This seven layer dip recipe uses Greek flavors for a fun twist! You’ll love serving this Greek seven layer dip with crackers or pita chips. Recipe for homemade tzatziki sauce included.
Today, I’ve invited my sister to wax eloquent about all things Greek. I discovered my love of Greek food back when a college boyfriend introduced me to gyros, and I’ve been hooked ever since! I’m turning my blog over to Em now, to share this amazing dip with you.
Okay, I’ve eaten an entire container of Greek yogurt and John Stamos still hasn’t shown up to take his shirt off yet so this is total bull crap.
I’m always weirded out by people who self-identify their nationality without being asked. “Oh cool, you’re from Greece huh? Congratulations on your collapsing economy and bad pizza.”
Okay, I know the Greeks haven’t gotten everything wrong, they invented Democracy (before YouTube comments, obviously), and they give us all kinds of fun and useful mythological references (although trying to differentiate between Greek and Roman mythology is basically my Achilles heel), but how can we really trust a country that is so caught up in itself that it’s national anthem has 158 versus?
What the Greeks do have going for them though is a stellar cuisine. Being a vegetable-lover, I adore all Mediterranean cuisine. It’s simple, bright, versatile, and totally delicious.
Like all my recipes, this is pretty customizable. You can add green onions, cream cheese (with dill and lemon juice mixed in), chives, etc. or make a different variety of hummus or tzaziki.
If you don’t know what tzaziki is, don’t feel stupid, nobody knows it by it’s real name. Basically, it’s a simple cucumber sauce made with Greek yogurt and dill (recipe is below). If you’ve eaten a gyro, you’ve eaten tzaziki. If you haven’t eaten a gyro, then may God have mercy on your soul because you are REALLY missing out on a wonderful part of life.
This little plate of wonders is fantastic for parties and entertaining. Serve with vegetables or pita chips.
Want more? Try these party pleasers!
- 1 ½ Cup hummus
- 1 Cup tzaziki
- 1 Cup cucumbers, seeded and diced
- 1 Cup tomatoes, seeded and diced
- ½ Cup Kalamata olives, chopped
- ½ Cup crumbled Feta cheese
- ⅛ – ¼ Cup parsley, minced
- Spread the hummus in the bottom of a pie plate or small, shallow baking dish.
- Spread tzaziki in a layer, then create layers by sprinkling the cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta, and parsley.
- Cover and chill at least two hours.
- ½ Cup cucumber, chopped
- 2 Cups plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 1 small bunch of dill leaves, chopped
- 2 sprigs of mint leaves, chopped
- pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth.