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The Perfect Holiday Appetizer: Healthy and Easy Caprese Salad

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Make this and watch the compliments roll in!

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I have to admit, I was skeptical about this one. Confessions of a content creator: sometimes I really do make a recipe more for the visual appeal than the taste itself. But I was beyond surprised when I tasted this salad for the first time, and absolutely loved it! So did everyone else I shared it with.

As you may know, I am on a mission to make the healthy eating during the holidays, easy and delicious! I think I’ve really hit the mark on this one. The sweetness of the clementine mixed with the creaminess of the cheese and the acidity from the tomato and balsamic glaze just creates the perfect unexpected pairing!

Not only is this recipe easy to make (I could whip this up in under 5 minutes). But it’s also such a beautiful addition to your holiday appetizer table! I shaped mine like a candy cane, but the possibilities are endless. Place your salad in a circular shape and add some basil leaves you have a wreath. Place them in a tree shape and add a star on top, you have a Christmas tree!

Here’s some extra benefits to this holiday appetizer:

  • It’s vegan, so everyone can enjoy it!
  • It’s low calorie, so you can have more, and feel better.
  • Between the clementines and tomatoes, this salad is a potassium gold mine, along with many other important nutrients!

I hope by now you’re as excited for this winter caprese salad as I am. I know I’ll be making it for all of my friends and family this holiday season, will you?

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Winter Caprese Salad: Healthy, Easy, Vegan, Delicious

Winter Caprese Salad: Healthy, Easy, Vegan, Delicious

The ultimate holiday appetizer that is visually impressive, and tastes even better!


  • 2 Tomatoes (I used Campari Tomatoes)

  • 2 Clementines

  • 4 Balls of Bocconcini

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

  • Small Drizzle of Honey

  • Salt to taste

  • Crackers


  • Slice up your tomatoes, peeled clementines, and bocconcini in equally round pieces.
  • Begin to layer them in a pattern of one tomato, one clementine, one bocconcini in any shape that you like (I did a candy cane shape).
  • Combine balsamic vinegar with a tiny drizzle of honey, and drizzle the balsamic mixture and olive oil over your salad.
  • Finish with a dash of salt to taste.
  • Serve with your favourite crackers and enjoy!


  • It’s so simple, there’s no notes!

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