PE teacher shares her super easy mezze platter recipe

Your Friday night dinner sorted: PE teacher shares her mouthwatering (and healthy) mezze platter recipe perfect for the whole family

  • A PE teacher has shared the extremely easy mezze platter she loves to make
  • Belinda Norton, from the Gold Coast, makes it on Friday night for her family
  • She said the dish is ready in 40 minutes and requires very little preparation
  • Belinda said the key with platters is to get as much colour variation as possible 

A PE teacher has shared the extremely easy mezze platter she loves to make for her family on a Friday night, and it barely requires any preparation.

Belinda Norton, from the Gold Coast, calls the dish the ‘perfect anytime meal’, as it requires just a few basic ingredients and around 40 minutes to put together.

‘This is our team dinner that is ready in less than 40 minutes (and that’s only because of the baking),’ Belinda posted on Instagram.

A PE teacher has shared the extremely easy mezze platter she loves to make for her family on a Friday night, and it barely requires any preparation (Belinda Norton pictured)

To make the platter, you’ll need one or two sweet potatoes, turkey mince, fennel seeds, garlic olive oil, your choice of salad ingredients and chickpeas, cashews and salt and pepper for the homemade hummus.

‘To start with bake the sweet potato in the oven,’ Belinda said. 

‘In the meantime, roll up some turkey mince with fennel seeds and lightly roll it around in a fry pan with some garlic and olive oil.’

Belinda (pictured) makes a homemade hummus of chickpeas, one quarter of a cup of cashews, one tablespoon of garlic olive oil and salt and pepper to taste

Belinda also made a side salad for her platter, consisting of snow peas, parsley, sweetcorn, tomatoes and shredded carrot, which she then put onto a tray.

‘I like to whizz up some Fit Mama hummus, which takes just one minute,’ she said.

To make the hummus, the mum said you need one can of chickpeas, one quarter of a cup of cashews, one tablespoon of garlic olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

You can also top it with some sesame seeds and parsley for a fresh hit, before plating everything up on a giant platter to enjoy.  

How to make Belinda Norton’s simple mezze platter 

INGREDIENTS 

Belinda shared her simple recipe on Instagram (pictured)

One or two sweet potatoes

Turkey mince

Fennel seeds

Garlic olive oil

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Shredded carrot

Sweetcorn

Snow peas

Parsley

For the hummus 

One can of chickpeas

One quarter of a cup of cashews

One tablespoon of garlic olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Sesame seeds (to serve)

Parsley (to serve) 

METHOD

1. Pierce the sweet potatoes and bake in the oven for 40 minutes until crispy and soft on the inside.

2. At the same time, roll up some turkey mince with fennel seeds and lightly roll it around in a fry pan with some garlic and olive oil.

3. Prepare a side salad of snow peas, parsley, sweetcorn, tomatoes and shredded carrot.

4. Combine one can of chickpeas, one quarter of a cup of cashews, one tablespoon of garlic olive oil and salt and pepper in a blender. Add parsley and sesame seeds to the top of your hummus.

5. Arrange everything on the platter and enjoy.

Source: Belinda Norton

Hundreds who saw the simple platter said they loved the look of it and couldn’t wait to try it:

‘Wow, that looks amazing, can’t wait to try it,’ one commenter posted.

‘This has all the good stuff,’ another added.

Belinda (pictured) shared her top tips for platter, which include adding as much colour as possible with an assortment of different vegetables and dips

When it comes to her general tips for serving platters, Belinda told FEMAIL that colour is key:

‘Add extra vegetables and be brave with some of the vegetables being raw,’ Belinda told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Think of vegetables as the dippers and cut them into shapes for fun – you can use a cookie cutter and make them stars or flower shapes.

‘These work especially well for kids.’

The PE teacher also likes to use a variety of plant-based dips – including roasted carrot hummus (which requires adding carrots to the existing hummus mix) and beetroot hummus.

‘You could also make your platter dessert style with fresh fruit and various yoghurts,’ she said.

‘Add grated chocolate or coconut yoghurt mousse to make it extra delicious.’ 

To find out more about Belinda Norton, you can visit her Instagram profile here

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