In the Middle East, sometimes a whole meal can be made of small plates called mezze. This also makes for a fun, no-fuss cocktail party.
This menu makes the most of fresh produce and pantry staples. Pick up some tomatoes, spinach, and eggplant, open a can of chickpeas, defrost some puff pastry, and rehydrate a handful of golden raisins for the caponata, and you have a fast, finger-friendly spread fit for a crowd. If you want to adapt for carnivores, try adding some Lamb and Sweet Potato Kababs to the mix.