Good day my lovely readers!
We are already half way through May and the weather is definitely turning in our favor here in Jersey! Alas, there is yet hope for a warm Summer!
With the weather being so lovely yesterday, a stunning 73F, I decided to take advantage and went for a run on a local trail. I love being outdoors, so it was nice to have a gorgeous day to do some jogging. (Yes, I’m one of those people who actually enjoys running. GASP!) And with this long awaited transition from a long, wet Winter, to a warm Spring, it’s got me thinking of BBQ season, which is fast upon us. (Rarr)
I recently attended a BBQ this past weekend, for Mother’s Day, and was trying to figure out a great healthy appetizer to bring over. I did some searching on this little known contraption called the World Wide Web and came across a yummy recipe by Cookin’ Canuck: Mediterranean 7 Layer Dip. I made if for my family and they seemed to really like it!
It’s a super simple recipe that has a unique twist compared to traditional dips. Follow below for a list of ingredients and the how-to for making this delicious spread!
8-12oz Hummus (I use the Original flavor by Sabra)
1 Tomato – diced
1/2 Cup cucumber – diced
1/2-1 Cup non fat Greek yogurt
1-2 Cans of artichoke hearts – chopped (depends on how much you love artichokes)
2 Roasted red peppers (4 halves) – diced
1/4 Cup crumbled feta
2 tsp. Parsley – minced
1/8 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Paprika
Kalamata olives – sliced (optional)
Now here’s the easy part, start layering!
Layer 1: Hummus: (There’s some hummus among us. HA! I do enjoy a good cheesy joke. You’re welcome.)
Layer 2: Tomatoes
Layer 3: Cucumber
Layer 4: Greek yogurt, salt and paprika
Layer 5: Artichoke hearts.
Just a Little Tip (JLT): I would recommend patting the artichoke hearts dry with a paper towel or clean towel (as opposed to a dirty towel, unless you’re into that). That way your dip doesn’t become too wet. (I’m not going to even go there 😉 )
Layer 6: Roasted red peppers
Layer 7: Crumbled feta
Last step: top with minced parsley and olives and call it a day!
It’s simple, abundant in flavor and healthy!
I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe! I’m always open to feedback, so please feel free to leave comments below, or on my Instagram, @starknakedcooking.
It has been a pleasure sharing this recipe with you. Until next week!