Greek Snacks and Small Plate Ideas for Parties

Throwing a party and want to impress your guests with a spread that’s as delicious as it is vibrant? Look no further than Greek cuisine. Known for its fresh, wholesome ingredients and bold flavors, Greek food is perfect for creating a diverse and exciting array of snacks and small plates. Whether you’re planning a casual get-together or a more formal affair, these Mediterranean dishes will bring a taste of Greece to your table. Here are some delightful Greek snacks and small plate ideas that will surely be a hit at your next party.

1. Greek Giant Beans (Gigantes Plaki)

A staple in Greek cuisine, gigantes plaki is a hearty and flavorful dish featuring giant beans baked in a rich tomato sauce. These beans are a great addition to any party spread, offering a satisfying bite that’s both nutritious and delicious.

Gigantes Plaki

Our Greek Giant Beans are slow-cooked to perfection, bathed in a savory tomato sauce that’s infused with Mediterranean spices. They’re perfect for serving as a side dish or as part of a larger meze platter. Try our Greek Giant Beans here!

Serving Suggestions

Serve these beans in a shallow bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of fresh parsley. They pair wonderfully with crusty bread, making them an ideal accompaniment to other Greek appetizers.

2. Greek Island Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a versatile ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, and our Greek Island Chickpeas are a prime example of how delightful they can be. Cooked with olive oil, garlic, and a blend of spices, these chickpeas are both flavorful and satisfying.

Greek Chickpeas

These chickpeas are tender and delicious, making them a perfect addition to your party menu. They can be served warm or at room temperature, fitting seamlessly into any spread. Try our Greek Island Chickpeas here!

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chickpeas in small bowls or ramekins, garnished with a sprinkle of smoked paprika and a squeeze of lemon juice. They’re great as a standalone snack or as part of a larger meze selection.

3. Greek Style Eggplants (Imam Bayildi)

Imam bayildi, which translates to “the imam fainted,” is a classic Greek eggplant dish that’s sure to impress your guests. This dish features eggplants stuffed with a savory mixture of onions, tomatoes, garlic, and spices, then baked until tender and aromatic.

Imam Bayildi

Our Greek Style Eggplants are filled with a rich and flavorful stuffing, making them an ideal appetizer or side dish. The combination of tender eggplant and savory filling creates a delicious and satisfying bite. Try our Greek Style Eggplants here!

Serving Suggestions

Serve the stuffed eggplants warm, garnished with fresh herbs like parsley or dill. They can be sliced into smaller portions for easier sharing and can be paired with a dollop of Greek yogurt for added creaminess.

4. Greek Island Fava

Fava, a smooth and creamy dip made from yellow split peas, is a staple in Greek cuisine. It’s a versatile and flavorful addition to any party spread, perfect for dipping or spreading.

Yellow Split Pea Dip

Our Greek Island Fava is made from high-quality yellow split peas, blended with olive oil, lemon juice, and a touch of garlic. It’s a delicious and healthy dip that pairs perfectly with pita bread or fresh vegetables. Try our Greek Island Fava here!

Serving Suggestions

Serve fava in a shallow dish, drizzled with olive oil and topped with thinly sliced red onions and capers. It’s perfect for dipping pita chips, cucumber slices, or carrot sticks.

5. Spanakopita Triangles

Spanakopita, or spinach pie, is a beloved Greek dish made from layers of flaky phyllo dough filled with a savory mixture of spinach, feta cheese, and herbs. These spanakopita triangles are perfect for party snacking.

Crispy and Savory

These bite-sized pastries are crispy on the outside and filled with a deliciously savory mixture. They’re easy to make ahead and serve warm or at room temperature.

Serving Suggestions

Arrange the spanakopita triangles on a platter and garnish with a few sprigs of fresh dill. They’re perfect for serving alongside other Greek appetizers and can be easily picked up and enjoyed by guests.

6. Hummus with Veggie Sticks

Hummus, a creamy and delicious dip made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic, is a Mediterranean classic that’s always a hit at parties.

Creamy and Nutritious

Make a big batch of hummus and serve it with an assortment of fresh vegetable sticks like carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, and celery. It’s a healthy and satisfying snack that everyone will love.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the hummus in a large bowl, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with a bit of paprika or cumin. Arrange the veggie sticks around the bowl for easy dipping.

7. Greek Salad Skewers

Greek salad is a refreshing and flavorful dish that’s perfect for parties. To make it more convenient for guests, try serving it in skewer form.

Fresh and Tangy

Skewer cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, kalamata olives, and cubes of feta cheese on small wooden sticks. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano for a fresh and tangy bite.

Serving Suggestions

Arrange the skewers on a platter and serve them with a small bowl of tzatziki sauce for dipping. They’re easy to eat and add a colorful touch to your party spread.

8. Tzatziki with Pita Chips

Tzatziki is a creamy Greek dip made from yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, and dill. It’s refreshing and full of flavor, making it a perfect snack for parties.

Cool and Creamy

Serve tzatziki with baked pita chips for a satisfying snack that’s great for dipping. It’s easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the tzatziki in a bowl, garnished with a sprig of dill or a few cucumber slices. Arrange the pita chips around the bowl for easy access.

9. Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a crunchy, satisfying snack that’s high in protein and fiber. They’re easy to make and can be seasoned to your liking.

Crunchy and Addictive

Simply toss chickpeas with olive oil, salt, and your favorite spices (like paprika, cumin, or garlic powder) and roast them until crispy. These make a great alternative to chips and are perfect for on-the-go snacking.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the roasted chickpeas in small bowls for guests to munch on throughout the party. They’re a healthy and addictive snack that everyone will enjoy.

10. Baklava Bites

Baklava is a famous Greek dessert made from layers of phyllo dough, honey, and nuts. While traditionally served in large slices, baklava bites are a perfect portable snack.

Sweet and Nutty

These bite-sized pieces offer all the delicious flavors of baklava in a convenient form. They’re perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while on the go.

Serving Suggestions

Arrange the baklava bites on a platter and serve them with a pot of Greek coffee or tea. They’re a delightful way to end your Greek party feast.

Greek cuisine offers a wealth of delicious and diverse snacks and small plates that are perfect for any party. From the hearty gigantes plaki and flavorful Greek island chickpeas to the creamy fava and crispy spanakopita triangles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. By incorporating these Mediterranean appetizers and side dishes into your spread, you’ll bring the vibrant tastes of Greece to your next gathering. So, go ahead and create a Greek meze platter that will wow your guests and make your party unforgettable!