When I think of starters, I think of larger groups. And when I think of larger groups, I think of larger groups that gather at our place. And when I think of that, I think, casual and ease. I definitely think short on prep and long on flavor, and a chip of some sort in a dip of another comes to mind immediately.
Hence my newest love, Mediterranean Layer Dip.
Talk about a perfect way to share the abundance of tomatoes and cukes you (or a super-fabulous neighbor) probably have in the garden! Oh, and it's pretty. It's fresh. It's healthy. It's EASY!
Have I convinced you yet?
If you and yours are hummus fans, this one rocks (in my book). Collect all the ingredients. Layer them. Boom. You're automatically a master host/hostess.
Or you could sit alone with your bag of Stacy's Pita Chips and call it a meal of one (not that I've done that or anything).
You get the picture, right? Make the dip.
One year ago: wild blackberry sour cream coffee cake, simple guacamole
makes 10-12 servings
- 2 8-ounce containers original or garlic hummus
- 1/2 cup diced tomato
- 1/2 cup diced cucumber
- 3 tbsp. minced red onion
- 1/2 cup large pitted black olives, coarsely chopped
- Kosher/Sea Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
- 3-4 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
- 2-3 tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- pita chips for serving
~ Spread hummus evenly, covering the bottom of serving dish (pie plate works well).
~ In a medium bowl, mix together tomato, cucumber, onion, and olives. Season with
salt and pepper to taste.
~ Spread evenly over hummus and top with feta cheese. Garnish with parsley.
~ Drizzle generously with olive oil and serve with chips.
Recipe from Aldi.