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How to make an easy Easter brunch grazing board

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Brunch grazing boards are a super fun and easy way to host a party of any size — and this Easter Sunday, this is exactly how we’d be hosting. We are enthralled by how these brunch grazing boards serve up so much variety so that there’s something for everyone.

It’s also such a charming way to eat and spend time with your loved ones. After all, who can resist a table filled with beautiful platters of fresh, tantalizing bites that are as delicious as they are healthy?

Wholesome, yummy food? Check. Happy guests? Check. Shots for the ‘Gram? Check. We are still a bit blown away by how this is checking all the boxes — but we’re telling you, this is the way to host for a crowd.

A smorgasbord of breakfast food | Photo: ach

And the best part of it all? Brunch grazing boards make for a calm, happy and chillax host. You’re free to flutter around to talk to your guests since you aren’t busy cooking (and sweating) up a storm in the kitchen.

All it takes is a little bit of planning, curation and a sprinkle of aesthetic styling skills. We’ll show you how to make your brunch grazing boards come together beautifully and cohesively.

Style ‘em boards up and get ready for a fuss-free Easter party!

No-cook Veggie and Dip Snack Board

Whether you’re hosting Easter brunch or a dinner party, a great dip always hits the spot. They can also be made ahead of time, and can be pretty simple to make if we pare it down to just a few fresh ingredients.

Guacamole for the win | Photo: ach

This tangy, creamy garlic guacamole is the best sort of dip that will have your guests oohing with delight. Trust us when we say that garlic takes guac to the next level good.

Garlic Guacamole

Ingredients for 6 pax

  • 1 large red onion, finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 4 tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 avocadoes, cut into chunks or smashed with a spoon
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 small lime, zest only

Mix everything in a dip serving bowl, serve immediately.

Pair it with an assortment of crunchy fresh baby carrots, cucumbers, oat biscuits and cheese. We are using these oat rounds made of 100% rolled oats and oat flour and these delicious olive flatbread biscuits made of wheat flour and olives, from Marks & Spencer.

Depending on your guest preferences, you could amp up the cheese game a lot more and feature a variety of cheeses. We love to shop at this place in Joo Chiat when we’re preparing a cheese or charcuterie board as they’ve got a huge assortment.

A shortcut alternative is also to buy pre-made dips if you’re feeling a bit lazy. For fresh, Mediterranean dips like hummus, baba ganoush and tahini — we love to order these creamy dips from Pita Bakery. Pick up some freshly baked pita bread and pita chips while you’re at it!

Everything else: Eggs, Fruit, Bread and Pastry Boards

Photo: ach

Eggs and fresh bakes are amazing additions to any breakfast board. We went with gorgeous sunny side ups. With oozy yolks to boot, sunny side ups are our favorite because they are huge people pleasers and they don’t lose its taste at room temperature too.

Buttery, scrambled eggs are a close second. And since Easter calls for eggs any way you like it, we’re keeping that option open too.

Easter calls for eggs any way you like it. | Photo: ach
Fresh bakes: sourdough bread, pretty madeleines and doughnuts | Photo: ach
Photo: ach
Photo: ach

We also made mini ham, cheese & guac sandwiches, kimchi & guac sliders and added mini waffles and red velvet cake from a local bakery. As you can see, we’re slathering that garlic guac everywhere to make full use of it — and it is just that good.

This brunch grazing board sparks A LOT of joy. | Photo: ach

We also chopped up some fresh pink figs into quarters and sprinkled them everywhere to elevate our brunch boards and add visual interest.

For fruit, we picked out some fresh strawberries, red and black grapes for the brunch boards. The strawberries give the boards a wonderful pop of colour, and the grapes pair so well with cheese and the rest of the assortment on the veggie and dip board.

Besides, these are always a crowd favorite and are so easy to reach out and nibble on too.

Easter partay | Photo: ach

The act of creating and curating your brunch grazing board can also be super fun — almost as satisfying as the eating itself! And we love how it’s so fuss-free on the day itself so you can be the breezy host you’ve always aspired to be.

Apart from the fresh guacamole, everything else can be prepped the day before and most of the items on the boards don’t need cooking anyway. So all you have left to do is help your guests with the coffee, tea and bubblies — and you’re all set!

Tips to create your very own brunch grazing boards

Tantalizing nibbles | Photo: ach
  • Use fresh, unique ingredients. Fresh figs, feta cheese and hummus are some examples. These will not only make your boards look particularly enchanting, but also make for great conversation starters.
  • Double up your dip for your sandwiches, slider and sourdough toast. To save time, use your dip(s) of choice from the veggie board to slather on sandwiches, sliders and other breads, and then pair them with complementary foods. Ham and cheese is a classic that cannot go wrong. Or you could put an Asian spin to it and make Kimchi Avocado Burger Sliders, like what we did!
  • Use an assortment of beautiful crockery to create visual interest. Wooden chopping boards are the best base to use for rustic brunch grazing boards, but you could also serve them up with a circular tray (like we did here). Feel free to get creative and use things like ramekins, printed bowls, parchment paper, mini gold cutlery, flowers, etc to build on your boards and elevate the aesthetics.

If you do end up making your own brunch grazing boards and posting pictures of it, tag us at @afterclinichours on the ‘Gram — we’d be excited to see! Happy, joyous Easter!

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