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Mediterranean Diet Halloween Spooky Cheese Board


Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday! The crisp autumn air, the rustling leaves, and the excitement of dressing up in costumes all combine to make it a time of pure magic. One of my favorite traditions during this spooky season is creating a Halloween-themed cheese board for a gathering with friends and family. It's a creative and delicious way to get into the Halloween spirit, and it never fails to impress our guests. Today, I'm excited to share the ingredients and the formula I use to craft this eerie and enticing cheese board.

Halloween Spooky Cheese Board by registered dietitian maya oueichek

Why You Should Try This Mediterranean Diet Halloween Spooky Cheese Board?


  1. Festive Fun: Creating this Halloween cheese board is a fantastic way to embrace the holiday spirit and add an element of creativity to your celebration. It's a delightful and visually captivating centerpiece that will impress your guests and set the perfect atmosphere for Halloween festivities.

  2. Flavorful Variety: This cheese board offers a diverse range of flavors and textures, from creamy cheeses and crunchy crackers to zesty dips and sweet, fresh fruits. It ensures there's something for everyone to enjoy, making it a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.




Ingredients:

Halloween Spooky Cheese Board by registered dietitian maya oueichek

Here's what I used to put together this mesmerizing Halloween cheese board:


Havarti Cheese with Dill: A creamy and mild cheese with a hint of dill, which adds a touch of elegance and earthiness to the board.


Chive Cream Cheese pressed in skull molds: These adorable skull-shaped cream cheese delights, found on Amazon, are a delightful and thematic addition that will surely amuse your guests.


Mediterranean Herbed Thins: These crisp, flavorful crackers provide a fantastic contrast to the creamy cheeses.


Sesame Sticks: Crunchy and savory, these sesame sticks add texture and an extra layer of flavor.


Corn Puffs: These fun, airy snacks contribute a light and whimsical element to the board.

I was gifted these delicious crunchy corn spooky packs from team @Lovecorn_snacks . I used the cheddar flavor and it was the perfect combo.


Candied Ginger: Spicy, sweet, and chewy, candied ginger brings a zesty kick to the palate.


Oranges: Sliced oranges add a burst of citrusy freshness, balancing out the richness of the cheeses and crackers.


Pomegranate: Those ruby-red, jewel-like arils not only look stunning but also provide a burst of juicy sweetness.


Red Bell Peppers: Sweet, crisp, and vibrant, red bell peppers are both visually striking and delicious.


Cherry Tomatoes: Miniature explosions of flavor that enhance the overall presentation.


Red Pepper Paste: A delightful dip with a zingy punch that complements the cheeses and crackers perfectly.


Dried Hibiscus Flowers: These edible hibiscus blossoms lend an exotic touch, adding intrigue and beauty to the board.


Dark Chocolate Melts: A decadent addition for those who crave something sweet amid all the savory delights.


I the black mold from this set (Amazon affiliate links):









Directions:

The Formula:

Creating a balanced and appealing cheese board is all about striking the right combination of flavors, textures, and colors. My Halloween cheese board follows a simple formula:


Start with Two Types of Cheese: I began with Havarti cheese with dill for a creamy and herbed option, and the playful chive cream cheese skulls. The dill Havarti adds sophistication, while the skull-shaped chive cream cheese provides a whimsical touch.


Add Three Starches: To balance the creaminess of the cheeses, I incorporated Mediterranean herbed thins, sesame sticks for crunch, and corn puffs for a fun and airy element.


Include One Dip: The red pepper paste is a spicy and vibrant dip that complements the cheeses and crackers perfectly.


Fill the Rest with Fruits and Veggies: The oranges, pomegranate, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and dried hibiscus flowers add a burst of color, freshness, and a touch of exotic flair to the board.


I used the hibiscus flowers on top of the cheese as spooky dead mini trees.


Nutrition Benefits of This Halloween Spooky Cheese Board :

Halloween Spooky Cheese Board by registered dietitian maya oueichek

A Halloween cheese board doesn't just look and taste amazing; it also offers some nutritional benefits, thanks to the inclusion of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains like the herbed thins:


1. Fiber-Rich: Many of the fruits and veggies on this board are excellent sources of dietary fiber. Fiber promotes digestive health, helps control blood sugar levels, and can contribute to feelings of fullness, making it easier to manage portions during the festivities.


2. Antioxidants: Fruits like pomegranates and red bell peppers are packed with antioxidants, which support overall health and can help counteract the indulgences that often accompany holiday celebrations.


3. Flavor and Variety: The diverse assortment of ingredients on this Halloween cheese board ensures that your guests will enjoy a wide range of flavors and textures, making it more likely that they'll find something they love while also benefiting from essential nutrients.


Another Fall-Themed Favorite Recipe:

Halloween Spooky Cheese Board by registered dietitian maya oueichek



Happy Halloween Everyone and Stay Spooky!









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