1 of the Easiest Christmas Appetizers You’ll Ever Make!

The Easiest Christmas Appetizer are Mini Caprese Skewers

The Dreaded Potluck

Don’t even tell me that you don’t eat before a potluck? I do that all the time because tbh, some people are better hosts than cooks. Yea, I said it.

And people get really handsy and don’t use tongs. Like, keep your dirty, germy hands away from my food! Especially during the holidays when people are “under the influence.”

Anyway, do you ever promise to bring something to a potluck holiday dinner and then hate yourself for it? Whether it’s the kids being.. kids.. or the grocery store didn’t have the ingredients for your perfect Christmas appetizer, or you’re just too tired and mommying is all you can do right now.

Look, life happens, but promises are promises.

Easy Christmas Appetizer

And I promise you that this will be your default Christmas appetizer for family dinner or potlucks this holiday season and for years to come. Primarily because it’s an appetizer and it tastes amazing, but also because it’s so festive-looking. I mean, it just screams, “Yay, it’s Christmas!”

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AND AND AND the best part is that there are toothpicks so they can’t cross contaminate.

Honestly, when it comes to bringing simplicity is key when it comes to potlucks. This has that “yum” factor while still being so pretty that it kind of makes you wonder if you want to be the first person to eat it.

But that wondering doesn’t last too long for me, because I’m usually the first person in line to eat. Before anyone gets their grimey hands all up on my chips. LOL!

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Mini Caprese Skewers
Mini Caprese Skewers as appetizers
christmas dinner
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
adults
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
adults
Ingredients
christmas dinner
Instructions
  1. Pre-soak toothpicks.
  2. Rinse and cut cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Rinse and cut basil leaves. Leave the smaller leaves in tact.
  4. Spread oil and balsamic vinegar on your platter. "Mix" gently with a toothpick.
  5. Begin assembling mini skewers in the following order: tomato, basil, mozzarella cheese.
  6. Lay the skewers in the pattern you desire on your platter.
  7. Throw a pinch of Kosher salt and crack some black pepper.
Recipe Notes
  1. Soaking the toothpicks makes it easier for the cheese to go on without breaking.
  2. When you assemble the mini skewers, make sure that the tomato is open-facing downward so it's easy to lay on your platter.
  3. Tellicherry Black Pepper. Once you try this, you won't have any other type of black pepper. TRUST ME.
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