Fairtrade Meze - Snacks

Like the Spanish Tapas, the Greek Meze is a traditional welcome, a little bit of tasty food and a drink to go with it.

For most people, retsina is the wine of Greece, but there are many others. For Fairtrade people it has to be a Fairtrade labelled wine and the choice is abundant.

Food knows no hard boundaries and cooking techniques and recipes cross our artificial national boundaries with ease. Much of our European culture stems from the lands just east of the Mediterranean Sea, and this includes the meze. We list here many tried and trusted recipes, with diverse origins, but which contain as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible.

Meze recipe suggestions

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Spicy orange fruit and nut balls
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Dark and moist (vegan) spread
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The simplest starter going
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Succulent butter beans in a herby oil dressing
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Good cheese and olives on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes
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A sweet sharp sauce for dipping finger food
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Chickpea - tahini dip
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Herby meatballs in a tomato marinade
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Walnut garlic spread with pomegranate juice
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Soft and aromatic bread pockets
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Herby meat patties
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Romaine lettuce leaves garnished with eggs
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A light, sesame flavoured side dish or starter
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Refreshing mint aromas in a creamy yoghurt sauce
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Creamy beans complemented by a tangy tomato flavour
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A tangy aubergine dip with olives and tomatoes
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A garlicky yoghurt dip
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