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Antipasto Christmas Wreath

This Antipasto Christmas Wreath is the cutest holiday appetizer! It’s ready in just a few minutes and is a lot of fun to make.

It’s a show-stopping, beautiful dish to serve for a Christmas party or dinner.

antipasto wreath overhead shot

Why You Should Make this Antipasto Wreath

Beyond the fact that this is a beautiful and festive appetizer recipe, this antipasto wreath is so easy to make. It’s literally as simple as assembling your skewers with a mixture of olives, tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and salami.

Then you get to lay out the skewers on a plate and garnish with rosemary for a very festive looking dish. It’s so fun to serve this to people (everyone will ooh and ahh!) and it can easily be prepared in advance.

What is Antipasto?

Antipasto is the first course of an Italian meal (it means “before pasta”) and typically refers to a small plate of meat, cheese, pickled vegetables, and olives.

Instead of serving our antipasto on a plate, we’ve added them to skewers for this recipe.

antipasto wreath ingredients

Holiday Antipasto Wreath Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • 1-pint cherry tomato 
  • 1/2 pound mixed Greek olives 
  • 8 ounces fresh Mozzarella balls (we used Ciliegine)
  • 4 ounces sliced salami
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 30 bamboo skewers

How to Make this Appetizer

  1. Thread a mixture of tomatoes, olives, mozzarella, and salami onto each skewer, until you run out of ingredients. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over the skewers. 
  3. Arrange the skewers on a large plate in a wreath pattern. 
  4. Weave the rosemary amongst the skewers to finish the wreath. 
antipasto wreath closeup shot
antipasto skewers on a plate

More Fun Appetizers To Try

Little bites and canapes are a wonderful way to keep your guests fed and happy while you’re prepping dinner. Here are some of our other favorite appetizer recipes.

antipasto wreath with a pomegranate in the center

Tips for this Making this Recipe

  • You can substitute or add a lot of different ingredients to these skewers – we also recommend trying artichoke hearts, peperoncino peppers, prosciutto, or roasted red bell peppers.
Yield: 10 servings (3 skewers each)

Christmas Antipasto Wreath

antipasto wreath overhead shot

This holiday antipasto wreath is easy to make and a beautiful appetizer for a Christmas party.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomato
  • 1/2 pound mixed Greek olives
  • 8 ounces fresh Mozzarella balls (we used Ciliegine)
  • 4 ounces sliced salami
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 30 bamboo skewers

Instructions

  1. Thread a mixture of tomatoes, olives, mozzarella, and salami onto each skewer, until you run out of ingredients. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over the skewers. 
  3. Arrange the skewers on a large plate in a wreath pattern. 
  4. Weave the rosemary amongst the skewers to finish the wreath. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 466mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

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Alyssa

Sunday 6th of December 2020

Wow crazy beautiful!! Well done 👍

Emily

Monday 7th of December 2020

Thank you so much, Alyssa! :)