Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

An epic charctuerie board filled with Caprese Salad, crackers, burrata, salami, cucumbers, and olives for a BIG HIT PARTY: Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board!

Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

Friends, looking for a simple charcuterie board to make for a cozy gathering? Today’s board is epic, so it’s perfect for a large group. Or, you may be looking for a Summer Mini Charcuterie Board. Or, for the weekend, this Scrambled Egg Brunch Charcuterie Board – YUM!

Cozy charcuterie board

My son helped me with this board, with only a few ingredients. And since summer tomatoes are so ripe and lovely right now, include a giant ring of Caprese salad with fresh basil leaves. Fill in with salami, crackers, cucumbers, olives. SO GOOD!

EPIC Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

Caprese Salad

And who doesn’t love caprese salad this time of year? (I love our Farmer’s Market here in Bend, OR!)

Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board - burrata

And soft, fresh burrata!

Salami Caprese SALAD Charcuterie Board

Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

For our family, hosting others is all about connecting, and then bringing that intention to the table.

BIG PARTY HIT: Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

When we taste cozy foods (this board? so cozy), with delicious wines from around the world … just WOW, oh, WOW!

Something wonderful and special happens every time.

I love this quote. It’s true, we get pretty caught up in ourselves, when with only a little work, time, and money, we can invest in others.

“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” – Henry Miller

We could all do with forgetting ourselves a little more, I think. Doing for others, including them, being intentional with sharing our gifts with others, is what the world needs more of.

Salami Caprese SALAD Charcuterie Board RECIPE
A little bit of intention and a little bit of love.

Combine it with a charcuterie board? A cozy, lovely gathering.

PARTY Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

How to Make an Epic Charcuterie Board

You take your giant board. (If not food-friendly, layer with parchment paper:) You can also season your board with mineral oil and beeswax, if not food-safe. Research this yourself and decide what method is best for you.

28-inch Charcuterie Board

We bought this giant board (28-inches in diameter with a 2-inch lip) at Pier 1 last fall here in Bend, Oregon. It’s solid wood and SUPER heavy (just warning you). Even thought it’s very beautiful, you need a strong core to carry this around!

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

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.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

How to make a Salami Charcuterie Board

Start with a plate in the center with burrata, olives, and cherry tomatoes.

Next layer tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves to make a ring of Caprese salad.

BEST Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

Skip to the outside of the board (this is why it’s important to have a 2-inch lip on a charcuterie board), and layer your favorite crackers. (See this Grilled Fruit Vegetable Charcuterie Board? Another reason why you need a large board with a “lip” to hold the food in place!)

BEST Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board Recipe

Fill in circular rows of salami and cucumber!

You’ve got a party!

CRAZY BIG Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

Oh, and this kid? So proud of him, he’s applying for medical school right now.

Oh, and I’m always happy when one of my kids carries this giant board for me. LOL It’s super heavy, but it’s perfect for feeding a crowd!

ENJOY!

Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages sliced mozzarella cheese (we buy at Costco)
  • 6-8 large heirloom tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ball of burrata
  • Favorite olives
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Crackers
  • Salami
  • Slices of cheese (optional)
  • 2 English cucumbers
  • Drizzle olive oil & fresh cracked pepper

Directions:

  1. Prepare a very large board or platter with parchment paper  (if not food safe). In the center place a large plate.
  2. Fill the plate with fresh burrata, olives, cherry tomatoes, and salami.
  3. Around the plate arrange tomato slices, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves to make “caprese salad.”
  4. Jump to the outside of the board and arrange crackers (optional to add cheese in between the crackers). Next add a ring of cucumber slices next to the crackers.
  5. Fill in any openings with salami slices (or more cheese and crackers).
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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More cheese board ideas: Fall Harvest Cheese Board [Nutmeg Nanny], Cheese Boards and Wine Pairings [The Noshery], and Whipped Ricotta Board [The BakerMama].

Salami Caprese Charcuterie Board Recipe

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