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This Brunch Charcuterie Board is packed with bagels, creamy spreads, and a wide variety of sweet and savory toppings to enjoy.
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If you are hosting a brunch and need inspiration, then look no further! This Brunch Charcuterie Board is sure to look great on your table AND also please your guests. It is perfect for holidays like Easter or Mother’s Day. Customize everything to your liking and enjoy all the different bagel and topping combinations.
Ingredients on Our Brunch Charcuterie Board
- Bagels – for this brunch charcuterie board I went with plain and everything bagels, but you can use whatever bagel flavors you like!
- Cream Cheese
- Peanut Butter
- Bananas – be sure to slice the bananas right before serving so they don’t go brown.
- Chocolate Chips
- Smoked Salmon
- Red Onion – if you want the onions to have a more mild flavor, then soak them in ice water for 10 minutes and pat dry before adding to the board.
- Capers – most capers come in a liquid, so make sure to drain them before adding to the board.
- Fresh Dill
- Lemon Slices
- Sliced Turkey
Additional Topping Ideas
- Blueberry Cream Cheese
- Sliced Hard Boiled Eggs – if you want to make the perfect, easy-peel hard boiled eggs, then use our recipe.
- Garnishes for a beautiful brunch charcuterie board: oranges cut into slices, clusters of grapes, fresh herbs
Classic Charcuterie Board vs Brunch Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards (pronounced “shar-KOO-tuh-ree”) are a trend that I have seen popping up everywhere! “Charcuterie” is a French term for displaying a variety of cured meats, mostly pork. Originally they included things like salami, prosciutto, and sausages. Modern charcuterie boards, like this brunch board, can have any variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, olives, nuts, and also spreads and sauces. Typically the boards are arranged in an aesthetically pleasing and abundant fashion. If you want to learn more about how to make a traditional charcuterie board, then check out our step-by-step guide to making the perfect charcuterie board.
When making a charcuterie board, place the largest items on the board first. Then, fill in the remaining areas with the smaller items.
More Tips for Making a Charcuterie Board
- Try arranging your plate in a way that there is a variety of colors, textures, and sizes all over the board.
- Try to prepare your brunch charcuterie board fresh, within an hour of serving
- Use little serving spoons and cheese knives to make serving easier.
- Use little serving cups if you need to keep things from going all over the place.
- Keep any extra ingredients you have close by so you can refill the board as needed
Brunch Charcuterie Board FAQs
Brunch typically features hearty breakfast items like eggs benedict, pancake, waffles or french toast with maple syrup, meats like bacon or sausage links, bagels and lox, yogurt and granola, muffins and pastries, and fresh fruit.
This brunch charcuterie board definitely is! The bagels and toppings are very filling. If you want to add more to your brunch menu, then try fresh fruit and an egg dish like eggs benedict.
Put any leftover spreads in the original containers. Place leftover bagels in a ziplock bag and store on the counter or even in the fridge or freezer. Leftover toppings should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container and eaten as soon as possible.
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How to Make a Brunch Charcuterie Board
Brunch Charcuterie Board
- large wooden board for serving
- small bowls for spreads
- 10 bagels assorted flavors
- 4 ounces plain cream cheese
- 4 ounces strawberry cream cheese
- 4 ounces chive and onion cream cheese
- 4 ounces nutella
- 4 ounces crunchy peanut butter
- 4 ounces smoked salmon
- 1 large cucumber sliced thin
- 1/2 red onion sliced thin
- 2 ounces capers
- lemon slices
- fresh dill
- 4 ounces sliced turkey
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup sliced bananas
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Add spreads to small bowls. Top with garnishes if desired.
- Place bagels and bowls of spread onto the board.
- Place toppings onto the board. I like to put the savory toppings on one side and the sweet toppings on the other side.
- Nutrition Facts listed in this recipe are approximate and based off of dividing the whole board equally.
- Other equipment needed to serve: bread knife or bagel slicer, knives for spreads, toaster
- When making a charcuterie board, place the largest items on the board first. Then, fill in the remaining areas with the smaller items.
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