Mediterranean Appetizer Platter

Mediterranean Appetizer Platter

Who has time to cook when records are being set today for unseasonably warm weather? Not I! However my  daughter and fiancé are driving in for the holiday and will expect something  more than cereal.

I purchased some healthy ready-mades creating a simple platter we can enjoy at

I could have spent hours charring my eggplant and pureeing my chickpeas for the baba ganoosh and hummus but decided to let the Mediterranean Market do the work for me. I’m not the only one who finds this  shop a jewel–check out these “Yelp” reviews!

As I was purchasing my treats, I watched them pull out trays of freshly baked warm pita bread from the open hearth oven. Better not forget the pita. I purchased a bag of warm whole wheat and another bag of sesame pita.

I’ll slice some cucumber to use with the pita for dipping into the savory spreads. The market also carries an array of baklava and other Middle Eastern pastries, perfect for dessert.

Recipe: Mediterranean Appetizer Platter


  • 8 ounces prepared hummus
  • 8 ounces baba ganoush
  • 8 ounces assorted Mediterranean olives
  • 8 ounces tabouli
  • 12 grape leaves
  • 12 asparagus spears, blanched
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, washed
  • 8 ounces feta, cubed
  • Pita Bread for dipping
  • 1 English cucumber, washed and sliced, for dipping


  1. Fill small bowls with hummus, baba ganoush, olives and tabouli.
  2. Arrange grape leaves, asparagus and cherry tomatoes on a small platter; garnish with feta cubes. Serve with pita and cucumber slices.

Time: 15 minutes to assemble

Number of servings (yield): 6

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