Persian Inspired Cheese Platter … Amazing flavors and a must have at any gathering. I’ve served this appetizer at Christmas, pregame gatherings, barbecues and have brought it to the office for snack time.
½ bunch fresh dill
½ bunch fresh mint
½ bunch fresh Italian parsley
2 bunches fresh Persian basil, if not available, use 1 bunch of traditional basil
½ lb French Feta, there’s really no alternative
1 bunch radishes
1 cup walnuts
2 Persian cucumbers, they have thin peel and aren’t bitter
1 package of Lavosh bread, cut into 3”x3” pieces
Honey (optional, but highly recommended!)
Going to a Persian Market to pick up the ingredients will save you a bit on the pocket book – possibly as much as half. Herbs tend to be about a buck per bunch, opposed to $2 at a traditional grocery store.
Thoroughly rinse the herbs.
Using a lettuce spinner, spin, spin, spin to dry the herbs. There’s an old school way which is to place them on a tea towel for drying. Yikes, that’s too time-consuming!
Now it’s time to assemble. This cheese platter is sooo easy.
Arrange the radishes and walnuts and cucumbers, lastly add the Lavosh bread. That’s it!
To enjoy, you’re going to make something like a small taco. Using one piece of Lavosh bread, place a generous amount herbs onto the bread, then layer a generous amount of cheese, and then more herbs. Fold and bite! Alternate munching on the walnuts, cucumbers and radishes.
If your little Persian Cheese Taco gets a little messy while you’re eating with your hands use Grab Green Hand Soap! It will clean you up and make your hands feel amazing.