Mezzah platter – a Middle Eastern twist on tapas
Mezzah, also spelled mezzeh, meze and mezze, roughly translates to "tapas" in Arabic. I like to create mezzah platters with a variety of ingredients and dishes that are influenced by Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and southern Spanish cuisines. You can keep these platters simple and light for appetizers, or make them more substantial for dinner. It's a fun way to eat because everyone can help themselves to their favorites, much like the salad-for-dinner platters I make.
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What to include in your mezzah platter
- Spiced chickpeas and vegetable salad
- Fried Halloumi cheese
- Pita bread
- Assorted olives
- Za'atar and olive oil for dipping pita
- Chicken, lamb or vegetable kabobs
- Grilled vegetables (peppers, eggplant, zucchini)
- Herbed yogurt and cucumber sauce
- Za'atar and lemon grilled chicken
- Moroccan lemon chicken and green olives
Homemade or store bought
The beauty of a mezzah platter is you can prepare all the ingredients yourself, or supplement with store bought or deli items.