Healthy Charcuterie Board

Healthy Charcuterie Board

Hosting a party this fall and winter season, and looking for something delicious but healthy for your guests? This Healthy Charcuterie Board Recipe is perfect for your weekend get together with friends. It is also a great appetizer for Thanksgiving and Christmas parties.

Charcuterie Boards are great entertaining foods, with minimum preparation. It gives you time to enjoy the party and get to know your guests better. Thanks to Wildly Organic products, I created a beautiful, delicious, organic, and healthy Charcuterie Board that we shared with new friends.

Healthy Charcuterie Board Ingredients

An outstanding Charcuterie Board has different kinds of textures and flavors. A great board contains a variety of cheeses, cured meats, nuts and seeds, dried and fresh fruit, crackers, chocolate, and spreads and dips.

Cheese

There are so many types of cheese to choose from. Using a variety of textures (soft, hard, semi-hard), taste, type (cow, goat, sheep) and color, will give several options to your guests. Try buying organic raw cheese when possible. Great choices are Mozzarella, Gouda, Parmesan, Soft goat cheese, and Cheddar.

Cured Meats

Nitrate-free cured meats are a great healthy alternative to regular cured meats. They come in a variety of types also. Aim to use 2-3 types of meats on your boards. Great options are prosciutto, hard salami, pepperoni, and ham.

Nuts and seeds

For my Charcuterie Board, I used a variety of Wildly Organic certified-organic raw nuts. They are perfect for a cheese board. I love Wildly Organic nuts, not only because they are delicious, but they are also minimally processed, preserving their healthy properties. Most of the nuts are “activated” by soaking and drying at low temperature. This process allows for the phytic acid to be released, while keeping all the minerals and vitamins intact. For your Charcuterie Board, pick a variety of nuts to provide textures and tastes, while having the added benefit of providing multiple vitamins and minerals. You can choose between walnuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans, and pistachios. You can add directly onto the board or in small bowls.

Dried and fresh fruit

Fruit is a great addition to a Cheese Plate. For my platter, I used Wildly Organic Dried Mangoes and Wildly Organic Goji Berries. I loved the addition of these two dried fruits. They paired really well with the meats, cheeses and nuts on the board. In addition, they are very healthy and delicious. Goji Berries, especially, are packed with nutrients and are a unique add-on to a Charcuterie Board. I also liked to use fresh fruit, such as grapes, orange slices, and apples. Other dried and fresh fruit suggestions are dried apricots, dried cranberries, pomegranate, fresh pineapple, and kiwi.

Crackers

Crackers or small pieces of bread go well with the cheese and meat. To keep it allergy-friendly, try to have a gluten-free option, for those guests who need it. A variety of artisan crackers are the best to use.

Chocolate

Chocolate is not a must for a Charcuterie Board, but it does offer a nice touch, especially for a special occasion. Try to have good, quality chocolate, possibly both dark and sweet.

Spreads and Dips

For spreads and dips you can use jams, preserves, marmalade and a great nut butter. Use small bowls from which to sample the spreads. I really liked the Wildly Organic Almond Pecan Butter. It is creamy and delicious and a great combination of flavors.

All the ingredients might be overwhelming at first. However, once you have them all, it is so easy and fast to get the board ready for your guests. Also, it is so fun to put together a Charcuterie Board. You can showcase your style. Besides, there is no cleaning dishes or long cooking hours, giving you time to enjoy your guests.

 

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Healthy Charcuterie Board
Hosting a party this fall and winter season? Make this beautiful, delicious and healthy Charcuterie Board to enjoy with you guests. Thanks to Wildly Organic organic nuts and dried fruit, you can put together an outstanding Charcuterie Board in no time. This Cheese Board is great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any special occasion.
    Prep Time20 mins
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Find a beautiful platter you can use for the Chartecurie Board.
    2. Slice the cheeses and fruit.
    3. Add the almond pecan butter, or any other spreads you use, in a small bowl
    4. Arrange all the ingredients on the platter, starting with placing the cheese and meat first. Next add the other big items like the bowls with the butters and jams. Fill the small spaces with the nuts, fruit, and crackers.
    5. Serve and refill the board as needed.

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    Oana creates and shares healthy and inexpensive allergy-friendly recipes at the Allergyummy blog. She is passionate to share nutritious recipes that are delicious and easy to make. A mom of four, Oana loves homeschooling her children, being in nature, and going on adventures with her family.