Tis the season for parties and gatherings! And this Holiday Antipasto Wreath is so easy, fun and festive. Skewers of salami, mozzarella, basil and an assortment of peppers and olives are shaped into a wreath and adorned with sprigs of fresh rosemary.

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During the holidays, appetizer wreaths are always popping up in my Pinterest feed. Colorful, inventive little appetizer skewers. This concept is genius and will no doubt make you look like an appetizer maven. Plus I just love the idea of an assortment of meat and cheese skewers shaped to look like a wreath.

You could totally serve this as is. But I like to set a small jar of reduced balsamic glaze next to it. Just so guests can put a little on their plate or drizzle it over their skewer for a little extra oomph of flavor. A super simple Italian dressing would also be excellent.

To Make This Holiday Antipasto Wreath You Will Need:

  • 4-inch wooden skewers
  • salami (I used Applegate Trio – a packaged of three different kinds)
  • cherry tomatoes
  • quartered artichoke hearts
  • small mozzarella balls
  • sweet cherry peppers
  • pepperoncini
  • pitted olives (kalamata, black or casteltrevano)
  • basil
  • rosemary
  • balsamic glaze, for serving (optional)
  • Italian dressing, for serving (optional)

Basically, I just line up bowls of the ingredients and then mix and match, sliding them onto skewers.

It’s a good idea to try to leave a few without salami for anyone who may be vegetarian or without cheese and meat for vegans.

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Lastly, remove some of the small rosemary clusters from the stem. Stick them in different spots around the wreath.

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SO PRETTY!

In my opinion, what makes this wreath look so perfect is the imperfect combination of different skewers. The OCD-virgo in me struggles with this because I do love everything to be uniform. However, it really does turn out perfect every time.

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Enjoy! And if you give this Holiday Antipasto Wreath appetizer recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Holiday Antipasto Wreath
Yield: 10

Holiday Antipasto Wreath

Tis the season for parties and gatherings! This Holiday Antipasto Wreath is so easy, fun and festive. Skewers of salami, mozzarella, basil and an assortment of peppers and olives are shaped into a wreath and adorned with sprigs of fresh rosemary.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 30 to 40 (4-inch) skewers
  • 1 (6 ounce) packaged thin sliced salami*
  • 1 (15 ounce) jar quartered artichoke hearts (in water)
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar sweet cherry peppers, drained, seeded and halved
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Fresh Mozzarella Ciliegine
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • pepperoncini
  • pitted olives**
  • fresh basil
  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • balsamic glaze, for serving (optional)
  • Italian dressing, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Arrange the ingredients in bowls.
  2. Mix and match, threading a few of them onto skewers. I usually stop once I've used up the salami and mozzarella.
  3. Place the skewers on a round platter in the shape of a wreath, layering 2 to 3 times.
  4. Use small sprigs of rosemary and randomly tuck it into different spots in the wreath.

Notes

*I used Applegate Trio - a packaged of three different kinds

**pitted kalamata, black or casteltrevano are great olives to use.

Recipe inspired by JofulHealthyEats.com

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

3 skewers

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 20 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 38mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.