I just love a good charcuterie board! This is one of my favorite appetizers to bring with me to parties, but truly I make charcuterie boards as meals all the time.
It’s probably the first thing I go to if I see it at a gathering or a dinner party. I just love that you can pick and choose whatever you want to eat, and you also get to try out some fancy cured meats and nuts that you’ve never had before.
I love mixing and nibbling on all different things. Sometimes is mostly meats, sometimes its a lot of veggies and dip. I like to switch it up often. Keeps me on my toes LOL
Charcuterie boards are known to have different meats, veggies, fruits, nut, seeds and sometimes cheese. I occasionally put dairy free cheese if I find one I enjoy! Typically I keep it to meats and veggies!
How to make your own board:
- Start with the platter! Grab one or two platters that are flat (aka not a bowl). You may be surprised to find that you may already have things to use at home like wooden boards, cutting boards, or even a marble slab!
- Add in your meats: Cured meats, turkey breast and/or sausages work best. I t ry to pick a variety, and ones that are relatively easy to eat on-the-go. Roll up any large ones so they are easy to pick up.
- Add a dip: I tend to make a dairy free dip to put on the board for some dip action. My go-to is usually this Primal Palate French Onion Dip mix
- Fill in with Crackers and veggies: I always like an assortment that can work for anyone and everyone! Do a variety of crackers and veggies like carrots or snap-peas.
- Add some nuts: Candied or regular nuts are a great accompaniment (or just to snack on)! Grab bowls to place around your board to place your nuts in, or scatter around!
- Something sweet: Some fresh or dried fruit is always a wonderful option! My favorites are grapes and blueberries!
What’s typically on my board:
Meats: I like a variety. Usually turkey breast, salami, and prosciutto. I like a variety of flavors and kinds!
Vegetables: Snap-peas, peppers, cucumbers, celery, carrots. Really anything dip-able and crunchy
Fruit: Grapes, peaches, berries
Nuts: Almonds, hazel nuts, walnuts or pistachios
Dips: I make my own or purchase from these brands (Kite Hill, Mykonos, Siete)