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Caprese Christmas Wreath

My Caprese Christmas Wreath is a colourful and healthy dish that will be ideal for your Christmas table or festive celebrations. It’s quick and easy to make, looks good and tastes great.

Course Appetizer, Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword caprese, christmas, delicious, easy, gluten free, insalata, Italian, salad, simple
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 140 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch basil
  • 100 g bocconcini small *
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 30 ml olive oil extra virgin, more to taste if needed
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground pepper to taste *
  • Balsamic Glaze to serve optional

Instructions

  1. For attractive presentation and the maximum effect, choose a large, white platter.

    Gently wash and dry the basil.*

  2. Remove leaves from the stems and arrange decoratively around the edge of the platter.

    Arrange the cherry tomatoes and bocconcini on the basil leaves.

  3. The salad can be prepared to this stage a little in advance. If you do refrigerate it, ensure that it has returned to room temperature prior to serving.

    Season to taste and drizzle on the extra virgin olive oil just prior to serving so the salad doesn’t wilt.

Recipe Notes

*Bocconcini are balls of fresh mozzarella, found in the refrigerator section at your supermarket. They range in size through large, medium and the very small ones that I have used here.

*I use Maldon sea salt for flavour and the flakes provide some texture.

*Fresh basil bruises easily so it is important to handle it gently.

Nutrition Facts
Caprese Christmas Wreath
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 14.6mg18%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.