Make mini antipasto skewers and shape them into a Christmas Antipasto Wreath for a festive and delicious holiday appetizer! Easy and tasty!
Disclosure: I teamed up with, and have been compensated by SPUD to bring you this tasty holiday appetizer. The recipe, words and opinions are all my own.
A Showstopper Appetizer!
If you’re looking for a showstopper appetizer that is both EASY and DELICIOUS, then this Christmas Antipasto Wreath is it! Make it with your favourite vegetables, pickles, charcuterie meats and cheeses, and marinated tortellini pasta. So good. And looks fancy but it’s really easy and quick to put together.
Make it your own.
The great thing about this Antipasto Wreath is that you can try so many different flavour combinations. Use your favourite cheeses, olives and meats. Add pickles, fresh vegetables, marinated tortellini pasta. …there are no wrong answers and the possibilities are endless.
Let the kids help!
Yes, let them help assemble the skewers! These are easy enough for little hands to make. My youngest really enjoyed helping me make these skewers because he was able to ensure that he made ones he liked hahaha!
Put your Antipasto Wreath out with a selection of extra ingredients that didn’t fit on in the wreath layout, offer dips like balsamic vinegar, and extra Italian dressing. Serve with fresh baguette slices or crackers too if you wish.
Simple, festive and delicious! Your guests will be amazed at your kitchen skills.
- Olives: Use your favourite olives. Pitted mixed olives give a nice variation of colours and flavours.
- Options: You can also add pickles, pickled vegetables and pepperoncini peppers.
- Cheese: You can use any type of cheese for this wreath…mozzarella, mini bocconcini, chunks of fresh mozzarella, cheddar, brie…
- Meat: Use your favourite charcuterie meat: salamis, pepperoni, even deli ham or chicken.
- Tomatoes and Peppers: Mixed colours of cherry tomatoes and mini peppers look great in these wreaths.
- Pasta Marinating Time: This appetizer has cooked and marinated tortellini, so allow for time to marinate the pasta in Italian dressing, at least one hour. You can marinate the tortellinis overnight as well.
- Skewers: Use mini skewers, about 4 inches long. Bamboo appetizer picks look nice too (I actually wanted to use these but I couldn’t find them when I needed them).
- Assembly: When putting these skewers together you can try to get 1 of each of the ingredients onto a skewer. But if you can’t, don’t worry just mix them up, variation is good. Just make sure to layer in a couple fresh basil leaves on to each skewer.
- Make a wreath: Assemble all of the skewers, then arrange them on a plate or wooden board, in the shape of a circle.
- Rosemary: Use fresh rosemary sprigs as filler in this wreath. Tuck it into open spaces on your wreath.
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