Learn How to Make a Citrus Topiary Garnish!

Citrus Topiary

Easy Fruit Garnish Idea!

You can WOW your family and friends by learning how to garnish your prepared food dishes or drinks.  Surprisingly, garnishes are very easy to make and only take a few minutes of your time.  Garnishes “Make Life Special”  by adding that extra touch to your meals. You can create garnishes with fruits or vegetables and there are a lot of great tutorials on YouTube that show you step by step how to do it.  Most garnishes can be made with a simple paring knife so you don’t have to have expensive tools to be creative in the kitchen.

Here is my easy Citrus Topiary  Garnish shown with my Shish Kabobs…..

Grilled Shish Kabobs

It’s SO EASY to make and it really adds spark to the food presentation!  

Here is how to make the Citrus Topiary Garnish:

You will need:

  • one orange
  • one lemon
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 9 toothpicks
  • curly parsley
  • a decoration to add to the top ( I used a brass wine opener )

Start by cutting the orange in half.  Cut the bottom off of the lemon so it will set flat and cut a slice off of the top of the lemon.

Citrus Topiary with Orange and Lemon

Insert 3 toothpicks into one half of the orange.  Use kitchen scissors to cut around the top half of the lemon to separate the lemon pulp from the rind.  Cut “V’s” all around the top of the lemon as shown – using your kitchen scissors.  Remove the top half of the lemon pulp.

Lemon Flower

Place the lemon flower on the orange half base.

Add Lemon Flower to Base 1

Add Lemon Flower to Base 2

Add parsley to the lemon flower.

Add Parsley to Citrus Topiary


Insert a decoration into the top of the lemon flower.  I used a brass wine opener.  You can really get creative here !

Add Decorative Topper

Secure a toothpick into each cherry tomato and add them around the top edge of the lemon flower.

Adding Tomatoes to Citrus Topiary

This is an easy garnish that will take your food presentation to the next level.  It’s easy and quick to make.

Remember, “Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”




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