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Charcuterie Platter Ideas: The Ultimate Charcuterie Wreath

Do you have a big New Year’s Eve bash coming up and find yourself in need of amazing looking (and tasting) recipes? Try out one of my best charcuterie platter ideas: the ultimate charcuterie wreath!

Beautiful, colorful, and full of health-promoting plant-based foods such as olives, artichokes, radishes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and more, this easy charcuterie wreath will be a showstopper at your party and have your guests eating healthy foods in style.

For example, did you know that olives contain a high amount of antioxidants known to fight inflammation? [1] And several studies have shown that olives can help lower blood pressure. [2] Furthermore, consuming olives has been linked to decreased rates of osteoporosis and even reduced bone fractures. [3]

The artichokes in this charcuterie wreath are also incredibly healthy. In fact, they’ve been shown to help widen blood vessels and even support healthy blood sugar levels. [4] And one study even revealed that it’s able to reduce indigestion symptoms and even improve the quality of life in those who suffer with digestive difficulties. [5]

So, look no further for charcuterie platter ideas. This charcuterie wreath will exceed all your expectations and deliver a powerful punch of flavor and health benefits leaving your guests satisfied and amazed by its beauty.

 

Charcuterie Platter Ideas: The Ultimate Charcuterie Wreath

Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 8 to 10 

Charcuterie platter ideas - Dr. Pingel

Ingredients 

4-5 of your favorite dips (such as Hope Hummus, Kite Hill Foods, and Mykonos)

1 jar olives of choice (such as garlic-stuffed olives)

1 medium jar artichokes

2 bell peppers, sliced

2 large cucumbers, sliced

1-2 bunches radishes, washed and stems removed

4-5 carrots, washed, cut in half, then sliced lengthwise

1 small container cherry tomatoes

1 bag sugar snap peas (not pictured here)

1 bunch broccoli (not pictured here)

1 bunch cauliflower (not pictured here)

2 boxes of your favorite crackers (such as Simple Mills and Mary’s Gone Crackers)

Fresh rosemary, sage, and other various herbs, to taste

 

Directions

1. Grab a large circular cutting board or bowl to gauge how big your wreath will be.

Charcuterie platter ideas - Dr. Pingel

2. Add the dips, olives, artichokes, and tomatoes to various-sized bowls and place them around the cutting board, then remove the cutting board. Next, fill in the gaps between the dips with fresh rosemary, sage, and other herbs. 

Charcuterie platter ideas - Dr. Pingel

3. Next, add your vegetables until your wreath is complete!

Charcuterie platter ideas - Dr. Pingel

4. Alternatively, for a slightly different look, you may choose to fill your wreath with your vegetables.

Charcuterie platter ideas - Dr. Pingel

5. Finally, for an extra burst of flavor and fun, you can fill your wreath with my Garlic Smashed Potatoes!

Charcuterie platter ideas - Dr. Pingel

The Ultimate Charcuterie Wreath

Total Time15 mins
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 4-5 of your favorite dips (such as Hope Hummus, Kite Hill Foods, and Mykonos)
  • 1 jar olives of choice (such as garlic-stuffed olives)
  • 1 medium jar artichokes
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 large cucumbers, sliced
  • 1-2 bunches radishes, washed and stems removed
  • 4-5 carrots, washed, cut in half, then sliced lengthwise
  • 1 small container cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bag sugar snap peas (not pictured here)
  • 1 bunch broccoli (not pictured here)
  • 1 bunch cauliflower (not pictured here)
  • 2 boxes of your favorite crackers (such as Simple Mills and Mary’s Gone Crackers)
  • boxes of your favorite crackers (such as Simple Mills and Mary’s Gone Crackers)

Instructions

  • Grab a large circular cutting board or bowl to gauge how big your wreath will be.
  • Add the dips, olives, artichokes, and tomatoes to various-sized bowls and place them around the cutting board, then remove the cutting board. Next, fill in the gaps between the dips with fresh rosemary, sage, and other herbs. 
  • Next, add your vegetables until your wreath is complete!
  • Alternatively, for a slightly different look, you may choose to fill your wreath with your vegetables.
  • Finally, for an extra burst of flavor and fun, you can fill your wreath with my Garlic Smashed Potatoes!

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