Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath Recipe

Holiday Party Appetizer Ideas: Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath Recipe

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and all the festive food that comes with it! I had a reallllly exciting opportunity to team up with Whole Foods and Culture Map to create this video to share one of my favorite (AND EASY) holiday entertaining recipes. This Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath is something that anyone can whip up in a pinch. The kids can even get involved too, it’s that simple!

I’m sharing the recipe and a few behind the scenes photos from my video shoot below!

Holiday Party Appetizer Ideas: Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath Recipe

We actually shot this video in early November, so it felt a bit strange to pull out all of my Christmas decor so early. But I’m not going to lie, it made my home feel so festive that we have kept the decorations up since!

An entire crew came to my house for the production – two cameramen and a producer from the Whole Foods team. While I seem to always be in front of the camera in still photos, being on video like this was totally new to me. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, but being in my element (aka my house) definitely helped. Plus the team was as sweet-as-can-be and made it feel easy.

Holiday Party Appetizer Ideas: Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath Recipe

Holiday Party Appetizer Ideas: Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath Recipe

I had so much fun whipping up this Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath to share with you all. (And to then eat immediately after!) It’s a simple, healthy & tasty dish that stands out a party too. Grab the recipe below!

Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath Recipe

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Cherry tomatoes
  • 2 packages of Mozzarella balls
  • Fresh Italian herbs (Basil, Thyme & Oregano)
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar 
  • 3 table spoons Brown sugar
  • Wood skewers

Instructions

  1. Start by making the balsamic glaze. Combine the vinegar and the brown sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then let simmer for about 10 minutes until thick.
  2. Next, lay whole basil leaves all across your platter.
  3. Place the cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls on the skewers however you like. Then arrange them on the tray over the basil leaves.
  4. Sprinkle everything with bits of basil, thyme & oregano. & that's it!
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A snap from the “set” aka my dining room!

What’s your favorite dish to bring to holiday parties?!

Thanks so much to Whole Foods & Culture Map for the opportunity to team up this season!

xo, alice