Since starting our keto lifestyle, we have fallen in love with keto grazing platters. They are really impressive, your family and friends will be so happy when you arrive to a BBQ with a wonderful looking board. They can also be really easy to put together. So you get maximum impact for a small amount of effort, which we definitely love. We also love keto grazing platters as it gives Erika a creative outlet. You can really design your keto grazing platter in any way you like. Work out the flavour combinations you like and let your creativity take over.
Entertaining on Keto
We have always loved to entertain our family and friends and when we began our keto journey, we were a little worried about if we would lose the ability to still create delicious meals for our family and friends.
Instead, we discovered we have a real passion now for being able to serve our friends and family a wonderful meal that is keto friendly for us and still delicious for our non keto family and friends.
We have discovered some wonderful keto entertaining options. A keto grazing platter or charcuterie board is a great thing to serve as people arrive. It’s a crowd pleaser, really easy to put together and has wow factor.
How to Assemble a Grazing Platter
This is the fun part. We would recommend thinking about the variety you want in your grazing platter and the look you might be going for. Assembling your grazing platter is where you get to unleash your creative side.
First choice you need to consider, is what type of board or plate are going to use. This will depend on the style you are looking for, how big you want your grazing platter to be. We have a few different boards that we use. Check out the pictures below to see our favourite styles of grazing boards.
Secondly, you need to consider your ingredients. Are you going for a particular theme, like a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern flavours. Choosing your ingredients is where you get to inject some texture, colour and pop to your grazing platter. Make sure you check below to see what our favourite ingredients are.
Equipment for a Grazing Platter
The board you choose is going to depend on the look you are going for. You can opt for a long board, which would be great to place in the centre of a long rectangular table. You might decide a round board suits your style better and may be more suited to table of nibbles.
We also like to include a range of small bowls on our grazing platter. These are great for dips, olives and nuts. They are also great to add some uniqueness and structure to your keto grazing platter.
Cheese knife/small spoons
If you are serving wedges of cheese on your grazing platter, you will need to provide a cheese knife so the cheese can be easily cut. We also like to place some small serving spoons with the dips and the olives.
Grazing Platter Ingredients
Deli meats are an excellent addition to a keto grazing platter. These are some of our favourites, you can opt for your favourite deli meats.
The types of cheeses you chose to add to your platter is entirely dependent on your preferences and the preferences of your guests.
- Brie or Camembert
- Cheddar cheese
- Stilton or roquefort
- Flavoured cream cheeses
You will want to consider adding some crunch to your platter. Your keto platter will need some vessels for the dips. Pork rinds and keto crackers are perfect for this.
- Nuts like almonds, macadamias, pecans, walnuts,
- Pork rinds.
- Keto crackers (Check out our favourite crackers below)
Fruit & Vegetables
Vegetables are great to add as a vessel for your dips and fruit is a great way to add some pop of colour and some sweetness to your board.
- Veggie sticks like carrot, capsicum, cucumber, celery
- Cherry tomatoes
- Berries like strawberries, blueberries or raspberries
- Fresh apricots for a summer grazing platter
Best Keto Dips for a Grazing Platter
Best Keto Crackers for a Grazing Platter
I love the idea of creating a sweet keto grazing board. This would be great to serve when people arrive or as a dessert grazing board after the meal instead of having a traditional heavy dessert. This is great to have out after the meal and every one is sitting around chatting and enjoying each others company.