12. Charcuterie Board Ideas You Probably Haven’t Thought of
Build Your Own Charcuterie Board
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. They’ve 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. Get a head start by prepping everything in advance and storing dippers in Glad® FLEX’N SEAL™ bags that stretch to hold 30% more*. Cover dips right in their bowls with Glad® Press’n Seal® wrap. When it’s time to serve, all that needs to be done is the arranging!
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:
Garden Vegetable Dip
Ranched Up Hummus Dip
Southwest Ranch Corn Dip
Roasted Red Pepper Ranch Dip
Ranch Onion Dip
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
* vs. Glad® Standard Food Bags