This Spring Charcuterie Bouquet Board recipe with fresh fruits and veggies, breadsticks, and meat and cheese flowers is one of my favorite charcuterie board ideas for spring parties and Easter brunch. It’s budget-friendly and so cute. Make one next time you need snacks for a crowd.
The cutest Spring Charcuterie Board
I saw a bouquet charcuterie board in an AD on Pinterest and knew I needed to make my own! I love to entertain, and I am always looking for easy recipes for family gatherings.
Amigas! This recipe does not require any stovetop cooking, SCORE! This is more of a savory charcuterie board and because it uses a lot of fresh, seasonal produce, it’s budget-friendly! A few cheese, pepperoni and salami flowers add color and flavor without breaking the bank!
I love to add lots of colors and textures to my recipes. I feel that when food looks good, the eating experience is more pleasurable.
Pair this bouquet board with a luscious Cabernet or your favorite red wine. Be sure to sip some while you make this. It will help get your creative juices flowing…
I picked up most of the items at Trader Joe’s because they have great prices on items to put on a charcuterie board. You can find most of these things also at your local store.
- Kale on the stalks to create the foundation
- A variety of meats to make meat roses or flowers
- Thin sliced cheese to roll into flowers
- A variety of vegetables like mini heirloom tomatoes and asparagus
- Olives (without the pit)
- Green grapes
- Fresh basil
I chose this Salami, Prosciutto, and Capocollo variety pack because it was more cost-effective, and I thought the colors would look great in my arrangement.
The mini Heirloom tomatoes are a great way to add pops of color to the board but you can also use cherry tomatoes if you can’t find the heirloom variety.
I like the Greek Kalamata Olives from Trader Joe’s because they don’t have a pit.
These are the items that I picked up but I invite you get creative and make this your own!
How to Make a Charcuterie Bouquet Board
Before you begin arranging the bouquet board, you’ll want to prepare the asparagus.
Microwave the asparagus to keep things easy. Season lightly with a little salt and pepper and let it cool before putting the bouquet board together.
Lay out the kale in a shape resembling a bouquet you might buy from the store. This is essentially the “greenery” that usually acts as a base for the floral arrangement.
Place a bunch of breadsticks together to make the “stem” of the bouquet. Place a few extra breadsticks around the edge of the bouquet.
Wrap the salami and cheese around the head of the cooked asparagus to create flowers. Any leftover asparagus can be placed throughout.
You can also make salami roses if you want to take a little bit more time. Just tuck them between other items already on the board to help keep them rolled.
Place some of the grapes, tomatoes and olives on the kale.
Place basil leaves throughout to look like leaves.
Wrap a pretty ribbon around the breadsticks to give it the perfect finishing touch.
Voilà! I truly loved how this Spring Charcuterie Bouquet Board turned out! You should definitely try to make it as well. You will definitely impress your family and friends and this would also make a great hostess gift for Easter and beyond!
See another look of the finished bouquet in this video I made for Instagram.
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Charcuterie Bouquet Board
With fresh fruits and vegetables plus fun meat and cheese "flowers", this is the perfect spring charcuterie board! It's a fun snack platter idea for parties and Easter brunch.
- 1 bunch Kale leaves with stems
- 1 box Italian bread sticks will be used for bouquet stem
- 1 bunch Asparagus microwave
- 10-15 whole Kalamata Olives
- 10 whole Mini Heirloom tomatoes choose colorful
- 1-2 packs Swiss, Sharp, American Cheese or your cheese of choice
- 1 mixed pack Salame, Calabrese, and Prosciutto or meat of choice
- 10 leaves Basil
1. First choose a surface or charcuterie tray of choice.
2. I began arranging the kale, then slowly I started adding the other food items.
3. I arranged 4 breadsticks.( I let them pop out a bit)
4. I microwaved the asparagus for 2.5 minutes.
5. I wrapped the salami and cheeses around the head of the cooked asparagus to create flowers.
6. I then added the colored mini heirloom tomatoes, olives, and grapes.
7. Lastly, I added basil leaves where I felt it would look good.
8. I added a ribbon and tied them around the breadsticks that I used for stems.
Use this recipe as a guide, but feel free to change up the items that you used based on the flavors you like and what you can find fresh in season.