Healthy Easter Charcuterie Board

Healthy Easter Charcuterie Board

Let’s have fun and make an easy and healthy Easter Charcuterie Board. I had so much fun making my Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board that I decided to put together a healthy Easter Charcuterie Board. This time around I made sure to focus on gluten-free ingredients and I was so pleased with how it all came together. These boards are super simple and perfect for any sort of Easter gathering!

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How Do You Pronounce Charcuterie Platter?

When telling people about the platters that I’ve been putting together, I find myself stumbling over the word “charcuterie.” The word “charcuterie” is French and refers to a platter of cured meats or cold cuts and cheese. Pronounced “shar-coot-ery,” the concept of the board has evolved overtime to be artistic and extravagant displays of all sorts of foods.

The great thing about charcuterie platters is the fact that you can mix and match the ingredients as much as you like! There are a wide variety of cured meats and even more variations of cheese that you can use. To go along with the theme of Easter, I looked for cheese’s and vegetables that not only went well together, but also added thematic colors to the board.

Easter Charcuterie Board

Easy Charcuterie Board

There is really no right or wrong way to make an easy charcuterie board. There are endless amounts of patterns and designs that you can use! For Easter, I looked for bright or pastel colored foods that worked well individually as well as together. Just like I used heart-shaped cookie cutters to create designs on my Valentine’s Day board, you can add Easter themed pieces on your board as well. Chocolate bunnies or flower designs are great layering pieces to add some extra decoration.

In order to keep thing simple for yourself, most stores have charcuterie board kits that you can buy. These have a small variety of pre-cut meats and cheeses that you can choose from to save some time and money. The meat that I used on this board, for example, came in a pack of three and was cut to the perfect size for my circular board.

If you prefer to buy a charcuterie board ready to go, be sure to try Gourmet Gift Baskets or Harry & David

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How do you make a healthy charcuterie board?

As I mentioned before, I decided to use gluten-free ingredients on my particular board. Also, lots of veggies and healthy ingredients will complete the ingredient list. However, feel free to make substitutions wherever you see fit! Below is how I made my Healthy Easter Charcuterie Board.


Easter Charcuterie Board

Ingredients for my Healthy Easter Charcuterie Board

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Easter Charcuterie Board

Find my Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Charcuterie Board HERE

Directions for my Healthy Easter Charcuterie Board

Choose a charcuterie board from my below list of the 5 Best Charcuterie Boards of 2021 or click here.

  1. Decide on a board either marble or wood. I made a little plan for how I would lay out my ingredients in advance, but you can play around with the ingredients as you go. If you are using homemade hard-boiled eggs, it’s best if you prepare them beforehand so they have enough time to cook and cool.  Consider using an egg cooker to speed up the process.
  2. Wash and prepare your ingredients. I sliced the carrots in half (keeping them longer) and cut off the excess greens on the edge of the carrots and radishes. I cut the mango-fire cheddar, hard boiled eggs, and kiwi into thin slices as well.
  3. Next, start from the center of your board. For this particular platter, I had a circular bowl of the cranberry orange cheese spread that I placed in the middle. This way, I was able to build outwards in order to make the pattern of the board resemble flower petals.
  4. Place the ingredients around the board. I tried to put complimentary ingredients and flavors near each other. I layered the crackers, cheese, and kiwi slices on top of one another in order to add some depth and design to my board.
  5. I decided to fold the meat slices into fours and prop them up against each other to make the design stand out more.
  6. Lastly, I sprinkled the radishes and boiled eggs with salt and pepper, finishing the design off with some pastel purple flowers around it.

ProteinsOne of the main ingredients you’ll see on charcuterie boards is different kinds of proteins and cured meats. I decided to use salami for its minimal cost but there are a wide variety of meats you can use. Prosciutto, sopressata, pancetta, and other similar options can also be used to add flavor and variety to your charcuterie. I added hard boiled eggs and shelled pistachios for a healthy protein addition.

CheesesIt is very rare to see a charcuterie board that does not have cheese on it. There are so many great cheese options that it was almost hard to pick from! For my board though, I decided to use Mango Fire Cheddar and Cranberry and Orange Cheese Spread. Other well-known alternatives are variations of brie, camembert or cheddars, parmesan or manchego.

