Are you searching for a beautiful spread to spice up your next get together with your friends or family? Look no further than our Greek Charcuterie Board, a unique twist on an antipasto platter combined with the ever popular cheese board.
This Epic Greek Charcuterie Board is full vibrant flavors with classic ingredients that will remind you of Greece!
Our Greek platter appetizer is full of goodies like like feta cheese, olives, roasted red peppers, and grape leaves to a delicious tzatziki sauce.
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Greek Charcuterie Board
Our Greek inspired charcuterie board is even easy for a reluctant entertainer and will leave your friends impressed! Greek platter food is typically inexpensive, so you can stick to a budget while still creating a Greek grazing board platter.
We came up with these Greek Charcuterie Board as a crowd pleaser that is sure to be a hit with anyone looking for a unique spin on appetizer platters!
This Greek platter recipe is great for parties or even for a quiet night at home as a little treat while you binge the new Poker Face series on Peacock or the new Queen Charlotte series on Netflix.
This Greek mezze platter was inspired by my Galentine's Day Charcuterie Board, a dessert charcuterie board, that we shared last month, and can be used with these Mini Charcuterie Box Ideas for an on-the-go Greek snack.
Aside from the sardines, these are all kid friendly Greek food items, so the kiddos should love it too!
Why A Greek Charcuterie Board is so Delicious!
Once you get the hang of Mediterranean charcuterie board ideas, it is so easy to make a Mediterranean charcuterie platter!
If you are like me, you may even want to make a charcuterie board for dinner, or add this Greek charcuterie board recipe to your list of Greek themed party food!
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Ingredients you need to begin gathering for this Greek Mezze Board
While there is no wrong way to create a Greek Food Platter, you will want to start by getting a cutting board, or a large rectangular wooden board or round board to begin arranging your fresh ingredients on.
- Tzatziki dip
- Hummus or baba ghanoush dip
- Pita Crackers or an epic Pita Bread / pita chips
- Sardines in hot sauce
- Stuffed vine leaves
- kalamata olives and/or green olives
- Cured meats like Genoa salami and/or Sopressata salami slices - any greek cold cuts will do!
- Fresh grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
- Fresh mini crunchy cucumbers
- Feta cheese or goat cheese
- dates or selection of dried fruit and/or nuts like pistachios
Keep in mind that the exact quantities - as well as my ideas for substitutions and variations for this Inspired Greek Charcuterie Board - are included in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
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How to make this Greek Charcuterie Board
Begin by selecting your favorite board, platter or tray for this Greek Grazing Board. Find small bowls and dishes for the small items - all of the "juicy" items and the dip items. These include: tzatziki dip, hummus, sardines, wine leaves and olives.
Place the small bowls onto the platter and spread them out. Fill each dish with one of each of those items and place them onto the platter.
Begin by tucking the larger items around the bowls on the tray. Place only one layer of each item on the platter, so you can move and adjust the items.
Fold the salami slices in half and half again and place onto the platter.
Cut the crunchy cucumbers and add to the charcuterie board, along with the other vegetables.
Cut the feta cheese and add to the platter.
When all items are on the platter, add a second and third layer to fill the platter and load up the goodies.
Serve this Mediterranean Charcuterie Board immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Hint: Please note, if you plan to refrigerate and then serve the Greek Grazing Board later in the day or evening, it is a best bet to remove the crackers and add them to your charcuterie board later - just before you are going to serve it to your guests.
Wrap the entire meal in plastic wrap so that nothing goes stale. The crackers and nuts will soften if they are left on the plate with the other ingredients, and no one likes a soggy cracker or pita chip!
Tips for Creating Charcuterie Boards
The perfect way to create Greek Charcuterie Boards is to buy high-quality ingredients and arrange them with a little loving care! Bring the taste of the Greek Islands to your next dinner party by visiting your local market or the grocery store the same day so that all of the ingredients are fresh.
FAQ about our Greek Charcuterie Board
The most important components of a good Greek Charcuterie Board are: high quality feta cheese, kalamata olives, tzatziki dip and hummus, pita chips and cured meats like salami.
While the best presentation is going to be a traditional charcuterie board, you can also use a large serving platter, a cutting board, or several large plates.
Substitutions for this Greek Appetizers Version of the Traditional Charcuterie Board
Are you looking for how to make this Mediterranean charcuterie board vegetarian? If you want to make a Vegan or vegetarian mezze platter, it is easy to swap out some of the ingredients and make it a Greek version of a Vegetarian Charcuterie Board.
- fresh vegetables - instead of including cured meats like salami, you can substitute additional fresh vegetables like red bell peppers strips or sun-dried tomatoes
- baba ghanoush eggplant dip - replace the tzatziki dip and feta cheese (or variety of cheeses) with a plant-based cheese alternative, or with an eggplant dip with red pepper flakes and a small dish of olive oil with fresh herbs and fresh cracked black pepper
- fresh fruits - replace the sardines with an assortment of fresh fruits, dried fruits and pomegranate seeds best serve with vegan fruit dip
Check out this spicy Sriracha Peancs recipe that is just perfect for adding a kick of spice to your Mediterranean mezze platter!
It is easy to bring these Greek Platter ideas to life with a selection of small dishes to hold the middle eastern dips. You will want to offer a selection of small plates so that your guests have easy handling of the various cheeses and different options presented in this Mediterranean grazing board.
You may even want to offer bread sticks or an olive bar separately on a large plate at your next party to go along with our Greek meze ideas. Click here for a great charcuterie board!
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Greek Charcuterie Board
- Begin by selecting your favorite board, platter or tray.
- Find small bowls and dishes for the "juicy" items and the dip items. These include: tzatziki dip, hummus, sardines, wine leaves and olives.
- Place the dishes onto the platter and spread them out.
- Fill each dish with one of each of those items and place them onto the platter.
- Begin by tucking the larger items around the bowls on the tray. Place only one layer of each item on the platter, so you can move and adjust the items if necessary.
- Fold the salami slices in half and half again and place onto the platter.
- When all items are on the platter, add a second and third layer to fill the platter and load up the goodies.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.