Rosemary Olive Wreath Appetizer

by Alli

Rosemary Olive Wreath Appetizer is simple, tasty and easy to make. This wreath will be a hit at your holiday party. 

When it comes to wreaths, I like mine edible, thank you very much! And simple! This wreath couldn’t get any easier.

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An Edible Wreath

Everything on this wreath is edible. Well, I don’t think I’d try to eat the entire sprig of Rosemary. The Rosemary is for looks but a few of the needles sprinkled over the cheese is quite tasty.

We all have so many activities packed into the holiday season. It seems there is always a party to attend or host. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or appetizer party, this Rosemary Olive Wreath is easy to put together and everyone loves a good appetizer tray.

Ingredients For A Rosemary Olive Wreath

You will need the following ingredients to make a Rosemary Olive Wreath:

  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Mozzarella Cheese Balls 
  • Cheese Cubes
  • Green Olives 
  • Black Olives
  • Cherry Tomatoes

How To Put Together A Rosemary Olive Wreath

This is the easiest appetizer to throw together. You can use a cake plate or a large platter for the base of the wreath.

Shape Rosemary sprigs into a round wreath. Add the cheese balls, green olives, black olives, and cherry tomatoes in a random pattern to look like ornaments on the wreath.


You could also make this appetizer into the shape of a Christmas tree. Of course, you can add pickles as well.

I have a huge Rosemary bush and I have fresh Rosemary all year long. So a trip to the side yard and a grocery store run (I was out of mozzarella balls) and I’m almost done.


Keep Appetizer Ingredients On Hand During The Holidays 

I try to keep all the ingredients on hand for unexpected company. If someone drops by in the late afternoon or evening, I can put a Rosemary Olive Appetizer Wreath together in mere minutes.

Yield: One Wreath

Edible Rosemary Olive Wreath Appetizer


Edible Rosemary Olive Wreath Appetizer is beautiful, tasty and so easy to put together. Keep the ingredients on hand for your next holiday party.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Black Olives (whole)
  • Green Olives
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Balls
  • Cheese Cubes


  1. On a tray, arrange the Rosemary sprigs to look like a wreath.
  2. Add all the other ingredients in a random pattern, to look like ornaments. Serve.


The Rosemary Sprigs are for decoration only. Rosemary needles are edible and delicious (in small quantities).

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 10Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 25mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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Maria November 22, 2019 - 6:08 am

This is such a cute idea for a wreath genius.

Marie November 22, 2019 - 10:38 am

How pretty is this for a holiday gathering! Great idea Alli 🙂 Pinned

Cyna November 22, 2019 - 11:25 am

What a fantastic idea this is! Saving the recipe for my next holiday party!

Roseann Hampton November 22, 2019 - 4:24 pm

Such a great idea! I have a rosemary bush as well as some other herbs growing in my backyard. It’s so nice to be able to just go clip a little seasoning when you need it!

Gail November 22, 2019 - 5:21 pm

What a lovely, unique idea! And it looks really tasty!

Nikki from Tikkido November 22, 2019 - 5:54 pm

yummmm, now that’s my kind of wreath! I love creative appetizer displays for parties!

Jessa November 22, 2019 - 7:05 pm

I love this wreath! Olives and cheese…you are speaking my love language!

Jenny November 23, 2019 - 5:54 am

What a great idea, it’s to pretty to eat!

Debra Jerry November 23, 2019 - 8:57 am

I love this idea, Alli! Think I will make one of these for Thanksgiving… Pinned!

Cherryl Ehlenburg November 23, 2019 - 10:59 am

I love edible wreaths! Your’s turned out beautiful!

Erlene November 23, 2019 - 5:48 pm

This is such a fabulous idea! I have a rosemary plant that I need to trim. This is perfect for the holidays and will make use of the rosemary trimmings. Love this so much. Pinned.

Rachel November 25, 2019 - 3:25 pm

What a clever spread! I love unique ways to serve food!

Super Mom - No Cape! November 26, 2019 - 10:36 am

What a fun idea for a Christmas party food table!


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