Got a crowd to feed? Then a Mediterranean feast is a perfect option!
With a wide range of delicious, healthy options there is something to please everyone and ensure that your guests leave with satisfied tummies.
But, how do you go about planning a feast of Mediterranean food?
The pictures you see on Pinterest look amazing, but are they really possible to replicate in your own kitchen?
The answer is a resounding yes!
You will be able to set out a mouth-watering feast for your family and friends without any trouble. Here’s how to do it...
How To Create A Feast Of Mediterranean Food
Pita and Dip
Not all parts of your feast need to be super fancy. You can start off with a simple, but delicious appetizer of pita bread and dip. Toast your pittas or leave them fresh and accompany them with some delicious dipping options.
This is an appetizer like you have never seen before. A Mezze Platter is your usual appetizer options on steroids! It is a grazing style plate that includes an assortment of small savoury snack options, like vegetables, cheese, olives, dips, pita bread, salads and more.
You can build your own with yummy Mediterranean snacks. Start with some toasted pita as that is a great base for stacking some tasty toppings on! Add in some tabouli salad, olives, cheeses, sliced vegetables like capsicum, cucumber and tomatoes.
Now, we add more key elements like grilled eggplant, zucchini and figs, plus some sundried tomatoes, falafel and pickled turnip. Time for some meat! Prosciutto, salami or cooled chicken shawarma are all good options. Then, you need to top it off with a couple of dips like garlic hummus or tahini sauce.
A Mezze Platter is the perfect shared appetizer and can also work as a light standalone meal option.
THE MAIN MEAL
When it comes to Mediterranean food, the selection is wide. We couldn’t possibly list every meal here. So, we will just share a few of our favourites…
The great thing about wraps is that they please everyone! Each guest can assemble their own meal based on the fillings they love the most. Simply set out some warm pitas and a selection of salads, sauces, and proteins then let your guests go wild!
Riz a Djej (Rice with Chicken)
This popular and traditional Lebanese dish makes a tasty meal perfect for sharing with a group. You can make it in advance and serve it in the middle of the table for everyone to help themselves.
Serve the chicken with rice, yoghurt, garlic dip and some tabouli for a crowd pleasing meal. You can grab the recipe to create Riz a Djej here.
Anything with Falafel
There is nothing more Mediterranean than falafel! This versatile vegetarian, vegan-friendly food is light and fluffy in the middle and crunchy on the outside. And, it can form the base of many different meals. Wraps, pitas, subs, sliders, kebabs, burgers, pizza, spaghetti, mezze bowls, and salads all get that much better when you include falafel.
Spice it up!
The thing that makes Mediterranean food so “Mediterranean” is the spices. Think oregano, sumac, toasted sesame seeds, garlic, and salt with a hint of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.
It is like Lebanon in a bowl! Getting the mix right is key to a tasty meal, so take the hassle out of it by grabbing our handcrafted Za’atar Spice Blend.
Finish off your meal with a sweet treat and rebound off your taste adventure. Any of these options will impress your guests:
Lebanese Rice Pudding
Olive Oil Cake
Honey Ricotta Spread
Grilled Honey Figs
Poached or Baked Pears
So, there you have it! Mediterranean food does not have to be complicated. It is easy to turn it into a fest for your friends and family. And if you want to make Mediterranean food easy, then let us make it for you and deliver it to your door!
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