Recipe: Layered Greek Dip

Cream cheese, hummus, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, feta…layered and dippable with pita chips or bread.

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Isn’t this lovely? Pretty much any time you combine a wealth of fresh veggies, herbs, olives etc, you get a beautiful and healthful dish.  This is kind of a “Hey, let’s see what’s in the fridge” type of dip; you may have all or most of the ingredients on hand right now.  I didn’t use exact amounts; I had most of a thing of cream cheese; “some” hummus; no garlic so I sprinkled in some garlic powder…like most dishes it lends itself well to improvising.

Ingredients

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese – softened (I had a little bit of plain and a little garden veg – worked great mixed together)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared hummus
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup chopped tomato (I used roasted peppers)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions (or not)
  • Pita chips for dipping

Directions

In medium bowl blend cream cheese, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, and garlic – use a wooden spoon or an electric mixer to combine until smooth.

Spread cream cheese mixture into a deep 9-inch glass pie plate, or shallow serving dish. Evenly spread hummus on cream cheese layer. Top with cucumber, tomato, olives, feta cheese, and green onions. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 24 hours. Serve with pita chips or bread. Makes about 2-1/2 cups dip (16 servings).

 

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