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How to Build a Summer Charcuterie Board

Summer Charcuterie Board
PREP: 10 minutes

Learn how to build the ultimate summertime charcuterie board with fresh ingredients and no cooking required! This is the perfect appetizer platter for all your BBQs, dinner parties, and date nights, made healthy and easy. Recipe by The Nutritious Kitchen.


  • Meats: sliced prosciutto and chorizo
  • Crackers & Bread: gluten-free crackers, fruit & nut crackers and sliced baguette (toasted)
  • Fruits: Mini Medjools and sliced strawberries
  • Cheeses: dairy-free cheese wheel or goat cheese, creamy brie & hard cheddar
  • Dips and sauces: hummus and fig jam
  • Extras: raw honey and marcona almonds


  1. Place the meats on different areas of the board. Then, place the crackers next to each of them. Add the cheeses nearby and fruits. Slice the toasted baguette and place it on a separate plate so people can build their own “toasts” with the charcuterie toppings.
  2. Place the dips/sauces in small dopping bowls and arrange them around the crackers/cheeses. Sprinkle in the Marcona almonds to fill empty space and place the raw honey in a dipping dish near the cheese.
  3. Pairing ideas: Brie cheese + Mini Medjools + raw honey on a baguette, Hummus + chorizo on crackers, Brie + fig jam on a baguette, hard cheddar + chorizo + Mini Medjools.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.