with Pear-Lime Relish!

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50 Comments on Dole Spinach Hummus & Pita Christmas Trees + Giveaway

  1. jennlamb1987
    December 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm (10 years ago)

    This sounds so great! I love hummus.

  2. Killian Gilvary
    December 17, 2014 at 5:04 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food isn’t really a food, but a drink! I love hot chocolate at Christmas time.

  3. CL
    December 17, 2014 at 6:44 pm (10 years ago)

    Pavlova wins for holiday food every time.

  4. Sarah
    December 17, 2014 at 6:56 pm (10 years ago)

    I love my grandma’s “trash” chex mix- chex, pretezels, and nuts seasons with lots of spices and Worcestershire sauce!

  5. Jessica
    December 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm (10 years ago)

    my aunt’s bread pudding. soo good!

  6. Antoinette
    December 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks so good, I thought it was frosting at first lol. Obviously I love sweets 😉 so Cookies and Pie are my favorite holiday foods!

  7. Marissa
    December 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is roast with potatoes and carrots!

  8. Mackenzie Rifkin
    December 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite thing to make around the holidays is without a doubt, cookies!

  9. Jessica
    December 17, 2014 at 9:25 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is my mother’s chocolate mouse pie! It is so decadent and is the perfect ending to a great season. I’m excited to try these new appetizers out. They look so fun and festive.

  10. christina
    December 18, 2014 at 12:09 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is candy cane cookies!

  11. reeseycup77
    December 18, 2014 at 2:37 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is gingerbread.

  12. Hollie
    December 18, 2014 at 3:12 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is gingerbread cookies! About 3 months ago I started eating gluten free and I found a gluten free gingerbread cookie recipee on pinterest and made them last week! They were Amazing!

  13. Maria Martinez
    December 18, 2014 at 5:48 am (10 years ago)

    This looks great! I needed some healthy ideas for dinner with friends this weekend and I think this is it! My favorite holiday food are mantecados which are pastries we eat in Spain only during the holidays (full of fat of course)

  14. Maria
    December 18, 2014 at 6:23 am (10 years ago)

    My fave holiday food is my mom’s manicotti. She makes them once a year at Christmas and they are amazing!

  15. Sarah
    December 18, 2014 at 6:35 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is currently anything with peppermint!

  16. April V
    December 18, 2014 at 6:51 am (10 years ago)

    I’ve got to have my mom’s sweet potato souffle!

  17. Christine
    December 18, 2014 at 7:15 am (10 years ago)

    These are so adorable! A much healthier alternative to my favorite Christmas quiche!

  18. Jenni M.
    December 18, 2014 at 7:39 am (10 years ago)

    I love chex mix and my mom’s shrimp dip. I do love hummus so i may have to try this!

  19. Charlotte
    December 18, 2014 at 8:38 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is peppermint bark!

  20. Jocelyn Thompson
    December 18, 2014 at 8:45 am (10 years ago)

    Oh my gosh this looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

  21. Becki @ Bites 'n Brews
    December 18, 2014 at 11:45 am (10 years ago)

    We make a savory bread pudding every Christmas morning. I look forward to it all year!

  22. Rita A
    December 18, 2014 at 1:04 pm (10 years ago)

    My fave holiday food is my sister’s lasagna! I have to wait a whole year to have some

  23. jeanne
    December 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is any kind of bark. Yum!

  24. kelly D
    December 18, 2014 at 2:52 pm (10 years ago)

    I like gingerbread cookies.

  25. Paula
    December 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is anything made by mom!

  26. richsamm3
    December 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm (10 years ago)

    My dad made the BEST green bean casserole! Whenever I make it, it reminds me of him 🙂

  27. Analise
    December 18, 2014 at 7:34 pm (10 years ago)

    my fav holiday food is christmas cookies!

  28. David
    December 18, 2014 at 7:38 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite thing to eat this time of year is sweet potatoes, especially sweet potato pie.

  29. Jordan D.
    December 18, 2014 at 7:50 pm (10 years ago)

    I always make a variety of new veggie side dishes for my family to try. That’s my favorite part of Christmas meals!

  30. Katie D
    December 19, 2014 at 3:52 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite Holiday food is the Christmas cookies. My mother does a chocolate peppermint one that is amazing!

  31. Melissa West
    December 19, 2014 at 4:54 am (10 years ago)

    Vegan blueberry pancakes on Christmas morning.
    Adorable hummas trees! Will be making this today!

  32. Kristen
    December 19, 2014 at 7:43 am (10 years ago)

    I love making pancakes for my littles when they wake up on Christmas morning. Plus, stuffed mushrooms and deviled eggs from Christmas Eve!

  33. Jessica
    December 19, 2014 at 9:36 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is sweet potato casserole

  34. Lauren
    December 19, 2014 at 9:57 am (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is Latkes!

  35. Monica C
    December 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm (10 years ago)

    I love my grandma’s yucca with onions and garlic at the holidays!

  36. Rebecca
    December 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite Christmas food is a homemade honey-baked ham!

  37. Brittany
    December 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm (10 years ago)

    LOVE this idea!

  38. Nicole
    December 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food would be green bean casserole! I could eat it for days

  39. Vikki M.
    December 19, 2014 at 6:53 pm (10 years ago)

    My favorite holiday food is definitely the christmas cookies.

  40. ET Pruitt
    December 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm (10 years ago)

    Pecan pie is my favorite.

  41. debbie
    December 20, 2014 at 11:39 am (10 years ago)

    I love egg nog! It reminds me of Christmas Eve with my grandma!

  42. Connor H
    December 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm (10 years ago)

    I love cranberry and walnut tarts.

  43. Lisa
    December 21, 2014 at 4:16 pm (10 years ago)

    I love the chocolate eclair which is our annual Christmas dessert

  44. ammauceri
    December 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm (10 years ago)

    Pumpkin pie and sugar cookies!


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