Over the past decades, meat and cheese charcuterie boards have gone from being sparsely styled appetizers to all out grazing platters – the more packed, the better. Charcuterie board ideas have gone beyond the traditional cheese, salami and crackers to include everything from breadsticks and vegetables to olives, berries and chips.
We love them too. With ranch, our ideas for no cook dips and dippers are endless, and they can help you to create epic charcuterie boards. By spacing three small bowls of dips on a large board and filling it in with the accompaniments — no blank space makes a better presentation — you’ll be the star of your next gathering. Even if it’s a quick afternoon snack for the family.
Here you’ll find our favorite dips, along with ideas for charcuterie board nibbles to fill out your platter presentation.
Choose any three of the following to start your board:
Pack Tightly Around the Dips:
- Roughly torn bread
- Assorted mixed vegetables (cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, mixed peppers, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, etc.)
- Romaine leaves/spears
- Cheese cubes
- Tortilla chips
- Pita chips
- Potato chips
Fill in the Spaces:
- Olives (don’t forget a discard bowl for pits if they’re not pitted)
- Apple slices
- Pear slices