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Mediterranean Mezze Platter

Mediterranean Mezze Platter is an assortment of several Middle Eastern salads, dips, chips, breads and snacks served in one platter.
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Board / Platter to serve
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

Dips

  • Classic Hummus
  • Beetroot Hummus
  • Basil Hummus
  • Muhammara
  • Tzatziki
  • Spring Onion Sauce

Fried Bites

  • Falafel

Breads & Crackers

  • Pita
  • Manakeesh
  • Lavash
  • Crackers

Salads

  • Potato Salad
  • Fattoush

Pickles

  • Mukhlal
  • Pickled Stuffed Peppers

Cheese

  • Yogurt / Labneh Balls

Fruits and Veggies

  • Grapes
  • Pomegranate
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes slices
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Avocado slices
  • Fresh Basil

Other Accompaniments

  • Olives
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Use a board or a platter depending on the number of people enjoying it. I made for a party where we were 10 of us .
  • I used a board which was 23 x 32'.
  • No Mezze platter would be complete without the classic hummus. So we start with the classic hummus making it the center piece. Try adding different variations of hummus so that we have contrasting colours. I added Beetroot Hummus and Basil Hummus. You can also add different dips like Muhammara, Tzatziki or Spring Onion Sauce.
  • Salads are very refreshing and make excellent light appetisers . Place the salads on one side . I served two salads. The first one is a simple Potato Salad , which is very easy , colourful and delicious. The second salad is Fattoush.
  • Breads and Crackers add dimension to the boards. You can grill the pita to make it warm , but I prefer as it is . Manakeesh with Zatar is a flavorful bread and a perfect to scoop out various dips. Lavash and Cheese crackers make crunchy bitings. Try placing them around the dips.
  • Pickles like Mukhalal, Stuffed Peppers or marinated olives give a wonderful zing to these appetisers .
  • Falafel is a chickpea patty or a fritter if you may call it so. These fried beauties actually turn the evening platter into a wholesome dinner. Try placing them next to the pita , so you can fill your own pocket, something like a DIY .
  • Fill in the gaps with fresh fruits, like grapes , pomegranate and fresh veggies like cucumbers , Tomatoes or Avocado slices.
  • Cheese is a must on these boards and nothing like Homemade Labneh Balls . Feta too is a flavourful cheese and makes an excellent accompaniment with these breads.
  • Don’t forget to place a stack of napkins by the side of the board.

Notes

  • You can always make ahead these dips and store them a couple of days ahead.
  • Bread too can be made a day or two before. Remember to cling wrap these. 
  • Always pull out everything from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving., to bring it down to room temperature.