We eat a lot of hummus in our house. It's a great, healthy dip, but sometimes it needs to be dressed up for a night out on the town. (AKA: I need something to take to a party and usually have these ingredients at home already.) Enter, 5 layer Greek dip...
Start with hummus. I've got a simple recipe for homemade hummus below. In a pinch, store-bought works just as well! Here's what you'll need to pick up at the store:
-Hummus (homemade or store bought)
-red bell pepper
If you've never made hummus at home, it's easier than you'd think. Plus it's more cost effective than buying it premade, even if you're using organic ingredients.
-Two 15 oz. cans of chickpeas/garbanzo beans
-1/3 cup of liquid from the can of chickpeas
-2 cloves of garlic finely minced or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
-Juice from 1/2 lemon
-3 tablespoons of olive or grapeseed oil
-2 tablespoons of tahini (sesame seed paste)
-1 teaspoon of salt
Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a food processor until the consistency is smooth. Yes, it's that easy.
1. Finely chop olive, bell pepper, cucumber, and dill.
2. Spread hummus about 1-2 inches thick in the bottom of a wide serving dish.
3. Sprinkle the vegetables evenly over the hummus.
4. Crumble feta cheese on top.
5. Sprinkle bits of dill and serve with warm pita slices. Enjoy!
OTHER GREAT DIPS...
Savory Crab Dip ( my fav!!!)
Q: What are your last minute I-need-something-to-take-to-a-party recipes?