Monday, January 3, 2011
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!
Adapted from: My Mother In-Law, Debbie
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
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.