Best Mezze Recipes

mezze recipes

Mezze is a common way of eating in the Middle East, where lots of lovely little dishes are prepared, loaded onto the table and everybody just dives right in.
There are loads of dishes you can cook up to create one badass mezze meal, but we’ve hand picked ten of our favourite recipes guaranteed to please any crowd. Here’s our guide to the best mezze recipes.
Serve up your delicious mezze dishes on one our favourite serving platters.

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mezze recipesPrawns with Lentils

Juicy prawns cooked with earthy lentils are beautiful on their own, but the addition of sour barberries brings the flavour to a whole new level. If you can’t find barberries, cranberries work just as well.

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mezze recipesFatoush

Fatoush is a traditional Middle Eastern salad filled with crunchy veg and lovely pieces of fluffy torn pitta bread. This recipe has a generous sprinkling of sumac for an extra tangy taste, making it absolutely perfect with a little natural yoghurt.

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mezze recipesBest Ever Hummus

When we say best ever we mean it! This recipe from mezze experts Honey and Co takes a little patience, but it will be the creamiest hummus you’ve ever tasted. You will never go with shop bought again.

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mezze recipesChilli Prawns in a Tomato Sauce with Feta

We know the Italians say to never mix fish with cheese but frankly we think this dish is just going to have to be an exception. Juicy prawns in a smooth chilli sauce studded with creamy, salty feta, all that’s needed is a lot of bread for dipping.

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mezze recipesStuffed Aubergine

Aubergine is a staple in the Middle East, and there’s no better way to serve it up than sliced in half and stuffed with delicious spiced mince. This gorgeous tender dish can only be made better with a little sprinkling of soft melting feta.

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mezze recipesBaba Ganoush

Baba ganoush is a traditional aubergine dip filled with lots of spices. The tender flesh of the aubergine makes this dip deliciously creamy, and for a nice smoky flavour burning the skin off the vegetable on a flame creates amazing flavour.

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mezze recipesAubergine Salad

Didn’t we say aubergines are a big deal when it comes to mezze! Here it is roasted and tossed in a fresh salad of tomato and parsley, the mezze version of getting your five a day. Is there anything this wonder veg can’t do?!

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mezze recipesSpiced Feta

Delicious creamy feta is divine any way you eat it, but this spicy marinated version really takes the biscuit. Doused in peppery olive oil, chilli, lemon and thyme, the feta takes on a beautiful flavour and (if possible!) and even creamier texture.

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mezze recipesPickled Aubergines

Once again the aubergine proves you can literally do anything with it and have an amazng mezze dish. These tangy pickled aubergines are a perfect cold dish to serve as part of a mezze platter, stuffed with carrots, chillies, parsley and mint.

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mezze recipesLamb Shawarma

A big central dish makes for the best mezze in our opinion, and this lamb shawarma fits the bill perfectly. Slow cooked in a thick blanket of pureed onions, the meat is tender and sweet. We love it slathered in loads of yoghurt, pine nuts and pomegranate seeds.

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