Instead of a Gingerbread House decorated with candy, try mixing up your cheese board with a Charcuterie “Chalet.” It’s a fun holiday project that would be a great party activity. All of the toppings are plant-based!
- 1 store-bought gingerbread house, for your base
- 16 oz hummus or vegan cream cheese
- 1 bunch radishes, sliced into thin coins
- 1 small cucumber, sliced into thin coins
- 1 thin bar of nut nougat, sliced on a diagonal
- 1/2 of a red bell pepper, sliced thinly
- 1 cup skinny stick pretzels
- 1 cup quadrant pretzels
- 1/2 carrot, sliced into half coins
- 1 cup mini circular pretzels
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1/4 head of broccoli, cut into tiny florets
- 4 sprigs rosemary
- 1 leaf curly kale
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- 1/4 cup cashew parmesan
- Prep all ingredients needed and set aside this will help as you assemble).
- Spread a thin layer of hummus or cream cream across entire house to act as your stucco.
- Make the roof by laying overlapping shingles of radish and/or cucumber across the entire surface of each side. Leave a space to press on your nougat chimney.
- Next, make an outline as you wish across the house, with red pepper and skinny pretzels.
- Use your quadrant pretzels to make windows, and carrot half coins to make awnings. Press firmly so everything sticks.
- Stack your circle pretzels to make little “pots” to fill with thyme sprigs and broccoli pieces.
- Stick a dab of hummus on the table and “plant” your rosemary sprig standing upright, like a tree. Garnish around the tree with some kale, for “plants.”
- Shape a curved walkway out of pepita pieces. Sprinkle cashew parm over everything as your snow, and serve immediately.
NOTE: The nutrition facts for this recipe are an estimate, as it would be difficult to calculate exactly which ingredients you are using at home. Consider this more of a guide.
This recipe really does not keep so needs to be prepared right before it’s served.
To make cashew parmesan: Pulse in a food processor 1 cup raw cashews, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 3 TBS nutritional yeast, and a pinch of salt. Stored in a sealed jar in the fridge for a few months.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Snack
- Method: Building
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: One sixth of recipe
- Calories: 100 calories
- Sugar: 1 grams
- Sodium: 10 milligrams
- Fat: 1 gram
- Saturated Fat: 1 gram
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 grams
- Trans Fat: 0 grams
- Carbohydrates: 1 gram
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Protein: 1 gram
- Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Keywords: snack, charcuterie