Mediterranean Mezze Platter
Note: A Mediterranean Mezza platter is a collection of fresh and inviting small plates often served as a hearty appetiser or a light meal.
Rather than a true “recipe,” the following serves as a guideline for constructing a mouth-watering Mediterranean mezze platter featuring many traditional ingredients. It is by no means all-encompassing, so feel free to swap out these recommendations with whatever you have on hand that fits the theme.
Mezza platters usually include generous amounts of warm pita or other soft bread. Therefore, this pack includes a set of 7 gluten-free images, plus 3 non-gluten free images in the bonus folder to illustrate the ingredients listed below.
Tip: To save time, substitute store-bought hummus topped with a little high-quality olive oil and smoked paprika instead.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: n/a
Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip
Roasted Garlic Hummus
Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade
4 oz. sliced Feta cheese topped with extra virgin olive oil and chopped parsley
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
1 large red pepper, sliced
3 medium carrots, peeled
1 medium cucumber, sliced
1 lbs. red seedless grapes
1 small bunch radishes
1 medium pomegranate
4 oz. almonds
4 oz. pistachios
½ c. marinated olives (green and Kalamata shown)
Leaf lettuce (to make hummus and vegetable wraps)
Optional: Warm pita bread. May substitute gluten-free bread or crackers, if desired.
Select a convenient location to arrange your Mezza platter. This can be directly on the counter, and/or use an attractive and functional collection of cutting boards and/or serving platters as part of the composition.
Transfer the roasted red pepper & Feta dip, hummus, sun-dried tomato tapenade, sliced Feta cheese, and marinated olives into individual serving bowls. Arrange these bowls in the area you’ve selected for the Mezza platter.
Fill in around the serving bowls with the fruit, vegetables, and nuts to create an attractive display. Add the warm pita or other soft bread, if using, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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