November 15, 2021   |   Tips, Gluten-Free Living   |   Little Northern Bakehouse

Prepare the ultimate Vegan Charcuterie Board with plant-based, allergy-friendly snacks and spreads to satisfy the tastes and preferences of everyone at your table. Make a gluten-free grazing board in just a few minutes—prepare and plate your favourite snacks and don’t be afraid to get creative.

Not just for entertaining, grazing boards are quick and easy to make, totally scalable, and completely customizable, so they’re ideal for date night at home or movie night with the kids. Speaking of which, parents will love this dish because it’s perfect for picky kids who will eat more when they can snack on their own time rather than at a sit-down dinner.

It’s always a good idea to offer a variety of different flavours and options on your share platter. If you want to make the best vegan charcuterie board, you can’t go wrong choosing options from each of the following categories:

  • Fruits
  • Gluten-free Breads and spreads (can include flatbreads and/or tea sandwiches)
  • Veggies and dips
  • Bite-sized appetizers
  • Gluten-free crackers with vegan meats and cheeses

This is just a start, when thinking about how to make your charcuterie board, consider having a range of texture and flavour combos. Play with crunchy vs creamy or chewy, salty vs sweet, rich and earth vs zippy and bright.

And in case you need a bit more inspiration to get started, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our allergy-friendly suggestions to make your Vegan Charcuterie Board the best there ever was.

Slice Up Some of Your Favourite Fruits

Some tasty pairing options include:

  • Apple slices
  • Berries (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries)
  • Pear slices
  • Nectarine slices
  • Grapes
Serve up Gluten-Free Bread With Your Favourite Vegan Spreads

Grab a few slices of your favourite Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free bread and pair them with a variety of gluten-free, vegan, allergy-friendly spreads from our FREE Toast Toppers Guide. Inside you’ll find recipes for Sugar-Free Strawberry Vanilla Chia Jam, Grapefruit Marmalade, Miso Edamame Hummus, West African Sweet Potato Hummus, Vegan Retro Cheeze Spread, and so much more! Alternatively, it’s perfectly fine to pick up some of your favourite store-bought spreads in the name of keeping your vegan charcuterie board prep fast and simple.

But don’t stop there. You can also make little tea sandwiches with your Little Northern Bakehouse gluten-free bread. We chose Cucumber & Vegan Cream Cheese Sandwiches.

Or add a flatbread and dip with our No Sesame Za’atar Flatbread with Vegan Garlic & Lemon Yogurt Dip recipe.

Having a warm flatbread on your board is an absolute treat! Our gluten-free artisan-style thin crust pizza crust is a stunning but simple stand-in as a flatbread base with our No Sesame Za’atar. But that’s not all—what really makes this addition sing is its garlicky lemon yogurt dip (perfect for dipping more than just this tasty flatbread, too).

Like traditional hummus, many yogurt dips are made with tahini—which is sesame-based. To keep this dish completely allergy-friendly (on top of being vegan and gluten-free), we’ve used sunflower seed butter instead to bring a nutty thick richness to the dip.

Snackable Veggies for Your Sharing Platter

The world of grazing boards is your (vegan) oyster! Offer a wide variety of options for a diverse range of flavours and textures. Provide a selection of sliced cheese, cheese wedges or cubes, and soft or spreadable cheeses. Different types of vegan cheese can be paired with different textures of crackers to offer a world of flavour combinations.

(Not all vegan cheeses are cashew-based! Nut-free cheeses and other allergy-friendly vegan cheese options are easier to find than ever before. Check your grocery store’s deli or dairy section, or your local farmers market for artisan fare.) Mix and match with every bite! With all of these options, your vegan share platter is sure to be a hit!

Satisfy with Generous Piles of Bite-sized Gluten-free Appetizers

Super easy to make thanks to their use of frozen kale, sweet potato, and gluten-free vegan breadcrumbs, our Kale and Sweet Potato Veggie Nuggets help round out your board. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they come together. Enjoy with any sauce of your choosing or provide a variety of sauces with your Vegan Charcuterie Board and let your guests decide. On the off chance you have any leftovers, you can freeze them for future enjoyment. (And that means you can make them ahead for impromptu grazing boards to come, too).

Charcuterie boards are not an exact science, it’s all about feel and flavour, your audience and your options. Work with what you have, or think outside the box—there are no rules! You can make one quickly with store-bought favourites, or go all out and make a fancy gluten-free grazing board with homemade snackables. Whether you decide to dress yours up or dress it down, plant-based charcuterie boards are a fun and creative way to make a sharing platter for friends and family—or a smorgasbord for yourself!

Have you made a Vegan Charcuterie Board that you’re proud of? Share your makes on Instagram and Facebook and tag us @littlenorthernbakehouse. And follow us on Pinterest too, we are always posting new, great-tasting gluten-free recipes.

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