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Old 05-12-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
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Mediterranean appetizer ideas (vegetarian) wanted.

So my parents 50th wedding anniversary is coming up in about 1 month, and I was put in charge of making the appetizers. Food theme being Mediterranean, I was just curious of anyone has any suggestions. I have a few of my own, but I just want to hear what everyone else comes up with so I have more choices to choose from.

Not too many people ( maybe 15 - 20).

Will be at someone elses house, so easy transport is ideal

Also, ideally something I can prepare a day or two in advance, and not have to heat up ( since Im sure there will be limited oven space)

Thanks in advance,



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Old 05-12-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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Hummus is one option. Also, here are some recipes from my to-try list:

MOROCCAN CARROT DIP (This had great reviews).
Moroccan Carrot Dip - 112229 - Recipezaar

Olive Tapenade | Lisa's Kitchen | Vegetarian Recipes | Cooking Hints | Food & Nutrition Articles

Muhammara Recipe - How to Make Muhamarra, a Middle Eastern Hot Dip

POMODORI AL FORNO (baked ahead and served at room temperature)
Pomodori al Forno: Recipe : bonappetit.com

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Old 05-13-2010, 12:18 AM   #3
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You can take cucumbers, make cu[s from then then fill with cream cheese with chopped green stuffed olives or chives.Cut a baguette in slices, then toast coat one side with garlic mayo, top with a slice of cucumber and a slice of cherry tomato. Another topping for baguette after toasting cover one side with a creamy gorgonzola and marscarpone cheese then top with a toasted walnut.Cook some large pasta shells and stuff with a filling of choice, I find a savory filling such as salmon,sour cream chives,dill is nice, or ham and sauteed mushroom with onion and garlic works as well. Hope this helps a little.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:20 AM   #4
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Eggplant caponata, olive bruschetta, baba ganouch.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:33 AM   #5
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Stuffed Grape Leaves.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:40 AM   #6
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choose a dip: hummus, baba ganoush, capponata
stuffed grape leaves
calamata olives
choose a cheese: mozarella, parmesan, romano
toasted pita chips, flat bread
a salami or pepperoni
anchovies or sardines
makes a beautiful antepasta
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:26 AM   #7
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appetizer shiskabobs
I like to take bamboo sticks and put cherry or grape tomatoes ,feta cheese chunks greek olives, cucumbers, artichokes and marinate in greek dressing then place on a serving platter. you have to becarefull with the feta so it doesn't crumble on you. could use fresh mozzerlla.

i do the same for other ones only add chunks of salami or peperoni -fresh mozzerella cheese , cheese tortillinis and marinate in italian dressing. they are always a hit and i can never make enough.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:24 AM   #8
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There already a lot of good sugestions. But as a side note, I think from eggpalnt alone they have probably at least a dozen of different appitizers.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:27 AM   #9
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Bruschetta topping made with tomato, basil, olive oil and shallots. Served on crusty bread.

Black olive tapenade.

I make a kalamata olive hummus that's always well received.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:29 AM   #10
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Spanokopita. You can bake it ahead of time & it's just as delicious at room temp.

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