Simple DIY Charcuterie Board

I knew for the holidays, I wanted to prepare grazing boards (charcuterie boards) for my guests.  These boards always amaze me and can sometimes be quite intimidating because of the nature of their fullness.

Well, I waited until the last minute to decide on adding this to my menu and possibly couldn’t hire someone to do this for me the day before or on thanksgiving so I attempted to make my own.

I purchased most of my items from: Trader Joes, a local grocery store and the Dollar Tree.

What I included:

  • 2-3 meats (definitely need salami for the infamous meat rose)
  • 2-3 cheeses
  • mixed nuts
  • mini pickles
  • grapes
  • 2-3 different crackers
  • 1-2 dips
  • fig spread
  • mini bell peppers
  • celery
  • olives
  • edamame
  • pumpkin seeds
  • thin crispy bread sticks

I had so much food leftover from the larger board that I made a smaller board that included more of the sweeter options.

This was so fun to do and I believe this is easy enough for other beginners like myself.

So, if you are contemplating making your own and trying to talk yourself out of it…don’t!  GO FOR IT.