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Greek 7 Layer Dip

Greek 7 Layer Dip

When I came across the idea of a Greek 7 layer dip on Our Best Bites recently, I knew that I would have to add it to my snacking mix for the big football game this year. I am a huge fan of both the classic Texmex 7 layer dip and of the Greek flavours going on in this dip. In fact this Greek version of the 7 layer dip reminded me of the Greek nachos that I make that are also a fusion of Greek and Texmex.

I started the dip out with the layer of freshly homemade hummus and then I went on to replace the cream cheese layer with a layer of tzatziki made with a thick and creamy 0%mf Greek yogurt. (I figured that I would be getting a lot of cream cheese in the other dips that I will be serving so I would keep this one nice and light and the tzatziki fits in with the Greek theme as well.) The next few layers are more of ingredients that are stacked on and they include some tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, kalamata olives, feta and a touch of mint as a garnish. I strongly associate oregano with Greek cuisine and I wanted to work some in so I mixed it into the tomato layer.

Although I was expecting this dip to be good with all of the great flavours in it, I was not expecting it to be as amazing as it was! I nearly devoured the entire batch in one sitting! The combination of the creamy hummus, the tart and garlicky tzatziki, the juicy tomatoes and crunch cucumbers, the salty olives and feta was simply fantastic! In addition to being one of the most addictive dips that I have had in a while, this dip is also pretty healthy, especially when served with toasted whole wheat pitas triangles for dipping. This dip is perfect for anyone looking for a healthier alternative for snacking at any party!

Greek 7 Layer Dip

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups hummus
1 cup tzatziki
1 cup tomato (diced and mixed with 1 tablesoon lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon oregano)
1/2 cup cucumber (cut into small pieces)
1/4 cup red onions (diced)
1/4 cup feta (crumbled)
1/4 cup kalamata olives (pitted and coarsely chopped)
1 handful mint (chopped)
4 whole wheat pitas (cut into triangles and toasted until just crispy)

Directions:
1. Assemble dip starting with the hummus and stacking each ingredient on top of the last.

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49 comments:

polwig said...

Looking good... I would love that as a side dish or alongside some lamb... it is not good to drool all over the keyboard

msdewberry said...

I have made this a few times but I add a layer of Ground Lamb between the Hummus and the Tzatsike layer.
I cook one pound of Ground Lamb crumbled up and add 1-2 TBSP Greek Seasoning while its frying. Wnen cooked I spread out the lamb in an even layer between the Hummus on the bottom and the Tzatsiki. It adds another depth of flavour to the dip. Try it next time you make it!

nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

Wow...What a beautiful dip, healthy and perfect for Super Bowl!

Wasabi Honey Bee said...

Looks really good. I love the idea of mint!!

Stefanie said...

oooo this looks amazing, such a great idea!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Totally scrummy! The king of dips.

Cheers,

Rosa

♥peachkins♥ said...

yumyum!

Ino said...

I'm so glad you used yoghurt rather than cream cheese that the recipe suggested. There's nothing Greek about cream cheese mixed with Italian herbs. ;)

Looks good though, will give it a go!

Joanne said...

Oh Kevin this looks amazing! I would much rather have this than Mexican 7 layer dip any day.

The Food Hound said...

This looks awesome! Love the idea of taking something Mexican and making it authentically Greek!

kimchicsisters said...

this looks really good!

http://kimchicsisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/snow-homemade-waffles.html

ola appletea said...

looks so gorgeous!!! :) and bet it taste amazing :)

Claudie said...

That is one dangerous dip :)

Dawn said...

I am bringing this to the next pot luck. What a wonderful mix of flavors!

Lauren said...

LOVE this idea! 7 layer dip is such a classic, and incorporating Greek ingredients sounds delicious.

Umm Mymoonah said...

7 layer dips looks so very colourful and attractive, would love to try this.

Amy said...

I LOVE this idea! I'm totally making this to take to the superbowl party I'm heading to!!

Sara said...

I love this idea. Why isn't this more popular. Can't wait to try it.

Mo said...

Now this looks so obvious! Can't believe I haven't seen/done this before it looks so good. Thanks for the idea.

Marco said...

Have fun wachting footbal next sunday!!


Marco

Celina said...

Kevin. You are my hero.

One-Butt-Kitchen said...

That is SOOO being made this weekend. Thank you!

Newyorkerbyheart said...

What an idea!! It sounds really good and I just love all the ingrediens, so I definitely have to try it out :-)

My best,
Birthe from Denmark

Becca said...

This combines so many of my favorite flavours into one!

Becca

Jess said...

This looks amazing!

Lanie said...

Yummo! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites!

http://www.laniejandco.com/2011/02/friday-favorites-2411.html

Kelly said...

Yum. I love the sound of this. It's very unique and definitely a great take on the traditional seven layer dip.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Basically, a meze platter in a bowl..I'm in!

Tina (Tangerine Tea) said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and the name/explanation of "Closet Cooking" made me grin. I used to live in Toronto for the last few years and always had to suffer the most miniscule little kitchens in my apartments. (I'm near Montreal now though, so I'm def. enjoying the extra space!) Anyway, I just wanted to say congrats on whipping up such fab dishes in your closet kitchen :)

Michelle said...

This is brilliant. I have never seen this before! Looks delicious!

Justeen @ Blissful Baking said...

7 layer dip is one of my favorite dips! Love all of the different flavors. This variation sounds just as spectacular!

Kerstin said...

What a fabulous idea - love it!! Such a creative twist on a classic :)

Anonymous said...

Such a clever idea! Can't wait to make this, and my husband actually drooled when he saw the photo!

kelley {mountain mama cooks} said...

What a fabulous spin on a classic!

anandi said...

Thank you so much for this! I can imagine eating the entire dish myself, these are some of my favorite flavors.

Alicia said...

I love this - its such a great idea.

cole said...

i had something like this at my superbowl party too haha except this one looks alot better i want to try and make it !
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Laura Jeanne said...

I make an unbelievable 7-layer taco dip that evenone always raves over hoewver I never saw a Greek version... and let me just say it looks delicious.
You can never go wrong with dips like this. You're pictures are wonderful as well, food is very hard to shoot and you seem to have just that knack. :)

the25thyear said...

Why hasn't this been invented before?!

Amy said...

Amazing! So quick, easy, and impressive. Brought it to a small get together and it was quickly eaten up.

Jen H said...

Wow, this sounds delish!

eatme_delicious said...

Woah this is brilliant Kevin!! I've never thought of this before but know I would loooove it.

Chrissy K said...

I made this for Christmas and it was hugely popular! Everyone was raving about it and saying it could replace our traditional family favorite, Mexican 7-Layer Dip! It disappeared quickly! Thank you!

Alison said...

Why didn't I think of this before?! I'm debuting it after my little girlies' piano recital. Should be a smashing hit!

Anonymous said...

Excellent! This is a great summer dip when the garden is bursting with fresh cucumbers, mint & tomatoes! I made this for guests including a couple of teenagers; this was a big hit. I'm planning to make again next week.

theincessantcook said...

This looks so good! I am all about the healthy switch on the seven layer dip. Fresh hummus and tzatziki are always amazing, so I bet that taste out-of-this-world.

Mike said...

I love it when you make dip and it tastes way better then you expected.

Cook Nuray said...

i will try this menu. I like it. thanks xoxo.

Steph at {Halfway} a Grown-Up said...

made this three or four times so far and it's always a smash hit!!!

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