Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip
This Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip has layers of homemade tzatziki, hummus, cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, and feta. Serve this appetizer recipe with pita chips!
I know, I know. When you think 7-Layer Dip you don’t immediately think Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip. These Mexican Individual Seven Layer Dips are the most popular recipe of all-time on this blog and they are well loved.
But imagine you don’t love Mexican food. Uh, sorry. We definitely cannot be friends…ever. Maybe I’ll forgive you if you make this Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip. I made this dip today to represent Greece for our Winter Olympics recipe share and giveaway (see below).
You know how during the holidays, everyone brings the ham and cheese sliders to every potluck and get together? Well this dip was the appetizer of the Christmas season last year.
My friend Karin gave me the recipe after I inhaled it at Bunko. Her friend who lived in Jordan gave this 7-Layer Mediterranean Dip recipe to her so its credibility and authenticity are spot on.
Then we had it again at another Bunko, a baptism, and a Christmas party. So you want to make this!
Homemade tzatziki sauce – not that hard and oh so good. If you want to buy it, I will not get mad at you. Trader Joe’s has a really good one that I like.
Homemade hummus – in my opinion it’s way better than the store bought stuff. Way better. It just tastes so fresh.
So now that we have layer one and two, layer 3-7 are as follows: diced cucumber, tomato, green onions, feta, and parsley.
If you don’t have parsley on hand you can skip that. And serve it with pita chips. Promise me. Or sliced cucumbers if you’re down like that.
Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip
- 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup English cucumber peeled, seeded, and diced (save the other half for later)
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tablespoos plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoons dill chopped (more to taste)
- 2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans drained with liquid reserved
- 1/4 cup reserved garbanzo liquid
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons tahini found in condiment aisle
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt more to taste
- pinch ground cumin
- 1 cup English cucumber peeled, seeded, and diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
- 1/3 cup green onions sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta
- (optional) flat leaf parsley chopped
Mix all ingredients together with a mixer.
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more garbanzo bean liquid and process if you want it thinner.
To assemble: Spread tzatziki sauce in the bottom of a shallow serving dish or pie plate. Spread hummus on top. Top with cucumber, tomatoes, onions, feta, and parsley.
Refrigerate for 2 hours to let the flavors meld before serving. Serve with pita chips.
Source: my friend Karin
To celebrate the Winter Olympics starting I have gotten together with some fellow bloggers to do a huge giveaway over on Instagram! First, we are each sharing recipes from different countries every day. Not only am I sharing these Italian Sausage and Peppers but my friends are sharing their favorite recipes. Today’s line up of recipes are:
Here are the details to what we are giving away above!
JK Adams Walnut Whitewashed Cheese Board, Emile Henry Baking Dish Set , Kuhn Rikon Colori Culinary Knife Set, Silpat Classics Mat Set, Joseph Joseph Nesting Bowl Set, Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker, Kerrygold Butter and Cheese Package, Breville Thermal Pro 5 qt. Saute Pan