Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

My partnership with Blue Diamond Almonds provided a beautiful appetizer for our summer party, with this Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board.

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

Hot days and nights? Alfresco dining is the BEST this time of year in central Oregon. In fact, you can even say it’s a little magical when entertaining. And an Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board (watch the video below) is often the star at our big gatherings, because it feeds a large group!

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

Putting a fresh and festive spin on a classic meat and cheese board, last week we set out a beautiful Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board. Everyone loved the delicious flavors of Blue Diamond Almonds, mixed with fresh summer fruit (berries and cherries).

Add one kind of cheese, like brie (always a party hit), and it’s delicious with fresh fruit. Dried fruit? Yum! Layer in banana chips for a dryer “munch.”

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board is also excellent served at a breakfast, brunch, or even a summer bridal or baby shower!

But we also don’t always need to have a special occasion to enjoy a “board” like this. Whether an impromptu dinner, or neighbors are stopping by, it’s super-easy to make within minutes, and have a delicious spread all ready for serving!

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

This time I used Blue Diamond’s Toasted Coconut and Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate for the sweet side, and then Roasted Salted for the savory.

Don’t forget the crackers (and ginger cookies).

Add in your favorite summer fruit!

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

I’d say this will be a party favorite for the Fourth of July coming up, too, especially with a red, white, and blue theme.

Layer and make it festive with vanilla or coconut yogurt for dipping, and marionberry jam!

Blue Diamond Almonds are also the perfect snack food! Full of protein, just a handful give you sustained energy for the entire day! Paul and I recently hiked up by Mt. Bachelor and of course we brought our favorite healthy, on-the-go snack, perfect for an active lifestyle.

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

Enjoy this week of summer, Friends! The days are long and beautiful, and should be celebrated with good friends and good food!

More almond recipes: Cranberry Almond Chicken Salad Wrap, Savoy Jimaca Slaw Salad, Chocoloate Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl.

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds, but as always, the experiences and opinions are my own!

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board

Ingredients:

  • Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds
  • Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate Almonds
  • Blue Diamond Roasted Salted Almonds
  • Fresh cherries
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Brie cheese
  • Gourmet crackers
  • Gourmet ginger crackers
  • Dried banana chips
  • Marionberry jam (or your favorite jam or jelly)
  • Vanilla or coconut yogurt (for dipping)
  • Mint sprig
  • Dried coconut (optional) for yogurt

Directions:

  1. Layer the almonds between rows of berries and cherries and rows of crackers. Place the round of brie cheese in the middle. Garnish with a mint sprig!
  2. In two small bowls, add jam and yogurt with small spoons.
  3. Serve and ENJOY!
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Almond Summer Berry Cheese Board with Blue Diamond Almonds

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