Vegetable Charcuterie Board

VEGETABLE CHARCUTERIE BOARD

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This vegetable charcuterie board is a vibrant array of beautiful fresh vegetables. Celery, cucumber, jicama, colorful bell peppers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes create an incredible visual feast. Sprigs of thyme add a fresh, aromatic touch and enhance the presentation.

The dips elevate this vegetable charcuterie board. We included a creamy blue cheese dip, a velvety cottage cheese dip, and my favorite white bean hummus. These savory dips compliment the crisp natural flavors of the vegetables.

Together, this vegetable charcuterie board and dips offer a stunning and healthy spread that everyone will enjoy. This board is perfect for holidays, parties, and entertaining!

Why You Will Love This Vegetable Charcuterie Board

  • This charcuterie board is vegetarian!
  • It can be made vegan using vegan dips.
  • This show-stopping charcuterie board is easy to put together.
  • It is a fun and delicious way to eat fresh vegetables.
  • Enjoy the vegetables with your favorite dips.

What Is A Vegetable Charcuterie Board?

A vegetable charcuterie board is a twist on a classic charcuterie board. Instead of meat and cheese, fresh vegetables and homemade dips are the stars! This charcuterie board is vegetarian and a delicious way to serve vegetables.

Ingredients Needed

  • Fresh Vegetables: Use a variety of your favorite fresh in-season vegetables. Also, chop the vegetables into small pieces if needed. We used celery, jicama, bell peppers, cucumber, carrots, and tomatoes.
  • Dips: Add dips to the board to enjoy with the vegetables.

Vegetables To Use

vegetables for a vegetable charcuterie board

Assemble this board with your favorite vegetables. Just make sure to use a variety of different vegetables and colors. There are so many vegetables to choose from. Here are some that would be great on this board:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Jicama
  • Red bell peppers
  • Orange bell peppers
  • Yellow bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green beans

What Dips To Add

dips for vegetarian charcuterie board

In addition to fresh vegetables, this board contains many dips to enjoy them with. Add your favorite dips, or make some of our dips:

How To Make The Best Vegetable Charcuterie Board

Step 1: Start by preparing all the vegetables you will be using and making the dips of your choice. To prepare the vegetables, wash them and cut them into bite-sized pieces if necessary.

Then, let them soak in a bowl of filtered water with ice until you are ready to assemble the board so they stay crisp. Also, make the dips and let them chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the board.

vegetables in ice water

Step 2: Pick the board you will be using. Make sure it is large enough to fit all vegetables. However, you don’t want the board to be too big. Use a medium-sized marble or wood board. After you pick the board, add separate bowls for each dip. Place the bowls throughout the board, not all in one area, you want them spread out.

marble charcuterie board

Step 3: Add some vegetables to different areas of the board. Place the larger vegetables first since they take up more space. We placed the celery and carrots in their own sections.

vegetables on a board

Step 4: Finish filling in the board with the rest of the vegetables. At this point, we filled in the remaining sections of the board with cucumber, bell peppers, jicama, and tomatoes.

fill in board with vegetables

Step 5: Transfer the chilled dips to the bowls on the board. Also, garnish the top of the dips to elevate their visual appeal. For example, add more blue cheese crumbles to the blue cheese dip, toasted sesame seeds to the hummus, and chopped basil to the cottage cheese dip. Next, garnish the board with fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary for presentation purposes. Once assembled, serve and enjoy.

assembled vegetable charcuterie board

Expert Tips

  • Soak The Vegetables In Ice Water: To keep the vegetables fresh and crispy before you assemble the board, let them soak in a bowl of filtered water with ice.
  • Bite-Sized Pieces: Chop larger vegetables into the ideal bite-sized pieces so you can easily enjoy this charcuterie board. Also, cut the vegetables evenly for uniformity.
  • Use A Variety Of Vegetables: For the best vegetable charcuterie board, it is important to use a variety of different vegetables and colors, not just one or two different vegetables. A variety of vegetables makes for a better presentation and a variety of flavors.
  • Use Fresh Vegetables: Make this vegetable charcuterie board with fresh vegetables that are in season at the time. You don’t want to use frozen vegetables.
  • Enjoy This Board Fresh: This vegetable charcuterie board is best enjoyed after making it while the vegetables are crisp and fresh. After about 1-2 hours, the vegetables become much less fresh and the dips get warm. If you do not finish the entire vegetable board, store any leftovers in the refrigerator before they sit out too long.
  • Place Dips Throughout The Board: Make sure to place the dips in different sections of the board, not all in one area.

