Have an event coming up and need to whip up a quick and easy edible centerpiece to decorate your table, create a theme for a party, or provide simple snacks? Consider an easy Spanish tapas board as a great way to impress guests by keeping your budget down and tastes elaborate.
I love creating charcuterie boards because you can use what you have and design in an attractive way that invites foodies to indulge at their leisure. Finger foods also serve as conversational pieces at cocktail parties or get-togethers of any type by complementing the flow of a room or event.
Key ingredients / staples for tapas boards:
Two or three cheeses (Spanish manchego cheese is a favorite!)
Green or black olives
Olive oil drizzle
Crackers or bread for dipping
Arrange the food items on a cutting board or large plate — the more rustic- or unique-looking, the better! Organize the food items so that they are not touching each other to maintain a neat and aesthetically please look. Don’t overcrowd the board, and be sure to give each food item the real estate it deserves. Serve food items at a slightly cool temperature to allow them to come to room temperature for optimal taste.
Don’t have all of the ingredients? Use what you have by splitting up food items onto their own plates for viewing and tasting pleasure.
Here are some photos below for organization inspiration:
Have fun creating your own Spanish tapas board, and leave us a pic or two of your own design!
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