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Mediterranean Layer Dip

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Mediterranean Layer Dip

Ingredients

16 oz. Store Bought Hummus
1 – 12 oz. Jar Roasted Red Peppers, drained
2 Cups Greek Yogurt
½ tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Cups Feta Cheese (separated)
1 Cup Kalamata Olives, coarsely chopped
1 ½ Cups Diced Cucumber, seeds removed
1 ½ Cups Chopped Tomato, seeds removed
½ Cup Scallions, chopped
½ Cup Fresh Dill, chopped
Pita Chips, Crackers and Fresh Veggie for dipping

Directions

Step 1
Add the roasted red peppers into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.

Step 2
In a small bowl combine the yogurt, garlic powder, red wine vinegar and olive oil.  Stir together and set aside.

Step 3 – Assemble
Using whatever dish you like ( glass is nice so you can see the layers but you can also do this free form on a flat platter ) begin to assemble the dip.

For the first layer spread the hummus all over the bottom of the dish. Next spread the roasted red pepper puree over the hummus, smoothing it out with a spatula, then sprinkle the pepper puree with 1 cup feta cheese crumbles. Next, dollop the greek yogurt mixture all over the feta layer and smooth it out with a spatula.

For the final layer sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the top of the dish. There is no rhyme or reason to this but I like to alternate between all of the ingredients so that there are lots of colors popping through and then I like to finish with a final sprinkle of the dill. It will look very fresh and colorful when you are done. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Place the whole serving dish out along with the dippers of your choice and enjoy!

TIP
If you want to make this dip ahead of time I recommend preparing the hummus layer, roasted pepper layer, feta cheese layer and the yogurt layer and then refrigerating the dish. Chop all of the toppings and then sprinkle them on top just before serving.  There is a lot of moisture in the veggies and by adding them last minute you will avoid creating a watery layer of liquid, which will natural occur after the dish sits out for a while. It still tastes yummy, but doesn’t look as pretty!