How to Make an Easy Veggie Charcuterie Board

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A traditional charcuterie board has meat, cheese and other savory items, but why not make a vegetable charcuterie board with healthy and colorful ingredients. Below you can find 3 different options for a quick and easy veggie charcuterie board. Serve this board as an appetizer, when the kids come home from school or as part of your dinner spread. This is one of the best ways to display and enjoy a range of colorful veggies.

Vegetables can also be added to a charcuterie board as part of a general charcuterie board but below you can find exact direction for making a charcuterie board with just vegetables. You can find a complete list of great vegetables to add to any charcuterie board here.

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How to Create a Veggie Charcuterie Board

Why Make a Veggie Charcuterie Board

There are many reasons to make a delicious veggie charcuterie board. Below are a few reasons why a vegetable charcuterie board is a great idea:

  • Healthy: This is as healthy as it gets! Fill up your entire board with healthy and delicious vegetables. The more color, the more nutrients! There boards are best served with a veggie dip. Choose hummus or another healthy dip to keep your whole board delicious and healthy.
  • Colorful: This is truly a beautiful board and since you can get creative with the different ingredients and design, a veggie charcuterie board is sure to make a splash!
  • Easy to Eat – Veggies are already either already bite sized or are generally easy to cut up into bite sized pieces. This makes a vegetable charcuterie board the perfect finger food.
  • A Light Snack – sometimes a charcuterie board is so stuffed with delicious food that it fills you up before you even get to the main course. This vegetable charcuterie board is full of bite sized and light food making it the perfect snack.
Veggie Charcuterie Board
Veggie Charcuterie Board

Ingredients for a Veggie Charcuterie Board

There are many vegetables to choose from when creating your vegetable charcuterie board. The best ingredients are either bite sized or easy to cut into bite-sized pieces that can be easily picked up. We love cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and other colorful vegetables. Below you can see a quick list of some of the best vegetables to include:

  • Tomatoes (small or sliced)
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Peppers
  • Snap Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Califlower
  • Radishes

The best part of this ingredients list is that it is not only colorful and delicious, but many of vegetables can be made into fun and decorative design items. If you are looking for some creative way to cut vegetables, check out this post.

How to Assemble a Veggie Charcuterie Board

There are so many ways to assemble your vegetables on a charcuterie board. You can find 3 examples in the photos above.

The first option to to lay out your vegetables in a radiating circle. This is a fun way to create your board and you can put your veggie dip right in the center of the board. Use a round board for this design.

Another options is to use a large rectangular board and lay the vegetables in long rows or piles. This is the best method if you will be combining your vegetables with other charcuterie board ingredients. You can place one or more types of charcuterie board dips on the board and use this to anchor your other vegetables.

The final way to lay out your vegetables from the examples above if to build a vegetable rainbow. Choose a selection of vegetables in as many different colors as possible. Cut the veggies up and lay them out in a rainbow pattern starting with red tomatoes and peppers and ending with anything in the purple family (like carrots or peppers). This is a fun and easy way to get a bit more creative with your vegetables!

Serve your vegetable charcuterie board with a vegetable dip. Some popular dips include: hummus, ranch, French onion dip, and more.

Recipe for Veggie Charcuterie Board

Veggie Charcuterie Board

Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5

Equipment

  • 1 Charcuterie Board (of any shape or size)

Ingredients
  

  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Vegetable Dip
  • Beets

Instructions
 

  • Gather your vegetables and cut the peppers, carrot, celery and other large ingredients into bite sized pieces.
  • Lay our the vegetables – choose a radiating pattern, lay the veggies in rows or piles, or create a rainbow veggie charcuterie board.
  • Serve you vegetable charcuterie board immediately or within an hour. Veggies are best just a bit cooler than room temperature.