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Discover the art of crafting a beautiful Vegan Charcuterie Board: cruelty-free, delicious, and aesthetically presented. Elevate your plant-based gatherings!
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Welcome to the world of sustainable, plant-based, vegan deliciousness! It doesn’t matter if you are a vegan pro or just starting out, we will show you how to make a Vegan Charcuterie Board that is as delectable as it is pretty. Charcuterie may mean “cooked meat” but you can still put out a vegan version that will stun even your most environmentally conscious guests.
Ingredients in Our Vegan Charcuterie Board
- Vegan Pesto – bursting with basil and nutty flavor, vegan pesto makes a great spread for your board
- Hummus – a creamy and versatile plant-based dip for veggies and crackers
- Boursin Plant-Based Cheese Spread – so luxuriously creamy you won’t believe it is plant-based!
- Marinated Olives – plump, briny delights marinated to perfection with herbs and spices
- Crackers – I used pita crackers, pretzel slims, and sweet potato crackers
- Dried Apricots – sweet, chewy, and also a pop of color for your Vegan Charcuterie Board
- Persian Cucumbers – these tiny cucumbers are so crisp and refreshing
- Petite Carrots – small and sweet, and they often come in multiple colors
- Strawberries – I like to slice them in half with the greens still attached for the best look
- Figs – sliced in half, figs add a visually stunning and elegant touch
- Cashews – buttery and salty to contrast the fresher flavors
- Pecans – these nuts add crunch and a rich, earthy flavor
- Grapes – a classic charcuterie board accompaniment
- Vegan Chocolate – finish it all off with a little dark chocolate – you cant go wrong!
- Fresh or dried fruits – raspberries, apples, cherries, blueberries, kiwi
- Vegetables – bell peppers, roasted red peppers, pickles, cauliflower, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, celery
- Nuts – pistachios, almonds, walnuts
- Starches – pita bread, crostini, ritz crackers, triscuits, wheat thins
- Spreads – fruit preserves, olive tamponade, chutney, marmalade, jalapeno jelly
Classic Charcuterie Board vs Vegan Charcuterie Board
The word “Charcuterie” (pronounced “shar-KOO-tuh-ree”) 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 can have any variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, olives, nuts, and sauces. Typically the boards are arranged in an aesthetically pleasing and abundant fashion. Check out our full step-by-step guide to making a classic Charcuterie Board.
Tips for Creating Your Vegan Charcuterie Board
This recipe can be used as a jumping off point for your own creations! If you want to copy exactly what I did, then I can help you do that. However, if you are wanting to create something all your own, I have some tips for you.
- Charcuterie Boards are all about looking full and abundant. If you have a smaller group, then start off with a smaller board so you can fill it up! The platter I used for this recipe was 13×23 inches, but you can use any size depending on your needs. You can also use a large cutting board.
- Head to a grocery store with a bulk section. Then, you can pick lots of different items without having to buy a huge box of each one.
- Try to find ingredients of all sizes, shapes, textures, colors, and flavors. The more variety, the more vibrant and interesting your Vegan Charcuterie Board will look!
- When you are styling your board, start with the bowls, then add larger items, then smaller items, then garnishes. Try to arrange it so similar colors aren’t touching. This will create depth and a more pleasing visual!
- If I am serving this at a party, then I will bring along any remaining items that didn’t make it onto the board. Then, if something runs out I can replenish it.
When building your charcuterie board, start with small bowls for dips and spreads first. Anything with liquid that could spread on the board should be placed in a small bowl.
Frequently Asked Questions about Vegan Charcuterie Boards
Since the term “charcuterie” literally means “cooked meat”, you can call your vegan charcuterie board a snacking board or a grazing board.
There are so many options! Fresh fruit, dried fruit, vegetables, dips, spreads, jams, breads, crackers, and chocolate are some of our favorites.
The “perfect” traditional charcuterie board includes 3 meats, 3 cheeses, 3 starches, and 3 accompaniments. For a vegan version try 3 fruits, 3 vegetables, 3 starches, and 3 dips.
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Vegan Charcuterie Board
- 1/2 cup vegan pesto
- 1/2 cup hummus
- 1/2 cup Boursin plant-based cheese spread
- 10 ounces marinated olives
- 6 ounces crackers I used pita crackers, pretzel slims, and sweet potato crackers
- 1 cup dried apricots
- 3 persian cucumbers sliced
- 6 petite carrots sliced
- 1 cup strawberries halved
- 3 figs halved
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup pecans
- grape clusters
- vegan chocolate bar pieces
- Start by placing bowls of olives, pesto, hummus, and vegan cheese spread on the board.
- Next, place larger items like crackers, fruits, and veggies.
- Lastly, fill in the gaps on the board with dried fruit, nuts, and garnishes.
- Nutrition Facts are approximate.
- Make sure to keep perishable items cold until right before serving.
- Keep extra items close by for easy refilling.
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