With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to celebrate in style. For me, that meant finding a way to incorporate a rainbow into a party appetizer for hosting a St. Patty’s party. Since charcuterie boards are easy for everyone to enjoy, I put together a rainbow cheese board with a variety of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads and other toppings so that it looked like a rainbow.
I used a combination of pomegranate seeds, mild cheddar cheese, sautéed bell pepper, grapes, blueberries and sliced plums to create my rainbow.
Let’s break down a few foods you can use to create the rainbow and how to arrange it:
Red: pomegranate seeds, red peppers, tomatoes, raspberries
Orange: cheeses, orange slices, carrots, bell peppers
Yellow: yellow peppers, peeled mango, pineapple
Green: grapes, pear slices, apple slices, green peppers, olives
Purple: plum slices, grapes, blackberries
I arranged the rainbow down the middle and filled in the sides with a variety of cheeses, meats, breads, jellies or nuts. I like to think about the different combinations guests can make with the ingredients on the plate and make sure everything has a good pairing. My personal favorite is a slice of French bread topped with goat cheese, peach jam and a plum slice. No matter what, it’s just so pretty to look at!