Mezze Platter

Mezze Platters are the perfect way to use up leftovers at the end of the week.  Mezze, meaning "to taste" or "to snack" is a traditional Middle Eastern appetizer platter.  While a typical platter usually features some type of hummus or babaganoush served with vegetables, pita, tabbouleh, falafel, and olives, the concept can be embraced within any cuisine.     

  • 1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked (or canned, rinsed)
  • 2-3 baked sweet potato rounds
  • 1/2 cup mixture of artichokes, olives, diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lemon juice + zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt + pepper
  • a pinch of each: paprika, cumin, cayenne, coriander
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon tahini dressing

Over medium high heat toast the chickpeas in olive oil and spices until warm and crispy, about 2-3 minutes.  Meanwhile, toss the olives, artichokes, and cucumber in olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and parsley.  Drop a dollop of the grated beet salad onto the platter, surrounded by sweet potato rounds, crispy chickpeas, and marinated vegetables.  Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon tahini dressing, and season with s + p. Enjoy!