Celebrate healthy and plant-based snack foods with these ideas for creating a Vegan Charcuterie Board. Serve this yummy snack tray at holidays, parties, or any type of gathering with friends or family.

vegan charcuterie board with vegetables and hummus

Charcuterie Board Ideas

While the word “charcuterie” refers to a collection of meats, its meaning has become a lot more casual these days. Now when you use the term “charcuterie board,” it can really just mean a collection of finger foods.

You absolutely do not have to include meat or any type of animal products when putting together a charcuterie board.

When making a vegetarian or vegan charcuterie board, you would eliminate traditional items like cured meats, cheeses, and pates.

Instead, you’ll want to include foods like:

  • vegan cheeses,
  • hummus (homemade or prepared),
  • vegetables like carrots, celery, jicama, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
  • roasted chickpeas,
  • dairy-free dips,
  • olives or tapenade,
  • pretzels,
  • nuts or seeds,
  • pita bread,
  • and more!

If you or your friends have the additional need to be gluten-free, then that’s no problem either. For a vegan and gluten-free charcuterie board, simply make sure that any bread products like pita or pretzels are certified gluten-free.

See my list of the best gluten-free and dairy-free snacks or my full list of what to eat with hummus.

overhead photo of vegan charcuterie board with veggies

You also don’t need to be a chef to make a delicious snack board. You can simply go to your local grocery store and find pre-cut vegetables, prepared dairy-free dips or vegan cheeses, and jarred roasted nuts or seeds. Pick items that sound good to you.

If you want to make your own vegan cheeses or snacks, you can try recipes like my Oil-Free Hummus, Cashew Hummus, Air Fryer Ranch Chickpeas, or Garlic Roasted Chickpeas.

Don’t forget drinks when you’re having a party. I highly suggest making mocktails or a punch like my Non-Alcoholic Holiday Punch, Pomegranate Cranberry Mocktail, or my Cucumber Ginger Lemon Water.

Vegan Fruit Charcuterie Ideas

You can get really creative with your boards and give them themes. For instance, you could do a Halloween snack board or a fruit snack board.

Use the freshest fruits in season and serve them with a dairy-free coconut yogurt sweetened with maple syrup.

Try my recipes for Vegan Pumpkin Fluff or Fruit Kabobs to go along with a fruit board.

fruit snack board with fresh fruits


Can I assemble my charcuterie board days in advance?

The best way to prepare a charcuterie board ahead of time is to chop all the vegetables and store them in airtight containers in the refrigerator. You can also prepare any hummus or dips and store them the same way. Then, on the day of serving, assemble all of the ingredients and lay them out on your board.

What is the best type of board to use for a snack board?

You can use your largest cutting board as the base of your charcuterie board. Just make sure it’s clean and dry. You can also use a large dinner plate or platter for your background. For prepared dips or hummus, transfer them to a pretty bowl and place it on the tray.

What are the best vegan cheeses?

There are some fabulous vegan cheese that you can buy in the refrigerator section of your local grocery store. Be sure to read the labels if you have any nut allergies as they are often made with a base of nuts like cashews or almonds.

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Vegan Charcuterie Board

Celebrate healthy and plant-based snack foods with these ideas for creating a Vegan Charcuterie Board. Serve this yummy snack tray at holidays, parties, or any type of gathering with friends or family.

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 5ounce container prepared vegan cheese dip or dairy-free dip
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 pound baby carrots, drained
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 pint baby tomatoes
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 6.5ounce container gluten-free and vegan crackers


  1. Chop your vegetables into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Layer the vegetables and any snacks like crackers or nuts on a large cutting board or dinner plate.
  3. Transfer any prepared dips or hummus to a small serving bowl and add it to the board.
  4. Serve immediately.


  1. If you are having a large gathering, you can double or triple this recipe.
  2. If you want to prepare your board ahead of time, chop the vegetables and keep them in an airtight container. Then, just before serving, lay the vegetables and any other items to the board so they are fresh.
  3. Feel free to get creative with your board and include items like roasted vegetables, roasted chickpeas, pita bread, chips, nuts and seeds, olives, or whatever plant-based snacks you like.

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