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I love hosting on Easter, but I’ll be honest– it can be a lot. Our family loves making Easter an all-day thing, and covering two meals (or, in my case, one meal and a hardy snack) is pretty tricky. One simple fix is to make an Easter charcuterie board to hold everyone over until dinner. I made this particular Easter charcuterie board a few years back, and it’s become one of my favorite annual traditions. I throw all my favorite things about spring on a board, and everyone (including me) is happy. Keep reading for colorful Easter charcuterie board details!
Easter Charcuterie Board
Before jumping in, let me just say that I took French all throughout high school– and a little in college, too. I promise I know that charcuterie means cold cooked meat. So, I hope you’ll forgive me for taking the liberty of calling this a charcuterie board. Easter cheese board is technically more appropriate, but I feel like the modern definition of charcuterie has widened over the past decade. I mean, it definitely has… right?!
Anyway, literary definition aside, here’s everything I used to put this colorful Easter charcuterie board together–
- Cheeses– I normally like to include 3 types of cheese, but for the sake of space, I only used brie and some wild blueberry goat cheese on this board. If you like stronger-flavored varieties, blue cheese and sharp cheddar are perfect candidates!
- Crackers– I only threw a handful on the board itself, but I also like to have a basket nearby filled with different types of crackers. These multi-grain baked crackers are my faves, and their gluten-free, too, so pretty much everyone can enjoy them.
- Benedictine Dip– Benedictine dip is best known as a Kentucky Derby appetizer, but I love serving it all throughout spring. I make mine with dill, and the cucumber/dill combo tastes so fresh and pairs amazingly with fresh veggies.
- Spring Veggies– Cucumber rounds, asparagus, and carrots all go super well with benedictine dip! Some of my other favorite strictly-spring vegetables (all of which taste great with benedictine dip) are peas, radishes, and green beans.
- Grapes– It’s virtually impossible for me to make a board without fruit. It’s a must. I subbed out a lot of fruit space for sweet space, though, so I only included fresh green grapes on this Easter charcuterie board.
- Pistachios– Nuts are another charcuterie essential. I chose pistachios because they have a lighter color (and I’m obsessive like that). To be fair, they’re pretty darn delicious, too.
- Sweets– Easter and sweet treats to hand-in-hand, so I included Milano cookies, yogurt-covered pretzels, Jordan almonds, and pastel M&Ms on my board.
- Flowers– Nothing brightens up a spring snack spread quite like flowers! I used tulips, but any colorful flowers will accomplish the same effect.
- Ceramic bunnies– How cute is this set of tiny white ceramic bunnies?! They look adorable on spring snack boards, styled in Easter tablescapes, and just displayed around the house. I found this precious little bunny candy holder at Target, but it was a few years back, so I don’t have a link for y’all. Sorry!
To make this a true Easter charcuterie board, you could also add prosciutto, salami, or any of your other favorites.
What are your plans for Easter this year? I hope everyone has a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends!