Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mediterranean Layer Dip
(adapted from Midwest Living)

Mediterranean Layer Dip

I am addicted to this appetizer that my sister frequently makes. It is fresh, and healthy, and full of flavor...winning combination!

16 oz Hummus (I like Mediterranean Hummus from Trader Joe’s)
8 oz Tapenade (Trader Joe’s again, refrigerated section)
2 cups shredded fresh spinach 
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onion

Combine together and set aside:
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cup chopped cucumber (I like persian cucumbers)
3 TBS snipped flat leaf parsley
4 tsp snipped fresh mint leaves
2+ tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper

Assemble just before serving:
Spread hummus on a 12 inch serving platter; arrange spinach over hummus, leaving a 1 inch border of hummus. Spread tapenade over spinach, leaving a 1 inch border of spinach. Drain excess liquid from tomato mixture (discard liquid) and spoon mix over tapenade, leaving a 1 inch border of tapenade. Sprinkle feta and green onions over top. Serve with pita chips. 

1 comment:

  1. I made this- it was a huge hit! -Jere Carlson