Whether you’re in need of a Christmas Charcuterie Board, appetiser or want a simple side salad alternative, these snack platters are so quick and easy to prepare. And can you see a trend in this year’s holiday recipes? No cooking
The fun thing about these is that you can put a different combination of ingredients on each stick so there’s something for everyone’s likes and dislikes. And even the kiddos can help make these.
In this version I’ve used tomatoes, olives, sundried tomatoes, Bocconcini, fresh basil and prosciutto. Garnished with oodles of fresh rosemary from my garden and a festive nut and seed sprinkle mix. This is just a guide and what I felt like at the time. So please use whatever you enjoy and make it your own.
And while you don’t really need a recipe for this one, I thought it would be useful to include anyway, since as with the couscous recipe I have some super easy suggestions for any leftovers.
Re-purposing the Christmas Charcuterie Board Leftovers
Since most of us go a little overboard with dishes for the holidays, we usually end up with quite a lot of leftovers the next day. Not everyone knows what to do with these, except for rewarming and eating them as is. So this year, I thought I’d give a couple of suggestions to re-purpose the leftovers.
If for some reason you have any of the items in this recipe left over, it actually translates into a really delicious Mediterranean pasta dish. All you need to do is cook some pasta, toss through a jar of your favourite tomato based pasta sauce, and mix through the chopped up leftovers from this charcuterie board. And if you want to take it a step further, do exactly the same, tear up some Bocconcini over the top and sprinkle over any leftover seed and nut mix for extra crunch, then pop it in the oven for a delicious pasta bake. Which in fact freezes well too. There is very little I hate more than food waste, so this is a winner for me.
Don’t forget to check out the Festive Couscous Salad recipe I posted a few days ago.
Christmas Charcuterie Board
- Bocconcini / Feta / Other cheese of your choice
- Baby heirloom/exotic Tomatoes
- Pitted Olives
- Sundried Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil
- Prosciutto or Parma ham
- Combine the ingredients on individual cocktail sticks, ensuring that you vary the combination so that there is something to suit everyone's likes and dislikes
- Garnish with nut and seed sprinkles and fresh rosemary if you wish