Create a colorful and flavorful appetizer with antipasto skewers! Festive and easy to assemble in a wreath shape, ideal for easy holiday entertaining.
How about a fun and festive appetizer for easy holiday entertaining?
This Antipasto Skewer Wreath is a fancier and more flavorful version
of my Rosemary Wreath with Olives and Cheese.
It’s fun to assemble and can be customized to your taste!
Antipasto means “before the meal,” and typically includes a variety of cured meats, olives, peperoncini,
artichoke hearts, cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella) and pickled or marinated vegetables.
I visited my grocery store’s olive / antipasto bar for quick shopping. . .
an assortment of pitted olives, artichoke hearts and sweet Peppadew peppers;
adding some cured meat and some cubes of cheese from the deli to round out the skewers.
I used 4-inch wood picks to make the skewers.
Thread your skewers, alternating your ingredients.
In addition to Peppadew peppers, I added some cherry tomatoes for a bright pop of red.
I was looking for some mini mozzarella balls or pearls to add but my store was out.
Place your skewers in a circle to form a wreath.
Repeat, adding two or three layers depending on your crowd and number of appetizers you’re serving.
Tuck in some sprigs of rosemary to add some greenery and wonderful fragrance your wreath.
Once I had my ingredients prepped and in bowls ready to go, it
took about 20 minutes to make the skewers and assemble my wreath.
You can assemble your skewers a day in advance if you prefer during the busy holiday season;
keep them covered in the refrigerator especially if using any marinated ingredients.
You can serve your antipasto skewer wreath as is, or with a bowl of pesto,
Italian dressing or balsamic glaze for drizzling on your skewers.
If offering pesto, it’s a good idea to float some olive oil on top to prevent your pesto
from oxidizing (turning brown) while serving.
These cute Christmas Tree Crackers are by Valley Lahvosh.
My sister found them for me at Sprouts Farmers Market in Georgia.
They’re available on the Valley Lahvosh website in case packs.
Click on the ‘where to buy’ tab at the bottom for
a list of stores where you might find them.
If you’re looking for other appetizers for easy holiday entertaining,
you might like. . .
Festive and easy to assemble using cheese and grapes.
Spinach Tortellini Appetizer Wreath
A 10-minute appetizer using tortellini from the refrigerator section of the grocery store.
Serve with marinara for dipping.
Find 30+ Season’s Eatings Recipes for your Holiday Entertaining, HERE.
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to cocktails and cookies, food gifts and more!
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Merry Friday, Mary 🎄 The antipasto wreath is a lovely presentation and a great idea that seems simple enough. I love the fragrance and taste of rosemary. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ♥️
That’s beautiful! And sad that our grocers are not well stocked anymore. 😞 I think it’s our new norm.
Where can I buy those cute crackers ?
They’re by Valley Lahvosh, my sister found them at Sprouts. They’re available on their website but only in cases.
Really like this colorful and delicious looking wreath! We can always count on you Mary to give us the best ideas all around, whether it’s food, treats, (recipes) decorating, crafting, or gift ideas, you are Santa’s BEST helper! Pinning, 🎄🎄🎄
Love this beautiful antipasto wreath! I am going to do this for a Holiday gathering soon. Thank you!
Merry Friday to you Mary! Hugs to the girls!
Too cute to eat…almost! Peace
Beautiful Mary, and I love the pesto dipping sauce in the center and those too cute Christmas tree crackers! We are going to have an antipasto wreath at our family Christmas Eve lunch, but I am going to make it kid friendly with grapes, strawberries, as well as cheese cubes and salami. Merry Merry, 1 week to go!
I fell in love with your original Rosemary Wreath with Olives and Cheese and was so happy to finally get to make it and your Spinach Tortillini Wreath for Christmas a couple of years ago when my entire family was here. You have the best ideas! So many of our favorite recipes are actually YOURS! Merry Christmas and thank you!
Aww…thank you for the sweet and generous comment Lynette. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas! ♥
Doing alot of finger foods on Christmas evening and can’t wait to make the Christmas tree with cheese and fruit. My regular crackers will have to do but next year I will remember to get the star shaped crackers. Thankyou for all your beautiful ideas throughout the year.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy New Year .
This is not only pretty and festive but delicious! Thanks Mary! Happy Friday! Clara ❤️
We love ‘boards’ and antipasto for our Chrsitmas holiday. I am going to copy you!
I’m planning my appetizers for Christmas Eve and I’m going to make this. It looks so pretty!! Thank you, Mary, as always, for the inspiration! ❤️🎄❤️
This is a fun and festive idea, Mary, and I like the cheese plate tree, too! We love Cheese Plate Friday Night. Christmas Eve is Friday, and this year we’re having a baked brie with raspberries and almonds. Merry Christmas!
Very festive and a great appetizer. This would have been great at my Clogger’s luncheon. I shall keep this in mind. Merry Christmas Mary.
These are such great ideas for appetizing seasonal appetizers. I will be making the wreath for my guests, thanks for the inspiration.