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Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki

This Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki is perfect for a crowd. It's healthy flavors appeal to everyone and it's so easily put together. No cooking-just layering- and you've got a beautiful dip that everyone will love. #hummus #tzatziki #appetizer #dip www.thisishowicook.com

“This Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki is perfect for a crowd. It’s healthy flavors appeal to everyone and it’s so easily put together. No cooking-just layering- and you’ve got a beautiful dip that everyone will love!” 

Well, I guess it is official. Now that Mother’s Day and Cinco de Mayo are behind us it’s time to gear up for graduation season and Memorial Day. Man, May is sure a busy month. Our lives are a bit calmer these days, but I do love remembering the college graduations. Bittersweet memories that seem so far away, even though it’s just been 5 years. Wow-they have come a long way and I continue to be so proud of them.

Mother’s Day found us both frolicking in the yard. HAH HAH! Manservant was busy painting my folly and now is considering an opening on Memorial Day, though he did manage to provide a soft opening for me Sunday night. Yes, this crazy man managed to send me off at 8PM to pick up dinner at 5 Guys while he quickly showered, and set up a very romantic setting in my new, though unfinished folly. Complete with candlelight and a newly painted table on a cute new rug with a vintage picnic basket and ice chest filled with ginger beer and mezcal, he set up a delightful little scene. He even had a fire burning in a new fire pit down below, and a blanket waiting to keep me warm. Of course it all sounds great except that he was on the phone with his mother during our fast food dinner. Well, nothing can be perfect-but it was still very good. He told me about the rest of his vision to finish this she cave off, and I must say it is quite visionary! Can’t wait to share photos on what I hope will happen very soon…

This Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki is perfect for a crowd. It's healthy flavors appeal to everyone and it's so easily put together. No cooking-just layering- and you've got a beautiful dip that everyone will love. #hummus #tzatziki #appetizer #dip www.thisishowicook.com

 As I’m hoping to have a GRAND OPENING on Memorial Day, I thought I would share an easy layer dip that is marvelous for a crowd. I quickly made this to take to an event and just grabbed a few photos before I left. It turned out to be popular, so I decided to bestow this layer dip upon you! No cooking, no recipe set in stone, just a few ingredients that are quite popular right now. Served with pita chips or flatbread or even more veggies, this dip is not only good for you, it tastes good, too.

This Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki is perfect for a crowd. It's healthy flavors appeal to everyone and it's so easily put together. No cooking-just layering- and you've got a beautiful dip that everyone will love. #hummus #tzatziki #appetizer #dip www.thisishowicook.com

More Great Crowd Pleasers:
Poblano Onion Dip             Pineapple Serrano Hummus    Beer and Honey Potato Chips w/Onion Dip

                  

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This Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki is perfect for a crowd. It's healthy flavors appeal to everyone and it's so easily put together. No cooking-just layering- and you've got a beautiful dip that everyone will love. #hummus #tzatziki #appetizer #dip www.thisishowicook.com
Serve with pita chips for dipping or veggies such as carrots and peppers!

Yield: 10-20 Servings       Author: Abbe Odenwalder                      Print Recipe

Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki

Prep Time 25 MINS
Cook Time
Total Time 25 mins

This Mediterranean Layer Dip with Hummus and Tzatziki is perfect for a crowd. It’s healthy flavors appeal to everyone and it’s easily put together. No cooking-just layering- and you’ve got a beautiful dip that everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 32 oz container hummus
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzos (drained and dried)
  • 1 8 oz container of tzatziki
  • Za'atar, dried thyme, oregano, sumac
  • European Cucumbers, Peeled, Sliced thin and quartered
  • Baby Tomatoes of all colors, sliced and quartered
  • Bermuda onion, finely diced (about 1/3 to 1/2 a cup)
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Pine Nuts
  • Chopped Italian Parsley or Mint or both!
  • Aleppo or Urfa Chilies or Dried Chili Flakes
  • 3 T tahini
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • Optional-olives, drained capers,

Directions

  1. On a large platter, spread hummus to cover.
  2. Sprinkle with garbanzos. Spread on tzatziki. Sprinkle with za’atar or other seasonings. I am quite liberal with my seasoning so use a lot!
  3. Now is the time to be an artist. Sprinkle on your tomatoes around the platter. Throw on your cucumbers and Bermuda onion.Sprinkle with feta crumbles. Throw on some pine nuts. You can even saute them if you want them golden. Toss on the parsley and then sprinkle well with your choice of chilies.
  4. Last, but not least, Combine tahini, olive oil and lemon juice. Whisk together well and drizzle over layer dip. This is an optional step, but I feel it adds a ton of flavor.
  5. If you’d like add some olives or capers or even sun dried tomatoes. Artichoke hearts work well as do hearts of palm. Make your own signature recipe!

