Winter temperatures might be low, but that doesn't mean you can't spice things up in the kitchen. Celebrate the weekend with a hot and spicy-flavor inspired charcuterie board, perfect for at-home brunch. The best part is, it's easy to make and completely customizable. —Marie Lynn Whitted
Nuts (ex. cashews or almonds)
Rosemary (for garnish)
Dip (ex. hummus)
In This Recipe
Toast bread slices in the oven or toaster. Let cool and set aside for later. You can substitute the bread for any cracker of your choice.
On a cutting board, start with larger items as an anchoring point, such as hummus and cheese, in small dipping bowls. We used a homemade hummus recipe, but any spicy hummus will work. We also used Montchevre Jalapeño goat cheese.
In a separate dipping bowl, add Cheese Puffs. We used Barbara's Jalapeño Cheese Puffs for the perfect burst of flavor.
Next, take jerky and lay on the board. We used two kinds, a grass-fed Jalapeño Beef Jerky from Country Archer Provisions and a plant-based Sriracha Tomato Jerky from Bella Sun Luci.
Break up the now cooled bread and create piles on opposite sides of the board for balance. If you opted for crackers, create a nice symmetric pattern. Remember, visuals are everything!
Fill in any gaps where you can see the board with smaller items such as sliced veggies and nuts. Consider using cucumbers to help cool down the spice.