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Simple Charcuterie Board

A customizable charcuterie board with bread, meats, cheeses, fruits, pickles, nuts, dips and spreads.

Ingredients

Scale

Crostinis:

  • 1 large baguette, sliced ½-inch thick
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt

Party Board Essentials:

  • Bread (crostinis, canape toasts, breadsticks, crackers)
  • Cured meats (prosciutto, salami, sausages, pate)
  • Cheese (fresh mozzarella, brie, Parmesan, fontina, asiago, provolone)
  • Olives (pitted kalamata, castelvatrano, green, black, stuffed)
  • Pickles (cucumbers, pearl onions, artichokes, asparagus, roasted red peppers and marinated artichokes)
  • Dips/spreads (grainy mustard, pesto, goat cheese, mascarpone, cream cheese, ricotta, hummus)
  • Nuts and seeds (walnuts, almonds, pine nuts, cashews, pepitas, sunflower seeds)
  • Fruit (fresh grapes, cherries, berries, melons and dried apricots, figs, dates, cranberries)
  • Veggies (fresh chopped veggies like carrots, celery, bell pepper, cauliflower and broccoli)

Instructions

  1. To make crostinis: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place baguette slices on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake 7-8 minutes, until just crisp. Allow to cool.
  2. To build charcuterie board: Create heaps of desired charcuterie board essentials on a large platter, including assembled crostinis. Be sure to have a mix of cheese, meats, pickled vegetables, breads, fruit, dips/spreads and nuts and utensils. Also have stacks of small plates, napkins and utensils.

Notes

Tip: Be sure to get a variety of colorful ingredients to make your board look enticing.

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