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MEDITERRANEAN EASY MEZZE PLATTER RECİPES

This mezze platter is an assortment of snack options including salads, cheeses, olives, hummus, pita bread and vegetables, all arranged as a hearty appetizer plate to serve a crowd. A simple yet impressive offering that always gets rave reviews.

When I’m hosting a party, a serve a variety of appetizers including raspberry baked briebacon wrapped shrimp and this fresh and colorful mezze platter.

 

One of my favorite local restaurants serves a mezze platter on their appetizer menu, and I have to order it every time I go there. It’s the most delicious combination of grilled pita bread, hummus, olives, yogurt sauce and cheese. I now make my own sampler platter for every gathering, and people just go crazy for it!

WHAT DOES MEZZE PLATTER MEAN?

The word “meze” refers to a taste or a snack, and is similar to the tapas served in Spain. A mezze platter contains a variety of foods that are often served as appetizers in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A MEZZE PLATTER?

Arrange a variety of dips, cheeses, olives, raw vegetables and pita bread triangles on a large platter. You can use store bought items such as hummus, dolmas and tabbouleh or make your own Mediterranean delicacies. Garnish the platter with fresh herbs, then cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours, or serve right away.

TIPS FOR A PERFECT PLATTER

MEDITERRANEAN TAPAS IDEAS

While most tapas platters include the basics like pita bread and hummus, you can add any Mediterranean themed ingredients to your appetizer offering.

You simply can’t go wrong with a mezze platter. They’re easy to make, look beautiful, and there’s a little something for everyone!

Mezze Platter

This mezze platter is an assortment of snack options including salads, cheeses, olives, hummus, pita bread and vegetables, all arranged as a hearty appetizer plate to serve a crowd. A simple yet impressive offering that always gets rave reviews.
 CourseAppetizer
 CuisineMediterranean
 Keywordmezze platter
 Prep Time20 minutes
 Cook Time5 minutes
 Total Time25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup hummus homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup tzatziki homemade or store bought
  • 3 pita bread rounds
  • 1 cup fresh vegetables such as cucumbers or cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup mixed olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese cubed
  • 1 cup tabbouleh homemade or store bought
  • 8 dolmas homemade or store bought
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil divided use
  • 1 cup grilled or roasted vegetables such as red bell peppers or artichokes
  • fresh herbs for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

    • Brush 2 teaspoons of olive oil over both sides of the pita bread. Heat the pita bread in a 400 degrees F or on a grill for 3-5 minutes or until warmed through. Cut each pita into eighths.
    • Arrange the pita bread, hummus, tzatziki, fresh and grilled vegetables, olives, feta cheese, tabbouleh and dolmas on a larger platter.
    • Drizzle the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil over the hummus and tzatziki. Garnish the platter with fresh herbs, then serve.

NUTRITION

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Calcium: 97mg..
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