7-Layer Greek Dip

This dip is full of things that are good (or at least not bad!) for you–hummus, light cream cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, chopped Kalamata olives, green onions, feta cheese, and a sprinkling of parsley. Plus, you can either scoop it up with whole-wheat pita chips or even vegetables. It’s a great variation of the classic Mexican 7-layer Dip minus the sour cream and cheddar cheese.

You want to use a pie plate or a small baking dish. You’ll start out with a layer of cream cheese (light cream cheese works great!) whipped together with lemon juice, garlic, and Italian (or Greek) seasonings.

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Then you’ll add a layer of hummus. You can use your favorite recipe or store-bought.  If you’re using store-bought, those plastic containers in the deli section are the perfect amount.

You’ll need a few other things, and a quick shortcut for some of them is to make a stop at the tapas bar in the deli section. I grabbed marinated olives, roasted garlic and some roasted tomatoes.  I used the roasted garlic cloves in the cream cheese layer, and I mixed in some of the roasted tomatoes with the olive layer.


Speaking of the olive layer- sprinkle on some diced kalamata olives (which, by the way, are my favorite olives. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re milder than green olives but have a slightly more complex, grown-up flavor than black olives).

Top that with diced cucumbers and tomatoes.  You can just toss them on as-is, or I like to actually toss them in a bowl with a little flavored olive oil (Rosemary, Basil, or Lemon are my favorites here) and a little salt and pepper and even an extra pinch of Greek Seasoning.

 

After those go on, top with Feta cheese (you can use plain, or flavored, regular or light).

And also some fresh parsley.  Another little tip I have is to drizzle with just a bit of flavored olive oil before serving.

It gives it an amazing flavor burst and adds richness.

And that’s it!  Wrap it up and let it chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Then just serve it with pita chips, fresh vegetables, or chunks of freshly baked flatbread

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Seven-Layer Greek Dip

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Ingredients

  • 1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened (I used low-fat)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed or Greek seasoning (salt free–go for a mix that just has herbs)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (plus lemon zest if you like)
  • 1 1/2 cups hummus
  • 1/2 cups chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1 cups seeded, diced cucumbers
  • 1 cups seeded, diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cups chopped green onions (about 3 green onions completely chopped)
  • 1/2 cups crumbled Feta cheese
  • 1/81/4 cups minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. With an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, milk, seasoning, garlic, lemon juice and zest until light and fluffy. Spread in the bottom of a pie plate or a small, shallow baking dish. Then spread a layer of hummus. In order, create layers by sprinkling the olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, Feta cheese, and parsley. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with pita chips, fresh vegetables, and/or flatbread

Notes

  • – I like to grab things like olives, roasted garlic, and marinated roasted tomatoes at the olive bar in the deli.
  • – I also toss my cucumbers and tomatoes with a little olive oil, salt and pepper before adding to the dip.
  • – Lastly, I like to drizzle on a little flavored olive oil right before serving for a finishing touch.

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74 comments

  1. wow, that looks so good. Would love to hear some more detox recipes. Had way to much sugar this holiday season and it is very hard to go cold turkey. I just found your blog, so when does your cookbook come out? Happy detox!

  2. Oh, I LOVE Greek salads, and this looks delicious. I also love the idea of spreading it on a pizza crust, as someone else suggested. When I make my own Greek salad, I use the Seeds of Change feta vinaigrette; it might be yummy to mix the veggies with a bit of that before topping on this. It has a really nice flavor with a bit of sweetness, which is particularly nice if your tomatoes aren't as sweet as you'd like.

  3. ok, I tried store bought hummus once and thought it was totally gross, I'll try it again when I buy your cookbook and see if I still think its gross after that!! lol…can't wait to get your cookbook!!

  4. Oh YUM! I love seven layer dip and I LOVE greek salad. I think you are my new favourite person. Will definitely have to try this… STAT!

  5. Completely delicious and a huge hit. Homemade hummus is a must and homemade pita is a wonderful thing. You ladies have heard of "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day", right? It has changed my life…

  6. So refreshing to see a different variety of a layer dip rather than the normal mexican-dip version. Sounds delish, I'll have to try it.

  7. sounds fabulous! I love the idea of a 7 layer dip that doesn't make you completely guilty. doesn't hurt that I adore hummus and feta. yummy!

  8. I made this for a party last week and it was a hit! I made my own hummus using the recipe on the can of garbanzos but I can't wait to see yours in the cookbook!

    This dip keeps really well. I made it last Saturday and it's now Friday and the leftovers are still good and taste fresh.

  9. Made this for a party this week and it was delicious! I like how fresh it is with all the veggies… The cream cheese spread that makes up the bottom layer is a winner all by itself, too! 🙂

  10. I love this recipe and I have made it for several occasions. It’s classy looking, easy to make, healthy and tastes great!!! THANK YOU

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE this dip!! WE love using plain Greek yogurt in place of the cream cheese and it is SOOOO yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!

