Delightful flavors and satisfying textures make this the BEST charcuterie board.
If you love charcuterie boards but get tired of the same old meat and cheese selections, it’s time to switch things up! Our sweet and salty charcuterie board is made with healthy ingredients like popcorn, strawberries, nuts, and homemade jam. It’s perfect for all ages and is great for events like birthdays, bridal showers, and even just a ladies’ night in. You can serve it before dinner as an appetizer or after dinner as a lighter dessert! It’s a breeze to throw together, looks fantastic, and offers a little something for everyone. Plus, it’s packed with healthy and tasty snacks! Your guests will love this one!
The Best Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are a trendy go-to for most occasions these days. Traditionally made with preserved meats and fresh cheeses, these boards make wonderful appetizers for any event. This sweet and salty charcuterie board is a twist from the classic, with some sweeter and saltier snack components. And thanks to the sweet ingredients, you can even serve this recipe as a light dessert! The choice is yours!
This sweet and salty charcuterie board is completely customizable. You can add whatever fresh fruit, salty snacks, and sweet treats your heart desires. Feel free to play around with the suggestions below to personalize your charcuterie board and tailor it to you and your guests’ needs. The possibilities really are endless!
The Sweet Ingredients
Ingredients like juicy fruits, fresh brie, and homemade jam add sweet flavors to this board. Strawberries and grapes are not only very sweet, but they pair perfectly with things like nuts and cheese. They are also high in antioxidants, so you’ll be getting a little dose of healthy vitamins when eating off of this board! Feel free to add or swap in other fruits, such as sliced apples, blueberries, or melon. Brie is a sweet, soft cheese that goes well with both fruit and salty crackers. Lastly, we’ve included our very own homemade chia seed jam recipe so you can top your salty ingredients with a dose of healthy chia sweetness.
The Salty Components
We added salted popcorn, pretzels, and herb-roasted nuts to the board to balance out the sweetness of this board. Use our recipe for simple sea salt skillet popcorn to add even more savory flavors to the mix, or try one of these other options! You can also just go with the classic buttery or salted popcorn for an easier addition. Whole wheat pretzels and herb-roasted nuts are other filling additions that pair perfectly with sweet fruit and cheese. Of course, if you’re running short on time, you can always use your favorite store-bought nut mix!
Have Fun Creating this Piece of Art
Once you’ve got all of your ingredients prepped and together, you’re ready to create your beautiful board. Personally, I always start with the bigger items and then fill in with smaller ingredients. This ensures that there are no unsightly gaps on your board. The more colorful and abundant your ingredients are, the more professional your board will look! So, feel free to get creative and make this board as fun and colorful as you want! You can even garnish with different fruit, veggies, herbs, and dips, too. Let us know how you customized your sweet and salty charcuterie board in the comment section below! And most importantly, have fun with it!
The Best Sweet and Salty Charcuterie Board Recipe
The Best Sweet and Salty Charcuterie Board
- Prepare the Mixed Berry Chia Seed Jam, Sea Salt Skillet Popcorn, and Herb Roasted Nuts according to their recipes.
- Arrange all of the ingredients on your favorite large board. Start by staggering the bigger items on your board (you can place the chia seed jam and popcorn in pretty bowls to keep them contained, if need be), then fill in the gaps with smaller items and piles of fresh fruit and nuts. It helps to scatter brightly colored items like your jam and berries throughout the board to add visual interest. Keep rearranging things until you think it looks good, and feel free to get creative!
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This sweet and salty charcuterie board is the perfect quick crowd-pleasing appetizer! It’s visually stunning, a cinch to put together, and offers enough variety that even your pickiest guests will find something that they love! It’s endlessly customizable—you can add any fresh fruit or cheeses you’d like, as well as chocolates, small treats, and crunchy snacks. Make it for your next gathering and let us know what you think in the comments!
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