Mezze Platters are the perfect way to use up leftovers at the end of the week. Mezze, meaning "to taste" or "to snack" is a traditional Middle Eastern appetizer platter. While a typical platter usually features some type of hummus or babaganoush served with vegetables, pita, tabbouleh, falafel, and olives, the concept can be embraced within any cuisine.
- 1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked (or canned, rinsed)
- 2-3 baked sweet potato rounds
- 1/2 cup mixture of artichokes, olives, diced cucumber
- 1/2 cup
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 lemon juice + zest
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- olive oil
- salt + pepper
- a pinch of each: paprika, cumin, cayenne, coriander
- 1-2 Tbsp lemon tahini dressing
Over medium high heat toast the chickpeas in olive oil and spices until warm and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, toss the olives, artichokes, and cucumber in olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and parsley. Drop a dollop of the grated beet salad onto the platter, surrounded by sweet potato rounds, crispy chickpeas, and marinated vegetables. Garnish with fresh parsley, lemon tahini dressing, and season with s + p. Enjoy!
Lindsey Kane is a Registered Dietitian in Philadelphia. For more nutrition tips and recipes, visit her blog at biteforchange.com.
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