Friday, April 9, 2010

Greek Seven Layer Dip

I have certain friends that, when they endorse and share a recipe with me, I immediately put it on my "must try" list. Friends whose food tastes have proven their worth time and time again that when they talk food, my ears perk up. And yes, of course I am talking about you.

A good friend of mine, who I miss since we both moved away from DC, emailed me this recipe idea recently and it took me mere days before it was on the Sweet Pea table. SPH loved it. I loved it. The boys loved it. A true make-again. And so healthful too!

Greek Seven Layer Dip

1 - 8 ounce package reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup minced chives or green onions
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup shredded cucumber, drained well
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2 cups hummus (my favorite recipe is here, or you can use store bought if you must)
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup sliced kalamata olives
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
1 medium tomato, diced
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

Prepare the dip's "tzatziki-like" base:

Soften the cream cheese by either letting it sit out on the kitchen counter for about 30 minutes before you are ready to use it or popping it in the microwave for 20 seconds on defrost. Add the chives, mint, cucumber and salt, mixing well.

Spread the cream cheese mixture on the bottom of serving dish. Top with hummus.

Then top with the cucumber, olives, feta, tomato and red onion. Serve with pita chips.


Have a sweet weekend-

1 comment:

Deep in the Heart said...

Grr. I already posted a comment for this one and was rejected. Let me try again. Love the changes you made and so glad it was a hit with the SPF. I'm sending this to some of my friends because your version looks even prettier than mine.