Mediterranean Mezze Bowl

Yum! Simple, very quick and can be pretty budget too if you shop wisely – Aldi and Lidl sell budget olives, hummus, salads, antipasta in jars as do other chains. If you’re lucky enough to have a good international deli or grocery nearby, eg Turkish, Greek or Cypriot to name a few – you’ll find all sorts of delights.

Preparation time

15 min

Cook time

Total time

15 min




1 Bowl


  • For the Base Bowl:
  • Green leaves, tomato, cucumber
  • 1-2 falafel, chopped (make sure they're vegan, ie no egg or milk. Some are GF too, eg Great Food range. Most supermarkets now have at least one option)
  • Hummus, a dollop. Any flavour but regular is probably best
  • Additions - choose a few:
  • Olives
  • Stuffed vine leaves (tinned, quite cheap)
  • Ready-cooked couscous or bulghar in a pouch - use a GF grain such as quinoa if appropriate OR pitta bread
  • Large pickled chillis
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Lemon wedges to serve
  • Dressing:
  • Tahini - a tablespoon or two thinned down with lemon juice and water OR a little oil and vinegar
  • Sweet or hot chilli sauce to drizzle


  • Assemble everything together artistically in a portable lunch container or a pretty bowl.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Optional extras / notes