How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dandy Produce. All opinions are my own.
How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

You don't need to have a big gathering of people to have huge fun with a food board! Food boards are a fantastic way to feed your family and way easier to make than you think. Our family loves them because everybody gets to choose what they want from a huge variety of foods. We like to include vegetables like radishes and celery, and combine them with dips, cheeses, and meats.

I had the idea for a spring flower board because I thought it would be fun to mix your normal charcuterie board food with food art flowers along with actual edible flowers! I started with Dandy Radishes because they are beautiful, tasty, and come in Ready Radishes, Radish Coins, and Radish Ministicks varieties. These radishes are fresh and ready to go right out of the package.

How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

I began by cutting the Dandy Ready Radishes into mushrooms to work as the centerpiece of this board. To make them, just take a Ready Radish, make a shallow cut around the circuference of the bottom. Then cut the pieces off to make the stem. Finish by cutting small circles out for spots.

How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

For the other food art I used cheddar cheese flowers on top of Dandy celery sticks filled with cream cheese. Strawberry roses can also be made in about a minute. Just make four cuts in the bottom, four right above that, and then one more on top. You can also make flowers out of smoked salmon, radish slices, or sliced mango like I did. Just cut the thin slices of each and roll them up in a tight ball. For the smoked salmon I bent the petals out like a rose and for the mango I left them in a swirl to make a different type of flower.

How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

After you make the food art flowers, fill in the empty spaces in the board with cheese, meat, and crackers. For the cheese, use cubes and slices in multiple areas so that it adds different texture and depth. You can also use more of the same fruit that you used before and add in your favorite dip and hummus. The Dandy Radish Coins and Ministicks are perfect as tasty decorations in small spots.

How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

The finishing touches are edible flowers. Many of your common flowers that you can find at your local store or nursery are perfect for this. Flowers such as roses, pansies, chrysanthemums, hollyhocks, marigolds, and more are safe to be eaten in part or in whole. Make sure to double check that the variety that you want to use is safe and also clean of any chemicals. For this food board these are mainly for decoration or garnish but it makes it fun that they can be eaten as well!

So the next time you are looking for an outside of the box meal, try a food board. You can use the fruit, cheese, and meat that you have in the fridge but don't forget to pick up some Dandy Radishes the next time you are at your local grocery store to get the freshest and crunchiest snack that you can add to a food board or any other meal!

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