Christmas Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is a family favorite…we enjoy it as an appetizer, snack, and salad before a delicious Italian family meal. There is always an occasion to enjoy a fresh Caprese salad and this time of year, make it a Christmas Caprese Salad.

With Christmas nearing, elevate your Caprese salad by arranging it into the shape of a candy cane on a platter or cheese board as I’ve done here.

Its fresh, festive, and fun to serve to just your family or to anyone you may be hosting over the holidays. Make sure you have salt, pepper, and balsamic glaze available for garnishing.



  • fresh mozzarella – sliced
  • vine ripe tomatoes – sliced
  • fresh basil leaves
  • balsamic glaze
  • kosher salt and pepper


Slice the fresh mozzarella and vine ripe tomatoes into 1/2 thick slices. Shape the slices into a candy cane shape on a flat serving tray or cheese board. Place your basil leaves around the board. Fill small condiment bowls with balsamic glaze, kosher salt, and pepper. Serve and enjoy!

I hope you will give this a try this holiday season! I’ll be sharing several more holiday recipes so be sure to check back here real soon!

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