5 Layer Greek Dip

greekdipWe eat a lot of hummus in our house. It’s a great, healthy dip, but sometimes it needs to be dressed up for a night out on the town. (AKA: I need something to take to a party and usually have these ingredients at home already.) Enter, 5 layer Greek dip…

Start with hummus. I’ve got a simple recipe for homemade hummus below.  In a pinch, store-bought works just as well! If you’ve never made hummus at home, it’s easier than you’d think. Plus it’s more cost effective than buying it pre-made, even if you’re using organic ingredients.

greekdipingredients 
SHOPPING LIST:
-Hummus (homemade or store bought)
-red bell pepper
-kalamata olives
-cucumber
-feta cheese
-fresh dill
Easy Hummus
-Two 15 oz. cans of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
-1/3 cup of liquid from the can of chickpeas
-2 cloves of garlic finely minced  or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
-Juice from 1/2 lemon
-3 tablespoons of olive or grape seed oil
-2 tablespoons of tahini (sesame seed paste)
-1 teaspoon of salt
Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a food processor until the consistency is smooth. Yes, it’s that easy.greekdipprocess
Instructions:
1. Finely chop olive, bell pepper, cucumber, and dill.
2. Spread hummus about 1-2 inches thick in the bottom of a wide serving dish.
3. Sprinkle the vegetables evenly over the hummus.
4. Crumble feta cheese on top.
5. Sprinkle bits of dill and serve with warm pita slices. Enjoy!
We make this recipe all the time. Sometimes it becomes a light lunch on the weekend. You can experiment with other ingredients too. Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments below!
 
OTHER GREAT DIPS…
Savory Crab Dip ( my fav!!!)
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    1. Anonymous says

      I found your picture on Pinterest, which led me to your blog. This looks so yummy… and much healthier than the dumb taco dip my husband always makes.

    2. says

      Thanks for this! I love hummus but I’ve never thought of jazzing it up! I cannot wait for the next family party so I can bring this and be the hit of the night!

    3. says

      Where can you find Tahini??? Do you have to go to a specialty store? Hummus is my new obsession! I would love to make it at home instead of having to buy store brand or just eating it at restaurants. :)

    4. says

      Audrey, most “finer” grocers sell it. You might find it with the nut butters or the international section. If you have a natural market in your area, give them a try. It’s so worth it to make your own. Tastes fresh and much more cost effective. Good luck!

    5. says

      I made this last night for a Thanksgiving get together, and it was a hit! My only problem was the hummus got a little watery once I put the veggies on top of it. Do you have any suggestions for this?

    6. says

      I will have to try making my own hummus. I have made a version of this but added chopped fresh tomato. It is quite addictive.

      Thanks for the recipe.

    7. says

      A fabulous idea! I munch crackers and especially viggies often and this is a great idea for dipping! (Cutting in half since it’s just for home, but definitely a great paty idea!)

    8. says

      Thanks for posting! I made this but I used the juice of two lemons, no oil, 1/2 cup of tahini and 1 Tbsp of cumin and 1/2 Tbsp of paprika. It was awesome!! So easy to make! I loved all the toppings, too!! I couldn’t find dill, so I had to use basil, but it was good too. Great recipe :)

      • Anonymous says

        I too always use cumin in my hummus. I also add cayenne pepper and balck pepper. I don’t use any oil or tahini to make it even healthier. Give it a try. I bet you won’t miss it!

    9. says

      I love hummus and never ever thought of making it at home. So happy I checked this out, now I’ll never have to buy another little container…or three again. lol. BTW, I’m going to make this dip tonight since my mom is coming over to visit her gran.

      Kisses and Cupcakes

    10. Colleen Klaus says

      Hello,

      This looks awesome!! I make my own hummus regularly but yours has less oil and tahini than mine requires to make it creamy. Do you rinse the beans? Or does the bean water help with the creaminess? I ask because I made a different bean dip a while back and forgot to rinse the beans and that gave them a creamier texture but I am always afraid when I am making hummus to not rinse as I do not want to ruin it! Thank you for your help. I am always looking for a way to make stuff healthier and your less oil and tahini along with the veggies would do that!

    11. says

      Colleen, I don’t rinse the beans for the exact reason you mentioned! The bean juice does help the consistency, so you’re not adding as much oil. Some may not like the taste as much though, so I guess you should do a little experimenting. Thanks for stopping by and asking!

    12. Athena Siokos says

      I have made this dip many times for my family. We love it and it has become a staple at all family gatherings. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us!

    13. Trinsong says

      Just brought to a neighborhood barbecue… Serious hit. Everyone absolutely loved loved loved. Only modifications were adding one diced tomato, yellow peppers instead of red, dill over hummus layer and on top, and fresh cracked pepper. It was the first bowl eaten clean today! Thanks!!!

    14. Anonymous says

      this recipe is not greek, hummus is an arabic food. we greeks have tzatziki, skordala, and a couple of other types of dip. this recipe looks real delicious, so the next time we have a picnic or a hummus competion at our church i’m using it. haha! most of the parishers are arabic. my hubby loves hummus so i will make this for him for the days we fast without the feta. i just noticed the avocado hummus, i’m pinning that one as well. :)

    15. Anonymous says

      This sounds like a really good recipe which I am going to try.

      It would be nice if there was a printer version so we didn’t have to print all the comments.

    16. says

      i made this for 2 cookouts and it was an absolute hit both times. people love it plus they are impressed that it tastes so good and that it is healthy!

    17. says

      I just made this dip recipe and it too die for!!! I used pre-made hummus and put fresh squeezed lemon juice, about a half lemon’s worth, over the hummus to cut the “not fresh” taste. Next time I am adding some mint to see how that lights my taste buds up. Thanks for the recipe. I am new to the kitchen a appreciate your detailed directions.

    18. says

      I pinned this forever ago and finally gling to make it for a party this weekend! Such a great healthy dip that I know will be delicious. And great use of summer veggies, thank you!

    19. says

      Thanks so much for the recipe. I always keep my eye out for healthy recipes for my family and this one hit the spot. We like to eat it with home made pita chips. YUM! Will be using the recipe for many years to come.

    20. Anonymous says

      I have made this quite a few times now, and it is always a winner!!! I use Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, to give it a little more yum! The fresh dill is definitely the staple to this recipe. Perfect, thank you.

    21. says

      I’m making this tomorrow for a friend…it looks awesome! I’ll be posting it over on my blog with a link back here. Glad I found your blog! :)

    22. says

      I made this for Easter sunday and just wanted to say it was a HUUUUUGE hit with both kids and adults….well not my kids but normal eating kids :) I did forget the dill tho! Guess I’ll just have to make it again and remember the dill!

    23. EffK1 says

      How about making it a layered dip? Hummus, veggies and feta, then another layer of hummus and veggies? That might be good!

    24. Anonymous says

      I was skeptical when making this cuz I wasn’t sure anyone would eat it. Brought it to a party and it was devoured. A good add to it is Tabouli Salad on top of the hummus.

    25. Cindy Rahm says

      I Also Was Skeptical As I Am Not A Big Fan Hummus.I Too It To A Party And Not Only Did I Like It, It Was A Big Hit With Everyone! Thanks For Sharing!

    26. Anonymous says

      Made this today…l love it…can’t wait to share this with my family..it will be a tradition I am sure..thank you for the recipe.. I added guacamole since I had a couple left from my last supper..it blended well. I just blended cream cheese, avacodo and hummus all together instead of layering it, which

    27. says

      Made this for lunch today and it was fabulous!!! I added chopped tomatoes to bulk it up more for my main course and ate it with whole wheat greek style pita bread! Sigh. It was wonderful!

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