Mezze Platter

Mezze is a collection of dishes served in the middle eastern cuisines. The components of a Mezze platter can be as follows. I have made a few of these recipes given in the links below. I have omitted recipes that have beef as I don't consume beef. For the dishes not linked I will make... Continue Reading →


Falafel is a middle eastern chickpea fritter served with pita bread,baba ghanoush etc or as part of Mezze platter.Preparation time:40 minutesServes:makes 12 falafels.Ingredients:1 cup dried chickpeas(soaked overnight)2 tablespoons olive oil+1 tablespoon olive oil⅓ cup diced red onion ½ cup fresh parsley leaves½ cup fresh cilantro leaves3 garlic cloves1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon salt(adjust per your... Continue Reading →

Tzatziki /Cacik

This is a cucumber flavored yogurt dip with herbs and spices served with mediterranean dishes like gyros, kababs, falafels or as part of Mezze platter.Preparation time:5 minutesServes:6-8Ingredients:2 cloves garlic1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder2 cups greek yogurt1 cup cucumbers gratedhandful of dill(I did not have dill so I used parsley and cilantro)Pinch of cuminfew... Continue Reading →

Pita Bread

Pita is a mediterranean bread made with wheat flour left to rise with yeast for a couple of hours and then cooked on a pan or stone to puff up and form pita pockets.Cut in half the pita pockets are used to stuff middle eastern foods like falafel,kebabs,gyros etc with dips like hummus,shatta,baba ghanouj,tzatziki etc... Continue Reading →


Taboulleh is a middle eastern salad-arabic to be specific made of bulgur wheat and tomatoes,cucumber and parsley drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Taboulleh is slightly tangy in taste.This can be served as part of a Mezze platter.Preparation Time:25 minutesServes:4Ingredients:1 cup uncooked bulgur wheatJuice of 1 lemon2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon salt(adjust as per... Continue Reading →

Bessara/Fava bean dip

Bessara is a middle eastern dish served as a dip or as a soup and is made with cooked fava beans.This can be served as part of a mezze platter.Preparation time:30 minutesServes:6-8Ingredients:1 cup dry split fava beans (also called as habas, soaked in water overnight)3 garlic cloves1 teaspoon of salt1 teaspoon of cumin1/2 teaspoon Shatta(red... Continue Reading →

Baba Ghanoush / Moutabbal

Baba Ghanoush is a smoked eggplant dip eaten with pita bread or as part of the mezze platter.Slight variations are made to the recipe with other ingredients like paprika,onions,tomatoes and is called with different names.This can be served as part of the Mezze platter.Preparation time:30 minutesServes:2Ingredients:1 large eggplant1/4 cup tahini(sesame paste)3 garlic cloves1 tablespoon lemon... Continue Reading →


Hummus is a healthy middle eastern chickpea dip, gently spiced and blended. This is eaten with pita bread or crackers or served as a part of mezze platter.Preparation time:30 minutesServes:6-8Ingredients:1 cup dry chickpeas soaked overnight1/4 cup tahini(ground sesame paste)1 tablespoon olive oil(more if you like)1 tablespoon lemon juice5 garlic cloves1 teaspoon salt1 green chili(optional for... Continue Reading →

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