Festive Fourth of July Charcuterie Board | Red, White, & Blue Appetizer

Festive Fourth of July Charcuterie Board | Red, White, & Blue Appetizer

Fourth of July is the day to make a fun red, white, and blue inspired charcuterie board. It’s a fun way to celebrate, and get lots of good healthy red & blue fruits & veggies in your diet. Feel free to mix it up & add other fun substitutions based on what’s in your pantry!

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Fourth of July is right around the corner! Which means now is the time to start planning the most appropriate fourth of July appetizer, which is of course….a red, white, and blue charcuterie board!

Here’s what I love about charcuterie boards – there are no rules! If you see a board you like, use it as inspiration for your charcuterie board. But, don’t feel like you have to follow the ingredients to a tee. Use what you’ve got in your fridge and pantry, or what you and your family/friends enjoy eating!

Be sure to grab my ultimate charcuterie board shopping list. It has 100+ food ideas to inspire your next board or platter!

fourth of july charcuterie board

Red, White, & Blue Food Substitutions

Like I said, the fun thing about creating a fourth of July board is that you have so many possibilities! There are lots of patriotic looking foods out there, so chose what you love most. Here are some of my favorite, healthy red, white, & blue food options:

Red:

  • Cherries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Red grapes
  • Radishes
  • Dried cranberries
  • Beet chips

White:

  • Popcorn
  • Any type of white cheese (white cheddar, goat cheese, mozzarella, etc.)
  • Yogurt dip
  • Bread slices
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Coconut flakes
  • White peaches
  • Yogurt covered pretzels
  • White queso

Blue:

  • Figs
  • Blue corn tortilla chips
  • Black grapes

fourth of july charcuterie board

Bringing a Patriotic Feel to Your Party

On top of having a red, white, and blue color pallet, its fun to add a few patriotic elements on the board. Grab a set of these star cookie cutters, and go crazy! Make your own star-shaped tortilla chips, cut out tiny watermelon stars, or even star-shaped cheese. The possibilities are endless! Plus, you can use the star cookie cutters for other festive holidays such as Memorial Day or Labor Day.

If you have a whole spread of fourth of July party food, this charcuterie board could be the star of the show! Bring in some additional red, white, & blue foods and make it a big center piece on the table.

fourth of july charcuterie board

Create your own charcuterie board

The base to almost every charcuterie board starts with just a few (super affordable) essentials. With just a few starter tools, you’ll be on your way to creating beautiful charcuterie boards. Here are a few of my favorites!

Fourth of July Charcuterie

Fourth of July is the day to make a fun red, white, and blue inspired charcuterie board. It's a fun way to celebrate, and get lots of good healthy red & blue fruits & veggies in your diet. Feel free to mix it up & add other fun substitutions based on what's in your pantry!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 5

Ingredients

For the Tortilla Chips

  • 10 white corn tortillas
  • olive oil spray

For the Charcuterie Board

  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • cool whip or whipped cream
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Italian dry salami
  • prosciutto
  • pumpkin seeds
  • salsa
  • strawberries
  • swiss cheese cubed
  • raspberries
  • red peppers cut in matchsticks
  • watermelon cut in small wedges

Instructions

For the Tortilla Chips

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using a star shaped cookie cutter, cut out 2 stars from each corn tortilla. Spray a metal baking sheet tray with olive oil spray. Add star tortillas on baking sheet. Spray the tops with olive oil spray, and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until chips are golden brown.

For the Charcuterie Board

  • Arrange everything on a large platter. Once the chips are done baking, add to platter. Serve immediately.

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