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Grazing boards are the ultimate festive party sharer

Classic, vegan and sweet – this is a foodie spread like no other!

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Grazing boards are the ultimate festive party sharer

Not all festivities have to involve a three-course meal! It’s easy to achieve the wow factor with a stunning foodie spread. Christmas may look a little different this year, but we can still celebrate in style with this perfect party sharer, whether you're spending Christmas with your partner or immediate household, they're bound to impress, from Christmas eve all the way through to New Years and beyond!

Our top tips 

● Balance out the richness of cured meats such as prosciutto, salami and chorizo by including extras such as capers, olives and cornichons on your board. Their acidity cuts through beautifully.

● Let the heroes of the board sing out by serving with plain crackers or slices of sourdough. While salted nuts enhance the flavour of the cheese, you’ll get the full array of tastes by keeping it simple.

● Bring extra festive colour and flavour to this classic board with slices of clementine or blood orange. Or try apples, pears and figs – they pair well with cheeses.

Classic

FOOD EDITOR GREGOR SAYS:

‘Build a traditional spread of cheeses, cooked meats and pork pies, then include flavour-packed extras such as olives, nuts, crunchy coleslaw and pickles.’

What you will need:

Extra Special Coleslaw, 97p

Extra Special Blue Stilton, £1.76

Extra Special St. Endellion Cornish Brie, £1.90

Extra Special Pork, Chicken & Stuffing Pie, £5

Asda Red Pepper Houmous, 90p

Extra Special Gran Antipasto, £3

Asda Italian Proscuitto, £1.50

Extra Special Biscuits for Cheese,£2

 

*Prices correct at time of publishing. Subject to change

 

plant-based 

Food editor Gregor says:

‘Crisp and crunchy veg sticks make a great visual centrepiece to a veggie board. Team with dips such as smashed avo, houmous and a soft cheese alternative.’

 

What you will need: 

Free From Sea Salt & Black Pepper Crackers, £1.99

Asda Sun-dried Tomatoes, £1.09

Asda Smashed Avocado, £1.49

Free From Mature Cheddar Alternative, £1.40

Free From Garlic & Herb Soft Cheese Alternative, £1.40

Asda 10 Sweet Potato Falafels, £1.90

Asda Houmous, 90p

Grower’s Selection Seedless Red Grapes, £1

Asda Pistachios in Shell, £2.25

Free From Blue Cheese Flavour Crackers, £1.99

 

*Prices correct at time of publishing. Subject to change

 

sweet treats

FOOD EDITOR GREGOR SAYS:

‘Who will be able to resist a stunning spread of sweets and chocolates! Add berries, cherries and dried apricots to give your board a fresh, fruity zing.’

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 

Asda Salted Caramel Nut Mix, £2

Extra Special Handmade Spiced Clementine Fudge, £2

Asda Penguin Mallows, £2

Extra Special White Chocolate & Vanilla Flavour Marshmallows, £2

Extra Special Sour Cherry Nougat, £2

Baker’s Selection Brookie Bites, £2

Asda Ring Donuts with a Salted Caramel Dip, £1.25

Asda Santa and Snowman Mallow with Jelly Lollies, 89p each

Extra Special Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel Marshmallows, £2

Asda 10 Gingerbread Festive Friends, £1

 

*Prices correct at time of publishing. Subject to change

 

Feel inspired to create your own sharing board? Find all the ingredients you need online at asda.com or find your local store here.

*Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. Images shows serving suggestions