How To Store Leftover Ingredients

If you have any leftover vegetables that did not fit on the board or that you didn’t end up eating, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Also, add filtered water to the container to keep them fresh and crispy longer. Just make sure to replace the water in the container each day. Additionally, store any leftover dips in airtight containers in the refrigerator. It makes it easy to assemble a vegetable charcuterie board again or to enjoy the vegetables for easy snacking. Make sure to use the leftover vegetables and dips within a few days.

vegetables stored in water

Vegetable Charcuterie Board Variations

  • Use Different Vegetables: To change it up and customize this board to your liking, use a variety of your favorite vegetables. You can even change up what vegetables you add each time you make it based on what is in season.
  • Your Favorite Dips: Try some of our homemade dips or add your favorite dips to this charcuterie board.
  • Use A Different Board: For a different presentation, use a differently shaped board, such as a circular, rectangular, or square board. Also, you can use a board made with a different material such as marble or wood. This wood charcuterie board or wood and marble charcuterie board would work great. While the vegetable charcuterie board will have the same components, the board you use will affect the presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can A Charcuterie Board Be Vegetarian?

Yes, a charcuterie board can be vegetarian! This charcuterie board consists of fresh vegetables and dips.

What Can I Use Instead Of Meat On A Charcuterie Board?

A charcuterie board does not have to contain meat. Instead of meat, try this vegetable charcuterie board with fresh vegetables and homemade dips. It is vegetarian and vegan if you use vegan dips.

Can I Make A Vegetable Charcuterie Board Ahead Of Time?

Don’t make this vegetable charcuterie board ahead of time as the vegetables will become less crisp and fresh. However, you can prep everything for your charcuterie board ahead of time! You can wash all of the vegetables and chop them into bite-sized pieces. Then, store the chopped vegetables in a large airtight container and fill the container with filtered water. It helps keep the vegetables fresh and crunchy. Store the airtight container in the refrigerator. Also, replace the water each day so the vegetables stay fresh.

Additionally, you can make the dips ahead of time and store them in airtight containers in the refrigerator. You can prep all of the components ahead of time so they are ready, just don’t assemble the board until you are ready to serve it.

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VEGETABLE CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Recipe by Shawna
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: AppetizersCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

73

kcal

This vegetable charcuterie board is a vibrant array of beautiful fresh vegetables and dips. It is perfect for the holidays, parties, and entertaining!

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Ingredients

  • 5 stalks celery

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 container chopped jicama

  • 3 bell peppers in assorted colors

  • 1 bag carrots

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • sprigs of thyme or rosemary for garnish

  • dips – your favorite, or try our blue cheese dip, cottage cheese dip, white bean hummus, and classic hummus

Directions

  • Prepare all the vegetables you will be using. To prepare the vegetables, wash them and cut them into bite-sized pieces if necessary. Then, let them soak in a bowl of filtered water with ice until you are ready to assemble the board so they stay crisp. Also, make the dips and let them chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the board.
  • Pick the board you will be using. Make sure it is large enough to fit all vegetables, but not too big. After you pick the board, add separate bowls for each dip. Place the bowls throughout the board, not all in one area.
  • Add some vegetables to different areas of the board. Place the larger vegetables first since they take up more space. We placed the celery and carrots in their own sections.
  • Finish filling in the board with the rest of the vegetables. We filled in the remaining sections of the board with cucumber, bell peppers, jicama, and tomatoes.
  • Transfer the chilled dips to the bowls on the board. Also, garnish the top of the dips to elevate their visual appeal. Add more blue cheese crumbles to the blue cheese dip, toasted sesame seeds to the hummus, and chopped basil to the cottage cheese dip. Next, garnish the board with fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary. Once assembled, serve and enjoy.

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Recipe Video

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Notes

  • To Store: If you have any leftover vegetables, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Add filtered water to the container to keep them fresh and crispy longer. Replace the water in the container each day.
  • The calories are based on the vegetables and do not include the calories for the dips.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories73
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 0.4g 0%
    • Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 62mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 17.1g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.6g 16%
    • Sugars 9.1g
  • Protein 2.2g 4%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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