You can make a delicious mezze platter for not a lot of money by incorporating affordable foods and budget-friendly shopping tips.
The $10 Mezze Platter: Inspired by the Academy Award-nominated film American Sniper. Click through for details!

A mezze platter is a mix of small dishes and bites – a sort of grazing board – filled with Middle Eastern foods like hummus, olives, baba ghanoush, pita, dolma, and other foods.

About The Recipe: The $10 Mezze Platter

Sticking to my cheap recipe theme, I came up with a mezze platter – a selection of dips and small bites that is often served as an appetizer course in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries – for less than $10.00.

The $10 Mezze Platter, inspired by American Sniper. Click through for details!

What To Include On The $10 Mezze Platter

I usually have to shop around to find the cheapest food items possible, but one trip to Trader Joe’s was all it took to create this platter. Here’s what I paid:

  • Picholine olives: $1.99
  • Pita bread (to make homemade pita chips): $1.69
  • English cucumber: $1.69
  • Roasted garlic hummus: $1.99
  • Greek yogurt (to make homemade tzatziki sauce): $1.69 (To make, mix one container of Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup diced cucumber, fresh garlic, and a teaspoon of red wine vinegar)

Total cost: $9.05 (not including cost of olive oil, vinegar, and garlic)

You truly don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a great appetizer platter. I’ve done this before with my $10 Cheese Plate and $10 Appetizer Spread.

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