Mediterranean Mezze Box

Sam Icklan, Project Bread

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School Lunch

School Lunch Recipe

Mediterranean Mezze Box

A mezze platter is an easy and fun option to create a variety of kid-friendly boxed meals. Use this recipe to get you started, but you can swap in other vegetables, fruit, or dips depending on what you have available or what is in season. This recipe uses our roasted vegetable dip, but would be just as tasty with hummus or tzatziki. Have fun, and be sure to ask your students what they think about it!

YIELD: 100 BOXES

Ingredients

100 servings Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Dip

100 whole grain pita breads, cut into 4 wedges

12.5 pounds feta cheese, cut into cubes or crumbled

10 pounds fresh cucumbers, cut into 3 x ¾ inch sticks

10.5 pounds fresh carrots, cut into 4 x ½ inch sticks

12.5 pounds cherry tomatoes

Directions

  1. Prepare Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Dip and set aside (can be done up to 3 days ahead).
  2. Cut pita into wedges.
  3. Prepare feta; cut into cubes or crumble.
  4. Prepare fresh vegetables.
  5. Build Mediterranean Mezze Platters by placing ½ cup scoop of Roasted Vegetable & Chickpea Dip in center of container. Arrange ¼ cup of each vegetable (approximately 3 carrot sticks, 3 cucumber sticks & 3 cherry tomatoes), pita bread (1 per Mezze Box) and feta cheese around the dip. Stand back and admire how beautiful it looks!

USDA Requirement

7/8 cup total vegetable (1/8 cup additional vegetable, 5/8 cup red/orange vegetable, 1/8 cup other vegetable)

3.00 oz. eq meat/meat alternate

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories 441 calories Saturated Fat 7.9 g Sodium  1109mg Carbohydrate 59.3 g carbs

* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.

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