Charcuterie is a broad category of prepared meats, such as sausages, cured pork, and other cold cuts, that can be enjoyed alone or with various accompaniments.
I love to eat something light and refreshing or something with more zing and flavor; salad is a popular partner that will please everyone.
To elevate the flavor and texture of a charcuterie plate, pair it with a fresh salad. Here are more than 30 salads that go perfectly with charcuterie
30 Ideal Salads to go with charcuterie
1. Italian Chopped Salad
A classic combination of romaine lettuce, olives, tomatoes, and salami, all tossed with an Italian vinaigrette.
2. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
A hearty and healthy salad with quinoa, feta cheese, cucumbers, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes, perfect for a summer picnic or lunch box meal.
3. Greek Salad Bowl
A delicious combination of greens, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, and feta cheese topped with grilled chicken strips makes this a filling option when you want something different from the traditional charcuterie platter.
4. Avocado Bacon & Tomato Salad
The ultimate summer salad with bacon, avocados, tomatoes, and a creamy garlic dressing.
5. Watermelon Feta Salad
A refreshing combination of sweet watermelon, tangy feta cheese, and crunchy nuts in an easy-to-make salad.
6. Roasted Beet & Spinach Salad:
Red beets roasted with olive oil and fresh spinach leaves are perfect for charcuterie platters.
7. Apple & Blue Cheese Salad
Crisp apples, tart blue cheese, and savory walnuts combine to create this flavorful and filling salad that goes perfectly with charcuterie boards.
8. Arugula & Radish Salad
Spicy radishes, peppery arugula, and a punchy lemon-dijon dressing make this a great refreshing side to a charcuterie plate.
9. Taco Salad
If you want a kick, try this taco salad with lettuce, black beans, corn, and a zesty lime vinaigrette.
10. Broccoli & Bacon Salad
A classic combination of bacon and broccoli in an easy-to-make salad that goes perfectly with charcuterie boards.
11. Orange & Fennel Salad
Sweet oranges combined with crunchy fennel in an orange honey dressing create the perfect flavor for your charcuterie board.
12. Pear & Blue Cheese Salad
Pears, blue cheese, and walnuts make a great combination for a flavorful salad that pairs perfectly with charcuterie.
13. Kale & Walnut Salad
Massaged kale topped with toasted walnuts and a zesty lemon dressing is perfect for your charcuterie board.
14. Cranberry & Spinach Salad
This festive salad combines tart cranberries, baby spinach, and feta cheese in an easy-to-make vinaigrette dressing.
15. Apple Slaw
A simple slaw made with apples, cabbage, and carrots tossed in a creamy mayonnaise dressing makes an ideal side dish to pair with charcuterie boards.
16. Caesar Salad
A classic salad made of crisp Romaine lettuce, homemade croutons, shaved Parmesan cheese, and a creamy Caesar dressing.
17. Arugula Salad
Simple yet flavorful, this salad is made from peppery arugula tossed in lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil for a light yet zesty flavor.
18. Fennel Salad
Sweet fennel bulb is tossed in an orange vinaigrette and sprinkled with toasted almonds for added crunchiness. The unique taste pairs perfectly with cured meats like prosciutto and salami.
19. Spinach Salad
Baby spinach leaves are topped with candied walnuts, dried cranberries, and tangy feta cheese for the ultimate combination of sweet and savory flavors.
20. Beet Salad
Fresh roasted beets are served over baby kale leaves with goat cheese crumbles for an earthy flavor to complement your charcuterie plate.
21. Kale Salad
Superfood kale is transformed into an exciting dish when combined with sliced apples, pomegranate arils, feta cheese, and homemade honey Dijon dressing for added sweetness.
22. Potato Salad
Potato salad, made from red potatoes cooked until tender before being combined with crunchy celery stalks, herbal dill pickles, and mayonnaise for a refreshing side dish option to serve alongside your charcuterie plate, is my all-time favorite salad.
23. Broccoli Slaw
The most family-loved slaw in the united state is broccoli slaw.
In this slaw, broccoli florets are mixed with grated carrots and packed into one robust bowl of crunchy goodness that’s finished by tossing it in a creamy vinaigrette dressing as the perfect pairing to any charcuterie board selection.
24. Greek Salad
Lettuce wedges blended with ripe tomatoes, kalamata olives, cucumbers, and feta cheese, all dressed in a luxurious olive oil-based dressing, make this Greek favorite another great side dish choice when serving up charcuterie plates at home or social events!
25. Tomato Mozzarella Salad
Refreshing slices of ripe tomatoes alongside chunks of soft mozzarella cheese make this Italian-inspired salad one with all mouths watering!
Paired up best when accompanied by tasty prosciutto or other cured meats & cheeses!
26. Taco Salad
Tasty bits of seasoned ground beef mixed alongside colorful bell peppers & onions then tossed together inside giant taco shells & finished off by topping them off with shredded cheddar cheese, making this Mexican-inspired rendition another great choice!
27. Waldorf Salad
Sweet apples & tart grapes combine alongside plump raisins & crunchy walnuts, which come doused in luscious mayonnaise-based dressings offering the perfect balance between tanginess & sweetness everyone loves!
Perfectly paired with light cold cuts such as honey ham or smoked turkey breast!
28. Fruit & Nut Quinoa Bowl
My husband loves to pair fruit and nut with quinoa.
This healthy medley combines quinoa grains and juicy pieces of mangoes & pineapple cubes mixed inside bowls filled with nuts for extra crunchiness, making it one delicious way to enjoy both freshness & nutrition all at once!
29. Kale Avocado Detox Bowl
Leafy greens mix nicely alongside cubes of avocados which come generously sprinkled over top quinoa grains giving it the perfect balance between healthy fats & protein.
Making this detox bowl one sure way to keep full while still feeling guilt-free, indulging in some tasty cold cuts after!
30. Nicoise-Style Rice Bowl
A French-inspired take on grain bowls includes boiled potatoes diced up alongside green beans swimming inside lemon vinaigrette, creating one amazing harmony between flavors ideal any time.
It is the best savory and light pair.
31. Asian-Style Soba Noodle Salad
Aromatic flavors come alive when crunchy cucumbers mix alongside chewy noodles & fragrant bean sprouts all inside one colorful bowl dressed up in a spicy sesame soy dressing for added zest!
Enjoy this dish with succulent beef jerky or other cured meats, such as smoked salmon, to fully experience the flavor adventure.
32. Mediterranean Farro Bowl
Nutty farro grains make the perfect base for an array of Mediterranean goodies.
Includes roasted peppers, olives, capers, and feta cheese, all topped off with a tangy lemon vinaigrette dressing, creating one unique bowl of goodness that pairs best with some Prosciutto di Parma for a light and healthy meal option.
33. Caprese Salad
A classic Italian salad made from slices of fresh tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, and fragrant basil leaves, all drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil, creates one amazing combination filled with color and flavor!
Enjoy this dish, best served alongside some creamy ricotta cheese or creamy Brie to complete the experience.
34. Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Charred roasted goodness comes out when Brussels sprouts are roasted. Then, they are finished by lightly tossing them together in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing, creating an exquisite side dish perfect for any occasion!
Pair it with cold cuts such as salami or prosciutto for a salty contrast.
35. Carrot & Fennel Salad
Sweet carrots mix nicely with crunchy fennel creating one amazing medley of textures and flavors in one bowl!
They paired up best when accompanied by freshly sliced cured meats, such as soppressata, to create an unforgettable meal.
I think these 35 salads perfectly accompany charcuterie platters, bringing flavor, color, and texture to your appetizer boards.