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    mimi rippee
    May 16, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    This is really nice. I have a similar dip, but I love the tzatziki on top!!!

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    Kitchen Riffs
    May 16, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Lotta flavor in that dip! I could make an entire meal out of this. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing pictures of your folly!

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    Pam
    May 17, 2017 at 12:51 am

    You crack me up, you're the best! Gota' love Manservant! Sounds like he tries to please everyone! Good grief, I can hardly wait to see the She Cave and wish I lived near you! Folly time fer sure!

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    Healthy World Cuisine
    May 17, 2017 at 1:08 am

    What a fabulous dip! I think I have everything in my fridge, pantry and spice drawer to make this and it is so refreshing! Lots of May events and this is definitely a winner!

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    Healthy World Cuisine
    May 17, 2017 at 1:11 am

    We wish this plate had a diving board because we want to dive right in! May is madness month for events so it is great to have an easy a fun dip that this you can whip up in a jiffy! Pinning!

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    Liz Berg
    May 17, 2017 at 1:12 am

    What a fabulous dip! I could have used this for my book club last week 🙂 So cute about your soft opening–looking forward to your post Memorial Day reveal!!! xo

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    Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com)
    May 17, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Oh Abbe, I really like this. The best of a felafel in dip form 🙂

  • Reply
    Cheri Savory Spoon
    May 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Abbe, first of all your dip sounds amazing, love all the different layers, Pinned! also your she-cave sounds pretty cool. How sweet of manservant to build it for you, can't wait to see pics.

  • Reply
    Angie Schneider
    May 18, 2017 at 8:59 am

    What a fantastic layer dip! I love both hummus and greek yoghurt…and this is so perfect with some fresh veggies and or fruit chips.

  • Reply
    Ally
    May 18, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    What a simply divine dish, Abbe! I love all the layers of flavors and all the things that you can have w/it…I'm thinking simply grilled chicken and dollop a big spoon of this on top!! xo ~ally

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    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    May 18, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Abbe, you are KILLING me with this! It's all my favorite things in one yummy dip :). I can't wait to see pics of the she-cave! Have a great weekend, my friend!

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    Sue/the view from great island
    May 18, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    This looks gorgeous, healthy, and sooooo delicious, and I can't WAIT to see your she-cave!!

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    May 19, 2017 at 5:07 am

    I AM SUCH A GEEK FOR GREEK! You have NOOOOO idea!

  • Reply
    La Difference
    May 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Totally delicious, hummus has to be one of the best foods ever invented in my eyes… this looks perfection ♥

  • Reply
    pamela (brooklynfarmgirl)
    May 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I love hummus,this looks so tasty! 🙂

  • Reply
    The Black Peppercorn
    May 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    This looks incredible!!

  • Reply
    Lynn Vining
    May 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    I love this one! All the flavors and especially with the tzatziki! It is one of my flavorites! (I made up a new word! ) LOL

  • Reply
    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    May 19, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    What a great recipe for summer entertaining, Abbe! I can't wait to try it!

  • Reply
    HADIA ZEBIB
    May 19, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Looks so good, and I love the presentation as well!

  • Reply
    Alida@mylittleitaliankitchen
    May 19, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    What a delicious recipe with lots of colours! It makes me so hungry!

  • Reply
    Juliana
    May 19, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Oh Abbe, this dip is so pretty and it sure looks super delicious with all the layers of goodness…great for entertaining…
    Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  • Reply
    Amira
    May 20, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Such a romantic man you have 🙂 can't wait to see your folly too. This dip looks gorgeous, perfect for summer, actually any time of the year.

  • Reply
    The-FoodTrotter
    May 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I love both tzatziki and hummus! This is the mother of all the appetizers! 😉

  • Reply
    Jeff
    May 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I love this layer dip! It's something I've never made before, but the kind of thing I've ordered in restauarants many, many times. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Marcie Flavor the Moments
    May 20, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I'm a huge fan of all things Mediterranean so I'm loving this dip!

  • Reply
    Denise Browning
    May 20, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    All the good stuff in the same plate… a real Greek celebration of flavors.

  • Reply
    Ritu Ahuja
    May 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Wow!! this looks awesome. Everything is super tempting and delicious. I wish I could have a bite 🙂

  • Reply
    Beth
    May 22, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Your dip looks yummy. Can't wait to see photos of your brand new folly!

  • Reply
    Sippity Sup
    May 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Layer so deep and delicious I wouldn't mind having to dig myself out! GREG

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    Anna and Liz Recipes
    May 27, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    THis looks amazing! We love hummus dips and tzatziki too! SO sunny, I made tzatziki sauce for the first time the other day and just posted the recipe today. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! xo Anna and Liz

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    mjskit
    May 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    How on earth did I miss this!? What a beautiful dip/dinner and that combo of flavor must be absolutely fabulous! Would love to be dipping a wedge of pita in it right now. I'm so hungry.

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