Several friends have asked me to share the recipe for a Greek Dip that I recently took to a get together. I figured that it might be good to keep it on the blog for posterity, since we know it is a hit!
I can take absolutely NO credit for this delicious concoction. I found the recipe on Pinterest. It originally comes from the Sweet Daily Blog. And, I will be the first to say “thanks” and give all the credit over to the good folks there! I am using the photo for the pin that I have. I didn’t think to take any photos of the dip as I was making it!
Here is the link to the original recipe. Now, I will tell you what I did that may vary a little bit due to what I had on hand.
7 Layer Greek Dip
2 blocks of “Greek” cream cheese. This is half cream cheese and half Greek yogurt. Good stuff.
about 4 tablespoons of dried dill
2-8 ounce containers of hummus. Any will be fine. I am partial to Garlic Hummus.
3-4 cups of chopped tomatoes and cucumbers, mixed together. Ratio is up to you. Use what you have.
4 tablespoons of bottled (or homemade) Greek salad dressing.
1 cup or so of chopped green onions
4 ounce block of feta cheese crumbled
a handful of sliced, black olives.
1. Chop tomatoes into half inch cubes. Peel and cut cucumber in half. Use a spoon to remove seeds and then cube. Put in a lidded container with Greek salad dressing and mix together. Let marinate for at least half an hour in the fridge. It won’t seem like much dressing, but the veggies will give up some water, so it will all come together.
2. Gently warm Greek Cream Cheese in microwave in 20-30 second increments until soft enough to mix dried dill throughout. When thoroughly mixed, spread on the bottom of your serving dish with a spatula (I used an 8×8 dish, but any bowl will do).
3. Using the spatula, gently spread hummus evenly over the layers.
4. Using a slotted spoon (so you don’t get too much wet stuff) place an even layer of the marinated veggies over the hummus.
5. Sprinkle with green onions.
6. Cover top with feta cheese.
7. Place olives over the top.
8. Serve with a sturdy cracker or pita chip. I am a fan of the black pepper and olive oil Triscuits with these.
Remember that this makes a very heavy dip. You may need to support the bottom of the dish or place it on a small baking sheet to keep aluminum pans from sagging.
I hope that you will try this and let us all know how it goes over with your folks! And please stop by Sweet Daily Blog and see the other tasty treats that they have on their blog!
Till next time,