Mezze Bowl

Jump to recipe

From the communal spirit of mezze to the delightful components that make up a Mezze Bowl, discover how this vibrant dish has become an integral part of my culinary journey, offering a canvas for creativity and a gateway to unforgettable flavors.

From the moment I was introduced to the concept of mezze, I was captivated by its communal spirit and the joy it brings to shared meals. Mezze, with its origins in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, embodies the art of savoring small plates bursting with flavor. The tradition of sharing these delectable dishes with loved ones creates a convivial atmosphere that fosters connection and celebration.

Mezze, which translates to “snack” or “taste” in Arabic, is a style of dining characterized by sharing small, flavorful dishes. Originating from the Middle East and Mediterranean regions, mezze embodies the spirit of community and conviviality. Traditionally, these small plates are enjoyed with friends and family, creating a social atmosphere where everyone can savor a variety of flavors.

Within the rich tapestry of mezze, the mezze bowl stands out as a true masterpiece. It showcases a harmonious fusion of diverse components that excite the senses and transport me to faraway lands with each bite. Comprising a delightful base, a medley of dips and spreads, vibrant vegetables, and an array of toppings, the mezze bowl is a canvas for culinary creativity.

Here’s how I created my bowl:

  1. Base: I find solace in the hearty and wholesome base of a mezze bowl. Whether it’s the nuttiness of bulgur wheat, the comforting embrace of couscous, or the nourishing goodness of quinoa, the base provides a sturdy foundation for the myriad flavors that follow.
  2. Dips and Spreads: As I dip my pita bread or crudités into the velvety depths of hummus, baba ganoush, or tzatziki, I feel a sense of indulgence and satisfaction. These silky spreads lend a creamy and luxurious element to the mezze bowl, amplifying the sensory experience.
  3. Vibrant Vegetables: The vibrant colors and crisp textures of fresh vegetables bring joy to my mezze bowl. I used a variety of vegetables with some cooked and others raw.  Sweet bell peppers roasted with onions, zucchini, and bell peppers in an earthy and spicy Homemade Moroccan Spice Blend balances out some of the lighter flavors in the bowl.  I also added crunchy slices of radish and crispy cucumbers to cool down the bowl.
  4. Pita:  Add in slices of pita bread to be the vehicle to hold the different veggies and dips in one place.

The beauty of the mezze bowl lies in its versatility and adaptability. You can unleash your creativity and customize your mezze bowl according to your taste preferences and dietary needs. Experiment with different flavor combinations, explore regional variations, and let your culinary instincts guide you as you assemble your mezze masterpiece.

Published by


I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

Leave a Reply