Saturday, October 12, 2013

7 Layer Greek Dip

Need a healthy appetizer Sunday for the game? Try this 7 Layer Greek Dip. It is fresh and will bring something different to the party. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love the usual "man food". Buffalo Chicken Dip, Apple Pie Dip, Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos. The list goes on and on, but sometimes you need something healthy that will satisfy the taste buds and won't leave you feeling guilty come Monday morning workout. This 7 Layer Greek Dip will provide you with great flavor, and will get you a thumbs up from any health conscious friends you may be entertaining. 
This dip is easy to throw together, can be made ahead of time and stored covered in the fridge. Because this isn't the run of the mill dip brought to parties, you'll find your platter will be scooped clean in no time. Just wait and see!

7 Layer Greek Dip

Hummus (homemade recipe HERE)
Red Bell Pepper
Kalamata Olives
Feta - (better off the block than pre-crumbled)
Fresh Dill
100% wholewheat pitas
Olive Oil

I found no salt or pepper was needed. There is lots of salt in the olives and a little in the feta and hummus. The flavors without salt and pepper blend perfectly.
IF you decide to sprinkle a little something on there, I suggest Cavender's.

Peel the cucumber. Slice in half the long way, and scrape out the majority of the seeds with a spoon.
Dice the cucumber, red bell pepper, and olives into small pieces. Set aside.
Mince some dill. Set aside.
Crumble a little feta. Set aside.
On a platter, spread the hummus evenly so that it is about 1/2 inch thick.
Sprinkle the diced cucumber, red bell pepper, olives, minced dill, and crumbled feta over top the hummus.
Drizzle with olive oil if you desire. (optional)
7 Layer Greek Dip is ready to eat, or store in fridge covered until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, dab just a touch of olive oil on both sides of the wholewheat pita and rub it around a bit. No need to saturate it, just a touch here and there.
In a pan heated over med/high heat, pan roast the pita on both sides, so that it warms up and gets just a little crisp. (Like the restaurant, you don't want it rock hard, just a little crisp.)
Remove pita from pan and use a large knife or pizza cutter to cut triangles.
Serve warm roasted pita pieces with 7 Layer Greek Dip.

1 comment:

  1. Put this one together quickly for a party tonight, and it was good!