A fun, festive way to display antipasto for your Christmas party.
An easy AND beautiful holiday appetizer
When I throw a Christmas party, I like to bring the holiday theme into everything. I don’t just decorate my house; I like to decorate the food, too, so that everything on the buffet table adds to the holiday vibe. So, for instance, I arrange my sausage bites and cheese cubes into a Christmas tree shape, or decorate my cheese ball as a snowman.
So, when I was casting around for a fun way to serve antipasto at a holiday party, I thought, “Hey, why not make a wreath?”
Doing this is actually quite easy. You just take a whole bunch of bite-sized nibbles — sliced deli meats, cherry tomatoes, olives, artichoke hearts, mozzarella pearls, fresh basil cheese tortellini – and string them onto 4-inch skewers, shish-kabob style. With the white mozzarella, green basil leaves, and little red cherry tomatoes in the mix, these have kind of a holiday look and feel already, but are you going to stop there? Of course not!
So take your finished skewers and lay them neatly out on a round plate, radiating out from the center, to make a wreath shape. I like to put some rosemary sprigs around the plate before adding the skewers to enhance the look of evergreens.
Buon appetito, and Merry Christmas!
Are there any other things you can put on an antipasto wreath?
Just about anything that could be called antipasto will work as part of this wreath. Try chunks of sausage, pepperoncini peppers, anchovies, marinated mushrooms or chunks of eggplant, or other cheeses, such as provolone.
How much fresh rosemary do I need for this wreath? That stuff’s expensive!
You don’t need a lot. The sprigs only really need to be showing around the edges of the plate, so you can just snip small pieces and tuck them in around the skewers.
Can this holiday appetizer be made ahead of time?
Absolutely, as long as you keep it cold until the party.
Antipasto Wreath Holiday Appetizer
Ingredients you will need:
A charcuterie meat sample pack
Fresh mozzarella pearls
Fresh basil and Rosemary
4 inch skewers
- Using the Skewers, alternate the ingredients till each skewer is filled. Have fun and mix them up! Depending on the size of the wreath you are making will vary the amount of ingredients need.
- NOTE: To make this feel more like a wreath, I used a round salad plate and laid fresh rosemary around the plate and laid the skewers on top of rosemary.(As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.)
TOOLS USED FOR THIS ANTIPASTO WREATH HOLIDAY APPETIZER
Wooden Skewers: These are the perfect size to make your wreath!
Antipasto Wreath Holiday Appetizer
- 18 oz A charcuterie meat sample pack
- 1 pint Cherry tomatoes
- 12 oz Fresh mozzarella pearls
- 14 oz Artichoke Hearts
- 8 oz Kamala olives
- 8 oz Green olives
- 2 cups Cheese Tortellini
- 1 bunch each of Fresh basil and Rosemary
- 4 inch skewers
- Using the Skewers, alternate the ingredients till each skewer is filled. Have fun and mix them up!
- NOTE: To make this feel more like a wreath, I used a round salad plate and laid fresh rosemary around the plate and laid the skewers on top of rosemary.
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