Hosting a spring gathering? This gorgeous board would make the perfect appetizer. It’s loaded with fresh vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, and whipped feta.
Jack’s parents visited for Mother’s Day this weekend. After the rush of the past few weeks—we launched Simple Feel Good Food! Our son Ollie just turned 2!—I hope to keep cooking simple. A spring appetizer board like this is sure to pop up sometime over the weekend.
I love these types of platters because they’re so pretty (check out those beautiful spring radishes!), they offer so many different textures and flavors, and they’re surprisingly easy to put together. Bonus: you can prepare all the ingredients in advance! If you need an appetizer idea for a gathering this season, I highly recommend making this. Keep reading to see how I do it!
Appetizer Board Components
When I make an appetizer board, I always start with seasonal vegetables. Radishes are my #1 spring pick because they come in so many vibrant colors and their crisp texture makes them great for dipping. Blanched snap peas and asparagus are also great this time of year, as are carrots. Here, I use it pickled carrots. They add a bright pop of flavor to this fresh spring board!
I love serving a creamy dip alongside all these crunchy veggies. My whipped feta is one of my favorites for spring. Its rich, tangy flavor goes well with the fresh garnishes I like to use this time of year, like herbs and lemon zest.
In addition to vegetables for dipping, I like to include something starchy. The sliced baguette is pictured here, but the crackers and crostini are good choices too.
And finally, because it’s spring, I want to add boiled eggs! I think they make this platter very festive.
Initial tips: Make the pickled carrots up to a week ahead (their flavor only gets better the longer they sit in the fridge!). You can also cook the hard-boiled eggs and make the whipped feta up to 3 days in advance.
The really fun thing about an appetizer board? You can completely customize it! Here are some ideas for changing this combination of ingredients:
Let me know what variations you try!
More Favorite Platters and Boards
If you love this spring appetizer board, try one of these great platters next:
Beautiful Spring Appetizer Boards
This gorgeous appetizer platter is perfect for spring entertaining! Be sure to make the pickled carrots ahead of time—they need at least 3 days to marinate in the refrigerator. If you like, you can make the hard-boiled eggs and whipped feta up to 3 days ahead.