Wow your guests with a bright and stunning Caprese Christmas Wreath Appetizer! Bold red and green classic Christmas colors arranged into the shape of a wreath. This appetizer takes 10 minutes to put together and involves no cooking - just fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella! In 2 simple steps you can have this caprese Christmas wreath ready to serve.
Make a Caprese Christmas Wreath appetizer to wow your guests this Christmas, even if it's just you and your immediate family this year! This caprese Christmas wreath only looks stunning, it tastes refreshing, light and delicious.
A caprese Christmas wreath is a perfect healthy accompaniment to traditional Christmas sweets and treats on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. It fills up the room with bright, classic Christmas red and green colors and your belly with nutritious tomatoes, cheese, and basil.
This appetizer is incredibly easy, taking about 10 minutes to arrange. Nothing is cooked - only fresh!
While we're busy with every stove burner taken, the oven baking, and the slow cooker cooking, this is an easy Christmas appetizer that can be made in minutes. Without having to wait for any of the appliances to free up.
Serve this caprese Christmas wreath appetizer with olive oil for drizzling and bread so you can make caprese toasts, too. I served it with bread cut into ornament shapes to make it even more festive.
While adults are traditionally the loves of caprese salads and appetizers, kids will love the cute Christmas wreath shape. And if it's a fun Christmas shape, they'll be more willing to at least try, and hopefully love, it!
This caprese Christmas wreath appetizer is made with 3 simple, fresh ingredients and 2 optional ingredients. You need:
- fresh basil leaves, medium to large in size
- cherry or grape tomatoes
- fresh mozzarella pearls, or a brick of fresh mozzarella cut into cubes
This yummy appetizer is delicious served with only the above 3 ingredients. But if you'd like to have more options, serve it with a good olive oil for drizzling or dipping.
Toasted bread is great for making caprese toasts. Cut them into festive shapes with Christmas cookie cutters for more holiday spirit!
This recipe makes a smaller wreath that serves between 4 and 5 people. Make your caprese wreath as big or small as you need it to be simply by increasing or decreasing the ingredients.
🔪 Step-By-Step Directions
Make this caprese Christmas wreath appetizer in just 2 simple steps.
- Arrange the basil leaves in sets of 3 or 4 in a circular pattern to mimic the leaves of a wreath. If you don't have a circular board, a square or rectangle works perfectly well.
- Arrange the mozzarella cubes and tomatoes over and around the basil. They should resemble flowers or other festive-looking wreath decor.
In addition to serving the caprese wreath as is, serve it with toast and olive oil for guests to create caprese toasts. Don't forget small serving forks or toothpicks, to limit the spread of germs.
To make it even more festive, use Christmas cookie cutters to cut bread into holiday shapes! I served my wreath with ornament-shaped toasts.
Caprese Christmas Wreath Appetizer
- 1 pint cherry tomato
- 16 ounces mozzarella cheese
- 30 fresh basil leaves
- olive oil (optional)
- toasted bread (optional)
- Arrange basil leaves in sets of 3 or 4 in a circular pattern to mimic the leaves of a wreath.
- Arrange the mozzarella cubes and tomatoes over and around the basil leaves to resemble flowers.
- Serve with optional Christmas shaped toasts and olive oil.
🍴Serving and Storing
The caprese Christmas wreath should be made the day of serving for absolute freshness. To store, take the leftover caprese Christmas wreath apart. Keep the mozzarella and tomatoes in the fridge and the basil at room temperature.
To avoid wilting, keep basil leaves in a bowl of water or wrapped in a water-soaked paper towel.
The wreath can then be put back together to enjoy within 2 days. You can also use the leftovers to make another caprese recipe!
That's all there is to making this healthy, easy, and beautiful caprese Christmas wreath appetizer. I hope you enjoy it! If you made, I'd love to hear from you in the comments below.