December 22, 2023

Tree Flatbreads


Perfect Holiday Recipe Idea

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit!

This recipe combines two of our already-loved favourites to create a festive edible Christmas tree.

Come enjoy our Greek Yogurt Buns adapted into crispy flatbread with our savoury White Bean Pesto Dip and added crunchy veggie dippers. This combination makes for a satisfying, protein-packed, and nicely balanced snack that’s perfect for your next holiday event.

Check out these other nutritious and easy recipes:

Easy Cheesy Greek Yogurt Buns
Check out this recipe
White Bean Pesto Dip
A creamy nutrient-packed dip that’s delicious no matter what you pair it with! This recipe is super quick and easy. Toss everything into a blender or food processor, and you’re done! Make this for festive get-togethers or as a great on-the-go snack with your favourite veggies and pita.
Check out this recipe

Getting kids involved in the kitchen

There is lots of room for your own creativity and room to involve your kids to promote food skills with this dish. Combine your favourite veggies to create colours, textures and tastes emulating the lights and ornament details of the tree. Kids love getting creative with decorating, which helps to promote exposure to new foods and maybe even tasting. Additional snack foods, pretzels, pickles, olives, cheese, etc could be added to create the ultimate snack board.

If your kiddo most certainly won’t be eating a green dip or a veggie filled snack, or they dissect it on their plate, please know that’s okay. Offering exposure, fun and sensory activities that include foods without pressure to taste or praise when trying new foods can create a neutral food environment where, over time, littles are more likely to taste on their own terms and supports a healthy relationship with food.

We would love to see your tree creations! Please share with us in the comments or tag us on social.

Tree Flatbreads

Our delicious pesto bean dip meets our fan-favourite cheesy greek yogurt buns to create a super fun dish your kids will love.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Holiday
Servings 6 trees


  • 1 Recipe Greek Yogurt Bun Dough (without cheese) (find in our Easy Cheesy Greek Yogurt Buns recipe)
  • 1 Recipe White Bean Pesto Dip (find in our White Bean Pesto Dip recipe)
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying
  • Tomatoes and Peppers sliced for decoration Get creative with any vegetable or toppings you have on hand


  • Make the dough from Easy Cheesy Greek Yogurt Buns recipe but omit the cheese. Once dough is formed, cut dough into 3-4 pieces.
  • On a floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll out sections of the dough to form a thin layer like a tortilla, about <1 cm thickness.
  • Using a floured knife, cut dough into the shape of a tree. Combine leftover dough scraps then re-roll to form the remaining trees. Repeat until you have 6.
  • Heat an oiled frying pan to low-medium. Once warm, add the tortilla/flatbread (depending on pan size, you may be able to cook multiple at once).
  • Cook for 3- 5 minutes per side, depending on your tortilla's thickness and size. You want it nice and toasty brown on the outside, and the middle will remain soft and pillowy!
  • Now onto the White Bean Pesto Dip! Make the dip according to instructions. For a quicker alternative, combine store-bought hummus with spinach in a food processor to turn it green.
  • Once flatbread is cooked and cooled, spread green dip to resemble a Christmas tree. Invite your child to decorate their tree with different vegetables and toppings of choice
  • Take a bite and enjoy 🙂


  • Make the white bean dip ahead of time for ease of preparation or while flatbreads are cooling.
  • Kid Cooking Tips: depending on the age of your child, have your child help outline the shape of the tree with a toothpick then you cut it out or let them create their own design. For younger children, include them more in the tree decorating for ease of mess. 
  • This recipe makes around 6 trees with a little leftover. Use leftover dough to create a smaller round flatbread or tortilla.
Keyword Bean, Christmas, Flatbread, Pesto, Trees


Information provided by our dietitians is for general education and is not medical advice.

The Spuds Library

Some links on our site are affiliate links. Clicking on them won't cost you any extra, but it helps support our work and keeps the content free for you. Thanks for trusting us!

Ready to get started?

We are so excited to work with you!

Schedule an introductory call to learn more.

Book Now

Little Spuds Nutrition acknowledges and respects the Indigenous people upon whose traditional and unceded territories we live, work and play.