I don't know about you guys, but in the height of summer I start craving food that feels light, requires no heat, tastes fresh, and doesn't leave me feeling heavy! And when we're hosting a summer party or a ladies night, we need a good summer appetizer that does the same! That's when a mediterranean mezze platter is perfect for this!! Not to mention, it's pretty healthy so you can feel guilt-free and it's the perfect platter that can provide snackage for all your friend's diet needs and intolerances and restrictions (aka its got dairy-free and gluten-free options!). And shoot, maybe best of all--it is SO easy and requires almost no cooking and barely any work at all!
What you'll need:
- mixed olives (green, kalamata)
- artichoke hearts
- red bell pepper
- 2 types of hummus (we did garlic + roasted red pepper)
- tabbouleh salad
- grape tomatoes
- whole roasted garlic
- olive tapenade
- stuffed grape leaves
Prep: Simply cut the eggplant lengthwise and grill. Cut cucumbers and bell peppers. Dice feta into cubes. Cut figs in half and pitas into wedges. Then lay all items out on a board and serve!
Note: the BEST part about this platter is the majority of it can be purchased as is from your local grocer! Whole Foods and Sprouts both have olive or mediterranean bars full of all these delicious prepared foods. Talk about makin' it easy.
If you make this, tag us so we can see! Happy last days of summer, y'all!