Today I’m sharing a beautiful Epic Vegan Charcuterie Board, with plant-based meatballs and cashew dip, and other delicious, beautiful foods!

woman holding a very large round board filled with vibrant veggies (cut up) with a bowl in the center of cashew dip, with other Vegan foods (meatballs, pita, etc.)

’Tis the season for all things veggie, right? I mean, the produce is fantastic, and the colors are out of this world in the markets right now!

Epic Vegan Charcuterie Board

Add your favorite snacks to a Epic Vegan Charcuterie Board, and you’ve got a party! And Friends, I’m super excited to say I have a new post, Best Charcuterie Boards to Buy, with brand new links (since Pier One has gone out of biz).

bowl of hummus on a platter with crackers, vegan meatballs, and veggies

Grab all the information for more posts and “the big board” with a few other vegan dinner ideas.

Perfect for summer and Father’s Day weekend, friends … as our country is starting to open up!

beautiful vibrant crudite spread with a bowl of cashew dip in the center

If you’re not vegan, don’t worry, my meat-loving friends. All you have to do is replace the vegan meatballs with some charcuterie meat for a true charcuterie board! Remember that charcuterie means, the art of curing meat.

It’s true, Friends, Pier One is going out of business. I think this Pier One board is going, going, gone … very soon. But don’t worry, I have lots of ideas here on my blog for those of you who do have the board, and a NEW BOARD idea coming very soon. I also added a new tray (link below) with handles and it’s lightweight, from LeCreuset.

I’ve been using this tray like crazy!

close up of cashew dip surrounded by crackers and veggies

Here are all the elements you need for an EPIC vegan charcuterie board:

  • Hope Roasted Cashew Garlic Almond Dip
  • Picco de gallo
  • Trader Joe’s marinated olive duo
  • “Lightlife” plant based meatballs
  • “BFree” pita breads
  • 1 bunch organic radishes, tomatoes, celery, jicama, carrots, mini peppers, and cucumbers
  • Favorite crackers
  • Whole almonds
  • Toothpicks (for meatballs)

large round platter with vibrant veggies cut up, cashew dip, vegan meatballs, and more

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I think about compliments, and those around us. Learning how to give a compliment is an art. It doesn’t just happen, but you have to actually set yourself aside, and think about the attributes of others, or beautiful things around you. A sincere compliment uplifts someone’s spirits.

giant platter with veggies, dips, vegan meatballs, pita, crackers, and more

Be a Balcony Person

But also, a whole new world can open up when you start genuinely seeing people differently, noting the positive features in others. Also when you start noticing the beauty of nature. Sharing words that build up (and don’t tear down), reminds me of the Balcony People book [affiliate link] I read years ago! It’s truly freeing to be able to give a compliment and mean it.

I’m always amazed by the people that I meet who do not know how to do this.

woman in red blouse holding an epic wood board filled with crudite veggies, dips, and more

So back to the holiday weekend. This is what I love about a charcuterie board: At the end of the day, use whatcha want and eat it up!

How to make an epic appetizer board

  1. In the center of a large prepared board, lay down a large bowl of the cashew dip (or hummus).
  2. Place the meatballs in two small bowls (with toothpicks) and heat right before serving.
  3. Fill two other small bowls with pico de gallo and the marinated olives. Set on the board.
  4. Around the outside of the board, lay down the vegan pita halves, crackers, and carrots (leave the tops on).
  5. Around the center bowl, layer cucumber slices.
  6. Fill in any open areas with more crackers and almonds. Serve!

There are no hard rules for boards, and they are really customizable!

vegan hummus and meatballs on a veggie platter

Best Charcuterie Boards to Buy

I have a brand new post with NEW LINK, Best Charcuterie Boards to Buy!

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

Follow along how to season a charcuterie board for the details, but we used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

a large oval white serving tray

Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray

Today I’m using an Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset!

It has a porcelain enamel durable coating, easy to clean, it’s shatterproof, and resistant to stains, scratches and rust. YAY!

It’s also lightweight and versatile, and I LOVE IT.

Did I mention, it’s food safe?

Use it for a tray to carry food or glasses to your deck, or as a food board!

You can buy the Everyday Enamelware Serving Tray by LeCreuset, HERE.

large round platter with vibrant veggies cut up, cashew dip, vegan meatballs, and more
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Epic Vegan Charcuterie Board

Everything is vegan on this board. ENJOY!

Ingredients

  • Hope Roasted Cashew Garlic Almond Dip
  • Picco de gallo
  • Trader Joe’s marinated olive duo
  • 2 8 oz pkgs “Lightlife” plant-based meatballs
  • 2 pkgs “BFree” pita breads, cut in half
  • 1 bunch organic radishes
  • 2 bunches organic tomatoes
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • Jimaca sticks
  • 2 bunches small carrots, with tops left on
  • 20 mini colored bell peppers
  • 2 large cucumber slices
  • Favorite crackers
  • Whole almonds
  • Toothpicks, for meatballs

Instructions

  • In the center of a large prepared board, lay down a large bowl of the cashew dip (or hummus).
  • Place the meatballs in two small bowls (with toothpicks) and heat right before serving.
  • Fill two other small bowls with pico de gallo and the marinated olives. Set on the board.
  • Around the outside of the board, lay down the vegan pita halves, crackers, and carrots (leave the tops on).
  • Around the center bowl, layer cucumber slices.
  • Fill in any open areas with more crackers and almonds. Serve!
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beautiful platter with vegan charcuterie foods

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