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Create the Perfect Summer Charcuterie Platter using all your favorite seasonal fruit and vegetables along with cured meats, cheese, and delicious Nut-Thins crackers®!
Summer is in full swing and I am loving it! I have been enjoying every second of outdoor time that I can get right now. This includes doing a lot of open water swimming and cycling in some of my favorite places. It is also the time of year where I spend a lot more time with my friends as we enjoy summer barbecues together with our families. As much as I love cooking, baking and entertaining, I tend to back off during the summer months as I want to be outside not in the kitchen.
Create the Perfect Summer Charcuterie Platter
So, this is where the summer charcuterie platter comes into play. I absolutely love creating them as they are so easy to make and require zero to minimal cooking. It is also an amazing way to use fresh veggies in the garden by arranging them to curate a beautiful platter. There is something just so inviting about a colorful charcuterie tray. They are perfect for guests to graze on at an afternoon pool party or weekend barbecue.
What to Include to Create the Perfect Summer Charcuterie Platter
Charcuterie, by definition, is the art of preparing and assembling cured meats. However, most charcuterie boards or platters include more than just cured meats. Often times, they are made up of cheeses, nuts, jellies, fruits and veggies that compliment the meats. In my Summer Charcuterie Platter, I combined seasonal fruits and veggies along with cured meats, cheeses, and Almond Nut-Thins® crackers that I purchased at Shaw’s grocery store.
- Bing cherries
- Seeedless green grapes
- Rainier cherries
- Mango slices
- Dried cranberries
- Herbed goat cheese
- Provolone cheese slices
- Genoa Salame
- Soppressata Salame
- PepperJack Cheese Nut-Thins ®
- Hint of Sea Salt Nut-Thins®
- Cheddar Cheese Nut-Thins®
- Roasted corn salsa
- Roasted asparagus tips
- Kalamata olives
- Cherry tomaotes
- Baby cucumber slices
- Sweet mini peppers
- Arrange all ingredients decoratively on a board or platter
- Serve & enjoy!
Blue Diamond® Nut-Thins® Crackers
I love using Nut-Thins crackers when creating my charcuterie platters! They are made from real California almonds and contain zero artificial flavors or colors. Plus, they are wheat and gluten free so are perfect for anyone on a gluten-free diet. Another favorite reason to use them is that they are not overly filling and contain just 130 calories per serving. They make a great accompaniment with an appetizer before dinner too!
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So Tell Me…
What is your favorite summer activity? Do you have a go-to appetizer to take to a summer barbecue or pool party? Will you try and create the perfect summer charcuterie platter? If so, what is your favorite thing to incorporate into it? Have you ever trie Nut-Thins?
Thank you so much for stopping by! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great weekend!
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