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Charcuterie Board
with Muhammara spread / fruit / meat / cheese / olives

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The sky is the limit when it comes to building your own charcuterie and cheese board, but we wanted to give you a blueprint that you could adapt however you'd like. It can stand on its own as a DIY holiday meal and can be a fun (still celebratory) break from cooking. Check out this video to see how we build our board!
Smarts: To give this a Cook Smarts feel, we wanted a homemade element, and Muhammara is a savory spread that goes well with crackers and cheese. Feel free to buy it pre-made, substitute hummus or baba ganoush, or just skip it. Anything goes here!

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Charcuterie Board:
  • Baguette, small (opt) - 1, sliced
  • Apples, any variety - 1, sliced
  • Pears - 1, sliced
  • Honey - 2 Tbsp
  • Olives, pitted, any type - 1/2 cup
  • Marcona almonds - 1/2 cup (sub regular almonds, cashews, or walnuts)
  • Cheese, soft - 3 oz (look for Brie, goat cheese, or an herb cheese like Boursin)
  • Cheese, medium-firm - 3 oz (look for Havarti, Port Salut, or any type of blue cheese)
  • Cheese, firm - 3 oz (look for sharp cheddar, Gouda, or Manchego)
  • Crackers, any type - 8 oz
  • Apricots, dried - 1/2 cup (sub any dried fruit)
  • Grapes - 2 cups
  • Salami, sliced - 3 oz
  • Prosciutto, thinly sliced - 3 oz
Muhammara:
  • Walnuts, halves - 1/3 cup
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Roasted red bell peppers (12 oz / 355 mL) - 1 jar, drained
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Make muhammara - Heat oven to 350F / 177C. Spread walnuts out on a small baking sheet and toast, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until golden and fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes. Combine walnuts, olive oil, roasted red bell peppers, garlic cloves, cumin, and red pepper flakes in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse / blend until smooth, adding some water if needed to help the mixture blend. Taste and season with some salt. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Baguette - Slice.

  3. Apples / Pears - Slice.

  4. Honey / Olives / Marcona almonds - Place each of these in their own small bowls.

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Make

  1. If you’d like the baguette slices warm, heat oven to 350F / 177C degrees and spread baguette out on a sheet pan. Transfer to the oven and bake just until warmed through.

  2. Set out a large platter, cutting board, or rimmed sheet pan.

  3. Arrange each type of cheese on platter (for more firm varieties, you can slice or cube them first or leave them whole).

  4. Around the cheese, arrange the bowls of muhammara, honey, olives, and almonds.

  5. Next, add the baguette and crackers.

  6. Fan out the apples, pears, and dried apricots. Place small bunches of grapes onto the platter.

  7. Finally, add the salami and prosciutto (if they are in large pieces, you can tear or slice them first).

  8. Set out your charcuterie board and enjoy!

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Reviews

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Original (11)
Gluten-free (1)
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Vegetarian (4)

7 reviews

Nobody in my family liked the muhamarra, for the vegetarian version this meal felt lacking.

By: Beth
Posted: Oct 03, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

We really loved this! So easy and kid friendly. Made for great leftovers and was perfect for game day Sunday too!.

By: Maggie
Posted: Jan 18, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I love how easy this was - including the Muhammara, which I might start making all the time!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jan 16, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Loved the dip w walnuts and roasted red peppers

By: Jennifer
Posted: Dec 27, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Love love love the spread!

By: Angela
Posted: Dec 27, 2021
Diet: Original
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Loved this so much!!! It was fun to eat from a "party platter," and it was super easy!

By: Devon
Posted: Dec 22, 2021
Diet: Original
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