How to Make a Charcuterie Salad Board

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Build your own salad with this fun and healthy charcuterie salad board.

Combine everything you need to build an epic salad with this easy to make dinner board. With countless ways to adjust and change the ingredients for this board, we loaded our charcuterie board with raw and grilled veggies and layed layers of chicken pieces. I made this board on a Friday night for the entire family to enjoy and my kids loved the fun of creating their own salad and the colorful display of food layed out on the charcuterie board.

Below you can see suggestions on the best ingredients for a salad charcuterie board and exactly how to assemble this board, so hit up the local grocery store or farmstand and let’s get started!

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Charcuterie Salad Board

What is a Salad Charcuterie Board?

Traditionally, charcuterie boards were created in France and made from meats, cheeses and a few additional ingredient. Today, charcuterie boards can still be based on this tradition, however you can also find many different charcuterie board designs that include a wide range of ingredients and themes.

You can find candy charcuterie boards, breakfast charcuterie boards, dinner charcuterie boards and more. Pile any assortment of delicious ingredients onto a board or platter, and you have a delicious charcuterie board.

This salad charcuterie board is designed as a full meal or side dish and can be served at dinner or lunch. The board is covered in healthy ingredients that let each of your guests assemble their own delicious salad. One of the best elements of creating a salad charcuterie board is the ability to adjust the ingredients and add your favorite salad topping.

The perfect way to serve this charcuterie salad board is alongside some fresh bread or with a fall soup.

Salad Charcuterie Board

Selecting Ingredients for a Charcuterie Salad Board

Creating a salad charcuterie board starts with lettuce. Choose fresh greens, romaine, or spinach as you base.

After you have your greens, choose your favorite salad toppings. In the recipe below you can see exactly what we chose to create this charcuterie salad board. Common salad ingredients to consider include:

  • Vegetables: Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, red onions, radishes, carrots, and avocado slices.
  • Proteins: Grilled chicken strips, smoked salmon, hard-boiled eggs, or tofu for vegetarian options.
  • Cheeses: Offer a selection of cheese cubes or crumbles, like feta, cheddar, goat cheese, or blue cheese.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Include options like toasted almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds.
  • Fruits: Add a touch of sweetness with berries, apple slices, or grapes.
  • Legumes: Offer choices like chickpeas, black beans, or lentils.
  • Croutons: For a bit of crunch, include homemade or store-bought croutons.
  • Dressings: Serve a variety of salad dressings in small containers or ramekins.
  • Grilled Veggies: grills up muchrooms, squash, beans or other vegetables to add a different element to your salad charcuterie board.
Charcuterie Salad Board
Charcuterie Salad Board Ingredients

Arranging a Charcuterie Salad Board

This is the easiest part of creating a salad charcuterie board. Start with laying lettuce across your charcuterie board or platter (choose a medium to large board). Lay out your protien down the middle of the board. We did this in two ways – starting with the larger chicken breasts, but you can also cut the meat into strips and lay it down the center of your board.

Add the rest on the ingredients in groups around your board to make it easy for people to select ingredients for their own salad. You will want to consider how you will serve the dressing. You can place ramekins of salad dressing directly on your board or serve it separately.

As you assemble your board try to break up textures and colors on your board, but otherwise get creative and fill the entire board. A salad charcuterie board should be stacked high with fresh ingredients.

Once you’ve got your ingrients don’t foget the finishing touches:

  1. Garnishes: Use fresh herbs, such as basil, cilantro, or parsley, to garnish the board for added flavor and color.
  2. Serving Utensils: Place small tongs, spoons, or forks near the board so guests can easily assemble their salads.
  3. Bread or Crackers: Offer slices of crusty bread, breadsticks, or crackers on the side to complement the salads.
  4. Dietary Accommodations: Consider dietary restrictions and preferences when choosing salad ingredients, ensuring there are options for vegetarians, vegans, and individuals with allergies or dietary restrictions.

A salad charcuterie board encourages guests to customize their salads according to their preferences, making it a fun and interactive dining experience. It’s also a great way to showcase a variety of flavors, textures, and colors, making it a visually appealing centerpiece for your gathering.

Charcuterie Salad Board

Serving your Charcuterie Board Salad

A charcuterie salad board is the perfect board to serve all year long with dinner or lunch, but the best time to serve up this board in during the summer. Grill up your ingredients and enjoy this on a late summer day for your entire meal.

Freshness and Temperature: Keep all the ingredients as fresh as possible. Ensure that perishable items like greens, cheeses, and proteins are kept at the right temperature, especially if you’re serving the board outdoors. You can use ice packs or small bowls of ice to keep certain items cool.

Pair your salad charcuterie board with some fresh bread and a glass of wine. Remember that the key to a successful salad charcuterie board is creativity and attention to detail. By considering the balance of flavors, organization, and presentation, you can create an inviting and enjoyable dining experience for your guests.

Charcuterie Salad Board
Charcuterie Salad Board

Charcuterie Salad Board Recipe

Salad Charcuterie Board

Create a delicous dinner charcuterie board piled high with your favorite salad ingredients.
Prep Time 30 minutes


  • Grill
  • medium to large charcuterie board
  • Cutting Board and Knife


  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Lettuce
  • Portebello Mushrooms
  • Summer Squash and/or Zuccini
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Chedder Cheese (shredded or cut into cubes)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Corn
  • Onions
  • Cucumbers


  • Grill Chicken Breasts
  • Grill slices squash and mushrooms
  • Cut ingredients into bite sized pieces to go on a salad
  • Assemble your board. Start with the lettuce in the center of the board. Lay the protien on the center of the board and place the other ingredients in groups around the edges of the board.
  • Serve with salad dressing, bread and utensils.
Charcuterie Salad Board