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Vegetarian Breakfast Board | How to Make a Plant-Based Breakfast Charcuterie

Indulge in a wholesome morning treat with this vibrant vegetarian breakfast board, featuring an array of delicious plant-based delights. From fresh fruits to savory bites, start your day right with this colorful and nutritious spread!

I decided to create this vegetarian breakfast board as a reflection of my love for leisurely mornings and wholesome, nourishing meals shared with loved ones.

Vegetarian breakfast board Meatless breakfast platter

Mornings are sacred to me, offering a moment of calm before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. I wanted to curate a breakfast experience that celebrates simplicity, abundance, and the joy of savoring each bite.

By assembling a variety of fresh, vibrant ingredients on a beautiful board, I aim to create a communal dining experience that encourages connection and nourishment, both for the body and the soul. This breakfast board is a testament to my belief in the power of food to bring people together and infuse each day with warmth and positivity. Hope you’ll like it and make it yourself using the tips and tricks below.


What are breakfast boards?

Breakfast boards, also known as brunch boards or breakfast charcuterie boards, have become increasingly popular in recent years as a fun and versatile way to enjoy a morning meal. While their exact origins are difficult to pinpoint, the concept of assembling a variety of breakfast foods on a single platter has likely evolved from the tradition of continental breakfasts served in hotels and cafes.

Historically, continental breakfasts were designed to provide a light morning meal consisting of pastries, fruits, and beverages, inspired by the breakfast customs of European countries. Over time, this concept has expanded to include a wider range of options, reflecting diverse culinary preferences and dietary trends.

Vegetarian morning feast breakfast board

Today, breakfast boards offer a creative and customizable approach to morning dining, allowing individuals to mix and match their favorite breakfast foods in a visually appealing presentation. They often feature an assortment of items such as bagels, croissants, yogurt, granola, fresh fruits, cheeses, cured meats, and spreads, providing a balance of flavors and textures to satisfy a variety of tastes.

Breakfast boards are perfect for sharing with family and friends during leisurely weekend mornings or special occasions, and they can be easily tailored to accommodate different dietary preferences, including vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options.

Vegetarian breakfast board Meat-free breakfast assortment

Make-ahead tips for a vegetarian breakfast board

  • Boil Eggs in Advance: Save time in the morning by boiling eggs the night before and storing them in the refrigerator. Hard-boiled eggs are a versatile addition to breakfast boards and can be sliced or halved just before serving.
  • Pre-Cut Fruits: Slice or chop fruits such as melons, berries, and citrus the night before and store them in airtight containers in the refrigerator. This allows for quick and effortless assembly in the morning, reducing prep time.
  • Prep Bread and Pastries: If including items like bagels, croissants, or muffins on your breakfast board, you can prepare them in advance by slicing or halving them and storing them in resealable bags or containers. This ensures freshness while streamlining the morning routine.
  • Portion Yogurt and Granola: If serving yogurt and granola as part of your breakfast board, consider pre-portioning them into individual serving cups or containers. This makes it easy for guests to grab and enjoy without the need for additional prep or serving utensils.
  • Arrange Non-Perishables: Items like spreads, jams, cheeses, and cured meats can be arranged on the board the night before and covered with plastic wrap or foil to keep them fresh until serving time. This allows you to focus on adding fresh ingredients in the morning while maintaining an attractive presentation.
Veggie breakfast spread

Presentation tips for creating a breakfast platter

  • Colorful Variety: Arrange a colorful array of fruits, cheeses, and spreads to create visual interest on your breakfast board. Incorporate vibrant hues like berries, citrus fruits, and colorful jams to add pops of color against a neutral backdrop.
  • Balance Textures: Mix textures to enhance the visual appeal of your breakfast board. Pair creamy cheeses with crunchy nuts, crispy crackers with soft bread, and juicy fruits with crispy vegetables. The contrast in textures adds depth and dimension to the presentation.
  • Layer and Stack: Create height and dimension by layering items on the breakfast board. Stack pancakes or waffles, layer sliced cheeses, and pile high with fresh berries and herbs. This adds visual interest and makes the board more inviting.
  • Garnish with Fresh Herbs: Add a touch of freshness and flavor to your breakfast board by garnishing with fresh herbs such as basil, mint, or thyme. Sprinkle herbs over cheeses, tuck them between fruit slices, or use them as a decorative border for the board.
  • Use Decorative Accents: Enhance the presentation of your breakfast board with decorative accents such as edible flowers, citrus zest, or decorative picks. These small details can elevate the overall look and make your breakfast board feel more special.
Vegetarian morning feast breakfast board

Vegetarian Breakfast Board | How to Make a Plant-Based Breakfast Charcuterie
Indulge in a wholesome morning treat with this vibrant vegetarian breakfast board, featuring an array of delicious plant-based delights. From fresh fruits to savory bites, start your day right with this colorful and nutritious spread!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine European
Servings 2
Calories 981 kcal


For the homemade bagels:

  • 200 g Greek yogurt
  • 125 g white flour + extra for kneading
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bagel seed mix
  • 1 egg beaten


  • 150 g cream cheese
  • 100 g apricot jam
  • 100 g passion fruit jam

For the yogurt:

  • 200 ml coconut yogurt
  • 2 raspberries dehydrated
  • 2 blueberries dehydrated
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Other breakfast snacks:

  • 2 mini muffins You can use store-bought, or you can try any of my muffins recipes here.
  • 2 eggs boiled
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons bagel seed mix


  • 100 g grapes
  • ½ orange
  • ½ grapefruit
  • 6 strawberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries


For the bagels:

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • In a bowl (or using a food processor with a dough paddle), mix together the flour, yogurt, baking powder, oil, salt, and half of the beaten egg until a dough forms.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead until it becomes elastic.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and shape each into a ball. Use your finger to poke a hole in the middle of each ball to form the bagel shape.
  • Place the bagels on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the tops with the remaining beaten egg and sprinkle with the seed mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Prepare the eggs:

  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Carefully add the eggs and let them boil for 7-8 minutes.
  • Prepare a bowl with cold water and ice.
  • Transfer the boiled eggs to the ice water bath and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Peel the eggs and cut each one in half.

For the yogurt:

  • To serve the yogurt, spoon 3-4 tablespoons of yogurt into small glasses.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of chia seeds to each glass and mix.
  • Top with raspberries and dehydrated blueberries.

For the muffins:

  • Prepare the muffins in advance. You can use store-bought as well, but I recommend you try any of my muffins recipes here.

Assemble the breakfast board:

  • Using a large oval or rectangular plate, arrange the bagels, cheese, jam, and boiled eggs on one side of the plate.
  • Sprinkle the boiled eggs with the bagel seed mix and a drizzle of sriracha sauce.
  • On the opposite side of the plate, place the muffins and fill any gaps with a variety of fruits, starting with larger fruits like grapes, orange and grapefruit halves, and strawberries, then filling in with raspberries and blueberries. Garnish with fresh fennel leaves for decoration.


Calories: 981kcalCarbohydrates: 122gProtein: 33gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 349mgSodium: 944mgPotassium: 824mgFiber: 9gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 2375IUVitamin C: 78mgCalcium: 419mgIron: 5mg
Keyword bagel, continental breakfast, jam, yogurt
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Tuesday 16th of April 2024

Great idea for after-holiday blues!