Recipe: Greek Dip Platter

Making party food in the summer can be a bit tricky – turning on the oven is out of the question, being able to prep as much as possible is still a must though, and taking advantage of fresh summer flavors is key. Don’t worry though, I think I found the answer – this Greek Dip Platter. It’s healthy, easy to make, and packed with fresh summer flavors.

Domestocrat’s Greek Dip Platter
8 oz. (1 container) hummus (I used Garden Veggie)
10 oz. greek yogurt
1/4 red onion, minced fine
1 tomato, rough chopped
1/2 English cucumber, minced fine
1 red pepper, minced fine
1/2 cup kalamata olives, rough chopped
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled or cut into cubes
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced fine
1 tsp. fresh thyme, minced fine

Before we begin, let’s review a quick and fast way to mince a cucumber. The other veggies in this recipe are pretty straightforward to chop but the cuke can sometimes be trickier. Start by taking the cucumber and cutting it in half.

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Slice each half straight through the middle, line up the pieces and cut lengthwise to create long skinny strips, then chop into cubes. Done!

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Now we’re ready to make the dip. It seriously couldn’t be easier or faster once you have your veggies prepped. Start with a large platter – flat or bowl, your choice. I picked flat so each layer would be visible to our guests. With a seven layer dip, the layers are well known. With a new dip like this I like folks to be able to see what they’re eating.

First the hummus goes down – spread it out evenly onto the platter.

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Layer the greek yogurt on top and spread out evenly on top of the hummus.

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Sprinkle on the red onion layer then the tomato layer. Even coverage is key.

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Next the cucumber layer goes down, then the red pepper layer.

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Finally, sprinkle on the olives (I only put them on half to respect the non-olive-eaters like my hubs), feta, and fresh herbs.

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That’s it! Serve up along side pita bread or crackers and watch this dip disappear.

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About Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.
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8 Responses to Recipe: Greek Dip Platter

  1. this looks wonderful and I love Greek food – having learned about it through my 1/8 Greek husband

  2. Joanna says:

    This dip was so good. And it’s essentially what I put into salads when I make them for lunch at work. Delish!

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