Hummus is a delicious dip that’s packed with protein, making it the perfect snack or addition to a charcuterie board. Pair it with crackers, bread, fresh fruit, and cured meats for an impressive hummus charcuterie board.
And if you’re a veggie lover, swap the cured meats for fresh vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and sweet baby tomatoes.
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Building A Fresh Hummus Charcuterie Board
Build a charcuterie board the same day for freshness. However, you can make the hummus the day before to make prep much easier.
Step One: Clean and Rinse the Fruit
Rinse and clean all of your fresh fruit with baking soda and vinegar mix, and allow it to drain before building your board.
Step Two: Prepare The Hummus
Creating a charcuterie board is a fun and creative process that can be made even easier by organizing and setting aside your ingredients beforehand.
With every ingredient neatly arranged and ready to go, you’ll be inspired as you start building your board, and can easily add in crackers, fresh fruit, and other ingredients to create a delicious and visually appealing display.
Trust me, this simple step can make all the difference in the quality and presentation of your charcuterie board.
Homemade Hummus Ingredients
Making hummus from scratch takes less than 10 minutes. Let the food processor do all the work!
Grab your canned organic chickpeas in sea salt.
- Organic chickpeas (sea salt)
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Fresh Garlic Cloves
- Olive Oil
How To Make Hummus
Open the can of chickpeas, carefully pour out about half of the liquid, and add them to the food processor along with the tahini, fresh lemon juice, fresh garlic, salt, and olive oil, and pulse the food processor until you get to a creamy consistency.
Then, transfer the creamy garbanzo puree into a bowl and top with olive oil, finishing salt, and any of your favorite toppings.
If you’re not a garlic fan and prefer a plain hummus recipe, try this Creamy, Simple Homemade Hummus Without Garlic.
Step Three: Add the Crackers
I love building snack boards with all the different types of crackers and hummus using crackers that you wouldn’t see on a traditional charcuterie board.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a classic soda cracker or pita chip with hummus, but have you tried a sweet corn arepa cracker with spicy hummus? Yum!
The best charcuterie crackers are slightly bigger than a bite-sized cracker. The ideal cracker is large enough to hold and scoop dips or to eat with sliced cheese and cured meats.
The ideal cracker is also thick enough to use to scoop the hummus without cracking or breaking the cracker.
I’ve compiled a list of 15 Best Crackers For A Charcuterie Board (with a Latin twist).
Step Four: Add the Fruit and Cured Meats
Fill the board with fresh or dried fruit and cured meats.
See detailed quantities below.
Top your hummus with your favorite spicy sauce. That could also include a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, or a sauce like this Aji Picante Colombian Empanada Sauce recipe, which is incredibly delicious paired with hummus because it’s only slightly spicy, tart, and herbaceous.
Kalamata Olives and Pickled Veggies
Top your homemade or store-bought hummus with kalamata olives and extra olive oil.
If you love a pop of tartness and spiciness, top the hummus with this pickled onions and jalapeños recipe for an additional layer of flavor.
If you’re not a fan of onions, pickle your favorite veggies like small cauliflower florets, grape tomatoes, and jalapeños, then add that to the hummus.
Selecting Complementary Ingredients For A Hummus Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are the perfect way to impress. So, let’s start with the essentials: dips, crackers or bread, cheese, fresh fruits, and cured meats.
Of course, there are so many amazing options within each category, so I’ve included some of my favorites with a twist and Latin-inspired.
Cheese and Cured Meat Options
- Spanish drunken goat cheese – this delicious cheese works well with sweet fruits like blueberries and nuts.
- Spanish sheep’s milk cheese – is soft, spreadable cheese perfect for crackers and to layer with cured meats.
- Uncured Salchichon
- Jamon Serrano
- Uncured Chorizo
Crackers and Bread for a Charcuterie Board
The best crackers for charcuterie boards are crunchy and bite-sized. Try these incredibly delicious Latin brands made with delicious Latin flavors.
- Spanish savory olive oil rosemary torta, handmade bread in Spain with a perfect hint of rosemary and thyme. It’s the perfect crispy bread to serve with hummus.