Crackers – Crackers are great foundational pieces for your board. They can be paired with your meat and cheese or dipped in hummus. I went for a gluten-free sea salt cracker. I laid the slices of meat, cheese and crackers out along the outside of the board and tried to put each specific flavor next to foods that might pair well with one another!

Fresh and Dried FruitsFruits are a great, healthy addition to a charcuterie board too! I chose kiwi for their vibrant green color. Dried fruits also work well on charcuterie boards! For this one I used dried apricots. Dried peaches, figs, or tomatoes can also be great additions.

Vegetables Although I didn’t have many vegetables on this particular board, they can be great with soft cheeses and spreads. I used vibrant red radishes and rainbow carrots. Celery, asparagus, cucumber or even small pickles can also do the trick.

easter charcuterie board

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Makes about 4 servings

 

I’ve attached a quick video below to show the overall process of putting the charcuterie board together. Although I decided on these particular ingredients you could also add or replace these with a wide variety of alternate ingredients. Some examples of substitutions that I found were foods like cucumber, asparagus, green olives, green grapes, and even some Easter candy.

 

Easter Charcuterie Board

5 Best Charcuterie Boards of 2021

Select from this variety of the best charcuterie boards of 2021. They range from marble, wood, and marble with wood. The sizes also range from 12 x 6 to 16 x 11 depending on what your planning to do with your board choose the size that works best for you.


12 x 6 Marble Slate and Wood Charcuterie Board

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15″ x 12′ Real Bamboo Wood Charcuterie Board

 

 

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12 x 16 Marble Charcuterie Board from Homeries

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13 x 13 Bamboo Charcuterie Board from Boltlink

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16 x 11 Bamboo Charcuterie Board from Pandpal

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Healthy Easter Charcuterie Board

 

I hope you have an idea now of how to make an easy and healthy Easter Charcuterie Board.  Celebrating Easter will be extra special with this healthy treat.  Easter is a Christian holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to the New Testament of the Bible, Easter occurs three days after the crucifixion of Jesus by Romans.

Please comment below if you have made a charcuterie board and share your photos!

 

Best Gluten Free Charcuterie Board for Fun Snacking

Easter charcuterie board

Healthy Easter Charcuterie Board

Let's have fun and make an easy and healthy Easter Charcuterie Board. Celebrating Easter will be extra special with this healthy treat. 
Especially for you from Alyse @ Healthy Foodie 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

  • Charcuterie Board (Marble or Wood)

Ingredients
  

  • Cranberry and Orange Cheese Spread
  • Mango Fire Cheddar
  • Gluten-Free Sea Salt Crackers
  • In-Shell Pistachios
  • Kiwi Slices
  • Dried Apricots
  • Radishes
  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Italian Dry Salami

Instructions
 

  • Decide on a board either marble or wood. I made a little plan for how I would lay out my ingredients in advance, but you can play around with the ingredients as you go.
  • Wash and prepare your ingredients. I sliced the carrots in half (keeping them longer) and cut off the excess greens on the edge of the carrots and radishes. I cut the mango-fire cheddar, hard boiled eggs, and kiwi into thin slices as well.
  • Next, start from the center of your board. For this particular platter, I had a circular bowl of the cranberry orange cheese spread that I placed in the middle. This way, I was able to build outwards in order to make the pattern of the board resemble flower petals.
  • Place the ingredients around the board. I tried to put complimentary ingredients and flavors near each other. I layered the crackers, cheese, and kiwi slices on top of one another in order to add some depth and design to my board.
  • I decided to fold the meat slices into fours and prop them up against each other to make the design stand out more.
  • Lastly, I sprinkled the radishes and boiled eggs with salt and pepper, finishing the design off with some pastel purple flowers around it.

Video

Notes

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4 thoughts on “Healthy Easter Charcuterie Board”

  1. 5 stars
    First of all, I can’t believe Easter is just around the corner😳 I love Easter and I love Spring! Charcuterie boards are so much fun and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like them! I tend to have a hard time making them look pretty so I really appreciate your tips and guidance. I especially like the Pandpal Bamboo board with the cut outs for knives and dipping cups! A decent sized and nice looking board makes all the difference. I think I’m due for an upgrade. Thanks for the inspiration!

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