A simple recipe for Layer Greek Dip incorporates hummus, tzatziki sauce, cucumber, tomatoes, and feta cheese to make a delicious appetizer.
The tangy flavors of tzatziki and feta are the perfect additions to so many dips and recipes. This delicious Greek dip combines those tangy flavors with rich hummus, marinated vegetables, and crunchy pita chips. It’s an excellent cold dip to serve at any party or gathering.
What Is Layer Greek Dip?
Layer Greek Dip is a Mediterranean spin on the popular 7-Layer Dip. 7-Layer Dips typically have a bean mixture at the bottom and layers of creamy sauces, and flavorful vegetables in the middle. It’s topped with cheese and garnished with olives, green onions, or other fresh herbs.
This tasty Greek layer dip contains hummus, tzatziki, marinated vegetables, feta cheese, and black olives. It’s the perfect party dip or appetizer.
Ingredients You’ll Need for Layer Greek Dip
- Hummus – Hummus is a garbanzo bean spread. It’s made with garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and spices. It is creamy and delicious. For this recipe, use prepackaged hummus or create homemade hummus.
- Tzatziki – Tzatziki sauce is a tangy yogurt sauce with dill and cucumber. It brings so much flavor to this layered dip. Buy prepackaged tzatziki or make homemade tzatziki.
- Tomatoes – Diced cherry tomatoes add color and flavor to this dip.
- Cucumbers – Add a little crunch with diced cucumbers. The crunch is so delicious in a creamy dip like this.
- Greek Vinaigrette – A vinaigrette adds more flavor to the cucumbers and tomatoes. And the dip overall. It’s the perfect tangy balance of flavor.
- Feta Cheese – No Greek-inspired recipe is complete without some Feta cheese crumbled on top! Use feta cheese crumbles or crumble it from a full block of Feta.
- Black Olives – If you’re an olive lover, add a few sliced black olives to this dip. If you don’t like olives, then just skip them!
How to Make Layer Greek Dip
This is an easy dip to assemble. The result is a delicious appetizer that people will love.
Layer 1 – First, spread hummus evenly over the bottom of a serving dish. Use either homemade or store-bought hummus. Hummus from the store saves you time and prep work. But, this homemade hummus recipe is easy and inexpensive.
Layer 2 – The second layer of this Greek dip is tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki is a tangy yogurt spread. It is available at most grocery stores. Typically, it is located near the hummus or the refrigerated dressings.
Save a little money and make your own tzatziki. This homemade tzatziki sauce recipe is easy to follow and delicious.
Spread the tzatziki over top of the hummus. Don’t bring it all the way to the edge of the bowl. Then the hummus layer is still visible.
Layer 3 – The next layer is a marinated vegetable mixture. This mixture should contain cucumbers and tomatoes. But if you want to add more, consider using red bell pepper and red onion as well. The fresh veggies add texture and additional flavor to the dip. Marinating them in a bit of Greek vinaigrette further enhances that flavor.
To make the marinated cucumber and tomatoes, dice the cucumber into thin pieces. Then quarter a cup of cherry tomatoes. Add them to a separate bowl. Add any additional fresh vegetables you desire. Pour a one-quarter cup of Greek Vinaigrette dressing over the tomatoes and cucumbers. Mix until the vegetables are thoroughly coated in dressing.
Scoop the cucumbers and tomatoes out of the bowl onto the tzatziki layer of the dip. Try to avoid spooning out large amounts of dressing. Any excess liquid will turn the dip soupy over time.
Layer 4 – Next, add the crumbled feta cheese. Use either pre-crumbled feta or crumble a block of cheese. Top with black olives. Add an optional garnish of fresh parsley or fresh dill.
Serve this dip cold! It’s the perfect refreshing dip on a warm day.
What Chips Pair Best with This Dip?
This Greek layered hummus dip is best with a thick and crunchy chip! They are great for scooping and don’t break easily.
- Pita Chips – Pita chips are the best chips for Greek dips. They are thick and crunchy. Plus, pita is meant to be served with Greek food!
- Pretzel Chips – Pretzel chips are also thick and crunchy. The salty flavor pairs well with this tangy dip.
- Tortilla Chips – A thick tortilla chip also pairs well with layered Greek dip. The thicker the better for scooping up hummus and veggies.
Can You Prepare This Dip in Advance?
Yes! This Greek layered dip can be prepared up to an hour in advance. Layer Greek Dip is best cold, so refrigerating after preparation is ideal. Cover the dish with cling wrap and keep it in the refrigerator.
However, I wouldn’t recommend storing it for more than an hour. Over time the liquids in the dip separate. Then they pool on top of the dip. If you need to prepare a day or two in advance, prep each layer of the dip separately. Store the hummus, tzatziki, and marinated vegetables in the refrigerator in separate airtight containers. On the day of your event, stir each of the ingredients. Then create the layers.
Turn It Into Dinner!
Looking for an easy dinner? Serve this Greek hummus dip with warm pita bread and grilled chicken. Make a wrap or enjoy each element separately for a simple and delicious meal.
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Layered Greek Dip
- 10 oz hummus homemade or pre-packaged
- 1 cup cucumber diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
- 1/4 cup Greek Vinaigrette dressing
- 1/2 cup Tzatziki sauce homemade or pre-packaged
- 4 oz Feta cheese crumbled
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- Spread hummus over the bottom of a serving dish.
- Spread tzatziki sauce over the hummus.
- Dice 1 cup of cucumber. Quarter 1 cup cherry tomatoes. Add to separate bowl. Add 1/2 cup of Greek Vinaigrette dressing. Stir until cucumber and tomato are thoroughly coated in dressing.
- Spread the cucumber and tomato mixture over the tzatziki sauce. Use a spoon and avoid adding a lot of liquid to the dip.
- Sprinkle 4 oz of crumbled feta cheese over the cucumber and tomatoes.
- Garnish with olives and fresh herbs.