Summer Mini Charcuterie Board

A Summer Mini Charcuterie Board is all you need for a small party appetizer! Made with cheese and cured meats, finish it off with fresh summer produce.

Summer Mini Charcuterie Board

Friends, here’s something you should know about me. I’m a daisy lover (and a Summer Mini Charcuterie Board lover). Daisies have always been one of my favorite flowers, because they remind me of my late aunt, who was a huge part of my life. Aunt Ellen was a balcony person to Paul and me when we had small children.

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As in, she built us up constantly with words of encouragement, advice, and a listening ear. Honestly, my blog is what it is today, because of Aunt Ellen. By the way, my Aunt Ellen was all about hosting, so she would have been crazy about this Grilled Fruit Vegetable Charcuterie!

Remember the Summer Ice Cream Trough? As a kid I enjoyed this with friends, but as an adult, she was the one who reminded me to make this for my kids’ parties!

Summer Mini Charcuterie Board

Today for a summer table, I’m sharing these beautiful daisies and a mini charcuterie board.

I love to start off a summer party with a fun, festive appetizer, and a thankful mindset.

We’ve been blessed with so much, and when people join us for dinner, I’m truly grateful.

I love these thoughts I shared on my blog yearsssssss ago … so I’m resharing them today.

EASY Summer Mini Charcuterie Board

And just in time for the party, THIS mini charcuterie!

A thankful mindset

A thankful mindset really keeps you in touch with reality. As my children are older now, I see gratitude welling up inside of them. I see it, because the simple things like hiking and enjoying nature with them, show me a few things about them:

  1. Thankfulness. Our kids are always thanking Paul and me for what they’ve been given. It’s far greater than money or things; it’s the gift of “family.” My heart melts when I hear those words.
  2. Tenderness. Because they are thankful, their quick and tender way of seeing the daily gifts that come their way–like being able to enjoy nature together as a family, or a family dinner–is evident in their actions and words.
  3. Generosity. It’s easy to take the gifts of life for granted, to accept them casually. No one is perfect at this, but when you don’t have a sense of entitlement, the tiniest of blessings make your heart full with gratitude.

Today I’m grateful for summer, daisies, my family, friends, and good food.

EASY Summer Mini Charcuterie Board RECIPE

Oh, and that a bite of Oregon blackberry reminds me of my childhood (and are sooooo good!)

Also, want a delicious Red Beet Hummus recipe? Here’s mine form a few years ago, but you can also buy beet hummus in the stores now!

So good. Mini boards are easy, I usually just look around to see what I have on hand, and make it seasonal!

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Summer Mini Charcuterie Board

Ingredients:

  • Mini carrots
  • Bell peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Red beet hummus
  • Gluten-free crackers
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Boursin Cheese (soft cheese)
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Salami
  • Basil for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place the cheese in the center of a round board or tray. Arrange the rest of the ingredients around the cheese. Fill in the open areas with crackers. Serve!
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More cheese boards: How to make an Asian-inspired Cheese Board [Foodie Crush], Meat Lover’s Cheese Board [Barefeet in the Kitchen], and How we Charcuterie and Cheese Board [The Baker Mama].

Summer Mini Charcuterie Board RECIPE

6 comments on “Summer Mini Charcuterie Board”

  1. Love the mini chat….. can’t spell it or pronounce it! And, love daisies!
    laura

  2. I love summer dinners like this! Where did you get that tray, it’s much more manageable than your big one! ;)

  3. I too love daisies!  That’s what I had at my Installation in Job’s Daughters and again at our wedding.  My very fave, but I never thot of laying ’em down like that, with greens, as a centerpiece.  Will do that next time.  Loved the post–and YOU!  BTW–to tell folks how to say it–do you say:  Shar  coot er ree?

  4. It is so evident how much you are enjoying that board Sandy.
    I just love all the fun things you are doing with your family and friends in Bend.
    Your blog is so entertaining and so beautifully done.
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. This was such a pretty and inspiring post.
    I used make a smaller version of something like this and kept it on the counter to munch on throughout really busy days.  Your readers might like to know that this can be great even if it is just for one person.  
    Daisies are one of my favs, too.
    You look especially happy and pretty in these pics.

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