Mary's Christmas Shrimp Tree


Quick, easy, and impressive! Cooked shrimp and other colorful munchies are displayed on a Christmas tree created with beet greens wrapped around a cone shape. Vary the size of the cone and type/amount of veggies to personalize this for your party needs. Using purchased sauces for dipping makes this even easier. Display on a colorful Christmas plate and watch the snackers un-decorate!

Prep Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
1 christmas tree


  • 1 bunch beet greens

  • 1 slice process American cheese

  • 1 pound cooked medium shrimp with tails intact

  • 1 (14.25 ounce) can baby corn, drained

  • 1 (6 ounce) can whole black olives, drained

  • 1 (5 ounce) jar pimiento-stuffed green olives, drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can jalapeno pepper slices


  1. Wrap a 9 inch tall Styrofoam cone with aluminum foil, covering completely. Use toothpicks to attach beet greens, with the undersides facing outward, to the cone. Cut off the exposed pieces of toothpick with strong scissors. Place the slice of cheese on a dry serving plate. Set the cone onto the cheese to anchor.

  2. Use frilly toothpicks to attach shrimp, baby corn, black olives, green olives and jalapeno slices to the cone to look like decorations. Scatter any leftover vegetables around the base of the tree. Serve with your choice of colorful purchased dipping sauces, like cocktail sauce, remoulade sauce, or guacamole.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
6g Fat
4g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 1048mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 184mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.