Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Simple Mid-Day Snack

I was looking in the refrigerator yesterday to see what I could dig up for lunch.
There were lots of possibilities: tuna sandwich, lunch meat sandwich, leftover chicken curry, Japanese noodles... and probably much more that I didn't notice.
But after thinking about it I decided on something simple and light.
I decided on a mixed bowl of... stuff. That's the best way I can think to describe it, stuff.
I cut a cucumber into strips and sprinkled it with Kosher salt. A nice tomato got the same treatment. Some blu cheese and feta cheese with herbs went into the mix along with a small handful of Kalamata olives. Pepperoncini peppers rounded out the dish.


Feeling the need for something crunchy I added a bowl of crackers but ended up not eating very many. The bowl of mixed stuff was so good I just forgot all about the crackers.
This may not have been a very orthodox lunch snack but it sure was good.
I encourage you to give a look past the regular sandwiches and other lunch foods to see what you can come up with. You could well surprise yourself.

Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

Guerilla Chef said...

That's an awesome meze plate! I really enjoy eating like that. My ancestors haven't lived in the Middle East for a few hundred years, but the love of the food runs in my blood!

Guy Taylor said...

I had no idea there was an actual name for a dish like this.
But on second thought, it makes sense. Italian food has the antipasta dish, it shouldn't surprise me if every other food culture has a dish of mixed snacks, it just depends upon the traditional styles of that land. Unless you're like me and break down cultural barriers by mixing everything up!

Thanks, GChef!