Traditional seven layer dips are staples of BBQs and other types of get-togethers. But they’re also filled with things that aren’t exactly great for you – like lots and lots of sour cream. The Greek Seven Layer dip is a good alternative for anyone looking for a healthier option.
The Mediterranean diet is well known as one of the healthiest around. This dip celebrates that, offering you wellness in tiers.
Time to prepare: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
- 2 cups of Greek yogurt (if vegan, use vegan Greek yogurt)
- 1 tsp. dried dill weed or Greek seasoning (this seasoning is found in specialty stores)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
- 1/2 cup hummus (of course!)
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup seeded, diced cucumbers
- 1 cup seeded, diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
- 1/3 cup chopped scallions
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Pita chips, chopped vegetables, or flatbread
How to prepare:
- In a bowl, combine yogurt, dill weed or seasoning, lemon juice and garlic. Mix until the liquid is light and fluffy. Then spread into the bottom of a shallow baking dish.
- Spread a layer of hummus on top of the yogurt. Then create the rest of the layers in the following order: cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, scallions, and feta cheese. Cover the pan with a plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
- Serve with pita chips, chopped vegetables, or flatbread.
This layer dip is a summery treat. Forget the Snow Cones and, instead, go Greek.
Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Keeler.