Greek layered hummus dip is an easy appetizer with Mediterranean flavors from feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and made healthy when served with fresh veggies.
Make a platter of layered Greek hummus dip with salty feta, creamy hummus and Kalamata olives for a healthy Mediterranean inspired appetizer or snack.
Serve with veggies or pita chips as an easy recipe!
A few years back, my sister Allison brought this Greek layer dip with tzatziki to our Christmas celebration. It was the perfect addition to our holiday table and looked festive with the red and green colors.
And let me tell you, it was delish. Our family demolished that hummus dip.
Mind you, we are not even a smidgeon Greek (like you couldn't tell) but I've gotta admit - I haven't stopped thinking about this hummus dip recipe ever since. Yes, I fixate on food. It's what I do.
But truly, my preoccupation is not without reason...The flavors in this healthy recipe are downright mouth watering!
A hummus dip on its own is okay, but that's for like - I don't know....Tuesday.
So let's get making this party dip instead, shall we?
One of the reasons you'll love this easy recipe is because there is no cooking required. Chop a few veggies, grab a few ingredients from the grocery store and you are sitting pretty, my friends! You could even do some dipping with Mediterranean roasted veggies to make it extra healthy!
If you want to go the extra mile, you can even make your own hummus. It's not hard, I promise!
Ingredients in Layered Hummus Dip
Let's talk for a quick second about this Mediterranean dip. I mean, if there was such a thing as Greek nacho dip, this would be it!
- Vegetables - cucumber, a classic in Greek food plus cherry or grape tomatoes and slivered red onion for a little bite
- extra virgin olive oil
- lemon juice to add some brightness
- Spices - oregano, garlic, dill, parsley, salt & pepper
- tangy and cool Greek yogurt
- Creamy, velvety hummus
- Kalamata olives for a salty and briny bite
- Feta for a rich, tangy flavor
Okay, hummus with feta cheese is amazing. But adding all these other related flavors....YUM!!!
How to Make Greek Hummus Dip
Like I said, this recipe is more about assembly than cooking anything. And as usual, I have shortcut recommendations for you!
Step 1: Get your veggies going
You'll dice half the cucumber and add tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder and half the oregano. Give it a tiny shower of some salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Whew! We're practically halfway done!
Step 2: Make the cucumber dip, officially known as tzatziki sauce
If you've ever had a gyro (pronounced year-oh, not gi-roh, in case you're wondering), then you've probably had this tasty Greek yogurt based sauce.
To make the cucumber sauce shred cucumber, add Greek yogurt, garlic, dill, some more oregano and lemon juice. Again, a dash of salt and pepper.
Stir to combine. Remember, we're making layered hummus dip here.
Shortcut: if you're not up for it, you can buy pre-made tzatziki sauce. You know I won't judge.
Step 3: Spread the hummus. Top with a layer of the Greek yogurt tzatziki mixture.
Use a slotted spoon to drain excess liquid from the seasoned tomato, red onion, and cucumber mixture before spreading on top of the Tzatziki sauce.
Finally, add the Kalamata olives, followed by the crumbled Feta and fresh chopped parsley. Serve with veggies and pita chips for dipping.
Or heck, serve the layered hummus dip with Triscuits. Whatever makes you happy makes me happy!
For best results, prepare the tomato-cucumber mixture and the Tzatziki sauce the night before to give the flavors a chance to combine. If preparing in advance, cover and store in the refrigerator until just before ready to use.
Other Mediterranean inspired recipes you'll love:
- Mediterranean Chopped Salad
- Italian Farro Salad with Feta
- Mediterranean Roasted Veggies
- Whipped Feta Dip
Greek Layered Hummus Dip
- 1 large seedless cucumber peeled and cut in half
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes chopped
- ½ small red onion sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoon lemon juice divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano divided
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 cup. plain Greek yogurt full fat
- 2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1½ cup hummus store bought or homemade
- ½ cup Kalamata olives chopped
- ½ cup Feta crumbled
- ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
- To Serve: Veggies for dipping and/or pita chips
- Dice one half of the cucumber and add to a large bowl, along with the tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, garlic powder, and half of the oregano. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cover and set aside until ready to use.
- To prepare the Tzatziki sauce, shred remaining cucumber with a box grater and place in another large bowl. Add Greek yogurt, minced garlic, dill, and the remaining oregano and lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cover and set aside until ready to use.
- Spread the hummus into a uniform layer on small serving platter (or in an 8” x 8” casserole dish).
- Top the hummus with an even layer of the Greek yogurt tzatziki mixture.
- Use a slotted spoon to drain excess liquid from the seasoned tomato, red onion, and cucumber mixture before spreading on top of the Tzatziki sauce.
- Add the Kalamata olives, followed by the crumbled Feta and fresh chopped parsley. Serve with veggies and pita chips for dipping.
This recipe shared at Meal Plan Monday