Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

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Looking for a super simple, healthy idea for the 4th of July? I have an awesome inspiration right here with this Fourth of July Charcuterie Board. It is so simple to personalize and the best party tray! Everyone will be excited to see you show up with a tray like this for your Fourth of July get together!

Decisions, decisions…

So, this is a Fourth of July Charcuterie Board, you will need to keep things in the red, white and blue color families. I will give a few suggestions for each color below, you choose! First, let’s talk about your tray. The possibilities are endless. I love using this wood tray I found at Marshalls Years ago. It has been perfect for so many occasions. Do you shop at Marshalls, TJ Maxx or Ross? I have found so many great home items at such a great price there. I recommend checking these stores before anywhere else. If you aren’t into wood, ceramic is beautiful. I also love just using a large serving platter or even cutting board. It is up to you!

Red

Strawberries- I used, cherries- I used, tomatoes- I used, radishes– I used, Salsa- I used, raspberries, watermelon, red apples, red peppers, pomegranates, prickly pear, cranberries, red grapes, beets etc. There are tons of options here!

Tray with strawberries, cherries and bananas

Whites

I think the white section is a great place to add in cheeses. I used a sliced provolone, cut in quarters and cheese sticks (my youngest loves them!). This is also where I added the ranch dip and fruit dip, both are white. Looking for other options? Here we go- cauliflower- I used these, mushrooms, jicama slices, peeled pears or apples, bananas- I used these, white nectarines and peaches,

fruit and vegetable charcuterie board

Blue

A large portion of my blue section was blue corn chips. I just love these and wanted to make sure they had plenty of space on the board. There are plenty of other great options too! Blueberries- I used these, purple potatoes, purple cauliflower, blackberries, concord grapes, plums, etc.

blue corn chips on a fourth of July charcuterie board

You will notice I also cut out small stars from the provolone. I have a nesting set with several sizes.

Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

I will set this up with several small tongs, spoons for the dips and toothpicks.

Fourth of July Charcuterie Board

So, y’all I hope you are able to try this Fourth of July charcuterie board!! It is just perfect.

I am sure you know- if you don’t have the time, there are some really great store bought dips. I have used plenty of them!

I used a sweetened fruit dip like the one I made for my rainbow fruit platter on St Patrick’s Day this year.

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St Patrick’s Day Rainbow Fruit Platter

How about this for a simple and healthy St Patrick's Day treat? Find your fruits of choice and add some sweetened whip cream.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword fruit platters, rainbow fruit platter, rainbow fruit salad, st patricks day food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula

Ingredients

  • Fruit of choice for rainbow
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened I like a lowfat, but use what you want here.
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whipped cream This isn't necessary, but gives the dip a cloud like fluff.

Instructions

  • Arrange fruit in rainbow shape on plate or platter.
    Add cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar to mixing bowl. Using your muscles or a hand mixer, mix on high until it is smooth and blended. Next, if using whipped cream, fold it in now.
    Scoop the dip on either end of the rainbow. That's it! So simple and serve.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

About The Author

Amy