here is a different way to present a relish tray for the holidays. i used fresh rosemary branches to form a wreath. then, black olives, green olives, and small fresh mozzarella balls were layered on the wreath. the wreath was seasoned with freshly ground mixed peppercorns.
i used a traditional Spode Christmas plate for serving, although I think a white plate or platter would show the wreath nicely, calling attention to the fresh rosemary branches. The rosemary has a wonderful fragrance, adding to the presentation of the dish.
other options for this tray would include: small grape tomatoes or feta cheese.