The Perfect Summer Mezze
This 5 minute Mezze is plant based and the perfect platter for your next summer gathering-
If you're not familiar with mezze, it is basically a bunch of small plates for sharing, often like an appetizer portion. It's the perfect (and easy) way to create a fun platter for 2-20!
Designed for grazing, long visits, laughter and loved ones, this communal shared platter will please your girlfriends for that next wine Wednesday, goddess gathering or just a Friday night in. You really can mix and match any items you wish. For this one, I chose a few of my faves that are easy to source and so yummy.
You can never have enough olives. Put a little pita and crackers on the side and you have the perfect mezze!
The best thing about it is you can source everything from the store. I love making things from scratch, but it is not always realistic. I have included a super easy homemade hummus recipe. Other than that, no cooking, no prep. Just source, style, serve and enjoy!
5 minute home made hummus
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed
1 clove garlic
1⁄4 cup olive oil, plus more for serving
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
In a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with the olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, and ¾ teaspoon salt until smooth and creamy. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water as necessary to achieve the desired consistency.
Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the paprika before serving.