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Mediterranean Layered Dip Recipe
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Mediterranean Layered Dip Recipe

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This quick and easy dip begins with purchased hummus. It's then flavored with the Mediterranean flavors of feta cheese, olives and lemon. —Patterson Watkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tip: You can make homemade pita chips by cutting a package of pita bread into wedges. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon pepper and 1 teaspoon coarse salt. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool; store in an airtight container.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups roasted garlic hummus
  • 3/4 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Greek olives, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or baked pita chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables or chips) equals 83 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Spread hummus onto a 12-in. round serving platter; top with roasted peppers.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the spinach, lemon juice, oil, basil and mint. Using a slotted spoon, spoon spinach mixture over peppers. Top with cheese, olives and onion. Serve with vegetables or pita chips. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Mediterranean Layered Dip in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p7

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables or chips) equals 83 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"I was looking for a new, lighter appetizer for our annual Christmas Eve family get-together. I love hummus and fresh veggies, and this fit in nicely with some of our stand-bys that are more calorie-heavy. I did make a couple of changes - since I roasted the peppers myself and they were quite soft, I blended them in with the homemade hummus and they added a great flavor. I also left off the feta cheese to make it dairy-free. Easy recipe and good taste."

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Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Wow...this is a fantastic recipe. I made it for a family get together this past Memorial Day weekend and everyone zeroed in on it immediately. The flavors are great together and the little bit I had leftover tasted even better the next day. If you are a fan of Mediterranean flavors, this is the appetizer for you!"

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Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"Incredible way to dress up store bought hummus!"

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