Middle Eastern Mezze Vegan recipe

Middle Eastern Mezze Platter

Serves 2

A mezze platter that’s easy, fun, and perfect for a picnic or a quick & easy lunch – it’s basically a party on a plate!
Cauldron Middle Eastern Falafels are the centrepiece, paired with a vegan baba ganoush and infused with an array of Mediterranean flavours.

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Ingredients

Cauldron Middle Eastern Falafels
Vegan Baba Ganoush (recipe below)
Roasted red pepper hummus
Stuffed vine leaves
Sliced cucumbers
Sliced carrots
Celery sticks
Toasted pitta bread
Mixed olives
Pickled caper berries
Cherry tomatoes
Sun-dried tomatoes
Fresh Medjool dates

Baba Ganoush Recipe:
2 large aubergines or 3 small ones
60 ml tahini
Juice of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, grated
2 tbsp vegan yogurt
Salt & pepper to taste
1⁄2 tsp sumac
A drizzle of xxtra virgin olive oil
Toasted pine nuts for garnish

Method

  1. Place the aubergines over an open flame, carefully turning until the skin begins to blacken and peel off. Alternatively, you can place them under the grill and turn them regularly until the skin begins to blister.
  2. Place the aubergines in a bowl and gently remove the skins.
    Place them in a food processor alongside tahini, lemon juice, garlic, yoghurt and sumac and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  3. To serve, transfer the Baba Ganoush to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with toasted pine nuts. Serve as a dip alongside fresh veggies or freshly toasted pitta.