Holiday Appetizer Platter

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Instead of laboring over a cooked appetizer for your next holiday gathering, why not try a holiday appetizer board, AIP-style? With a mix of charcuterie, fresh and dried fruits, as well as some ferments, an appetizer board is a tasty way to provide snacks for a crowd with very little effort. You can easily swap out the fresh or dried fruits for other options, like figs, apricots, or apples. Just make sure you check the labels on any packaged products (like prosciutto, salami, salmon, raisins, olives, or pickles) to make sure they are compliant with your diet.

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Holiday Appetizer Platter
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Serves: 8 Servings
  • 4 ounces prosciutto
  • 4 ounces salami
  • 4 ounces hot-smoked salmon
  • 1 pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 persimmons, topped and quartered
  • 2 large pickles, quartered
  • ½ pound grapes, washed
  • ¼ cup salt-cured olives
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • Rosemary and coarse sea salt, for garnish
  1. Take each slice of prosciutto and create a roll, starting from the short side.
  2. Arrange the prosciutto, salami, and salmon artfully on a board or platter, filling in the gaps with fruit slices, grapes, olives, and raisins.
  3. Sprinkle everything with rosemary and sea salt.


About Mickey Trescott

Mickey Trescott is a cook and one of the bloggers behind Autoimmune Wellness. After recovering from her own struggle with both Celiac and Hashimoto’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and multiple vitamin deficiencies, Mickey started to write about her experience to share with others and help them realize they are not alone in their struggles. She is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and is the author of The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, a guide and recipe book for the autoimmune protocol, and AIP Batch Cook, a video-based batch cooking program. You also can find her on Instagram.


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  • Nicole says

    I love this, and it would be so easy to bring to a potluck, too. Looks pretty, feels fancy!

  • Teddy says

    I am on my second try of AIP. The first time I failed because I tried to combine it with Keto. Big mistake. I need my squashes and sweet potatoes to feel full and sleep well. Thank you for all the great resources! I made my own salted pork tenderloin and will use the platter idea with it.
    Can’t find the answer so I will ask here:
    Are psyllium husks ok or not? I need to take iron for low iron levels and was advised to take fiber to avoid constipation.
    Happy holidays to you all!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Teddy! I’m sorry to hear about your AIP keto experiment not working out – a lot of people find the same result, it is hard on our already stressed bodies. Psyllium husks are not included in the elimination phase because they are the outer hull of a seed. I would recommend asking your healthcare practitioner if they have other ideas for keeping you regular that aren’t seeds or grain – or you could try some non-constipating forms of supplemental iron (they are out there!). Wishing you the best!

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