Grab a cutting board or a presentation board. It’s up to you how big your cutting board needs to be. This will be your blank canvas.
Fill in with larger items first from the ingredient list such as the grapes and dips. Then add by food group.
Nuts: Almonds are great. Chop up pistachios as a garnish to sprinkle on top of crackers.
Fruit: add fresh and dried fruit to create a variety of textures and flavor
— A. Dried figs and dates work great. Slice them so can build a cracker and cube the dates to give it a different shape (but any dried fruit you have laying around can work).
— B. Fresh: Slice Honeycrisp apples into thin slices and sprinkle lemon juice over apples so it doesn’t turn brown
— C. Sprinkle pomegranates over the top
— D. Add sliced Oranges
Cheese: slice any hard, soft, mild and strong cheese. Cheddar cheese pairs great with apples.
Vegetables: Pickle red onion and bell peppers. Slice the red onion and bell pepper into strips. Mix in ½ cup water and ½ cup apple cider vinegar and let the veggies sit in this solution for 30 minutes to add some flavor.
Crackers: add whole grain crackers to the board
Meat: Turkey slices, prosciutto or pepperoni are some great proteins to add to the board.