Antipasti Christmas Wreath
on Nov 30, 2022, Updated Dec 01, 2023
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This Antipasti Christmas Wreath is the perfect holiday appetizer. If this beautiful wreath isn’t on your table, your guests are totally missing out! I make it with traditional 🇮🇹 Italian staples common in my household during the Holidays.
Why You’ll Love Antipasti Christmas Wreath
This wreath is so fun to make, and will absolutely impress anyone who comes over. If you have ever been around an Italian family, you know that antipasto before the Christmas meal is a must! This recipe is a beautiful and modern way to incorporate that into the 🎄holiday season.
How to Prepare Antipasti Christmas Wreath
🍅 Take Holiday bamboo skewers and add ingredients in any desired order (cherry tomato, mini Bocconcini cheese, olive, folded prosciutto, grape).
🎄 Repeat the same order for all 16 skewers or the desired quantity. Arrange skewers on a plate in a circle.
🌿 Place a sprig of rosemary between each skewer. In the center, feel free to add any preferred ingredient such as raspberries.
🧂 Sprinkle salt on tomato and Bocconcini, and drizzle olive oil before serving. Enjoy!
You are more than welcome to add anything you wish. Some other suggestions are brie, feta, cheddar cheese, salami, or anything you can add on a skewer. Be creative with your wreath and have FUN!
Variations and Substitutions
Get creative with this Antipasti Christmas Wreath! As always, don’t forget to let me know in the comments how you make this gorgeous wreath your own.
- If you want to make a vegetarian version, substitute prosciutto with slices of roasted bell peppers or grilled zucchini.
- Feel free to use a variety of colorful vegetables such as 🥒 cucumber, carrots, peppers, or olives.
- Use whatever 🧀 cheese you like; instead of Bocconcini, try cheddar chunks, feta cubes, or goat cheese.
- Try a fruit version and experiment with different fruits such as 🍍 pineapple chunks, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or kiwi.
- You could serve the skewers with a side of tzatziki, pesto, hummus, or other spread or dipping sauce.
I use Redmond Real Salt, please note that depending on the salt you use, your dish may be less or more salty. Salt is to taste so please always taste and adjust as you cook.
You can purchase the bamboo skewers at any grocery store or even online. Check your local dollar store as I’m sure they have it too. I purchased mine at Metro.
Grilled chicken or shrimp can be excellent alternatives, and you can marinate them for added flavor.
Yes, you can substitute the prosciutto with roasted bell peppers or grilled zucchini and choose a variety of colorful vegetables.
Antipasti Christmas Wreath
- 16 holiday picks, linked here
- 16 cherry tomatoes
- 16 Bocconcini cheese balls, mini
- 16 olives, any
- 16 slices prosciutto , any salami
- 16 grapes
- rosemary, for presentation
- handful of raspberries
- drizzle of olive oil
- pinch of salt
- drizzle of balsamic glaze
- Take a skewer and begin to add the ingredients in any order you desire. I added a cherry tomato, mini Bocconcini cheese, olive, piece of folded prosciutto, and a grape. Do this for all 16 skewers or as many as you have on hand.
- Arrange the skewers onto a plate and place them in a circle. Add a sprig of rosemary in between each one. In the middle you can add anything you wish, I personally had raspberries on hand so that’s what I used.
- Add a sprinkle of salt on the tomato and Bocconcini and a drizzle of olive oi before serving. Enjoy.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.