Layer Greek Dip – A Layered Mediterranean Inspired Recipe

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. 

Layered Greek Dip on a cutting board with pita chips.

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.
Layer Greek dip ingredients (hummus, tzatziki, bowl of chopped cucumber and tomatoes, bowl of black olives) on a countertop.
  • 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. 

Hummus in a gray serving dish.

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.

Tzatziki sauce spread over hummus in a gray serving dish.

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.

Diced cucumbers and tomatoes over layers of tzatziki and hummus in a gray serving bowl.

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. 

Layer Greek dip made with layers of hummus, tzatziki, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, and parsley in a gray serving bowl.

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 chip dipping into layer Greek dip.
  • 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.

Greek dip in bowl with pita chips.

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.

More Delicious Dip Recipes

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Layered Greek Dip

Simple recipe for Layered Greek Dip incorporates hummus, tzatziki sauce, cucumber, tomatoes and feta cheese to make a delicious appetizer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Dips
Servings 10 people


  • 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.


Homemade Hummus

Add one 15.5 oz can of garbanzo beans (aka chick peas) drained and rinsed, 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp fresh garlic, 1/8 tsp ground cumin, a sprinkle of paprika plus salt and pepper to a small food processor.
Blend until smooth. More olive oil may be needed for a creamier texture.

Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Add 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/8 cup of diced cucumber and 2 tsp dill to a small food processor.
Blend until cucumber is finely incorporated into sauce.
Keyword cold dip, Greek, hummus


  1. Greek cuisine is my absolute favourite! Thank you for tzatziki sause recipe 🙂 I will make that dip for dinner.

  2. I’m pretty sure I just drooled on my laptop. This looks SO GOOD. I love Greek food and I’ve been craving it a ridiculous amount lately. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to make a layered dip like this. So creative. I’ll definitely need to make it asap!

  3. Neely Moldovan

    Ohhhh this sounds so good! I have never had this before and now I want to make it!

  4. This looks so heavenly! I must try this recipe out soon. I love Greek cuisine and this calling my name!

  5. Wowow this looks so delicious! I’m definitely making this for the Superbowl “party” (and by party, I mean just me and my husband ha!)

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