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.
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.