Mediterranean Dip

Mediterranean dip is a fabulous blend of flavors!  One scoopful and you’ll be hooked!
Mediterranean dip that is layered with cream cheese, Greek yogurt, hummus and veggies!  Absolutely delilous! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 

Two to three nights a year, my family enjoys snack night for dinner.   These special occasions include Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and Super Bowl Sunday.  It is pure gluttony.  We eat with total abandon!  We all really look forward to these nights because anything goes.  However, there are a few must haves on the menu.  These include my guacamole (my 8 year old is an avocado fiend) and something with Velveeta.  We all know it isn’t a party without Velveeta.  I usually make an assortment of cold dips and hot dips.  Our proteins are usually Little Smokies and chicken wings.

Mediterranean dip that is layered with cream cheese, Greek yogurt, hummus and veggies!  Absolutely delilous! www.lemonsforlulu.com

But that’s not all my friends.  I have a chocolate popcorn recipe reserved just for these events.  And you know we have to have nachos.  Because I am a mom, I cut up peppers and fruit to balance out the fat.  But these go largely untouched.  And I don’t care.  This is one night were we all break the rules.  I mean we get to eat with our hands!  Plates are strictly optional.  Everyone is two -fisting it, with one fist holding dessert!  A kids dream, to eat dessert and dinner at the same time!!!!!  No one sits because we have to rotate around the table to sample everything.  Bowls, hot plates, dip bowls, chip bags and sweets litter the table to the fullest.  These are nights I never have to get after any one to eat or to stop talking.  In fact there isn’t any talking because all our mouths are crammed with deliciousness!  Alas, this doesn’t last long.  We fill up quickly.  Party comes to a halt.  We find ourselves feeling a bit down.  Partly because we are literally weighed down by all the cholesterol laden, high fat food.  And partly because this meal held such anticipation.  Come on, this is snack night after all.  We’ve cheated the norm!   Everyone backs away from the table in horror.  No one can look at whats left because then you have to face the reality of what’s been consumed.  My dog will get a few Smokies.  I keep what’s salvageable.  Somethings I cannot look at again without vomiting, therefore must be disposed of immediately.  The word Velveeta must not be ushered for another year!  Yes, we move heavily to our next activity, which hopefully involves sitting.  Rolaids is now our friend.

This year, I’ll be adding Mediterranean Dip to the rotation.  It is has a rich taste without the guilt.  Unless of course I eat it all by myself, which is certainly not out of the question.

Mediterranean dip that is layered with cream cheese, Greek yogurt, hummus and veggies!  Absolutely delilous! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 

 

 

Mediterranean Dip

Mediterranean Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 oz package softened cream cheese
  • 6 oz Greek style yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Greek seasoning
  • Hummus (10oz)
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 small cucumber diced
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • chopped parsly

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine the softened cream cheese and the Greek yogurt until combined and spreadable.  Add in the garlic and the seasoning.  Spread  onto a serving plate.  Top with Hummus.  I used a traditional flavor, but you could use whatever flavor you like.  Top hummus with diced cucumber, diced tomatoes, olives and feta.  Garnish with parsley.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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25 Responses

  1. Hannah

    Oooh, I’ve had this dip personally and I can say it is dee-licious! Love that it all the different ingredients remind me of things my Greek grandmother has made over the years. Perfect blend good ol’ American with the cream cheese and some Mediterranean spice!

    • Thanks! It is tasty. Tastes good the next day too. I should know because I just about polished it off by myself!

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  5. Donna

    What does 1 tsp of Greek Seasoning mean? What kind ? Please be more specific. Love to make this !

    • You could use Italian seasoning too!

  6. This is a great dip, Tanya. Love the flavors in it. Like you, I have my snack day/nights, too, with Super Bowl Sunday being the premiere event. Your dip will do very well — if I “remember” to serve it. I can be so forgetful — but I have a tasty time of it after everyone leaves. Thanks for sharing, Tanya.

    • This is one of those dips that I hope for leftovers, so I can eat it for lunch the next day! Thanks John!

  7. sassrh

    What sort of crackers do you normally serve this with?

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  9. This sounds great! Wouldn’t have thought to put this together, but great idea! Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to try it!

    • It’s a crowd pleaser thats for sure! Thank you Patricia!

  10. Brandy Barrett

    This dip is incredible!!!! I made it last night and served it today. The flavors were set and it was amazing. I was asked for the recipe several times! I actually served it with Indian naan bread slices and it was amazing with the 2 flavors complimenting each other. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!

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