The grand finale of my low-FODMAP appetizer series for this holiday season is a charcuterie board!
Charcuterie boards are absolutely beautiful and incredibly easy to assemble. All you need is a serving board or platter and your favorite low-FODMAP meats, cheeses, crackers, veggies, and fruits. This is one of my favorite appetizer options on the low-FODMAP diet, and there is always plenty to share. We made one of these for fifteen people at a holiday event, and there was more than enough for everyone. Just remember to keep FODMAP limits in mind for selections like cheeses and almonds!
Utensils/appliances you’ll need:
- A serving board or large platter
- A cutting board and paring knife, depending on your food choices
The Charcuterie Board
Ingredients you’ll need:
- 1/4 to 1/2 pound thinly sliced Boar’s Head Mesquite Wood Smoked Roasted Turkey (or another freshly sliced turkey of your choice…just watch out for high-FODMAP spices or fillers!)
- 1/4 to 1/2 pound thinly sliced Boar’s Head Smokemaster Black Forest Ham (same note as above if you go with a different sliced ham)
- Sliced sharp cheddar cheese
- Sliced Gouda cheese
- Carrots, peeled and cut into small chunks
- Lance Gluten-Free Baked Crackers
- Dijon mustard, placed in small bowl
- Live Free Low-FODMAP Ranch dressing, placed in a small bowl
Directions: Arrange all items on your charcuterie board and serve immediately.
That’s all it takes…seriously! This appetizer option is guaranteed to please your guests and your digestive system. Enjoy!
***BONUS IDEAS: before I wrap up this appetizer series, I would like to add three more appetizer ideas to the list that were written on my blog prior to this series. One is the low-FODMAP shrimp cocktail recipe I created earlier this year, another is my low-FODMAP Chex mix recipe, and the third is a spin on my sweet-n-sour turkey meatballs recipe from last year – instead of serving the meatballs over rice, cook them according to the original recipe and then put them and the sweet-n-sour sauce in a crockpot on warm. Both of these options are delicious party-pleasers!***
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with love, peace, joy, and enjoyable low-FODMAP eating. See you in 2020!