“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.
- 12 pita pocket halves
- Cooking spray
- 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
- Cut each pita half into three wedges; separate each wedge into two pieces. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Spritz both sides of wedges with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon garlic powder.
- Bake at 350° for 5-6 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
- 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).
Originally published as Mediterranean Dip with Pita Chips in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p27
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009
"Delicious and easy to make!"