It’s no secret that the Mediterranean diet has been praised worldwide for its nutritional benefits. However, what isn’t well-known is how much savory deliciousness this healthy diet contains! Drawing their flavors from fresh ingredients, rich olive oil, and traditional herbs found growing on the Greek hillsides, vegan mezze dishes are the perfect way to ensure every guest stays full, satisfied, and energized for the festivities ahead.
City Roots Hospitality knows the key to a memorable event lies in more than just keeping guests full; it lies in keeping them inspired. Vegan mezze dishes are the perfect tool to achieve this goal! As gorgeous to look at as they are to eat, these bite-sized snacks and dips make the perfect appetizer or centerpiece to the main meal.
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City Roots Mediterranean Mezze Spread
When you invest in City Roots Hospitality, you pay for more than just a catering service. You are investing in a guarantee that every guest leaves your event satisfied! In everything our servers do, they go a step beyond the basics.This Mediterranean Mezze spread is no different.
At our Mediterranean station, guests have the opportunity to choose from among classic Greek favorites and wholly new originals. Stand back, relax, and watch as guests take in options like:
- Our beluga lentil salad, topped with roasted red peppers and salty, brined capers
- Penne pasta with sun-dried tomato and chickpeas
- Tabouli salad with chopped tomatoes and parsley
- Fresh arugula salad and seasonal veggies
In addition to this range of salads and pasta, guests can choose from five classic Greek dips, each with an extra “City Roots” flair: Za’atar hummus, fire-roasted eggplant, fava bean and olive, or tzatziki. Sumac pita chips finish this sampler off, for one your guests won’t soon forget!
Assembling your Vegan Mezze Dishes
Ready to tackle this Greek classic on your own, but don’t know where to start? Look to the genius minds behind City Roots Hospitality for inspiration, starting with the easy options listed below.
Though this dish is technically a salad, it’s entirely likely that your guests may have never seen one quite like it before!
Tabbouleh salad is traditionally made of three ingredients: parsley, diced cucumber, and tomato. Rather than serving its herb-and-veggie mixture in larger chunks, however, every ingredient in this salad is finely minced. From here, the salad is tossed in salt, lemon juice, and olive oil, resulting in a bright, refreshing flavor.
Feel free to get creative! Add bites of diced apples for a satisfying crunch, or bulk up this light meal with the addition of freshly cooked quinoa.
As fun to say as it is to eat, Baba ghanoush is a popular eggplant dip. This appetizer consists of roasted eggplant, olive oil, lemon juice, and tahini, all blended to a smooth finish. A dash of traditional Greek seasonings over the top results in a smokey background for this memorable dip.
Looking for something a bit more filling to add to your mezze spread? Try adding hummus to the mix!
A certified crowd-pleaser, hummus is a breeze to make and serve. Basic ingredients include chickpeas, olive oil, and tahini. Blend the ingredients into a smooth consistency; from here, the sky is the limit!
For a spicy kick, add a few cloves of raw garlic before blending your ingredients. A splash of lemon juice adds brightness, while roasted red peppers enhance the smoky flavor of the tahini. No matter what flavors you choose, be sure to provide your guests with plenty of veggies for dipping. This is one appetizer that will certainly bring even the pickiest eaters back for more!
Dining Easy with Mediterranean Mezze
Mediterranean Mezze is the perfect opportunity to sample a wide range of flavors straight from the hillsides of Greece. Whether you make your own Mezze or leave it up to the experts, one thing is for certain: much like the charcuterie boards and tapas of other cultures, this gorgeous, exotic spread is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
No need to wait for a major event to dive into a meal from City Roots Hospitality. Turn any day into a celebration with a dinner from the City Roots family. All across NYC, our restaurants are serving delicious, world-inspired flavors made vegan!
Feel free to contact us for a quote or any questions.