Are you looking for a healthy option to serving charcuterie? Try this awesome healthy charcuterie cups idea for a great option to enjoying your next party or get together. Great for any holiday or Easter, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. These grab and go charcuterie cups are healthy and easy to make.
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Ingredients for Charcuterie Cups
Small plastic or paper cups
1 pint strawberries, halved
1 can pineapple chunks, drained
24 Flatbread crackers
24 Fresh rosemary sprigs
Thin sliced provolone cheese, halved
1 package salami
1 package prosciutto
Colby jack cheese cubes
Pepper jack cheese cubes
Chocolate mints (optional)
Directions for Simple Charcuterie Cups
Fill each cup ¼ full with mixed nuts
Add a sprig of fresh rosemary
Push a toothpick through 1 cube of colby jack, 2 salami’s folded in half twice, 1 cube of pepper jack and top each toothpick alternating between olive and pineapple, place in cup
Roll 2 provolone halves together to form little roses, place in cup
Roll 2 pieces of prosciutto tightly and stand up in cup
Tuck in a mint and strawberry half to complete the cup
Display on a wood charcuterie board from this list
Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition and Facts for Charcuterie Cups
The charcuterie cups have some healthy ingredients but if you’re watching weight then be sure to adjust accordingly. If you are watching sodium then increase veggies and fruit and reduce cheese and meats.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 but it depends on party size but I recommend making 1-2 cups per person
Notes for Healthy Charcuterie Cups
Use a fancy toothpick to match the theme of your party
Design a special paper cup or sticker to enhance the theme of your party
Consider making each cup different so guests can choose their favorite
Meat Options: Any dried or cured meats are a must for any charcuterie. Some great options include pepperoni, salami, prosciutto, or pancetta. Try adding a good quality sliced turkey or ham for variety.
Fruit Options: I always like to use the most popular fresh fruit espcially since the cups are limited by space. Some options are berries, grapes, melon or apples. But be sure to add apples right before serving so that they do not get brown.
Vegetable Options: Vegetables always add in a nice healthy variety and balance from all the hearty meats, cheeses and nuts. I usually keep mine simple with some sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, grape tomatoes, olives or pickles.
Cheese Options: You could use a variety of hard and semi-soft cheeses in your appetizer cups but I do not recommend using a very soft cheese like goat cheese or blue cheese. These will get all over your other elements and leave a mess. Some good options include any type of hard cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, chunks of asiago, gruyere or Havarti to name a few. Be careful not to cut cheese too early as it can get dried out
Nuts Options: I have used many varieties of nuts. Anything goes here from spicy almonds, pistachios, a candied pecan or keep it simple with a basic nut mix. It’s perfect to line the bottom of the cup with the nut choice.
Carb Options: Every good charcuterie needs some carbs involved! You could keep it simple with some crackers, bagel chips, toasted bread, or small breadsticks. I use gluten free options so that it’s great for everybody and most people won’t know the difference.
Kitchen Gadgets I Used and Recommend
5 Best Charcuterie Boards of 2022
Below is my list of the 5 Best Charcuterie Boards of 2022. 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. For the charcuterie cups you may need the largest board so plan accordingly.
Enjoy these cute and healthy charcuterie cups. They are great for a quick grab and go option. Please leave a comment below how you like them and check out my other charcuterie boards on the blog:
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