Last Updated on February 4, 2021
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to dive into some spooky, low-carb party favorites. The best low carb Halloween jack-o-lantern charcuterie board is a decorative and tasty party option for the fall season.
This charcuterie board is an exceptional choice for any gathering, but it’s also a great option if you are social distancing and keeping your crew at home. Just set it out and let friends and family snack the evening away. It doesn’t take long to prepare, but if your friends and family are like mine, it’s one that will be requested again and again.
A charcuterie board is an elegant layout of meats, cheese, fruits, and other appetizers. Whether you are hosting a Halloween party or taking a dish to share, this recipe for a low carb Halloween jack-o-lantern salad charcuterie board provides a keto option everyone is going to love.
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The Easiest Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Charcuterie Board
If you know me at all, you know I like good food, but I like easy, too. This Jack-o-Lantern salad is about as simple as it gets. This dish requires no cooking but does require some prep in the form of cutting up a few vegetables and arranging them aesthetically on a nice tray or decorative board. In a matter of a few minutes, you can have this tasty treat ready in minimal time!
Can I Use Different Vegetables?
The orange and yellow bell peppers are tasty, but they are also representative of the colors of fall. But if you absolutely do not like them or have an allergy or aversion to fresh peppers, then feel free to trade them out with other veggies. If you are on keto or are watching your carbs, just remember to substitute vegetables with a similar carbohydrate content. If you just want the fall colors, yellow squash and carrots can be cut similarly while maintaining the fall color scheme.
What if I don’t like cheddar cheese?
There’s no hard rule here for selecting sharp cheddar cheese for the Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Charcuterie Board. Hard cheeses are often paired with pepperoni and salami. Feel free to change out with your favorite cheeses. Hard cheeses with a similar consistency to cheddar are best as it is the desired texture to pair with meats like salami and pepperoni.
Can I use green olives instead?
Black or green olives provide plenty of nutrients and lots of flavor for this Halloween treat. You can get as creative as you want to when it comes to selecting olives. I chose black olives because they are readily available, loaded with nutrients, and have a great flavor. You literally just need to drain and serve them. It is important to select pitted olives, though. No matter what kind of olives you choose to present, just remember they can all be loaded with sodium.
How long can I store the charcuterie board?
Once you have the veggies, meats, and cheeses arranged on the board, cover it, and store it in the fridge. I’ve never let it set for more than overnight. If you leave it in the fridge for more than 24 hours, the celery and peppers may begin to lose their visual appeal. They look dried out or start to turn brown.
How to Make Low Carb Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Charcuterie Board
Serves 6 to 8
Ingredients You Will Need
1 Cup of Keto Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
2 stalks of celery
16-ounce can of large pitted ripe black olives
8-ounce pack of sliced sharp cheddar cheese
8-ounce pack of sliced sharp white cheddar cheese
1 orange bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 pint of fresh yellow cherry tomatoes
6-ounce package of sliced hard salami
6-ounce package of sliced pepperoni
Directions for Making the Low Carb Halloween Jack-o-Lantern Charcuterie Board
This is about as easy as it gets! But it looks so seasonal and Halloween-y!
Gather all your ingredients together.
Drain all the liquid off the black olives.
Cut the celery into 3-inch long stems.
Slice the bell peppers into thin, narrow strips.
Cut the cheese slices into quarters.
Arrange the ingredients on a decorative tray or cutting board. Feel free to be creative as you arrange the various foods on the tray into an attractive array. Smile, then serve.
Recipe for Low Carb Halloween Charcuterie Board
This really is as simple as cutting up the vegetables, cheeses, and arranging all of them on a tray in a decorative display. In just a few simple steps you create a tasty treat to be enjoyed by all.
We hope you enjoy Halloween and Fall season as well as this recipe. Get your kids in the kitchen helping you and make it a family affair. I love fall so much, love making memories and enjoying everything about the Season. I hope you do, too! Pair with some everything bagel homemade crackers for an amazing snack for ANY party!
- Cup of Keto Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
- 2 stalks of celery
- 16-ounce can of large, pitted ripe black olives
- 8-ounce pack of sliced sharp cheddar cheese
- 8-ounce pack of sliced sharp white cheddar cheese
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 pint of fresh yellow cherry tomatoes
- 6-ounce package of sliced hard salami
- 6-ounce package of sliced pepperoni
- Gather the ingredients.
- Drain all the liquid off the black olives.
- Cut the stalks of celery into 3-inch long pieces.
- Slice the yellow and orange bell peppers into thin, narrow strips. (Just wide enough to dip.)
- Cut the cheese slices into quarters.
- Arrange the ingredients on a decorative plate, tray, or board. It can be served right away, or covered and stored for up to 24 hours before serving.