Mezze Boards For a Holiday Treat

The Mezze Board

The countries that border the Mediterranean Sea all have one thing in common- They all produce delicious ingredients from the fertile deltas and waters. I call the dishes from this area the “Cuisine of the Sun” The Appetizer “Mezze” board from that area of the world tastes like no other region, the flavors are distinct and delicious. Here are a few of my favorite ingredients to guide you that would match nicely in taste and texture. I challenge you to do some fridge and pantry foraging to come up with some tastes that would make it amazing and easy to put together. You will want to include Vegetables, a dip, cheese, olives, and a salad.




Ingredients:


Vegetables- Pickled, Fresh, and canned

Quickles- Quick homemade pickles

Tomatoes

Artichoke Hearts

Marinated or pickled mushrooms

Olives

Radishes

Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted or pickled Vegetables

Fruits

Dates

Oranges

Grapes

Dried Apricots

Figs

Spreads and Dips

Hummus

Tzatziki Sauce

Baba Ghanoush

Olive Oil

Spicy Feta Red Pepper Spread


Cheeses and Other Essentials

Feta Cheese

Grilled Halloumi Cheese

Plant-Based Cheeses

Stuffed Grape Leaves- Dolmades (can be easily purchased)

Tabbouleh

Falafel

Fig Jam or spread

Spices that match:

Dukkha Spice mix

Zaatar

Roasted Almonds, Pecans or Walnuts

Honey or Pomegranate Syrup