If you are looking for something simple to surprise your guests, our Vegan Charcuterie Board is exactly what you are looking for.
Packed full of vegan dips, nuts, fresh fruit, olives, dry fruits and chutneys, this snack board will be a hit around the table.
The best part of our Charcuterie Board is that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your friends and family. Prepare the dips the day before, and just build the board on the day you want to serve it. You can create the board as big or small as you want, depending on the people you are having over. Our board serves around 5-6 people.
This beautiful board can be served as an appetizer, snack or as a main meal. We normally serve it as an appetizer for Christmas day, and we make a bigger one to serve as a main dish for New Years Eve. Play around with the different dips and ingredients to create your own Snack Board.
Our Board is vegan and if you serve it with gluten-free crackers, it can be made gluten-free. In order to prepare this Snack Board, you will need a big wooden board. We use a chopping board, but you can have a look online if you don't have a large chopping board that you can use.
What goes on our Vegan Charcuterie Board
The best part of the Charcuterie Board is the dips you serve to combine with the rest of the ingredients. On our Charcuterie Board, the dips are the center-piece that help the rest of the board come together in a beautiful and tasty way.
We like making around 5-6 dips per board. It gives people the opportunity to try different tastes and have options in case they are not a big fan of one of them. We used 5 dips and 1 chutney to prepare this Vegan Board.
This Lebanese dip is a way of rediscovering eggplants. Baba Ganoush is similar to hummus but lighter and creamier. With this dip on your board, you cannot go wrong. It’s the simples way of cooking eggplant and it’s absolutely delicious. We add some olive oil and pomegranate on the top for better presentation. Get the recipe here.
Sun-Dried Tomato Pâté is a simple spread made from rehydrated sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red pepper, garlic, olive oil, sweet paprika, smoked paprika and almonds. Get the recipe here.
Hummus is one of the easiest and yummiest dips to make at home. Hummus is really popular and most of the people love it. Choose your favorite hummus to prepare the board. We change the hummus type when making boards depending on the season or event. Our favorites are roasted carrots hummus, this colorful beetroot hummus, and our roasted red pepper hummus.
Our Vegan Cream Cheese contains just natural ingredients and it’s really simple to prepare. Perfect to combine with chutneys, marmalades, fruits and the other dips and ingredients on the board. This Vegan Cream Cheese is made out of soaked cashews. Get the recipe here.
We chose our Edamame Hummus as one of the dips on the board as it gives the dish a Christmasy green touch. Different from the traditional hummus, this edamame hummus is made out of edamame beans instead of chickpeas. Served with sesame crackers makes a delicious combination. Get the recipe here.
Chutneys, Nut Butter or Marmalades
To add some sweetness to the board, we love using our Chutneys, especially tomato chutney as it gives the board some intense red color. We are really lucky to have friends and family who make Chutneys and bring us some every year. When we make a Charcuterie Board, we always open one to serve with the rest of the ingredients.
How to Build a Charcuterie Board Step-by-Step
Something I always recommend to my friends when they ask how to get started making a Charcuterie Board is planning ahead. Making the dips the day before gives you plenty of time the next day to prepare the rest of the ingredients and create something beautiful without being in a rush.
- Choose the board you will be serving the charcuterie items. Adjust the board size to the number of people that this will be served to. Place the pinch bowls where the dips will be served so you know where to start adding the rest of the ingredients.
- Start by adding fresh fruits. Our board contains blueberries, raspberries, kiwis, cucumbers, tomatoes, and grapes. We add apples too, but at the end to avoid oxidation. You can add any fruits or veggies you want. Raw carrots, celery sticks, strawberries, or blackberries are lovely options too.
- Add the dried fruits and nuts. On our board, you will find dried apricots, walnuts, olives, almonds, raisins, and dates.
- Fill up the pinch bowls with the dips. We use Baba Ganoush, Sun-Dried Tomato Pâté, Roasted Carrot Hummus, Tomato Chutney, Vegan Cream Cheese, and Edamame Hummus.
- Fill the empty spaces with an assortment of crackers and sliced apples. We like using a red and a green apple for color contrast.
Tips when making a Vegan Charcuterie Board.
- When serving the Charcuterie Board, bring out some extra crackers and bread. Crackers are normally the first items on the board that will go. Have some extra crackers and bread so people can keep enjoying the dips and chutneys.
- Plan ahead. Make the dips the day before and keep them in the fridge using an air-tight container. Buy an assortment of crackers, olives, and dried and fresh fruits to make a colorful and complete board.
- To make the Charcuterie Board fancier, serve different types of your favorite vegan cheese and vegan cold "meat" as well. We wanted to keep the board simple and on a budget, so we made a simple vegan cream cheese instead.
- Use seasonal ingredients as they will be easier to find and always taste better.
- If you want to save time, use store-bought dips. Nothing tastes better like homemade dips but if you are in a rush, or want to make something really quick without making a mess, just use good quality store-bought dips.
Vegan Charcuterie Board
- 150 g Baba Ganoush
- 150 g Roasted Carrot Hummus
- 100 g Sun-Dried Tomato Pate
- 150 g Edamame Hummus
- 2 tablespoon Tomato Chutney
- 150 g Vegan Cream Cheese
- A handful Grapes
- A handful Raspberries
- A handful Blueberries
- A handful Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 Cucumber
- A handful Red and Green Apple
- 1-2 Kiwi
Nuts and Dried Fruits
- A handful Walnuts
- A handful Dried Apricots
- A handful Dates
- A handful Raisins
- A handful Roasted Almonds
- 1 cup Olives
Assortment of Crackers
- Make the dips. You can find the recipes for each dip on our website. We left all the links on the post above. Keep them in the fridge until you start making the board.
- Choose the board you will be serving the charcuterie items on. Adjust the board size to the amount of people that this will be served to. Place the pinch bowls where the dips will be served so you know where to start adding the rest of the ingredients.
- Start by adding the fresh fruits. Our board contains blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, cucumber, tomatoes and grapes. We add apple too, but at the end to avoid oxidation. You can add any fruits or veggies you want. Raw carrots, celery sticks, strawberries or blackberries are lovely options too.
- Add the dried fruits and nuts. On our board you will find dried apricots, walnuts, olives, almonds, raisins and dates.
- Fill up the pinch bowls with the dips. We use Baba Ganoush, Sun-Dried Tomato Pâté, Roasted Carrot Hummus, Tomato Chutney, Vegan Cream Cheese and Edamame Hummus.
- Fill the empty spaces with an assortment of crackers and sliced apples. We like using a red and a green apple for colour contrast.
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