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Seven-layer Greek Dip

greek dipI made this recipe again over the weekend and modified it from the original post. The addition of more hummus, garlic and cheese made it wonderful. It was a huge hit at the party and is definitely a keeper going forward.

2 8oz. packages of softened cream cheese (use the real stuff, not the low fat)

1 Tbsp. of dill seasoning

1 tsp. of greek seasoning

1 head of garlic, peeled and finely chopped

2 8 oz. containers of hummus (I used the Greek and lemon one but the olive one works just as well)

1 seeded and diced large cucumber

1 package of grape tomatoes (cut in quarters)

1 6 oz. jar of chopped Calamata olives

1 small bunch of green onions chopped

1 8 oz. package of crumbled Feta cheese (seasoned Greek)

Bunch of flat leaf parsley

Combine the cream cheese, seasoning and garlic. Spread in the bottom of a decorative pan. Put back in the fridge for a bit to harden. Spread the hummus on top. Then place the cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, and onions on top of the hummus. Finish with the Feta cheese and parsley. Serve with sea salt pita chips.

Layered Bean Dip

The original posting is a recipe from Southern Living http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/layered-spicy-black-bean-dip-10000001255001/.  Because I had several cans of black beans already, I changed the recipe to the following:

2 packages of cream cheese

1 1/2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can of diced spicy tomatoes (Mexican style), drained

1 container of sour cream

1 bag of shredded cheese (Taco style because it has seasoning)

1 can of pitted olives, sliced and drained

2 bags of guacamole flavored chips


Layer the ingredients above in the same order as listed except for the chips.  Use the chips around the edge to add color. I used a large 12″ round cake pan.

The recipe was a hit!