Get more fruit and vegetables into your kid's diet with this adorable and tasty spring veggie charcuterie board. It is a fun way to make a charcuterie board to celebrate spring! Flower shaped veggies and fruit on a board waiting to be served up to your family or a room of guests.
This Spring Veggie Charcuterie Board Is..
- Easy to make.
- Uses fresh veggies and fruit!
- Fun way to serve up and gets kids enticed to want to eat it.
- Tons of ways to change up items used or the look.
- Great for Easter celebrations, parties, or an after school snack.
How to Make a Veggie Board
Full steps are below in the printable recipe card. This is a quick walk through on how to make your spring veggie board.
- Start by adding celery and the bowls to your board.
- Add dips of choice to your bowls.
- Slice carrots and place around two bowls to create flowers.
- Next prep strawberries to do the same. I sliced the berries in half so they sat flat.
- Add dried cranberries down the center of the celery.
- Snap peas are used to mimic grass. Just place at the bottom of the board.
- I did add some broccoli for a change in texture.
- Next add bowls of Chex mix and covered raisins. Then I used butterfly shaped crackers outside for snacking on.
Tips for Success
Make sure you are going to use a board that works well with the size of flowers you are wanting to make. Kind of brainstorm before you start to ensure you will have enough room.
If you don't have a wooden board you can always use a cookie sheet.
Use a sharp knife for clean precise cuts, peelers to remove skin from full size carrots if you don't use baby carrots, etc. You can also cut a corner and shop for pre-packed veggies at the store so you don't have to prep veggies and fruit.
Variations to Recipe
Veggies and Fruit Used
The possibilities are endless. You can use kiwi to slice and shape for flowers, grapes to place in the center of the bowl instead of a dip. Make flower leaves out of raspberries or blackberries. Use a bell pepper that is yellow, red or orange and replace the carrot sticks. Try out different ways to take your favorite veggies and fruit and add them to the board.
So I added dips and such to snack bowls but you can always replace with a nut mix, add in more fruit or veggies like grapes or cherry tomatoes.
Go for any dips you want. Hummus, cream cheese fruit dip, chocolate hummus, etc. Even this buffalo cauliflower dip would be great for dipping your vegetables in. Buy or make homemade dips for your serving bowls.
What kind of veggies go on a charcuterie board?
There are many different types of vegetables that can be included on a charcuterie board, depending on personal preference and the theme of the board. Some common veggies that are often included are:
- Cherry tomatoes
- Bell peppers
- Snap peas
- Artichoke hearts
Does a charcuterie board have to have meat?
No, this is a meatless charcuterie board. Meat does not need to be included when you make a charcuterie board. This snack board is made up simply of fruits, vegetables, and dips and snacks.
Can I change up the look of the design?
Use my board as inspiration to create your own unique grazing board. You can copy mine or get creative the choice is up to you!!
- Round, Square, Oval or Rectangle Board
- 3 oz ceramic dip bowls
- 3 oz ceramic soy sauce bowls (circles)
- ¼ cup ranch dressing
- ¼ cup whipped garlic & herb cream cheese
- ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
- 3 celery ribs
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ broccoli head
- ½ cup yogurt covered raisins about 4 small boxes
- ½ cup Chex mix
- 6 large strawberries halved
- 3 cups baby carrots sliced
- 1 cup sugar snap peas
- 1 package Pepperidge Farm Golden Butter crackers
- Place the celery and round 3.5 oz bowls down first
- Fill the bowls with the 3 dips, ranch, cream cheese and yogurt
- Slice baby carrots to fit around the two outside bowls creating flowers
- Slice the strawberries in half, slice off the back side to make them lay flat,
- Create two rows of the sliced strawberries
- Add dried cranberries down the center stalk of celery
- Layer sugar snap peas across the bottom for grass
- Add in a few small pieces of broccoli
- Fill square bowls with chex mix and yogurt covered raisins
- Place butterfly crackers along the outside
- You can flatten the back of the strawberries or they will not stack without the use of toothpicks.
- To save time, grab a veggie snack pack from the store and arrange it, you may need a few more carrots but it works great.