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Mediterranean Dip with Pita Chips Recipe

Mediterranean Dip with Pita Chips Recipe

“I created this recipe so I could serve house guests a fun appetizer. They loved it! It’s now my potluck staple,” writes Denise Johanowicz of Madison, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 5 pepperoncini, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. Cut each pita half into six wedges; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Spritz both sides of wedges with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, yogurt, oregano, coriander, pepper and remaining garlic powder. Spread into a 9-in. pie plate. Top with tomato, pepperoncini, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and parsley. Serve with pita chips. Yield: 3-1/2 cups (6 dozen chips).
Editor's Note: Look for pepperoncinis (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.

Nutritional Facts

4 pita chips with 3 tablespoons dip equals 152 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer