When everybody is over the turkey, mashed potatoes and green beans, here’s a quick post-Thanksgiving idea that you can throw together in minutes. After preparing a full holiday meal, a Mexican charcuterie board is perfect as a heavy snack while football games are on, as a party appetizer or as a grab-and-go meal for whoever passes through the kitchen.
I picked up almost everything at Walmart while I was there doing my weekly grocery run–and used as many shortcuts as possible when putting it all together. The beautiful thing about a charcuterie board is that there are no rules–and no cooking. (My favorite kind of meal.)
When setting up my board, I started by placing the bowls first (a set of colorful ramekins) and used ready-made dips, guacamole and fresh salsa. My kids really like the On the Border Monterey Jack queso and Salsa Con Queso dips that you can just pop in the microwave.
Once the essential dips and chips are in place, I shop for cheeses and veggies that will also add color. I like to use mini peppers, shredded red cabbage, black olives, and limes. You could make this a little more substantial by adding tortillas and meat for tacos. (We like these bags of fajita steak and chicken).
And of course, the most fun part of a charcuterie board is the presentation. I bought these little bottle brush trees for a festive touch and used simple white platters for the extras that wouldn’t fit on the serving board. For more holiday color, I like to layer a cheery plaid blanket over my table.
Walmart is a one-stop shop for whatever kind of charcuterie board you might be putting together this holiday season. (Find more ideas here.) They make it easy to entertain while spending less time in the kitchen. Sign me up!
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