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Mediterranean Platter For Summer Al Fresco Dining

    Mediterranean Platter

    Healthy Mediterranean platter is a wonderful plant-forward, vegetarian snack to share with friends while enjoying the sunshine.


    This Mediterranean Platter can be prepared ahead of time as a simple yet healthy snack to share with friends. It’s a light summer spread that combines veggies, hummus, cheese and pita bread.

    Mediterranean Platter

    Course: Healthy SnacksCuisine: Mediterranean
    Servings

    6

    servings
    Prep time

    30

    minutes
    Cooking time

    2

    minutes
    Calories

    220

    kcal
    Chill Time

    2-6

    Hours

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced

    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

    • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

    • 3 3/4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

    • 1 cup diced tomato

    • 1 cup diced English cucumber

    • 1 tablespoon diced dill pickle

    • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion

    • 2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

    • 1 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

    • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

    • 3 cups hummus

    • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

    • 1 1/4 cups pitted mixed olives

    • 6 pita breads, warmed and quartered

    Directions

    • In bowl, mix lemon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and sugar. Cover and chill 2-6 hours. Dice lemon. Mix diced lemon and 1/4 teaspoon olive oil. Cover and chill.
    • Mix diced lemon, tomato, cucumber, pickle, green onion, parsley, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and chill.
    • Lightly oil grill rack and heat grill to medium. Mix pepper, asparagus, remaining oil and remaining salt.
    • Grill asparagus 2 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Let cool. Cover and chill.
    • Set large serving platter on work surface. Place hummus and tomato salad in small bowls.
    • To assemble, place larger items on platter then arrange smaller items around them. Group pita in several small stacks next to bowls. Arrange feta and olives in remaining space.

    Notes

    • We provide nutritional information but these figures should be considered estimates as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.
    Source

    Recipe and photo courtesy of Aramark

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