Caprese Wreath

Caprese Salad Wreath

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Refrigerate: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Italian


It’s red and green and shaped like a wreath. How perfect is this Caprese Salad appetizer for Christmas?


  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (room temperature)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • tsp. black pepper
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 20 fresh basil leaves


  1. Measure the mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper into a food processor. Pulse to combine.
  2. Core the top out of the tomatoes. Squeeze each one gently to get out the liquid and seeds.
  3. Use a teaspoon to fill the tomatoes, pushing in with your fingers as needed. Wipe tomatoes clean with a wet paper towel.
  4. Arrange basil leaves in a ring on a dinner plate. Top with tomatoes also in a ring.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set the filling inside of the tomatoes.