The Mediterraneans do know how to eat and they certainly know their flavors well. The secret to making Mediterranean mezze is to just use the natural flavors and let them mix and match. Greens and reds usually work a treat, especially with mozzarella bocconcini.
You can pair cherry tomato with basil leaves and the soft cheese on cocktail sticks, or you could swap the tomatoes for strawberries. They are simply delicious and will be snatched up at any party or gathering. This mezze dish from Southern Italy is just so simple to make and only takes a few minutes to prepare.
Another great Mediterranean Mezze dish is bruschetta. All you do is dice up tomatoes, garlic, red onion, basil, black or green pitted olives and some capers. Then just add a generous amount of olive oil, salt and pepper to the mix and you are almost ready to go. You need a nice crusty white loaf which you can toast slightly so it doesn’t get soggy and just liberally spread the topping over the bread. Instant delicious health finger food that is easy to prepare and will be enjoyed by all your guests. A final tip is that you should only add the mix when you are just about to serve, otherwise the bread will disintegrate.
Another delicious bread finger dish comes from Malta. To make it completely authentic you need Maltese bread, which takes it to a whole new level, but a white crusty loaf will also do the trick. For this, you need a good quality (preferably organic) tomato paste spread which you apply liberally to the slices of bread. Then you just crush up some fresh garlic cloves and sprinkle on the top and season with salt and pepper and some diced red or purple onion. The final touch is a lug of olive oil. If that sounds ridiculously simple, it’s because it is and it tastes absolutely fantastic too.