Easter is, no doubt, one of the best times to get together with friends and family to have a brunch. After all, spring has sprung, the weather’s getting nice, and we’re all at our wit’s end with heavy winter recipes.
This Easter charcuterie board is made anti-inflammatory style to accommodate those of us who can’t have all the processed and cured meats.
If you’re new to charcuterie boards, check out the post on How to Build an Anti-Inflammatory Charcuterie Board for all the ins and outs, and then grab the recipe below to create your own Easter charcuterie board (or platter) anti-inflammatory style!
Here are ideas and tips for arranging your Easter anti-inflammatory board or platter:
Decide your pattern
For this platter, since it was oval-shaped like an egg, I wanted the design to resemble a decorated Easter egg. That meant lines across but with pattern interplayed.
Divide fruits and veggies
I decided that I had enough color to be able to divide the fruits to one side and the veggies to the other with the deviled eggs being the divider in the middle between the two.
I sometimes like to do this just to also make sure the savory flavored ingredients aren’t touching sweet ingredients. (You know what I mean if you’ve ever tasted a pickle-flavored strawberry. 😂)
Disperse color throughout
Unless you’re going for an ombre effect or specific color groupings, try to spread the colors through the board so that the eye moves through the entire thing. Remember, these things are made to be pretty!
(I realize I could’ve done a better job with the darker colors, but if you’ll notice the dramatic contrast of the blueberries on the top half, this sort of makes my point that contrast attracts the eye. Now looking at these photos later it sort of makes the bottom half look a bit boring, lol!)
The last step is to decorate. So the first think I love doing is using fresh herbs because they’re brightly colored and are great finishers.
I used mint and chives in mine because they feel so much like spring. (My daughter also wanted it to look like there was grass on the platter, lol!)
And the final decor would be any other items you want to place to round out the theme or look of the board or platter. These would be things like number or letter cutouts, flowers, or other themed accessories.
I chose tree blooms to go on this one because the redbud trees and Bradford pears were bursting when we made this board.
So grab the recipe/ingredient list below and let me know if you made one! Post it and tag me: @truewell.co
Anti-Inflammatory Easter Charcuterie Board (or Platter)
- deviled eggs
- baby dill pickles
- cherry tomatoes
- baby carrots
- assortment of nuts of choice
- any condiments, sauces, or dips of choice
- Chop the broccoli and cauliflower into tiny florets.
- Slice celery.
- Peel and slice kiwi.
- Slice strawberries.
- Arrange on board or platter.
- Garnish with decor.