A spring charcuterie board is a great way to celebrate the season and bring some fresh, colorful flavors to your entertaining.
Charcuterie boards are popular because they're a fun and flexible way to enjoy a variety of different foods while socializing with others. They're a great way to celebrate special occasions, or simply to enjoy a relaxing evening at home with friends and family.
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What You'll Need
The type of items you will need is completely dependent on your creativity and what you want. Here are the items you will need if you're creating my Spring Charcuterie Board:
- Deviled Chick Eggs: Boiled Eggs, Mayonnaise, Dijon Mustard, Salt, Carrot, Poppy Seeds
- Rainbow Skewers: Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Grapes, Blueberries, Blackberries
- Carrot Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers: Mini Orange Sweet Peppers, Fresh Parsley, Pimento Cheese
- Carrot Shaped Sliced Cheese: White and Yellow Cheddar Blocks, Fresh Parsley
- Other Charcuterie Components: Salami, Carrots, Radishes, Cucumber, Ranch, Crackers, Dried Fruit, Mixed Nuts, Whopper Candy Eggs
Tools You'll Need
- Serving Board
- Knives for Prep (like my Rada Gift Set)
- Cutting Board for Prep Work
- Serving Utensils
Why You'll Like This Recipe
- A Spring Charcuterie Board is beautiful and inviting for guests when entertaining.
- Charcuterie boards are excellent for socializing around. It's easy to eat and encourages folks to chat and mingle.
- The dietary preference of you or your guests need easy to adapt to.
- You can explore your own creativity! There are so many elements you can use on a board and ways to create it.
How to Make A Spring Charcuterie Board
Here are some steps you can follow to create a beautiful spring charcuterie board
- Choose your board: My local grocery had the cutest wooden rabbit board, but it was a smidge too small for my chosen elements to include. You can use a wooden board, slate board, or any other type of board that suits your taste. You can also build your elements directly on parchment paper on a countertop. I chose a classic oblong bamboo board.
- Select your meats and cheeses: Since spring is the theme, go for lighter, fresher meats and cheeses, such as prosciutto, sliced turkey, fresh mozzarella, and light cheddar cheese. I chose 2 styles of cheddar and salami. Another protein I added that's optional is deviled chick eggs.
- Add fresh fruits and vegetables: Fresh produce in the spring is sensational. They're delicious and they add a pop of color! Include of variety of your favorite on the board or on skewers like my rainbow skewers. Fruit dip and vegetable dip also pair well with produce and look great on a board.
- Add crackers and bread: A spring charcuterie board isn't complete without something to pair with cheeses and meats. Add a variety of crackers and bread to your board, including salted or flavored crackers or toasted baguette slices
- Include nuts and dried fruits: Nuts and dried fruits can add texture and flavor to your board. Consider adding spiced pecans, honey-roasted peanuts or walnuts as well as dried cherries or dates to your board.
- Add a sweet touch: For a sweet touch, you can add honey or fruit preserves to your board. You can also include some Easter or spring-themed candy or chocolate treats.
- Fun accents: If you have cute decor or small containers for some of the items to go in, this can add depth and color to a board. On mine, I added the vegetable dip in a tiny trifle bowl, and around the trifle bowl, I added a miniature spring wreath. On the edge of the board, I also added a cute spring chicken.
- Arrange everything: Here's the fun part! Get creative. Arrange your meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, crackers, and other items on the board in any way you'd like. You can use my board as an example of how to display the ingredients.
Following these steps will create a beautiful and delicious spring charcuterie board that you and your guests will love.
Tips and Substitutions
- Tailor your spring charcuterie board to your own preferences and personality. Include your favorite foods and flavor combinations.
- Using seasonal produce can ensure you're getting the best quality and adds variety to your charcuterie board.
- Including colorful items on the board can add visual appeal.
- If you or your guests have dietary restrictions, you can substitute different types of meat, cheese, nuts, and crackers to meet those needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
A charcuterie board is a platter of cured meats, cheeses, crackers, bread, and other accompaniments that are arranged in an attractive way for snacking and sharing.
Make sure each item can be reached. Other than that, get creative!
The amount of food you need will depend on the number of guests you're serving and the length of the event. As a general rule, plan on 2-3 ounces of meat and cheese per person, and 3-4 different types of meat and cheese.
Yes! You can cut and store separately the elements you plan on arranging on your board or go ahead and arrange them on the board. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Don't add the crackers or nuts until serving as they'll become stale.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Meats and cheeses can be stored separately, and any dips or spreads should be covered with plastic wrap.
Yes. It's important to keep the charcuterie board at the appropriate temperature and to avoid cross-contamination by using separate utensils for different foods. Avoid exceeding more than 2 hours at room temperature.
More Recipes Like This
- Mini Holiday Charcuterie Boards
- The Great Pumpkin Board
- Baked Potato Board
- Turkey Time Grazing Board
- Eat the Rainbow: Summer Snack Board
Spring Charcuterie Board
Deviled Chick Eggs
- 6 large boiled eggs peeled
- 2-3 tablespoon mayonnaise regular or light
- 1-2 tablespoon dijon mustard
- Salt to taste
- 1 carrot cut into triangles for the beak
- 12 poppy seeds for the eyes
- 6 strawberries
- ½ cup cantaloupe chunks
- ½ cup pineapple chunks
- 6 green grapes
- 6 blueberries
- 6 blackberries
Carrot Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers
- ⅓ cup pimento cheese
- 3 orange mini sweet peppers
- 6 sprigs parsley
Carrot Shaped Sliced Cheese
- 6 oz cheddar cheese sliced into ⅓" slices
- 6 oz hard white cheddar cheese sliced into ⅓" slices
- 2 sprigs fresh parsley
Other Charcuterie Components
- 12 slices salami
- 1 cup carrot sticks
- 6 radishes halved
- 1 cup cucumber sticks
- ½ cup ranch dressing
- 2 cups assorted crackers
- 2 tablespoon dried fruit
- 2 tablespoon mixed nuts
- ¼ cup Whopper candy eggs
Deviled Egg Chicks
- Halve and remove the yolks from the egg white. In a small bowl, mix the yolks with your desired amount of mayonnaise, dijon mustard and salt. Once smooth, transfer the filling to a plastic bag. Snip the edge of the bag with scissors and evenly pipe in each hollowed egg white. Carefully place a triangle at the base of the filling for the beak. Wet a toothpick to pick up one poppyseed at a time, and place above the beak for the eyes.
- Stack one piece of each fruit on skewers in the order of the rainbow: strawberry, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grape, blueberry and blackberry.
Carrot Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers
- Halve and remove the top, seeds and membrane of the peppers. Fill each halved pepper with 1 tablespoon of the pimento cheese. Insert a sprig of parsley between the pepper and the pimento cheese.
Carrot Shaped Sliced Cheese
- Starting with the short end of a square or rectangle block of cheese laying flat, slice in ⅓" slices. Slice each slice ⅓" smaller and cut the smaller rectangle in half in a triangle shape. Stack the triangles in descending size order. Place the slices on the serving tray and place a sprig of parsley at the top.