Greek Seven Layer Dip

December 31, 2016

Seven Layer Greek Dip is a fun Mediterranean spin on the classic version we’re all used to! This dip begins with a layer of freshly made hummus then it’s topped with a creamy, garlic-herb Greek yogurt layer then a layer of English cucumbers, grape tomatoes, black or kalamata olives, then finally it’s finished with feta and red onions. Don’t you just want to dive into all that goodness?

Greek Seven Layer Dip made with hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta, olives and herbs.

Greek Seven Layer Dip

I love that this is such a delicious yet healthy appetizer or snack to serve at parties (double the recipe for a larger crowd and spread into a 13 by 9-inch dish). Usually party foods are always pretty indulgent but this one is loaded with good for you ingredients.

Part of what makes this a healthy dip are the garbanzo beans (aka chick peas) which are part of the pulse family.

Hummus in food processor.

What is a Pulse?

You may not have heard the term “pulses” much before but you’re probably already eating the all the time. Pulses are any of the the following food items; beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils. Every 1/2 cup of cooked pulses delivers 9 grams of protein!

Pulses are so versatile and with just a few seasoning they become so delicious.

Not only are pulses so tasty, they are a healthy, sustainable food source. I’ve taken the pulse pledge this year and so should you!

Greek Seven Layer Dip | Cooking Classy

Add More Pulses to Your Diet!

When you do, you commit to eating pulses once a week for 10 weeks and join a global food movement.

Eating dry peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas helps reduce your carbon footprint – and it’s great for your health. All you have to do is visit PulsePledge.com and sign up!

Then start out your pledge with this amazing Seven Layer Greek Dip!

More Greek Recipes You’ll Love

 

Greek Seven Layer Dip

5 from 6 votes
Seven Layer Greek Dip is a fun Mediterranean spin on the classic version we're all used to! This dip begins with a layer of freshly made hummus then it's topped with a creamy, garlic-herb Greek yogurt layer then a layer of English cucumbers, grape tomatoes, black or kalamata olives, then finally it's finished with feta and red onions. Don't you just want to dive into all that goodness?
Servings: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.5 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained and 1/4 cup liquid from can reserved*
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 small garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt , or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/3 cups thick plain Greek yogurt , such as Fage
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh dill
  • 1 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1 cup diced grape tomatoes or Roma tomatoes (drain off excess liquid after cutting)
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives or kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 Tbsp chopped red onion , rinsed and drained

Instructions

  1. Add drained garbanzo beans to a food processor along with tahini, lemon juice, 1 clove of garlic, cumin and 1/2 tsp salt. Pulse for about 1 minute then with food processor running slowly pour olive oil and 2 Tbsp of the liquid from the chick peas into the food processor. Hummus should be somewhat thick, but add more of the liquid as needed 1 Tbsp at a time. Spread hummus into an even layer in an 11 by 7-inch or 8 by 8-inch baking dish (at this point chill through if you have time).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl stir together Greek yogurt with parsley, dill and remaining garlic. Dollop mixture over hummus layer in dish and spread into an even layer. Top with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta and onions. Serve with pita chips (serve immediately after sprinkling veggies over top for best results). Store in refrigerator.
  3. *I made a double batch of the hummus so I could save half for later. If you want to do this just double eveything from the garbanzo beans to the olive oil then only use half of it for the dip.
  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Greek Seven Layer Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 604mg26%
Potassium 403mg12%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Seven Layer Dip
Author: Jaclyn