  12. HELP! My printer is out of order ao I could not print the recipe for 7 Layer Greek Dip. If I don’t get it soon, I’ll be losing sleep over it!! 🙂
    Love your website and all your great ideas. Keep up the good work. Many thank, Joan

  13. I LOVE this dip and want to make it for dinner tonight (having the parents over). But, I need an idea of what to serve along side it. It’s more of a side dish. What would be a good main dish to go along with this? I thought of Greek tacos but those seemed too similar since you’d top them with all the same things. Any ideas? I’m at a loss! Thanks!

    1. Honestly, I eat this as a main dish all the time, hahaha! Just on flatbread or fresh pitas. But I know that’s weird. 🙂 You could still marinade some chicken in the Greek Dressing and grill it, or just do burgers or a salad or something. Clearly I’m not overly inspired right now, haha!

  14. Made this last night for our New Year’s Eve Party. It was the first appetizer that was devoured!!! DEEEELISH! Used whipped cream cheese and did not use parsley as we didn’t have it. Recipe is a keeper! Thanks…

  15. I shared this recipe with my wife this morning, and she loved what she saw! I hinted that it would be nice to have something special this evening while watching the news coverage of the Republican Primary election results in Florida. Voila ~ we had this delicious 7-layer Greek Dip served to us with Pita Chips! It made a meal for my son ~ my wife and I enjoyed our portion, too!

  16. This dip is so great. I’ve used a variation of the recipe before that omits the cream cheese/garlic/greek seasoning layer, which was still great, but this version is so much more flavorful and addicitve!

  17. You could also use the same ingredients and layer a Greek salad, just start with some romaine lettuce underneath and build from there. Very nice…thanks!

  18. This dip was a hit!! It was so easy to make too. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your website&can’t wait to try more recipes.

  19. This was a HUGE hit at my Easter dinner, everybody LOVED IT. I ran out of bread and would eat this with a spoon! Since I hate cream cheese I subbed some Tzatziki instead. AMAZING!!!

  20. I made this recipe and when I showed it to my husband he asked where I bought it. It taste so delicious I had to send the recipe to my Mom and sister in L.A. Thank you for sharing this, you have a huge fan. 🙂

  21. I love this recipe! I made it in a small container rather than a big serving size and just layered each ingredient accordingly (no measuring involved except for counting calories). I also didn’t make the cream cheese layer b/c I didn’t have any on hand and it still came out wonderful! I served it with Stacy’s Naked Pita Chips or you could eat it by itself 🙂

  22. I made this for an event last night and though it looked great, I was disappointed in the results. The juice from the tomatoes made the dish very watery and it was not a hit with the crowd. Maybe the tomatoes should be sprinkled with salt and drained for a bit before adding them to the dip? Great idea just needs some revamping on how to avoid the watery issue.

    Thanks

    1. I make this a lot, and I always use the small Italian Plum style tomatoes. They aren’t as seedy and watery as regular tomatoes. I’ve never had trouble with too much “wetness” using the plum tomatoes. I also usually make this with canned artichokes (seasoned or unseasoned, whatever I have in the cupboard), instead of the cucumbers. I like it that way much better.

  23. Hummus is an Arabic word (حمّص ḥummuṣ) meaning “chickpeas” and the complete name of the prepared spread in Arabic is حمّص بطحينة ḥummuṣ bi ṭaḥīna which means “chickpeas with tahini”.[3][4] Spellings of the word in English can be inconsistent.[5] “Houmous” is the standard spelling in British English. Among other spellings are hummus, hummous, hommos, humos, hommus and hoummos. So Actually it would be a Arabic 7 layer dip, and awesome never the less! 🙂

  24. Hi there, this is my new go to recipe. ALWAYS get compliments. I drizzle some reduced balsamic vinegar and olive oil for more flavour- SO SO GOOD.

    Thanks! n.

  25. Kate,
    i just followed your 7 layer Greek dip and its in the refrigerator for 2 hours. It was very easy to make and I will let you know later how it tastes. I am certain it will taste great!
    Go on my pinterest “Greek” page to see the picture of the 7 Layer Dip.

    Thanks,
    Pete

  26. Would this taste weird if I made it using red pepper hummus? I have whole bunch in the fridge and it seems silly for me to make or buy new stuff while the other stuff goes to waste. Has anyone tried making it with red pepper hummus?

  27. This is my go-to dip. People beg me to bring it to parties and for the recipe. Always a hit. I use Trader Joes 21 Seasoning instead of the Greek and minced garlic and also add lemon zest to the cream cheese layer. The bomb!

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