Sometimes, especially during the longer, slower days of summer, my family enjoys having a laid back dinner sitting on our screened porch or a wooden table under the pavilion at our community pool. Often we’ll have cool salads, dips, fruit, cheese, hard boiled eggs and bread, along with some water, iced tea or lemonade to drink, and we’ll call it a meal.
This Mediterranean 7-Layer Dinner Dip is perfect for one of those evenings—it still has enough healthy ingredients, protein and calories to keep us satisfied (plus it meets half of our daily goal for dietary fiber!) and it doesn’t require any cooking at all. Of course it would also be a hit at any party.
Mediterranean 7-Layer Dinner Dip
Prep (no cook) = 15 minutes
1 1/2 cups hummus
1/2 cucumber, peeled if desired and diced (about 1 cup)
1 1/4 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. pine nuts, lightly toasted
6 pieces naan or pita bread, or use 3 cups pita chips
Spread the hummus an 8- or 9-inch round dish or pie plate, and top it with the remaining ingredients in order. Meanwhile, warm the naan or pita in the oven at 300 degrees for 5 – 7 minutes. Scoop up the mixture with naan or pita bread or pita chips, or wrap the dip in a piece of naan and enjoy as a sandwich.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Top the dip with some cayenne pepper or paprika
Nutritional Information per Serving (% based upon Daily Values):
Calories 307, Total Fat 22.5g, 35%, Saturated Fat 4.5g, 21.5%, Cholesterol 11mg, 3.5%, Sodium 615.5mg, 25.5%, Carbohydrate 83g, 27.5%, Dietary Fiber 12.5g, 49%, Sugar 3g, Protein 8.5g