Monday, January 3, 2011

Mediterranean Dip

I don’t know about ya’ll, but after over a week off from work, it was TOUGH getting up this morning! I sure wanted to keeping pressing that SNOOZE button! hah Anyhow, I have a tasty recipe to share with you today! Something a little lighter (since we are all making up for the abundance of sweet treats we ate over the Christmas season!).

It’s no secret that I love love love Middle Eastern food. Love it. When my mother in-law mentioned that she was making this dip over Christmas, I just KNEW that I would love it! A layer of tasty hummus with (basically) a Greek Salad on top of it?! Yes Please.  I made some homemade hummus the other day and decided that some of it needed to be made into this little treat.  I brought it to a family dinner and let me tell you, everyone FLIPPED over it. Delicious. Thank you Debbie! :)

Note: The ingredients are TOTALLY to taste, you can add more of what you like, and less of what you don’t like.  The only change I made from the original recipe was that I added a little diced red onion and then drizzled a little balsamic, salt, and pepper on top!

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Mediterranean Dip

Adapted from: My Mother In-Law, Debbie

Ingredients:

1-2 Cups Hummus (homemade or pre-made)
1/2 - 2/3 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
1/2- 3/4 of a Hothouse Cucumber (Diced)
2-3 Roma Tomatoes (Diced)
1/4 Cup Red Onion (Diced)
A hand full of Kalamata Olives (Pitted and halved)
Salt & Pepper

Balsamic Vinegar

Directions:

Spread the hummus into the bottom of a decorative dish. Next, layer with feta, cucumber, tomato and then red onion. Top with and extra sprinkle of feta and the Kalamata Olives. Drizzle a little balsamic on top, and sprinkle on salt & pepper. Voila! Easy as pie!

Serve with Pita Chips and/or Fresh Pita Bread.

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5 Responses to “Mediterranean Dip”

  1. 1

    mom — January 4, 2011 @ 6:40 am

    Another winner! It is so good. I love kalamata olives. your hummus is delicious by the way…

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    michelle @ The Domestic Mama — January 4, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    Yum- I want to make this and the Z’atar (not sure if that was the exact name…) that you had on here a while back; when I do- I will link back to you on my site, maybe that will send you some new readers!
    I love your resolutions, I need to jot my mental ones down myself. :)
    Hope you have a Happy new year!

    • Kristina replied: — January 6th, 2011 @ 11:41 am

      Happy New Year to you too, Michelle!

  3. 3

    Sarah — January 4, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    Sounds delish!

  4. 4

    Chicago Cuisine Critique — January 4, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Yum, this looks great!

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