How To Build A Mediterranean-inspired Mezze Platter In 15 Minutes Or Less
Since we won't be jumping on a plane to Italy or Greece anytime soon, we're seeking other ways to transport ourselves to faraway lands without actually leaving our home. Our go-to? Food, of course.
With science-backed health benefits, a food pyramid that is as crave-able as it is nutritious, and bragging rights as the best overall diet for health in 2020, the Mediterranean diet is the healthiest way to let your taste buds travel.
Think of this simple, sharable Mediterranean Mezze Platter recipe as a means of transportation, and be creative with the ingredient selection and arrangement. We've used bright radishes, green sugar snap peas, red cherry tomatoes, and orange cantaloupe to bring pop colors and kid-friendly flavors to the plate, along with a selection of must-have dips, cheese, and protein from Boar's Head® Simplicity®. These delicious deli meats and dips contain no artificial ingredients, nitrates or nitrites, added hormones, or antibiotics, so you can relax and enjoy knowing that you're feeding your family and friends real food.
Mediterranean Mezze Platter
Serves 5 to 6
- ½ container Boar's Head® Tzatziki Greek Yogurt Dip
- ½ container Boar's Head® Simplicity® Organic Traditional Hummus
- 1 cup tabbouleh, homemade or store-bought
- ½ cup mixed Greek olives
- 5 oz. Boar's Head® Creamy Feta Cheese
- 5 slices Boar's Head® Simplicity® All Natural* Uncured Genoa Salame
- 1 to 2 slices Boar's Head® Simplicity® All Natural* Uncured Ham (if serving to kids; otherwise omit)
- 5 stuffed grape leaves, homemade or store-bought
- 2 pita bread, sliced into triangles
- 1 cup fresh radishes, halved
- ½ cup sugar snap peas
- ½ cup mini bell peppers
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes
- 5 small wedges fresh cantaloupe
- Choose a large plate, platter, or wood serving board with a mostly flat surface Tip: Select a larger board than you expect you'll need, it fills up quickly!
- Place the tzatziki, hummus, tabbouleh, and olives in individual serving bowls, and place on or around the board.
- Arrange the Boar's Head® Creamy Feta Cheese on the board, crumbling a few pieces.
- Add the Boar's Head® Simplicity® All Natural* Uncured Genoa Salame.
- Add the Boar's Head® Simplicity® All Natural* Uncured Ham (if serving to kids), and stuffed grape leaves to the board.
- Finish the board by filling in the spaces with pita bread, fresh vegetables, and cantaloupe wedges, and serve!
*No artificial ingredients, minimally processed
Chloe Schneider is the VP of Brand and Integrated Marketing at mindbodygreen. She received her degree from the University of South Wales. She has worked at many top publications and brands including Mashable and RESCU. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.