This Mediterranean spread has some great flavors you are going to love. It’s easy to make with only five ingredients.
My husband worked at a Greek restaurant while he was in graduate school over twenty years ago. It was pretty expensive and we weren’t able to eat there much but one thing we did get a lot was the Mediterranean mezze platter. I love charcuterie boards and this was perfect because of all the great Mediterranean flavors.
Mediterranean mezze platters are a Greek appetizer plate that has a variety of food. They contain things like cherry tomatoes, roasted red pepper, olives, pita, hummus, cheeses and dolmades.
Now we live in a fairly small town in North Carolina and there isn’t much Greek food around here. I decided to come up with an easy spread with all those great tasting flavors that were easy to transport for a potluck and easy to make ahead and keep in the refrigerator until we were ready to serve it.
I went back and forth deciding what to name this recipe. Is it a dip or spread? I concluded that hummus is more of a spread and since this has some toppings you need to spread it on to get all the goodies on top!
I know why so many people eat a Mediterranean diet. It has great fresh flavors and food that aren’t heavy and weigh you down. In fact, several American organizations recommend the Mediterranean diet for heart health and diabetes.
Kitchen Tools for Mediterranean Spread
Cutting Board Mats– These are one of the favorite things I have in the kitchen. They don’t take up much space so they’re easy to store. They’re easy to clean and they are great for adding ingredients to mixing bowls and hot pots.
Clear Bowl– I like using a clear bowl for this recipe because you can see all the different ingredients in the spread. I have this set that comes with lids so it’s perfect for storing in the refrigerator and not having to use plastic wrap.
Appetizer plates– I love these small plates for things like this.
Spreader Knives– If you have a cheese board knife set then you probably have a spreader, but if you don’t this set of spreader knives is great for this dish and it even comes with little tongs so it can be used in all kinds of recipes.
Ingredients for Mediterranean Appetizers
Hummus, plain or roasted garlic – You can make your own hummus, but my website is about keeping life sane and I’ve got to take some shortcuts somewhere!
Spinach– I just used the bagged spinach.
Feta cheese– I used the tomato basil feta crumbles to give it a little extra something but if you can’t find it, then you can use plain feta crumbles.
Kalamata olives– You want to make sure you get the pitted olives for this recipe. If you can find them sliced already, then you’ve cut out another step.
Red onions– Chop your red onions into small pieces because you won’t want a big chunk of onion in a bite that will be a strong flavor. You’ll want to make sure you use red onion because it does taste milder than yellow onions and is the perfect onion to eat raw.
How to make Mediterranean Spread for Bread
Add the hummus to a clear bowl.
Layer the chopped spinach, feta crumbles, red onions, and pitted olives.
Serve with pita or pita chips for an extra crunch and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Note: I just wanted to let you know that I do chop my pieces a little bigger when I do my recipes so you can see them in the pictures. I would normally cut my onions into smaller pieces.
More dips and spreads you’ll love
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- 20 oz hummus plain or roasted garlic
- 1 cup spinach chopped
- 1/4 cup red onions chopped small
- 4 oz tomato and basil feta cheese crumbled
- 1/3 cup kalamata olives pitted and sliced
- Add the hummus to a bowl.
- Layer the chopped spinach, feta crumbles, red onions, and pitted olives.
- Serve with pita or pita chips for an extra crunch and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.