The mezze platter is a great way to entertain friends and family or simply enjoy as a snack or a meal. It is an arrangement of many different food delicacies that go well together. It should contain a variety of textures, flavours, colours and aromas to entice the senses.
Mezze platter Here a are a few simple guidelines to help you along the way: The first item you will need is either a large wooden board or platter. This makes for great presentation and is ideal for sharing. Then pick and choose a few items from each of the lists below: Breads • Bruschetta • Toasted pita bread, cut into wedges • Grissini sticks, available in most super markets Dips and Spreads • Tzatiki – a traditional Greek yoghurt and cucumber dip. • Hummus – a dip made from chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon. • Taramasalata – a Greek dip made from fish roe, garlic, olive oil and lemon. • Babaganoush – a dip made from aubergine, tomatoes, olive oil and garlic. • Tapenade – pureed olives, capers, anchovies, lemon and olive oil • Labneh – A cheese dip made from strained yoghurt Cured Meats • Prosciutto • Coppa • Bresaola • Lomo • Salami – Fennel and Vino • Chorizo Cheeses • Feta • Grilled Haloumi • Mature Cheddar • Mozzarella Vegetarian items • Sundried tomatoes • Olives, plain or marinated • Marinated artichoke hearts • Dolmades • Roasted and Marinated red and yellow peppers • Grilled zucchini Last but not least, be sure to enjoy your mezze platter with your drink of choice and get stuck in. Image: Love DIY Food