Naan Tri Tip Summer Garden Board–“mini-bite” Farmer’s Market bites. Layer veggies on naan dippers with tri tip, corn, tomatoes, pickle, spreads, and basil.

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Friends, are you running to the Farmer’s Market like I have been? I love going once a week and grabbing a few things that I can’t live without :) Like for this Naan Tri Tip Summer Garden Board.

Hospitality in the summer is .. well, so fun. Not only do we get to eat outside, we get to eat fresh, beautiful food. This post is inspired by one I shared on RE quite a few years ago, Tri Tip Crostini. Soooo pretty!

Naan Tri Tip Summer Garden Board

It doesn’t have to be complicated, either. The other night we served a couple salads and this Naan Tri Tip Garden Board.

This is a fun spread, and everyone builds their own bites (thus you need the little toothpicks or skewers).

Ingredients to buy for tri tip board

Naan dippers – you can find these at Wamart or Costco. They also freeze well!

Then head to the Farmer’s Market and pick up fresh corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil (a lot of basil–so good!)

I’ve had a few readers write and ask how we cook our tri tip, so a post will be coming your way on this, but for now, use leftover tri tip for this board.

Then of course dill pickles, red onion, and the BEST aioli (have you tried it yet?) Trader Joe’s aioli garlic mustard sauce!

Don’t forget the skewers to hold together the little bites (optional, of course).

We love the Naan dippers. They are great for the Epic Greek Charcuterie Board.

Why hospitality matters

Also in summer, hospitality makes me and my family happy.

Here’s why:

  • It forces us to get to know people in a new way.
  • We form new friendships, which we all know is healthy.
  • We learn to be better listeners and more compassionate toward others’ stories.
  • We use our own stories and share wisdom from what we’ve learned with others.
  • We see people lean in to possibly hearing something new, or seeing things in a new way. This is particularly important in this world that we live in now!
  • Hospitality makes us better people.
  • We learn more about love.
  • We leave the table feeling more connected, and more like we belong!

Isn’t this a great list? A great list of reminders of why we need to stretch ourselves and open our homes!

Connection is the energy …

I love this quote by Brene’ Brown (one of my favorite authors): “Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment.”

She also shares that “belonging” is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than we are.

Friends, this is why we love to share our table with others. It’s worth the effort, time, money, and sharing of our families.

The Big Board

Friends, The Big Board is here! Yes, I’ve partnered with JK Adams, the premier woodmaking company in Vermont, with my own line of RE boards!

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Summer Garden Board

This Naan Tri Tip Garden Board … a great conversation starter.

Set this out with your favorite beverages.

Sit around the table and nibble away on this amazing summer garden tri tip board! Try more summer recipes … Summer Pasta Salad [Spend with Pennies], Summer Cobb Salad [A Spicy Perspective], and my Summer Italian Spaghetti Salad.

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Naan Tri Tip Summer Garden Board

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • 1 16 oz. Naan dippers
  • 8 corn cobs, cut off the cob in large chunks
  • 2 pounds tri tip, cooked and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 large package fresh basil
  • Dill pickles
  • Sliced red onion
  • Trader Joe’s aioli garlic mustard sauce
  • Skewers to hold together


  • Assembly required! This is a “build your own bites” board.
  • Prepare a large platter or board to be food safe. In 3 small bowls place the pickles, mustard, and onions. Lay in the center of the board.
  • On the outside of the board arrange the naan dippers. Next to the dippers place the pre-cooked tri tip.
  • Cut the corn off the cobs in large chunks and lay down next to the tri tip.
  • Next layer the cucumber slices and tomatoes.
  • In the center of the board lay down the skewers and fill in open spaces with fresh basil.
  • Serve and enjoy!
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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