- Sweet Corn Toasted Crackers – sweet corn-flavored crackers.
- Guava Toasted Corn Crackers – corn, gluten-free with a hint of guava.
- Coconut Toasted Corn Crackers
- Garlic bread
For other charcuterie cracker options, here’s a list of 15 crackers for charcuterie boards.
Nuts, Dried Fruit, and Crunchy Snacks
Fresh Fruit vs. Dried Fruit
Both fresh and dried fruits are so good and bring different flavor profiles to the charcuterie board.
In this charcuterie board, I included dried spicy mango that complements this hummus so beautifully.
Along with dried fruits, fresh fruits like strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and gooseberries are perfect.
Dried Mango with Chili Powder for a perfectly sweet and spicy combo.
Crunchy Snacks and Nuts
- Valencia Almonds are delicate, buttery Spanish almonds cooked in small batches.
- Buttery Candied Pecans and Walnuts
- Giant Peruvian Inca Corn – Perfectly salty and crunchy!
Start with a small or medium charcuterie board for a smaller group or an extra small board for individual serving.
Fresh Homemade Hummus
Making homemade hummus is so simple, incredibly delicious, and perfect for a fresh hummus charcuterie board.
While making hummus from scratch is pretty simple, it requires ingredients we wouldn’t traditionally have in the fridge, like tahini.
If you’re short on time or don’t have the ingredients needed, here are some of the store-bought hummus brands I love:
Where To Place The Hummus On The Board
- Place the hummus in the middle, or slightly off to the side of the middle of the board
- For a larger board, divide the hummus into smaller portions and bowls and place them on opposite ends of the charcuterie board. If you’re serving more than six people, make two batches of hummus.
- For more options, divide the hummus make one a plain hummus, and a second hummus with a spicy topping for variety
Can I make the hummus ahead of time?
Absolutely! Make it ahead of time, and store it in a glass container that is well sealed.
Is it a good idea to make a hummus charcuterie board ahead of time?
Prep all ingredients and make the hummus a day before assembling the board. It would be best to assemble the board on the same day. If you prepare it the day before, wrap it well.
How do I keep the board fresh for a backyard or outdoor event?
To maintain the freshness, keep it refrigerated until it’s ready to be consumed. Then, once it’s served, keep it under a shade and away from any heat sources.
If you love charcuterie boards and have an upcoming get-together, try this Round Latin-Inspired Small Charcuterie Board.
Hummus Charcuterie Board With A Latin Twist
- 1 can Organic Garbanzo Beans 15.5 oz can
- 1 tbsp Organic Tahini
- 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ½ Lemon (Juiced)
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 2 cloves Fresh Garlic
Crackers and Snacks
- 2 oz Toasted Everything Corn Crackers
- 2 oz Toasted Sweet Corn Crackers
- 2 oz Guava Corn Crackers
- 2 oz Giant Peruvian Inca Corn
- ¼ cup Organic Blueberries
- ½ cup Organic Strawberries
- ½ cup Organic Blackberries
- 2 oz Genoa Salame
- 2 oz Jamón Ibérico
Prep The Fruit
- Clean the fruit in a baking soda vinegar mix and rinse well. Drain the fruit well using a fine mesh strainer.
- Step OneOpen the can of chickpeas, carefully pour out about half of the liquid, and add them to the food processor along with the tahini, fresh lemon juice, fresh garlic, salt, and olive oil, and pulse the food processor until you get to a creamy consistency.
- Step TwoThen, transfer the creamy garbanzo puree into a bowl and top with olive oil, finishing salt, and any of your favorite toppings.
Build The Board
- Add the rinsed fruit, and carefully decorate the board. Then add the crackers, cured meats, and other delicious ingredients you'll love on the board.
- Serve a few minutes before consuming.
- Place sturdier fruits like strawberries and blackberries on the outer section of the board to prevent round fruits like blueberries from rolling off.
- Arrange the ingredients in layers, ensuring each is easily accessible. Start by layering the cured meats, followed by the fresh fruit, and then the crackers.