My family lives and dies by snack and cutie (charcuterie) platters for sustenance, pretty much all year long. I shared a list of fall inspired fixings in this post a couple years ago but thought it might be fun and helpful (for myself included) to share some variations to reference. Todays combo is Mediterranean themed and perfect for an easy happy hour. Plus the ingredients tend to be a little more appealing to adult taste buds so it doesn’t get devoured by the kids as quickly as other versions which is kinda nice. More for the adults!
5 MINUTE MEZZE PLATTER FIXINGS
- pita rounds
- marinated artichoke hearts
- roasted red peppers
- assorted olives
- cherry tomatoes
- cucumbers, sliced
- ounces salami
- cubed feta
- tabbouleh, delicious but optional
- herbs to garnish, optional
- extra-virgin olive oil, to drizzle
- 1 cup Greek yogurt, mix with salt and freshly ground black pepper
If you’re feeling fancy and have a couple extra minutes, try toasting pita bread in a little olive oil and za’atar (or similar) seasoning, in a skillet.
Additional dip options: With Greek yogurt as your base, try making tzatziki dip, feta dip, or simply mixing in salt, and pepper. Of course you can always go rogue and add some ranch dip (for the kids of course), because we are rebellious like that.
Another rule we like to break? The one that says, “Don’t play with your food.” We should always be playing and having fun with our food!
Made a reel (for fun) to go a long with this post, if you want to check it out…. and don’t forget to pin for safe keeping!
What other platters would you like to see? Will probably do a breakfast or after school snack version next!