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A festive charcuterie board that is simple and easy to make. In shape of a Christmas tree is mozza balls, tomatoes over spinach. Includes a bowl of mixed nuts, grapes, sliced brie cheese, and crackers in the shape of presents.
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Christmas Charcuterie Board

This simple DIY Christmas Tree Caprese Board is such an easy idea! If you're wondering how to make a charcuterie board that will appeal to a crowd (keto, healthy, and vegetarian) this holiday meat and cheese platter has something for every lifestyle that they can pick and choose.
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: appetizers, charcuterie, healthy holiday food, holidays, party food, snacks
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 615kcal

Ingredients

For the Caprese Tree

  • 2 cups fresh spinach with the stems cut off
  • 10.5 oz Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 large container of fresh basil or 2-3 small ones
  • 8 oz mozzarella balls
  • *A mix of 4in skewers and regular toothpicks
  • 1 cup bagel chips I used the everything flavor

For the Presents

  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1-2 cups Triscuits I used the basil and garlic

For the Balsamic Glaze

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • Surrounded by ½ cup of dried cranberries

Top Right Corner

  • 1 wedge of brie
  • 1-2 vines of grapes

Top Left Corner

  • 1-6 oz package of good quality hard salami
  • 1 cup of mixed nuts

Left Side

  • 1 small bunch of asparagus
  • 6 oz package of prosciutto

Instructions

For the Tree

  • Cut the stem off of full pieces of spinach and use it to make an outline of the tree on the cheese board. Remeber the star will go on the very top one so staggered the spinach to make the tree expand down.
    caprese Christmas board layout
  • Use the outline to figure out how long the skewers need to be. On the first row, I use a regular toothpick.
    Alternate the mozzarella, basil, tomato, basil, mozzarella so that whatever you started with on the skewer, you end with to keep things symmetrical. Then go to a 4 in skewer for the second row. This time starting with a tomato.
    For the third row, start with 4 in a skewer and then measure how much of a toothpick you would need, by laying it on the spinach.
    Once you fill the skewer, stick the toothpick in the end and continue until your desired length. You could also just use regular toothpicks and lay them end to end if you do not want to make complete strands. That also makes it easier for people to snack on, but it also depends on how you want your tree to look. It is up to you!
    skewering basil, mozza balls, and laying over spinach shaped like a tree
  • Once the tree is full with the caprese strands, make the trunk by laying bagel chips underneath the tree in a domino effect.
    Crackers in shape of Christmas presents for appetizers

For the Presents

  • To make the presents under the tree, lay the triscuits down and for a few of the "gifts" make a bow out of small slices of cut fresh mozzarella.
    Use a star cutter to cut a star from the fresh mozzarella log for the top of the tree.

Balsamic Glaze

  • Combine the balsamic vinegar and honey into a small saucepan and allowed it to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced. Pour it into a little serving bowl and surround it by dried cranberries
    Or use a store bought option.

Right Corner

  • Place a wedge of brie and slice it. Some take the rind off, but it actually gives the brie a deeper flavor and is completely edible. Place a vine of grapes next to it.

Left Corner

  • In the left corner place the nuts in a festive bowl and fold salami around it.

For the Proscuitto Baked Asapragus

  • Cut the slices of prosciutto in half, lengthwise. Tightly wrap them around a trimmed piece of asparagus and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over them and bake at 400 for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place them on a cooking rack, so any extra grease can drip off before they are placed on your board.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 615kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1014IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 3mg