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The ultimate Mediterranean Mezze platter is the perfect appetizer for entertaining a crowd! Filled with dips, spreads, flat bread, cheese and fresh veggies this board is a favorite.

Mediterranean platter on counter.
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Mediterranean Mezze Platter

With different colors, tastes and textures a platter or charcuterie board is the perfect appetizer for a dinner party. I love to have friends and family gather around a board and enjoy snacking, laughter and great conversation.

If you’re a fan of Mediterranean food, you’re going to love this mezze platter! A mez or Mediterranean platter is a collection of small dishes, savory dips and spreads that is popular in parts of the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. It’s easy to put together and customize with your favorites!

Mezze Platter Ingredients

Use these ingredients as a starting point for your mezze platter then add family favorites or seasonal components. I aim to have a couple dips, a flat bread, cheese, fresh vegetables and a combination of colors and textures.

Mezze platter ingredients on counter.
  • Dips: I like to include tzatziki sauce, dill dip and a few variations of hummus (classic, red pepper hummus, white bean hummus).
  • Flat bread: Naan or pita bread are great options. Cut them into triangles for easy dipping. I also added pita chips for a crunchier option.
  • Meats: I keep it simple and add a few ounces of salami and prosciutto that I found at Trader Joe’s.
  • Cheese: Mozzarella pearls and cubed feta cheese are our favorites.
  • Veggies: We love adding sliced cucumber, carrots, red bell pepper and cherry tomatoes. Feel free to add in your favorite fresh veggies.
  • Olives: Not everyone loves olives, but they’re nice to include for those that do. I usually stick to a medley of different Greek olives.
  • Others: Feel free to add in extras like marinated artichokes, egg plant, figs, baba ganoush, tabbouleh, grape leaves, grapes and nuts.

How to Make a Mezze Platter

Start with your platter. You can use a variety of cutting boards. I love to use this round wooden board from Amazon, as well as trays, marble boards or even a metal cookie sheet.

Arrange the large items. You can see below that I like to add the bowls with the dips to the board first. Then add in the larger items next.

Bowls on wooden board.

Add in the vegetables and bread. Separate them by color and texture to add variety to the platter.

Fill in the gaps. Use the pita chips, cheese or smaller vegetables to fill in any empty gaps.

Mezze platter on marble counter.

You may also love this antipasto platter filled with Italian taste and this baked brie recipe is an easy crowd pleaser!

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Mezze Platter

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
The ultimate Mediterranean Mezze platter is the perfect appetizer for entertaining a crowd! Filled with dips, spreads, flat bread, cheese and fresh veggies this board is a favorite.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 6 flat bread (cut into triangles)
  • 1-2 cups pita chips
  • 4 ounces salami
  • 4 ounces prosciutto
  • 8 ounces mozzarella pearls
  • 4 ounces feta cheese (cut into cubes)
  • ½ cup Greek olives
  • 1 cup hummus (1-2 variations)
  • ½ cup tzatziki sauce
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 8 ounces cucumber (sliced)
  • 8 ounces carrots (sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced)

Optional items: extra vegetables, egg plant, artichokes, figs, tabbouleh, grapes, nuts, salt & olive oil

    Instructions

    • Wash vegetables, slice and allow to air dry. Gather a large platter or cutting board.
    • Slice cheese and flatbread. Add hummus, tzatziki and olives into small bowls. Then place onto the board.
    • Add all remaining ingredients around the bowls on the board. Start with your larger items first and then add the smaller items last. Assemble by separating colors and textures to create the perfect board.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3803IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: Mediterranean

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