Easy Charcuterie Board for Summer

Easy is the focus of this delightful charcuterie board that takes 15 minutes or less to make. It’s not only delightful to eat but it is perfect for any budget. I’ve combined gluten free, healthy ingredients that balance well together and will please all appetites. I enjoyed this particular board at home with family but you can cover tightly and take to a party or even assemble at the party. This easy charcuterie board is fun to make and can be made vegan or vegetarian too.

Start by choosing a board from my list of the best charcuterie boards for 2021. It’s helpful to be sure you have all the necessary ingredients and supplies before starting. When I purchased the food items for my board, I knew in my mind what I wanted but I also choose items that were on sale to help cut down on cost. It’s especially helpful to find great prices on cheeses which is super easy when shopping at Trader Joes.

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Can you make a Charcuterie Board the Night Before?

You can do some prep the night before but I don’t recommend making the entire board the night before. The time it takes to put the board together isn’t worth the possibility of the food looking or tasting stale. If this is the only option for you, then most definitely do not cut the cheese before as it will get dried out.

Easy Charucterie Board Ingredients

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  • 12oz Bag Baby Carrots
  • 6oz Jar Olives of Choice
  • 6oz Green Goddess Dip

easy charcuterie board

  • 1 cup Seedless Grapes
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 8-10 Quarters Watermelon
  • 1 Whole English Cucumber
  • 8-10 Large Sliced Genoa Salami
  • 8-10 Large Sliced Provolone
  • 4oz Breakfast Brie Cheese
  • 6oz Gouda Cheese
  • 5oz Goat Cheese with Herbs
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Pretzels
  • 1 pkg Everything But The Gluten Crackers

easy charcuterie board for summer

Kitchen Gadgets I Use and Recommend

Charcuterie Board

Cheese Knives

Small Ramekin Dish

I like these small ramekin dishes because they can hold all the small veggies and olives neatly on the board. It makes it easy to place on the board and easy for people to grab for what they want.

 

Step by Step Directions

How to Make an Easy Charcuterie Board for Summer

Choose a board

Gather Ingredients

Slice Cucumber and Watermelon

Roll Provolone Cheese and Salami

Place items on board starting with largest

Start by placing green goddess dip on the board as the main focal point

Next add cucumber, carrots, large cheeses blocks uncut, olives, blueberries, crackers, provolone and salami rolls, herb goat cheese, grapes, watermelon, pretzels

Be sure you have cheese knives and spoons for serving

Enjoy!

easy charcuterie board for summer

How Much Does A Charcuterie Board Cost Per Person?

This all depends on how much meat, cheese and dips that you use. I don’t use much meat because I prefer all the other items even though charcuterie is really all about the meat. This is the definition from wiki: Charcuterie is a French term for a branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, and confit, primarily from pork. Anyways, I’ve calculated what this board cost per item and will give you the breakdown below:

  • 8oz Bag Baby Carrots=$1.99
  • 8oz Jar Olives of Choice=$2.99
  • 1 cup Green Goddess Dip=$3.99
  • 1 cup Seedless Grapes=$2.34
  • 1 cup Blueberries=$4.99
  • 8-10 Quarters Watermelon=$1.67
  • 1 Whole English Cucumber=$1.29
  • 8-10 Large Sliced Genoa Salami and Provolone Tray=$3.99
  • 4oz Breakfast Brie Cheese=$3.99
  • 6oz Gouda Cheese=$3.40
  • 5oz Herb Goat Cheese=$2.99
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Pretzels=$2.99
  • 1 pkg Everything But The Gluten Crackers=$2.99

Total=$39.61

For 4 servings my board cost = $9.90 each person

I think that’s a decent price for the quality items on my board.  You definitely could make it for less by choosing different fruits or cheeses.

Nutritional Information and Facts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Design Time: 10 minutes

Makes about 4 servings

Calories 554

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I hope you enjoy making this easy charcuterie board for summer or any occasion. It’s healthy, quick and easy. It’s also so tasty and your guests will love it. My favorite is the breakfast brie and the new everything but the gluten free crackers.

 

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Easy Charcuterie Board

This delightful and easy to make charcuterie board is perfect for any budget. And I combined healthy gluten free ingredients for this easy charcuterie board.
3.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 554 kcal

Equipment

  • Charcuterie Board
  • Cheese Knives
  • Small Ramekin Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz Carrots
  • 6 oz Olives
  • 6 oz Green Goddess Dip
  • 1 cup Seedless Grapes
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 10 qtrs Watermelon
  • 1 medium English Cucumber
  • 8 slices Sliced Genoa Salami
  • 8 slices Sliced Provolone
  • 4 oz Breakfast Brie Cheese
  • 6 oz Gouda Cheese
  • 5 oz Goat Cheese with Herbs
  • 8 Gluten Free Pretzels
  • 8 Everything But The Gluten Crackers

Instructions
 

  • Gather Ingredients
  • Slice Cucumber and Watermelon
  • Roll Provolone Cheese and Salami
  • Place items on board starting with largest
  • Start by placing green goddess dip on the board as the main focal point
  • Next add cucumber, carrots, large cheeses blocks uncut, olives, blueberries, crackers, provolone and salami rolls, herb goat cheese, grapes, watermelon, pretzels
  • Be sure you have cheese knives and spoons for serving

Video

Notes

Variety of cheeses and meats can be added to save money
Variety of crackers can be used and non gluten variety
Mini sourdough bread slices can be substituted
Hummus can be added or substituted
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5 thoughts on “Easy Charcuterie Board for Summer”

  1. Thank you for breaking down the cost per item, I love that and I never see it whenever I follow other guides like this one! I’ve got a bamboo board and I’m ready to go, I plan on following most of what you have listed here.

    I’ve got super basic cheese knives, I was wondering if you had any suggestions on some of the best cheese knives I could find? After I get some good knives, I think I’ll go ahead and follow because around $10 per serving isn’t bad!

    Thank you!! 🙏

    Reply
    • Hi Colton!  Great and I’m so glad you like my guide.  So I have an article about cheese knives thats really popular.  You can find it here: https://healthyfoodieonline.co… I also have a video about cheese knives: 

      Thanks for stopping by today!!  Please post pics of your board when done!  I would love to see it.  Alyse

      Reply
  2. 5 stars
    I like the idea of including watermelon! Usually I just see berries on boards but watermelon is perfect for the summer.

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  3. 2 stars
    The nutritional value of the foods presented offers far too much sodium, carbohydrates and fat to be called “healthy”. At best, I would consider any charcuterie an indulgent treat if anything. I had some healthier suggestions for some substitutes. For example: plain popcorn instead of pretzels, vegetables cut into “chips” for dipping (zucchini, cucumber, carrots, etc), providing low salt or low fat options for meats and cheeses or even offering unprocessed meat choices like cooked chicken or turkey, home made fridge pickles instead of store bought ones which are completely saturated with salt for storage. To name a few.

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