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Greek inspired Layered Hummus Dip!
Enjoy this easy to make dip with tons of flavor and a great combination of textures; perfect for entertaining!
This lovely layered hummus dip is absolutely perfect for casual entertaining. Easily assembled with store-bought convenience foods, there’s no cooking involved (unless you count toasting the pine nuts for 5 minutes!)
Our multi-purpose dip is a great starter for your Greek themed dinner party but also doubles as a main course add-on. It’s terrific smeared on everything from pitas, chips, vegetables and even your main course Grilled Greek Chicken kabobs.
A nice layered hummus dip is just the thing to hold the chicken and vegetables on a Greek pita pizza or Gyro sandwich too.
Assemble this layered hummus dip on a small platter making all the components easy to see and scoop.
Dicing the vegetables into 1/4-inch pieces makes dipping much more user friendly. Serve with hearty chips, chunky vegetables, pita bread or baked pita chips for easy scooping. We love making our own healthier baked pita chips using this recipe for Whole What Pita Breads. It only takes a few minutes and is easily adapted to your favorite seasonings.
Ingredients needed to make this easy dip:
- prepared hummus – we highly recommend Sabra Classic Hummus Dip for it’s fantastic flavor and silky smooth consistency.
- plain Greek yogurt – you can use full-fat or low-fat yogurt in this recipe. We love Siggi’s 4% plain Icelandic Skyr for this dip.
- English cucumber – diced
- roasted red peppers – found in jars or on the olive bar at your local well stocked grocery store
- kalamata olives – pitted
- red onion – diced
- olive oil – try a good quality imported Greek olive oil for this recipe. You won’t be sorry!
- parsley leaves
- black pepper
- feta cheese
- toasted pine nuts
Suggested for serving:
- pita bread
- cucumber slices
- spread on sandwiches in place of mayonnaise
Check the olive bar at your grocery store for roasted red peppers and kalamata olives.
There’s no need to buy big jars of peppers and olives when you can purchase just the right amount for this recipe from the olive bar. While we keep olives in the refrigerator year-round, we don’t always have a need for a whole jar of roasted red peppers.
Loaded with healthy fats, kalamata olives are a good source of iron and calcium with vitamin A and fiber benefits too. Try adding these ancient olives to a tapenade, Greek salad or this Greek Layered Hummus Dip!
Make this luscious Greek Layered Hummus Dip part of your next Greek themed dinner party!
Serve this easy dip as a starter or as part of the main course. Complete the meal with our easy Whole Wheat Pita Recipe and these delicious Grilled Greek Chicken kabobs. Don’t forget the Easy Greek Salad and a bottle of wine too! Enjoy!
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Greek Layered Hummus Dip
- 1 (17-ounce) container prepared hummus *
- 1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt **
- ½ cup (¼-inch) English cucumber pieces
- ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers ***
- ¼ cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
- ¼ cup red onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley leaves
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 ounce crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
- pita bread, pita wedges or baked pita chips
- cucumber slices
- use as a spread on sandwiches
- Spread the hummus on a shallow serving tray or plate. Dollop the yogurt on top, then carefully spread to cover the hummus, leaving a border showing through.
- In a small bowl combine the cucumber, peppers, olives, onion, 1 tablespoon olive oil, parsley, salt and pepper. Spoon the vegetable mixture evenly over the yogurt. Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over the vegetables then top with toasted pine nuts. Drizzle the dip with a little extra olive oil. Serve immediately.
- Inspired by a recipe on Cook's Country
- This Greek Layered Hummus Dip is best served immediately after assembled for the prettiest presentation.
- Leftover dip should be stored in an airtight container and will keep about 24 hours. Smear leftovers on everyday sandwiches for a delicious boost in flavor.
- Our serving platter featured in this post measures approximately 12-inches by 7-inches
Here are a few more of our favorite dip recipes perfect for entertaining:
Yummy Jalapeño Popper Dip with a twist! Easy, cheesy and delicious, this spicy dip will be your new favorite go-to recipe for all your parties.
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Loaded with chunks of artichoke hearts, earthy spinach, garlic and sweet onion. Serve with toasted baguette slices, crackers or chips for a memorable appetizer hearty enough to feed a hungry crowd – with easy make ahead directions too!
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