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Zorba’s Layered Veggie Dip

Zorba’s Layered Veggie Dip

We could make a meal of this creamy, zesty layered dip, scooped up with pita chips, rolled in a whole-wheat wrap, or served with grilled eggplant. Because it’s made with yogurt and hummus instead of mayo or sour cream, it is lighter and better for you than most dips, and cucumber, tomato, and olives give it real Greek-style zip.

This heart-healthy appetizer makes a Mediterranean-style party of any gathering.


1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt (see below to make your own)
2 tablespoons fresh snipped chives
1 cup hummus (store-bought, or make your own Quick and Easy Hummus (it’s the second recipe on the page)
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup oil-cured or Greek-style olives, sliced
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup green onions, white and green parts, chopped
Fresh or dried oregano, for garnish

1. Mix the yogurt and chives together and spread in a 10-inch glass pie-plate.

2. Spread the hummus evenly over the yogurt. Sprinkle with cucumber, then with tomatoes, olives, feta, and green onions. Sprinkle top with oregano.

3. Serve with pita chips. May also be used in wraps or pita pockets as a sandwich, or served with grilled eggplant.

Serves 4 to 6.

To Make Greek-Style Yogurt

Place the contents of a large container of plain yogurt in a colander or strainer lined with cheesecloth. Allow to drain for an hour. The thickened yogurt remaining in the colander is Greek-style yogurt!

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11:37AM PDT on Oct 14, 2013

Sounds good,thanks for sharing

4:41PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Thank you.

3:51PM PDT on May 14, 2013


1:23AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

Thank you :)

10:27PM PST on Jan 21, 2013

thanks for sharing

5:45PM PDT on Jun 24, 2012


8:56PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

I think finely minced or grated garlic mixed in plain yogurt is great, makes a lovely salad dressing or dip.

5:55AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Oh my! This sounds wonderful! Thank you so much! I'm going to make this over the weekend!

3:57PM PST on Feb 2, 2012

thank you.

12:38AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Yummy! Thanks.

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