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Easy way to make meza, Balkan appetizer platter.

Meza: Balkan Appetizer Plater

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Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • 3-4 hardboiled eggs quartered
  • 4 ounces suho meso aka smoked beef or prosciutto cut into thin rounds
  • 4 ounces mild beef sausage cut into thin rounds
  • 3 ounces black olives
  • 3 ounces green olives
  • 2-3 ounces cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 ounces clotted cheese kajmak or cottage cheese
  • 4 ounces travnički sir or feta cheese
  • Homemade bread crackers, or fried mini breads
  • 4 ounces ajvar or red pepper spread or salsa
  • 4 ounces pindjur or red pepper and tomato spread or salsa


  • Place all ingredients on a platter, a large plate, or a cutting board. Arrange anyway you'd like.


If you're going for a traditional Balkan meza platter, try to find as many of these ingredients as you can. As you may not be able to find some of them, I gave suggestions as to what you can exchange them with. Keep in mind if you do a lot of exchanges, yours will be more of a Balkan-inspired and less of a Balkan traditional platter, but it'll still taste delicious.
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