If you’re a fan of charcuterie boards, chances are you’ve seen your fair share of options – cheese and crackers, salami and olives, the whole nine yards. But have you ever thought to put a taco-inspired twist on that classic board? If not, now is definitely the time!
We’ve rounded up some exciting recipes for tacos-style charcuterie boards — from crunchy tortilla chips topped with guacamole to street corn salsa cups filled with an array of colorful vegetables — that are sure to tantalize your taste buds and make for a unique but delicious presentation. Plus, they’ll look good too! So grab your appetites (and maybe some wine) because let’s get this taco party started!
How to Make a Taco Charcuterie Board
The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to a charcuterie board. There’s no perfect way to make a charcuterie board – it’s all about having fun and adding your own flare to it! So think of this list as just the basics to get your board started.
Below is what you’ll need for your taco charcuterie board:
- Hard shells
- Soft shells
- Lettuce cups
- Grilled steak
- Shredded cheese
- Cojita cheese
- Shredded lettuce
- Red onion
- Lime wedges
- Bell pepper
- Red cabbage
- Sour cream
- Pico de Gallo
- Hot or mild tomato based salsa
- Sautéed corn
- Refried beans
If you’re stuck on how to start putting it all together, check out How to Craft the Perfect, Simple Charcuterie Board DIY.
Now let’s dive into the roundup!
Taco Charcuterie Board Roundup
Taco and Toppings Bar
Let’s taco ‘bout taco charcuterie boards! This party-ready, taco-themed finger food is sure to get the conversation and hunger levels flowing. This taco take on traditional charcuterie board components, like meats and cheeses, makes it easy to customize in any way you’d like. Even better yet, they can be prepared and served in less than 30 minutes—perfect for last minute gatherings with friends or family.
Chicken Taco Bowl Board
Talk about taco lovers’ dreams come true! This chicken taco bowl board may just become your new favorite. This board is a great way to kick off any fiesta – it’s a twist on traditional charcuterie boards, with tortilla chips, salsa, ground beef (or maybe shredded chicken or spicy beans), guacamole and an assortment of taco toppings such as cheddar cheese, sour cream, lettuce and jalapenos. Serve this up with some margaritas (or wine) and you have yourself the perfect taco party! Get creative with your taco topping combinations and make sure to enjoy every bite – ¡salud!
Deconstructed Taco Board
It’s taco night and the possibilities are endless! Be the host with the most by upgrading taco night to a deconstructed taco board. There’s no need to limit yourself – create a taco board that is sure to be talked about amongst guests. With every bite you’ll be exploring flavors and textures, every topping adding its own unique element on top of your favorite Mexican dish. Put your taco skills to the test and create something both visually appealing and delicious!
Walking Taco Board
Who knew taco could mean charcuterie? If you’ve ever been in need of tacos but also want a fancy board to display them on, worry not! This board is the answer to all your taco cravings. From salsas and guac to taco shells and fresh toppings, taco charcuterie boards are the perfect way to bring some Mexican flavor into the mix. And the best part about this board is that you can take it on the go! Whether you’re hosting an outdoor fiesta or having friends over for taco night, I would recommend trying this board for yourself!
Build Your Own Taco Board
What do you get when you combine the delectable taco goodness and the swanky style of a charcuterie board presentation? Complete delicousness! This amazing taco twist to an already tasty classic guarantees to impress your dinner guests with its vibrant colors, flavorful ingredients, and fun presentation. Top it off with a few soft or hard taco shells for a truly mouthwatering experience.
DIY Taco Charcuterie Board
Looking for a fun twist on your taco Tuesday? Here it is! Not only is it one of the more unique taco offerings, but it’s also incredibly easy to assemble. Start with two flour or corn tortillas, adding some combination of ingredients like pinto beans, Mexican rice, salsa, guacamole, queso fresco and your choice of cheese. For a real kick of flavor, top off your board with some pickled jalapenos and cilantro. Now that’s this kind of taco party you won’t soon forget.
Breakfast Taco Board
Everyone knows that taco night is the best night, but what about tacos for breakfast?! Your favorite taco fixings like avocado, spicy sausages, and queso fresco mixed with delicious breakfast staples like egg and bacon sounds like a dream! Not only is it beautiful to look at and share among friends, but they make breakfast delicious and fun too! Plus you’ll be sure to spice up your Instagram page with photos of your new taco-themed masterpiece.
Easy Taco Dinner Board
Forget about regular taco nights – why not upgrade to this epic taco board? This delectable fusion of Mexican flavors and presentation artistry will surely put a unique twist on your taco-centric event. From guacamole to queso dip, churro sticks, and much more, let your taco charcuterie board guide you on a palate-enticing journey full of something for everyone. Just make sure you’ve set aside some room in your stomach for seconds!
Flank Steak Tacos
If you’re looking for an interesting way to spruce up your taco night, then this flank steak charcuterie board is the answer. Not only does it make for a visually stunning snack or appetizer, but the tantalizing array of taco ingredients will also keep your guests coming back for more. Add some unique ingredients like avocado and roasted corn, and you’ll have a new crowd favorite!
Common Charcuterie Board Questions
What do you put on a taco charcuterie board?
Some items that would be great on a taco charcuterie board include: hard or soft taco shells, grilled chicken, grilled steak, pico de Gallo, cilantro, lime wedges, cojita cheese, shredded lettuce, refried beans, and so much more! It’s all up to your preference.
What are must-haves for a taco board?
Some essentials for a taco charcuterie board include taco shells (hard, soft, or a veggie alternative), your protein of choice, your favorite toppings, and any sides that sound delicious to you. Remember to get creative and have fun with it!
If you make a taco charcuterie board, take a picture on Instagram and tag me @winewithpaige!