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How to Build a Holiday Vegan Charcuterie Board

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You’ll be the hero of the party when you show up with this Vegan Charcuterie Board. Pleasing to the eyes and delectable to the taste-buds!

HOW TO MAKE A VEGAN CHARCUTERIE BOARD | CHEESE BOARD | VEGAN HOLIDAY | VEGAN APPETIZER

How many times have you shown up to a party during the holidays only to be welcomed by meat trays, little weenies in a crock pot, and some sort of jam over a full block of cream cheese? 

Oh, just me? 

Well, whatever. All I know is that I’m sick and tired of showing up hungry and wanting to start noshing on some delicious holiday food. So this year, it’s time for all us veg-heads to take charge of the holidays and show up with something we can hoard share with everyone. 

I bet they won’t even ask where the sausages are! 

Ok, maybe Uncle Bud will, but that’s another story all together.

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I just barely learned how to create a vegan charcuterie board. 

And wait, I know what you’re thinking – doesn’t charcuterie in itself mean meat. Dried meat. Cured meats. Cooked meats. All on a beautiful platter of goodness.

So I get it. I’m not really using the word correctly. Call it a vegan cheese board. Call it a vegan plant board. I don’t care what you call it. I just call it gorgeously delicious!

With this board, I envision a bunch of beautiful people gathered in the kitchen at a holiday party. A glass of bubbly or cranberry spritzer (with a sprig of rosemary dropped in for the novelty of it) in one hand. And the other hand free to pick at this board of yums.

The fruits, the nuts, the vegan cheeses. It’s all so delectable and totally hipster.

Laughter. Cheers. Hugs.

Scents of what’s cooking in the oven and coming up next after this vegan charcuterie.

All of my favorite things in this holiday season.

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So the question still stands.

How the hell do I build a Vegan Charcuterie Board?

  1. Start by placing little groupings of like foods on a board in small bowls. Diced cheeses. Nuts. Dried fruits. These can all go in small bowls to create boundaries and visual points.
  2. Next, place larger items such as a grouping of grapes or sliced pears throughout the board. You’ll do the same with the crackers, breads, etc.
  3. And now you get to be creative and playful. There’s no right or wrong way to create a vegan charcuterie board. Fill in the space. Step back and look at the colors. What’s missing? Where is there an imbalance? Fill it up and get ready for your guests to arrive and wow over your creation that they get to eat.

Here are some ideas for you to get your creative juices flowing for your Holiday board:

  • Various vegan cheeses – The only vegan cheese I truly enjoy is an almond-based cheese by the company Lisanatti. It’s wonderful and better than any other vegan cheese I’ve ever eaten. I’d definitely eat it on its own, which is more than I can say about other vegan cheese brands.
  • Various nuts – pecans, almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, etc
  • Various fruits – grapes, raspberries, dried cranberries, blackberries, pears, orange slices, etc
  • Various crackers and breads – small baguette slices, pretzel chips, whole wheat crackers & snacking breads, etc – just be sure to check the label for vegan/nonvegan ingredients. 
  • Dried fruits – figs, apple slices, etc
  • Festive garnishes such as rosemary or thyme
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See? It’s easy! It’s fun. It’s creative – basically an art form. You can’t go wrong here. In fact, I have got to see your own vegan charcuterie boards!

Be sure to bookmark this recipe in your browser so you can have it available whenever the craving hits!

Holiday Vegan Charcuterie Board

You’ll be the hero of the party when you show up with this Vegan Charcuterie Board. Pleasing to the eyes and delectable to the taste-buds!
Louisa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Equipment

  • JAMIE OLIVER Acacia Wood Cutting Board – Large
  • Now Designs Pinch Bowls (Set of 6), Modern Colors

Ingredients

  • Various vegan cheeses see note below
  • Various nuts pecans, almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, etc
  • Various fruits grapes, raspberries, dried cranberries, blackberries, pears, orange slices, etc
  • Various crackers and breads small baguette slices, pretzel chips, whole wheat crackers & snacking breads, etc, see note below
  • Dried fruits figs, apple slices, etc
  • Festive garnishes such as rosemary or thyme

Instructions

  • Start by placing little groupings of like foods on a board in small bowls. Diced cheeses. Nuts. Dried fruits. These can all go in small bowls to create boundaries and visual points.
  • Next, place larger items such as a grouping of grapes or sliced pears throughout the board. You’ll do the same with the crackers, breads, etc.
  • And now you get to be creative and playful. There’s no right or wrong way to create a vegan charcuterie board. Fill in the space. Step back and look at the colors. What’s missing? Where is there an imbalance? Fill it up and get ready for your guests to arrive and wow over your creation that they get to eat.

Notes

The only vegan cheese I truly enjoy is an almond-based cheese by the company Lisanatti. It’s wonderful and better than any other vegan cheese I’ve ever eaten. I’d definitely eat it on its own, which is more than I can say about other vegan cheese brands.
Check the labels for crackers and breads – many are not actually vegan.
HOW TO MAKE A VEGAN CHARCUTERIE BOARD | CHEESE BOARD | VEGAN HOLIDAY | VEGAN APPETIZER

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