Authentic Mezze Platter Recipe

This Mezze Platter recipe brings the flavors of the Middle East to your table, featuring hummus, baba ghanoush, and freshly baked bread, ideal for a festive gathering.
An authentic mezze platter with three bowls of dips, including hummus and beet dip, surrounded by sliced bread, cherry tomatoes, olives, carrots, greens, and herbs on a white surface. This delightful spread makes for the perfect recipe to elevate any gathering.

For Aisha, a 32-year-old travel blogger from Kuala Lumpur, the Mezze Platter represents the essence of her culinary explorations. Currently in Istanbul, she indulges in this delightful assortment of Middle Eastern appetizers, capturing the vibrant flavors and communal dining experience. Mezze platters are more than just a meal; they’re an opportunity to savor the rich tapestry of cultures and traditions that Aisha encounters on her travels. From hummus to baba ghanoush, each bite tells a story of the places she’s visited and the people she’s met.

A tray with sliced bread, a bowl of hummus, green and purple olives, lemon slices, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and parsley on a white surface creates the perfect authentic mezze platter.

Authentic Mezze Platter Recipe

A man in an apron standing in a kitchen.Michael O’Connor
A delightful assortment of Middle Eastern appetizers, including hummus, baba ghanoush, and freshly baked bread, perfect for sharing.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cuisine Middle Eastern, Turkish
Servings 4
Calories 661 kcal
Difficulty Medium
Ingredient Cost $7.50
Shopping Cost$34

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Mixing bowls
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Ingredients
 
 

Hummus:

  • 1 can 15 oz chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika and olive oil for garnish

Baba Ghanoush:

  • 1 eggplant large
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley for garnish

Bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup water warm
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions
 

Hummus:

  • Combine chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
    1 can, 1/4 cup tahini, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic
  • Season with salt and blend again. Transfer to a bowl and garnish with paprika and a drizzle of olive oil.
    Salt to taste, Paprika

Baba Ghanoush:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Prick the eggplant with a fork and bake for 30-40 minutes until soft.
    1 eggplant
  • Scoop out the flesh and combine with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
    1/4 cup tahini, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Season with salt and transfer to a bowl. Garnish with parsley.
    Salt to taste, Parsley

Bread:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. Gradually add warm water and olive oil, kneading until a dough forms.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon active dry yeast, 3/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Shape the dough into small rounds and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Arrange the hummus, baba ghanoush, and bread on a platter. Serve with olives, pickles, and fresh vegetables if desired.

Notes

Feel free to add other dips like tzatziki or muhammara to the platter.
Freshly baked bread can be substituted with store-bought pita or flatbread for convenience.

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 14gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gSodium: 608mgPotassium: 514mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Appetizers, Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Mezze Platter, Middle Eastern Cuisine

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