Hosting an Easter celebration? If you’ve invited a bunch of guests over after Easter Sunday mass and want to feed them with minimal hassle, you may want to consider making an Easter charcuterie board.
What is an Easter charcuterie board?
An Easter charcuterie board is a food board (although not necessarily a charcuterie board in the strictest definition) that is centered around the theme of Easter, an annual Christian holiday celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon of the spring equinox. It holds great religious meaning as it signifies the resurrection of Jesus (which marks the end of Lent) and commemorates the season of spring—symbolic of birth and renewal.
What goes on a Easter charcuterie board?
The most common foods associated with Easter are eggs and chocolate bunny rabbits, but you don’t want to fill your board with just two items. To make your food board more well-rounded, here are some ideas of other food items that you can include:
- candies: Peeps (a classic Easter candy), jelly beans, Jordan almonds, chocolate eggs, etc.
- baked goods: bite-sized cupcakes, cookies, sweet rolls, etc.
- seasonal & year-round fruits: oranges, tangerines, papayas, strawberries, kiwis, etc.
- sliced meats: prosciutto, pepperoni, salami, etc.
- artisanal cheeses: brie, gouda, gorganzola, havarti, manchengo, etc.
- Easter eggs: dyed hardboiled eggs
- breads & crackers: breadsticks, sliced baguette, sourdough, seeded crackers, etc.
- seasonal & year-round vegetables: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, pickles, etc.
- nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.
- dips & spreads: pate, ranch dressing, hummus, cheese dip, etc.
Besides the food, the decor is a big part of what makes your food display an Easter charcuterie board. You’ll want to make sure that your Easter food board gives off a light springtime feel. You can do this by adorning your board with some spring decorations.
colors, patterns and textures
Easter is primarily represented with pastel colors and other soft hues & patterns. Here are some playful colors that you can also incorporate into your board:
- baby blue
- egg/flower/rabbit patterns
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Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes articles & posts for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to charities that fight world hunger.