Santa’s veggie practice with veggie dips is the proper wholesome and family-friendly appetizer this vacation season!

Whereas making gingerbread homes is a much more conventional December exercise, we made these “Santa Veggie Trains” with 
veggie dips and the youngsters significantly cherished them simply as a lot, if no more! And whereas the boys *might or might not* have eaten cookie dough for lunch right now, I’m taking their affinity for these veggie trains as a serious December win.

Right here’s the factor — my toddler would truthfully choose veggies and dip over gingerbread homes any day and I’m not exaggerating right here. A number of weeks in the past he noticed a pre-made veggie platter on the retailer and begged me to get it. At first I stated, “No, you gained’t end it,” however I ended up caving since, he was begging for VEGGIES after-all.

In two days, he completed the ENTIRE veggie tray all by himself and begged me for one more one.

That’s once I had the concept to make these Santa veggie trains collectively and it’s undoubtedly going to be a vacation custom now. The boys and I had a blast making our trains and much more enjoyable dipping them in ranch dip and consuming them!

Extra Vacation Appetizers:

Ornament Veggie Platter

Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheeseball

Christmas Tree Veggie Platter

Santa Veggie Trains

Santa’s veggie practice is the proper wholesome and family-friendly appetizer this vacation season!





Creator: Chelsea


  • 4-5
    bell peppers in quite a lot of colours
  • 1
    English cucumber,
  • Toothpicks
  • Veggies to refill the pepper “trains” corresponding to carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, olives, mushrooms,
  • Your favourite Veggie Dips: corresponding to Ranch, Dill, Mild Dill, Mild Ranch, Southwest Ranch, and/or Blue Cheese


  1. Wash and dry the veggies.

  2. Lay the bell peppers down and vertically slice the highest 1/three of the pepper off (slice straight down in entrance of the stem). Lower out the ribs and take away the seeds. Discard.

  3. Slice an English cucumber into even sized cash after which connect Four cucumber “cash” to every nook of the bell pepper to resemble wheels. Repeat till you’ve got as many trains as you need.

  4. Add your favourite washed and lower veggies to the bell pepper trains. Serve along with your favourite Veggie Dips. 

  5. Place the trains on a platter with every stem dealing with the pepper in entrance. 

  6. Platter greatest made inside 1-2 hours of serving. Hold chilled and coated within the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Diet Details will fluctuate relying on what number of trains are made, what veggies are used, and what/how a lot of the dips are used.