Using these healthy charcuterie board ideas you can create a board that will not only be delicious but will wow your family and friends at your next dinner party.
How to make a charcuterie board
A good charcuterie board has a balance of flavors and textures with items that contrast and complement each other. Some contrast could be chewy cured meat to smooth dip such as hummus. Add something spicy to contrast sweet. You could add hard and crips crackers with soft chewy bread.
How to pronounce charcuterie
The word charcuterie originated in France, and it translates to “pork-butcher shop.” While the original French translation refers to pork, our charcuterie boards tend to include other types of food, such as fruits, vegetables, a variety of cured meats, nuts, spreads, crackers, dips, and bread.
Charcuterie Board Ideas
A charcuterie board can be made out of a wood cutting board, a metal tray, a stone cutting board, or a large flat ceramic platter. I used a wooden tray in the picture above. Just let your imagination go, look around your home to find an interesting serving item to start creating your charcuterie on.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Charcuterie Shopping List
Print this shopping list, circle at least one or two items in each category to make a well-rounded board. Then take your printed list to your local grocery or farmers market.Print
It’s easy to make your own beautiful charcuterie board. To help you, print this shopping list, circle at least one or two items in each category to make a well-rounded board. Then take your printed list to your local grocery or farmers market.
Variety of grapes
Variety color of peppers
Capers Sun-dried tomatoes
Blue cheese stuffed olives
Sugar snap peas
Bread and Crackers
Sea salt crackers
Dips and Spreads
Stuffed grape leaves
Mini Dill Pickles
Chocolate covered strawberries
Chocolate covered nuts
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