This vegan charcuterie board is the perfect appetizer for a party, or a little Sunday evening treat to pair with some wine. Instead of focusing on meat & cheese substitutes, I use delicious vegan dips: hummus and tzatziki. The best part? With a little pre-planning and smart grocery shopping, this board comes together in under 15 mins!
What do I need to make a vegan charcuterie board?
- A nice board - if you're in a pinch, a cutting board or plate will do. I have a little marble slab that's perfect for the job.
- A few small bowls for dipping
- A couple small spoons
- Hummus - as the queen of effortless entertaining, Ina Garten, says, "store-bought is fine." You can also check out my lemon beet hummus (coming soon).
- Tzatziki - recipe below, or if you can find vegan tzatziki at the store, that works too! My favorite brand is The Coconut Collaborative, but use whatever you can find! The key is finding a yogurt that feels like a Greek yogurt - something a little thicker is preferred.
- Olive oil & vinegar - make sure you use good quality olive oil. Top with salt, fresh ground black pepper, and oregano.
As the queen of effortless entertaining, Ina Garten, says, "store-bought is fine."
Chips a.k.a vessels for dip:
- Pita chips - buy them, or make your own with some pita pockets. I toasted mine, then cut into triangles with scissors.
- Apples - I love something sweet and juicy on a charcuterie board.
- Lemon slices
- Fresh dill
- Pine nuts
- Flaky sea salt
I don't have a serving dish. Use the biggest plate you can find. Or if all else fails, set everything out on a coffee or kitchen table in bowls of varying sizes. Make it work!
I can't find vegan yogurt at my grocery store. That's ok - you can make a guacamole and do this whole shebang with tortilla chips instead. They're still really good with hummus. Substitute the olive oil and vinegar for salsa, dill for cilantro, and lemon for lime. Voila!
I want to serve cheese with this board for my non-vegan guests. Totally fine - this should give you some ideas for the vegan & more health-conscious folks too!Print
This Vegan Tzatziki sauce is a perfect addition to a Vegan Charcuterie Board with hummus, pita, apples, carrots, and tomatoes.
10-12oz plain vegan yogurt (such as The Coconut Collaborative) - you want something thick, not too watery
¼ cup fresh dill (or 2-3 Tbsp dried)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium cucumber, grated, and water squeezed out
1 tsp salt
½ lemon juiced
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
Squeeze out water from cucumber - I like to use a strainer and paper towels. There's more water in there than you would think!
Combine all ingredients in medium mixing bowl, stir, and taste. Adjust seasoning as needed.
Serve with pita, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, or on a sandwich.