Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mezze

I bought some hummus, made some tzatziki, chopped some olives, peperoncini and cheese, and grabbed a few crackers. Dinner is served.

















The tzatziki was Greek style yogurt, with chopped salted & drained cucumber, and salted & mashed garlic.

The cheese was double Gloucester with green onions.

















The hummus was nothing spectacular. I still can't find a good store-bought one.

And some closeups of the peperoncini and olives, because I finally have my camera back (even though it now makes a funny noise when the lens retracts).

































Simple, delicious, perfect no-cook dinner for a hot day.

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9 comments:

Bob said...

Nice. I've had a couple store bought hummus' that I've enjoyed at my brothers. I'll have to ask him which ones he gets. Course, I'm also not too particular about it either. Heh.

Vicki said...

Hey Bob - Unfortunately, I am particular about my hummus. Best storebought one I've found so far is Sabra. What I had above was not Sabra.

Michelle said...

Now this is my kind of supper. As a matter of fact, I made a similar meal myself just last week. And I too have trouble finding a store bought hummus that I like. So I made my first batch ever of homemade hummus. Pretty easy, and tasty. But one does need a food processor to do this.

Vicki said...

Hi Michelle - I'd love to make my own hummus, but I don't think I can justify the jar of tahini that will most likely sit in my pantry for years. Unless tahini really does last for years...

Lainie said...

That's my favorite kind of dinner....a little variety plate. Yum!

Vicki said...

Hey Lainie - I'd much rather have bits & pieces rather than a big ol' hunk/bowl of something :)

Desco said...

Tahini DOES last forever in a pantry-- I had a year-old jar in mine that I recently discovered. (Not by choice, it got hidden behind some other stuff) No rancid smell, nothing blue or green, tasted fine.

However tahini normally never lasts that long in my house. (we went through a couple newer jars before discovering the old jar.) We make roasted garlic hummus often enough, and I like a lot of tahini in my hummus. There's plenty of other stuff to do with it too: of course baba ganoush, mix with greek yogurt or sour cream for the base of a sandwich spread or salad dressing, thicken soups, and adds a nutty flavor to sauces. Mix a little into pesto too.

Vicki said...

Well, I stand corrected. Off to buy some tahini.

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