Bright colors, assorted textures and flavors makes this Vegetable, Fruit and Cheese Board the perfect holiday table centerpiece.
Someone pinch me! Halloween has come and gone and now the holiday lights around town are starting to twinkle. Where did the time go? I’m not sure if I’m ready for the holidays. However, I will say that entertaining this year just got easier. I’m making Vegetable, Fruit and Cheese Boards for all our holiday gatherings.
Creating a vegetable, fruit and cheese board is one of the easiest ways to feed a crowd. It’s also a great way to use holiday food gifts like Homemade Infused Olive Oils for drizzling over the hummus and other dips. And bonus, it makes a gorgeous centerpiece on the food table. It’s a tasty conversation piece that allows guests to stand around the table talking, celebrating and of course, eating.
I like to include a little bit of everything on my board, which creates a lovely visual for guests.
There is no right or wrong way to assemble this Vegetable, Fruit and Cheese Board, just use your creativity and an assortment of luscious ingredients.
I begin my board with the dip or dips, cheese, vegetables and then fruit. After those ingredients are placed on the board, I fill in the empty spaces with fun ingredients like dried fruit, dried vegetables, nuts, charcuterie, condiments and crackers or breadsticks.
If I run out of room for the crackers and crostini or breadsticks, I’ll place those on a separate platter. You can also use edible flowers or fresh herbs for garnish.
Browse your local market for interesting vegetables such as Romanesco and jicama, and dried fruit like orange slices, pineapple, mango or figs. These ingredients will make the board colorful as well exotic.
Whether you’re making a small board for an intimate gathering or a large board for a large and festive gathering, Vegetable, Fruit and Cheese Boards are always a delicious way to start a celebration.
Wishing you all a most delicious and festive holiday season! I’ll be back with more tasty recipes soon. Until then feel free to follow my social media channels, INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK for all my impromptu food and Gus musings. (wink wink).
With Peace and Love,