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How to make an Easy Mediterranean Mezze Platter. Today I’m sharing how I make the easiest appetizer platter. This platter is great for year-round entertaining plus everything comes from the store. Nothing is more impressive than a beautiful spread of Mediterranean offerings: Tzatziki, hummus, marinated peppers, olives, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Fill out your platter with fresh pita, pita chips, and crackers to create the perfect appetizer. It always impresses and is completely no fuss.

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I’ve been so excited to share this platter with you all. It’s become a go-to appetizer plate that I’ve been serving for years now. It’s just so “no fuss”, yet so yummy. And with all the fresh seasonal summer fruits and vegetables, it’s even pretty too!

Here the concept in a nutshell. Head to Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, or your favorite local store with a great selection of fresh deli offerings. And then? Take it all out and arrange everything in a pretty display on your favorite board or platter.

Everything comes from the store, but you can still make it look fancy.

When it comes to entertaining. The appetizers can always be the thing we forget about or leave to the last minute. I really think the secret to being a stress-free host is to make stress-free appetizers.

These days there are so many incredible options from the store. We can utilize these great selections to give us a helping hand! No one needs to know.

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What is a Mezze platter?

It’s a style of dining in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, usually consisting of Spanish tapas and other small plates and finger foods. I gave it my own spin, but it’s always the prettiest appetizer to serve.

And fun to enjoy as well!

Here is how I make my easy Mediterranean mezze platter

Step 1: head to the store

First things first, assess what you already have on hand for your platter. Then make a list and head to the store. I go to Whole Foods since that’s what we have closest to us. But Trader Joe’s or your favorite store will all work.

Pick everything up that you want to serve on your platter. Tzatziki, hummus, assorted marinated or pickled peppers, olives, marinated feta cheese, get it all!

Then, grab fresh pita, pita chips, and some crackers. If you don’t want to make a vinaigrette, pick something you know you’ll love when spooned over Tzatziki and hummus.

Step 2: set it all out

Make sure your ingredients are getting close to room temperature for the very best flavors.

Locate your favorite wood board or large serving platter and spend a little time arranging everything.

I add the pita and crackers last. Then, to make it super fun and pretty, I add fresh garden herbs and edible flowers just before people arrive.

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Step 3: the (optional) vinaigrette

I love to make a quick lemon herb vinaigrette for drizzling and spooning over all the dips and fresh vegetables on my platter. You can use something from the store too, but my homemade vinaigrette is pretty quick and simple.

It’s an olive oil basil balsamic honey vinaigrette made with a small amount of raw shallot and plenty of herbs. The shallot adds this nice really subtle flavor, while the herbs and lemon brighten things up.

For the herbs, I went heavy on the basil and oregano, then added pinches of fresh dill and thyme. You can use any combination of herbs you love most. But when it comes to a summer platter, I always say to be sure to add basil and flowers.

And that’s how I do it! Not a lot of effort, but such a gorgeous and delicious end result.

This makes a great appetizer for any dinner – summer, fall, winter, or spring. Swap out seasonal produce to make it customizable to the season/time of year.

You could even serve this as an afternoon snack or as a light meal. If you’re hosting friends for dinner – make this, it never disappoints, and doubles as the prettiest centerpiece for any table!

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Looking for other easy appetizer recipes?? Here are my favorites: 

Pull Apart Roasted Garlic Pizza Dip Sliders

Whipped Goat Cheese with Warm Candied Bacon and Dates.

Baked Gruyère in Pastry with Rosemary and Garlic

Lastly, if you make this Easy Mediterranean Mezze Platter, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

How to Make an Easy Mediterranean Mezze Platter

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 572 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 2 cups Tzatziki sauce
  • 2 cups hummus
  • 1-2 cups marinated/pickled bell peppers
  • 1 jar sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 2 cups marinated feta cheese
  • 2 cups marinated olives
  • Persian cucumbers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • chunks of avocado, tossed with lemon + sea salt
  • assorted fruits, cherries, peaches, berries, figs
  • assorted nuts: roasted pistachios, candied walnuts, Marcona almonds
  • assorted jams/and or honey
  • assorted pita, pita chips, and crackers
  • 1 handful fresh herbs/ edible flowers


  • 1. Make sure all ingredients are close to room temperature.
    2. Arrange all the ingredients on a large platter or cutting board. Drizzle the vinaigrette or olive oil over the Tzatziki and hummus. Arrange assorted pita, pita chips, and crackers around the platter. Garnish as desired with herbs and edible flowers


Lemon Herb Vinaigrette
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic or champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 shallot, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, grated
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
red pepper flakes
kosher salt and black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust the chili flakes, salt, and pepper.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this snacking board for a family gathering and I don’t often give myself too much credit, but it turned out spectacular. Gorgeous and delicious. I kept it low-stress and just bought a mix of nuts, berries, hummus, and olives. Then I added in crackers, toasted pita, and hunks of bread drizzled with olive oil. Finished off with some sprigs of basil and edible flowers – such a show stopper. And almost all of it was eaten!

  2. This was such a hit with my company! It was easy to substitute ingredients or add in personal favorites( grape leaves). Presentation was gorgeous and creative. Great concept! Thank you.

  3. 1 star
    Mezze: The origin of the name comes from the Arabic word “مَزّة”. It does not consistent of Spanish tapas. Spain is not in the Middle East. Stop appropriating food and then misinforming the public. Another white person stealing from other cultures and claiming it as their own to monetize it.

    1. Hi Lucinda,
      You are going to serve that as an option for dipping:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xx

  4. I cannot wait to do this – and then this idea lead me to the chickpea and egg salad which I am just as excited to try! Both great ideas for summer! You are SO creative and I just LOVE getting inspiration from you!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind message Susan!! I hope you love this platter, let me know how it turns out for you, as well as the chickpea and egg salad:) xx

  5. 5 stars
    I love this and have been making versions of your farmers market mezze platter for a few years. I use what is in season and available in store or homemade and is always a big hit.

    1. Thanks so much Judy!! These platters are always so great for summer and just give a little bit of something for everyone:) xx