Five layers of delicious Greek flavor in this low calorie dip, lemony and garlickly hummus, topped with cucumber tzatziki, lettuce, greek salad and topped with salty feta. Try this low-fat Greek Layer Hummus Dip at your next party.
The theme for this weeks Sunday Suppers is beans. Beans are a fantastic food. They are a complex carbohydrate and have a low glycemic index. They are also loaded with fiber and are a low-fat protein source. Wow! Beans are little miracle workers. I always have dry and canned beans in my pantry. They are so incredibly versatile that I had trouble deciding what to do with them. I am still on a quest to make the best baked beans from scratch using dry beans. I haven’t mastered it yet. I could have tried again. There is always bean salad or my latest obsession, beans with pasta. In the end, I went with hummus. I know it certainly isn’t unique, but it sure does look pretty in this layered dip. So I started with a basic hummus recipe. To me, hummus must be loaded with lemon and garlic, the more the better. I don’t bother with olive oil. It doesn’t need it; so why add the calories. The next layer is creamy tzatziki. I used my basic recipe from Leg of Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki. Cucumber and some fresh mint is the star of this layer. Next lettuce. Lettuce – yes for crunch. I sprinkled some oregano on it for added flavor. Then the pretty layer. Chunks of tomato, red pepper, black olives and green onion add a punch of flavor and color. Of course, it has to be topped with some salty, crumbled feta.
Be sure to make this dip in a glass bowl so the gorgeous layers are prominent. It will wet your guests appetite to see all the deliciousness and color. I also happen to think Greek Layer Hummus Dip would be perfect for Easter. Grab some fresh pita or pita chips. You also need a long spoon. I used a cocktail spoon. It has a long handle; so you can sink the spoon all the way down to the bottom to get a little bit of each scrumptious layer. You will be tempted to eat it right off the spoon. Plop it onto a baked pita chip and enjoy each luxurious bite. You might want to have a napkin ready. It is a little messy! You will be tempted to load your chip up. If there are any leftovers, fill a tortilla with some dip and enjoy a delectable lunch the next day.
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Greek Layer Hummus Dip #SundaySupper
Layer 1 - Hummus:
- 1 can (15.5 oz.) garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 garlic cloves , minced
- 2 tbsp . tahini
- Juice of one lemon
- 1/2 tsp . kosher salt
- 3 tbsp . water
Layer 2 - Tzatziki:
- 1 1/2 cups 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup chopped English cucumber
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 tsp . fresh chopped mint
- 2 tsp . rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp . kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp . fresh ground black pepper
Layer 3 - Lettuce:
- 2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1/2 tsp . dried oregano
Layer 4 - Salad:
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 1/3 cup chopped kalamata olives
- 1 tbsp . red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup reduced fat crumbled feta
In a food processor, puree all the ingredients for the hummus.
Spoon into the bottom of a 6 or 8 cup bowl.
In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients for the tzatziki.
Spoon on top of the hummus.
Layer lettuce on top of the tzatziki and sprinkle with oregano.
In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients for the salad. Toss well to coat all the vegetables with the vinegar.
Using a slotted spoon, spoon the salad over the lettuce. Do not use the liquid.
Sprinkle feta on top.
You can cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
1 Weight Watchers smart point.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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