Layered Greek Dip

Layered Greek Dip from Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on July 1, 2013 · 25 comments

I’m surrounded by olive haters. And cucumbers. Oh, and artichokes. Ok. I get the whole liver and beet thing. I don’t agree with it, but I get it. But olives? Cucumbers? Artichokes?…Really? Cucumbers and artichokes barely even have any taste, for goodness sake! 

Layered Greek Dip | Very Culinary

Anyway. In four years, I think I’ve posted three recipes that have olives. Because, ya, my family doesn’t like them. Poo poo on them.

With olives AND cucumbers, you can imagine how this recipe went over. But I really enjoyed it. I knew I would. I love hummus and feta. And pretty much anything that requires a chip as the utensil scores bonus points. I could live off of dip.

Layered Greek Dip | Very Culinary

I ate all of it by myself. Not in one sitting. Maybe.

Layered Greek Dip
Serves 16
Prep time: 20 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours

Ingredients
• 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
• 1 (10 ounce) container hummus (I used Sabra)
• 1/2 a medium cucumber (about 1 cup), diced small
• 2 Roma tomatoes, diced small
• 1 (2 ounce) can sliced black olives
• 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
• 1 scallion stalk, chopped
• Pita chips

Directions
In medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, garlic, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning until thoroughly combined and smooth.

Spread cream cheese mixture into a deep 9-inch pie plate (or shallow serving dish.) Evenly spread hummus on cream cheese layer. Top with cucumber, tomato, olives, feta cheese, and green onions. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours. Serve with pita chips.

(slightly adapted from BHG magazine)

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Jenifer March 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

I am with you, poopoo on the folks in my family that don’t like this recipe, I could live on dips, too. Thanks for this. Enjoy your site.

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Margaret March 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

That looks INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Amy @Very Culinary March 27, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Thank you, Margaret! It’s really good!

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Mary January 31, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Made this for a party..I had tripled the recipe….when I went to put it away all the hosts had taken a bit of it to take home…..it was absolutely wonderful…..

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Amy @Very Culinary January 31, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Awesome! That’s just the best, isn’t it? Thank you, Mary!

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Juls January 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

Going to make for the Super Bowl!

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Glenda January 1, 2014 at 7:11 am

Just got up, checking my favorite blogs, thinking I should get some breakfast (a cup of yogurt and a cup of coffee). I see this dip, and wish I was eating this for breakfast. It looks so yummy. I’m making this this week. Can’t wait to try it.

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Amy @Very Culinary January 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Great, enjoy! And thanks for stopping by!

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kim August 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm

enjoy

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Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper July 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I’m not a fan of olives either, but I often sub capers for olives.

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Stephanie July 10, 2013 at 8:02 am

This is like a cool Greek twist on seven-layer dip. I love hummus, but sometimes I find that it can get kind of boring on it’s own. I like the idea of adding all kinds of stuff to it to break it up a bit. And, agreed, anything that needs a chip of some sort as a vehicle to get it into your mouth is a winner in my book!

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Rachel July 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I would have totally shared that with you, AND you would have eaten all the olives. That’s because I’m an awesome friend. ;)

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Kimber July 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

I got this recipe from better homes and gardens a few years back. I accidentally mixed the hummus in with the “base” ingredients. A delicious mistake! I always make it that way now.

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Amy July 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Oooooh, I love that idea. Will try it next time!

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Happy Valley Chow July 2, 2013 at 8:51 am

Mmmm that sounds delicious, definitely a perfect summer side. Thanks for sharing :)

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Jen @ Savory Simple July 2, 2013 at 6:46 am

I am a lover of all things olive so this is right up my alley! I love how vibrant the colors of this dip are.

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Amy July 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Right? The colors…they just scream pretty. Thanks, Jen!

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mya m wilson July 1, 2013 at 9:53 pm

thank you for sharing.

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Sues July 1, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Haha I finally got my husband to finally be OK with cucumbers… but he still hates beets. However, thank goodness he LOVES olives or else I might die. This dip is extraordinary… I could probably eat an entire platter myself!

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Joanne July 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

I have to admit, I’m not big on cucumbers…but that’s kind of BECAUSE they have no taste. Olives though…I could eat em in spades! This dip is something i could eat in one sitting. Just saying.

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Aggie July 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Um yes please. Pass the pita chips and plate :)

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Cassie | Bake Your Day July 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

These are some of my favorite flavors! What a great summer dip.

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Julia July 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I love everything about this dip. My family wouldn’t touch any part of it with a 10 foot pole. More for me :)

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Amy J July 1, 2013 at 8:19 am

This sounds yummy! Will have to try the recipe :-) Thanks for sharing!

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Tieghan July 1, 2013 at 6:32 am

Amazing! I love greek food!

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