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!


Anonymous 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!