Overhead view of the completed Vegan Charcuterie Board. Includes crackers, pretzel chips, roasted almonds and dried apricots alongside the fresh sliced pears, apples, bell peppers, and cucumbers as well as the vegan cheese, hummus, bean dip, olives and artichokes.

Vegan Charcuterie Board

This vegan charcuterie board (aka vegan snack board) is the perfect centerpiece for all your social and holiday gatherings. This extremely appealing appetizer offers something for everyone in an easy to share and sociable presentation.

Overhead view of the completed Vegan Charcuterie Board. Includes crackers, pretzel chips, roasted almonds and dried apricots alongside the fresh sliced pears, apples, bell peppers, and cucumbers as well as the vegan cheese, hummus, bean dip, olives and artichokes.
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A little history on Charcuterie:

Charcuterie is a French word for a cooking method devoted to prepared meat products, mostly pork. Today, charcuterie has become synonymous with serving a variety of foods like meat, cheese, dried fruits, crackers, dips, nuts, etc. on a wooden board or platter. Like any other recipe or meal idea, a charcuterie board can be veganized by replacing animal products with plant-based options. Simple as that!


What Makes a Vegan Charcuterie Board Great:

  • The colors. As the saying goes, we eat with our eyes first, so be sure to choose different colors of produce, olives, dips, chips, etc. to brighten up the board.
  • Sweet and salty. Can you name a better combination? Serve salty, savory options like plant-based cheese, hummus, olives, pickles alongside fresh and dried fruits and jams for optimal flavor layering.
  • Different textures. Contrasting textures add depth and satisfaction to a meal or snack. Pair crunchy foods like nuts, crackers, fresh vegetables with smooth, silky dips and vegan cheese, plus a few chewier options like dried fruits and olives to rounds things out.
  • Easy to eat and share. Include spoons in each dip, a cheese knife with the plant-based cheese, and have small plates near by the board so guests can easily serve themselves off the board.

What You Need to Create a Vegan Charcuterie Board:

Start with a board or platter and begin to build your masterpiece.  The options are endless when it comes to putting together a vegan charcuterie board. Here are some items you can include:

  • Fresh Vegetables: bell peppers, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, carrots, grape tomatoes, radishes
  • Fresh Fruits: apples, pears, berries, grapes,
  • Dried fruits: apricots, dates, raisins, prunes, figs, peaches, mangos
  • Jarred Goods: olives, pickles, artichokes, roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes
  • Dips and spreadables: hummus, bean dip, guacamole, jams/jellies
  • Nuts/seeds: fresh, roasted, candied nuts and seeds like almonds, cashews, peanuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, wasabi peas
  • Plant-based cheeses: store bought or homemade
  • Crackers/Breads/Chips: crackers of choice, sliced baguette, pretzel chips

Vegan Charcuterie Board (aka Vegan Snack Board)

Recipe by EmilyCourse: Appetizer, Snack, Main CourseDifficulty: Easy
Prep time

20

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • Hummus, served in bowl

  • Bean dip, served in bowl

  • Plant-based cheese wheel (Miyoko’s or SriMu)

  • Olives, served in bowl

  • Marinated artichokes, served in bowl

  • Raw veggies

  • Raw fruits

  • Crackers and chips

  • Dried fruit

  • Nuts

  • Optional garnishes: rosemary or thyme sprigs

Directions

  • Prep Work
  • Prepare any vegan cheese, dips, spreads if you are making from scratch. (Or buy your favorites from the store)
  • Wash and chop any raw vegetables and fresh fruit. Do this on a separate cutting board so that your presentation board is clean and dry  
  • Build your Board
  • Start with a clean large cutting board or platter. First place items served in bowls (hummus, dips, olives, artichokes, etc.) and plant-based cheese wheel onto the board
  • Add the fresh fruit and vegetables, arrange around the bowls
  • Add the crackers and bread in various groups around the board
  • Fill in the gaps with small piles of nuts and dried fruits
  • Garnish, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

  • To make this a gluten free friendly board: Choose gluten free crackers, chips, and nuts. While nuts are gluten-free in their natural state, nuts that are roasted or packaged with any additives could include wheat flour or wheat starch as a coating.

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Easy Vegan Nachos

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pumpkin Balls

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