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Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free

A Bagel Brunch Board is a wonderful way to bring friends and family together, especially during the festive or holiday season. A variety of spreads, cheeses, meats, fruits and vegetables, and a couple of special toppings, makes this irresistible. Let's begin!

Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free
Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free

Why Create a Bagel Brunch Board?

The Gluten-Free Festive Bagel Brunch Board is irresistible for several reasons, enticing both the eyes and taste buds. Here's why this spread is sure to captivate and satisfy:

Visual Allure: The presentation of the brunch board is a feast for the eyes. The vibrant colors of fresh vegetables, the rich hues of smoked salmon, and the array of sweet toppings create a visually stunning display. The appeal is not just in the taste but also in the artful arrangement, making it irresistible from the moment guests lay eyes on it.

Interactive and Customizable: The interactive nature of the brunch board, with its mix-and-match toppings and customizable options, adds an element of excitement. Guests have the freedom to create their perfect bites, fostering a sense of engagement and making the experience even more appealing.

Communal and Sharing Experience: The communal nature of the brunch board promotes sharing and socializing. Guests gather around the spread, creating a shared experience as they discuss their favourite combinations and discover new flavours together. This communal aspect enhances the overall enjoyment and makes the brunch board irresistibly inviting.

Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free
Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free

Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free
Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free

This Bagel Brunch Board truly has something special for everyone. I have outlined below all that I have included with extra options or alternatives, but the greatest part of a brunch board like this is that you can tailor it to your likes and dislikes. Make it your own!

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Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free
Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free

Festive Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free

Serves 12


Garlic and Thyme Mushrooms:

2 punnets mushrooms of choice, sliced thick (I used shitake and white button)

1 tablespoon butter

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon dry thyme

Parsley leaves


Add to a hot pan all the ingredients, and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring every minute until all liquid has been absorbed and mushrooms are lightly golden.



2 x Gluten Freedom Classic Sourdough Bagels

1 x Gluten Freedom Everything Sourdough Bagels



Smashed Avocado Spread

Pesto (basil or sundried tomato)

Chives and Cream Cheese Spread or Cheese and Spinach dip


Nut Butter

Berry Jam (strawberry or raspberry)




Boiled eggs, sliced

Prosciutto, thinly sliced

Bacon, oven-baked till crispy

Salmon, sliced



Feta or goat cheese, topped with extra virgin olive oil, dill, capers, and sesame seeds

Choice of Jarlsberg, gouda, or aged cheddar cheese, sliced



Lebanese cucumbers, sliced

Ripe tomatoes, sliced

Red onion, sliced

Rocket leaves

Basil leaves



Berries of choice


Kiwi fruit or Pineapple

Avocado Wedges

Lemon wedges

Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free
Bagel Brunch Board, gluten-free

Recipe and Photography Margaret Pahos @CreateCookShare


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