Caprese Salad Christmas Tree
Caprese Salad Christmas Tree



  • 2 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
  • 1.5 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g small mozzarella balls, drained
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • ½ red capsicum, deseeded
  • For the Pesto Drizzle
  • Handful of basil leaves
  • 40g grated parmesan
  • 45g toasted pine nuts
  • 1 chopped garlic cloves
  • 80ml olive oil
  • Make the pesto by placing the parmesan, basil, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor and blitzing. Gradually add the oil with the motor running until well combined.
  • Cut a star out of the capsicum half with a pastry cutter. Cut a ‘tree trunk’ from the remaining capsicum. Arrange the cos leaves in a tree shape on a serving platter with the star at the top and the trunk at the base. Mix 60ml of the pesto with 1.5 tbsp of olive oil in a bowl, and drizzle all over the leaves. Dollop the remaining pesto elsewhere on the platter, and scatter with tomatoes and mozzarella balls to look like decorations. A perfect festive sharing dish!
20 mins
6 serving

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