Yes, you can have a charcuterie board for dinner! Charcuterie boards can be a fun and delicious option for mealtime, especially if you enjoy eating a variety of cured meats, gourmet cheeses, fruits, nuts, and other accompaniments usually found on a grazing board. While charcuterie boards are typically considered an appetizer or a snack, there are no strict rules about when or how to enjoy them.
Best Sides to Pair with a Charcuterie Board Dinner
Charcuterie boards are a versatile and delicious dinner option, offering various cured meats, cheeses, and accompaniments. To complement your charcuterie board and create a well-rounded meal, here are some excellent side dishes to consider pairing with it:
Roasted Vegetables - Roasted vegetables such as asparagus, onions, bell peppers and Brussels sprouts can be a delicious and nutritious side dish to complement a charcuterie board. The natural sweetness and caramelization from roasting can add depth of flavor and a touch of sweetness to balance the saltiness of the cured meats and cheeses.
Mediterranean Mezze Platter - A Mediterranean Mezze Platter pairs beautifully with a charcuterie board. It offers a variety of delicious flavors and textures, such as hummus, pita chips, marinated olives, dolma (stuffed grape leaves) and tabbouleh.
Fresh Fruit - A colorful assortment of fresh fruits such as grapes, berries, sliced apples, pears and even melon cubes can provide a refreshing and juicy contrast to the savory flavors of the cured meats and cheeses on the charcuterie board. The natural sweetness of the fruit can also help balance out the saltiness of the meats and cheeses.
Pickles and Olives - Tangy and briny pickles and olives can add a burst of flavor and acidity to your charcuterie board. Consider including a variety of pickles such as cornichons, dill pickles, or pickled vegetables, as well as different types of olives like Kalamata, green, or stuffed olives for added variety.
Marinated Vegetables - Roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, or sun-dried tomatoes can add a rich flavor profile to your charcuterie board. These can provide a refreshing and tangy contrast to the rich and savory flavors of the meats and cheeses. Choose your favorite veggies and toss them with Italian salad dressing for an easy side dish.
Quick Charcuterie Snacking Dinner Idea
Want to get dinner on the table fast without cooking? Need a simple yet romantic meal for two? Hosting a small casual gathering of friends for a laidback meal? Serve a pre-made charcuterie board from Boarderie and pair it with a gorgeous salad. The freshness and crunch of a salad complement the cured meats and cheese perfectly.
You can toss your favorite salad together in less than 10 minutes. Charcuterie pairs perfectly with salads such as Caesar, Panzanella, wedge or Greek. Greens, caramelized nuts, apples and feta dressed with a light, lemony dressing makes for a light and slightly sweet salad option. Charcuterie and salad for dinner make cleaning up a breeze!
Serve a Boarderie Charcuterie Board for Dinner
Whether you are serving a cheese and charcuterie platter for a quick weeknight meal, entertaining guests or planning a romantic dinner, the board must hit all the marks for quality and presentation. Boarderie charcuterie boards are made with the finest cured meats and cheeses. Every item is artfully arranged into a stunning display that will impress even the most discriminating gourmand.
Simply visit Boarderie.com and choose the one you want for your upcoming dinner party or celebration. Your charcuterie and cheese board will arrive pre-arranged but wrapped for freshness. Just remove the food-safe plastic wrap and serve! Overnight shipping is complementary and can be pre-scheduled, so it’s one less thing to remember.