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A gluten-free and dairy-free charcuterie board displaying meat, cheese, nuts, fruit, fresh herbs, crackers, olives, and pickles.

Gluten-free and Dairy-free Charcuterie Board + Pesto Recipe

  • Author: Chaunté Truelsen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


Build an awe-inspiring spread by filling your board with an array of snack choices like meats, dairy-free cheeses, crackers, nuts, seasonal produce, fresh herbs and more! (Plus, get my dairy-free pesto recipe below).



  • Meat like nitrate-free salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, capicola (see above for more suggestions)
  • Dairy-free cheese and/or cheese spread
  • Gluten-free crackers
  • Nuts and/or seeds like walnuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, etc
  • Sweetness – strawberries, blueberries, jam, and/or honey
  • Other – olives, pickles, sliced cucumber, celery sticks, fresh herbs


Homemade Dairy-free Pesto

  • 2 cups of fresh basil leaves (feel free to sub half of the basil with spinach or kale)
  • 1/3 cup of pine nuts (or walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil, or more as needed
  • 3 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • 1/41/2 tsp of salt
  • optional: 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice and ground pepper


Add fresh basil, pine nuts, and nutritional yeast to a blender or food processor and pulse a few times. Scrape down the sides, then add the oil, lemon juice (if using), and salt + pepper. Process until you get the consistency you want. This recipe makes about 1 cup and will last 5-7 days refrigerated in a sealed container.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Gluten-free and Dairy-free

Keywords: charcuterie, dairy-free, gluten-free, pesto