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Festive Christmas Caprese Salad

  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: varies
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


This Christmas Caprese Salad consists of tomatoes, bocconcini and fresh basil arranged in the shape of a candy cane. A delicious, simple salad that will add a fun, festive touch to your holiday table!



  1. On a large platter, arrange alternate slices of tomato, bocconcini and fresh basil to form the shape of a candy cane. Overlap each of these ingredients to form the different coloured stripes of a candy cane.  Note: See pictures in the post for a visual.
  2. Before serving, drizzle over some olive oil, balsamic vinegar and balsamic glaze.  Sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.


  • I suggest dressing the salad later at the table so that everybody can first see how cute this Christmas Caprese Salad is!
  • I left the quantity of tomatoes and cheese up to you – depending on how large of a salad you want to make.  For reference, I used 3 vine-ripened tomatoes and 250g (8 oz) of bocconcini in mine.
  • Balsamic Glaze: You can make your own balsamic glaze or purchase one.  I used the Nonna Pia’s Classic Balsamic Glaze which was delicious.  (Find it on Amazon or

Keywords: Christmas Caprese salad, festive salad, Christmas salad, holiday salad, Christmas appetizer