Greek mezze platter

A delicious Greek mezze platter filled with pita bread, dips, fresh vegetables and cheese is the perfect way to feed a crowd and perfect for entertaining.

Greek mezze platter

What is mezze?

Mezze (or meze) is a variety of small dishes or plates (similar to tapas) that can be served as an appetizer or as an entire meal as the range of mezze dishes is vast and incredibly versatile and varies from region to region in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Hummus on Greek mezze platter
How to make a mezze platter

I like to include a little bit of everything on my platters. All the components of Greek salad make an appearance as well as juicy meatballs, dips like hummus and tzatziki, warmed pita bread and dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) are all crucial elements. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to assemble a Greek meze platter, you just want to make sure you are including loads of textures and flavors.

Use the biggest platter you can find and fill it with generous amounts of all your chosen ingredients and dips in small bowls before serving.

What to put on a mezze platter?

  1. Greek meatballs with feta cheese.
  2. Pork souvlaki skewers.
  3. Easy marinated eggplant.
  4. Grilled or fried calamari/octopus/squid.
  5. Beef or lamb kofta.
  6. Turkish Dolmas or Greek Dolmades (grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs like dill and mint).
  7. Falafel.
  8. Kalamata olives.
  9. Feta cheese (other soft cheese like goat cheese will also work).
  10. Grilled halloumi cheese with lemon and honey.
  11. Hummus.
  12. Tzatziki (Greek yogurt dip).
  13. Skordalia (garlic potato dip).
  14. Baba ganoush (eggplant dip).
  15. Taramasalata (fish roe dip).
  16. Tabbouleh.
  17. Fattoush salad.
  18. Baby cucumbers.
  19. Fresh cherry tomatoes.
  20. Roasted red peppers.
  21. Artichoke hearts.
  22. Pita bread/pita chips.
  23. Easy flatbread.Ā 
  24. Tiropita (Greek feta pies).
  25. Small spanakopita (Spinach phyllo pies).

Greek tzatziki on a mezze platter

Love Greek food? Try these recipes:

  1. Slow-roasted Greek lamb
  2. Greek chicken salad
  3. Baked Greek chicken with potatoes
  4. Greek pork souvlaki
Greek mezze platter

Greek mezze platter

A delicious Greek mezze platter filled with pita bread, dips, fresh vegetables and cheese is the perfect way to feed a crowd and perfect for entertaining.

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek mezze platter, Meze, Mezze
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients on a large platter in groups to make serving easier.
  • Drizzle the feta cheese with olive oil and sprinkle with dried oregano.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the hummus and top with toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • Add warmed pita bread and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1183mg | Potassium: 767mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 24400IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 435mg | Iron: 6mg

 

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11 Comments

  1. Ah Me!!!! Takes me back to my many holidays in the Greek Islands when I used to live in the UK. Greece was a very popular vacation destination for many Brits.

      1. You MUST go. It’s absolutely beautiful and the food is wonderful, especially if you visit restaurants that the locals use. Just an FYI…all restaurant prices are governed by some local authority, I forget which one, which means that you won’t get ripped off on food because they all have to charge the same.