Sunday, December 12, 2010

Amazing Greek Layered Dip

Picture of Greek Layered Dip With Pita Chips Recipe


This picture and recipe from the Food Network website. I wish I would have taken a picture of our spread last night but I got caught up in the festivities. It happens.

Last night we had some friends over to celebrate my Little Mans birthday.  We served some mini pigs in the blanket, a couple of homemade stromboli's (courtesy of my sisters boyfriend), and some mozzarella and tomato skewers as our kid friendly fare.  But we also put together this great dip that we found in the Food Network Magazine.  It is amazing!!  My husband makes his own hummus (I would love to give you his recipe but I don't think he actually has one- he just throws it together.)  My sister found a recipe on line for the tzatziki and made that for the dip - yum!  My job was assembling the layers and taste tester- I love a dish that takes a group effort.  You can definitely simplify by buying your hummus and tzatziki.  The recipe calls for homemade pita crisps but we just bought those. This was delicious and I will definitely make it again and again and again...Enjoy!
  • 1 14-ounce package pita bread
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 teaspoons Greek seasoning
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 16-ounce container prepared hummus
  • 1 1/2 cups tzatziki (gyro sauce)
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 medium roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 4-ounce container crumbled feta cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 1 or 2 baking sheets with foil. Cut the pita rounds into eighths. Split each piece in two and place on the prepared baking sheet(s), with the inside of the bread facing up. Spray with the olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the Greek seasoning. Bake 7 to 10 minutes, or until golden.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, brown the ground lamb with the garlic salt and the remaining 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning. Drain and set aside. In a shallow 1 1/2-quart dish, spread the hummus on the bottom. Top with a layer of ground lamb, then the tzatziki. Layer with the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, olives and feta. Serve the dip at room temperature with pita chips.

21 comments:

  1. Wow! Anything with Tzaziki I am game for. This looks like a great reacipe. I have a get together next weekend and this sounds like something everyone would like. Thanks for joining us this week again. Angie

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  2. This is a great idea! I love Greek food and all these flavors. I can't wait to try this.

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  3. Danielle, thank you so much for submitting this wonderful recipe to Cookbook Sundays! I love layered dips but have never had a Greek one before. It sounds amazing, I just love all the ingredients. I hope you had a great weekend!

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  4. This looks amazing, I must confess I am not a lamb eater. I will sub some ground chicken thigh meat and enjoy it that way. Thanks.

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  5. Hi Danielle! I featured your yummy driedels as a favorite this week! Hope you grab a featured button @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/12/pink-hippo-party-7.html

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  6. Found you through cocina diary - I love your take on this recipe!

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  7. Thank you so much for linking up your recipe! It's fabulous!

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  8. oooh yum! I always see those Mexican layer dips, but I'm not a fan. This looks good though! Can't resist the Greek food : )

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Love this greek dip, will have to make it soon :)

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  10. yum! I'd love if you'd link this up over at Menu Inspiration Monday!

    http://thebigredpot.blogspot.com/2010/12/menu-inspiration-monday-chicken-and.html

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  11. Your Greek Dip looks very good. Thank you for sharing the recipe and you have a great week!

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  12. Yum! This sounds ahhhhmazing!!!

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  13. Wow........so yummy. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    I just came upon your Blog and enjoyed it so now I'm a follower.

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  14. This sounds yummy! You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the Monday blog party!!

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  15. My mouth is honestly watering! I need to break out some of my cookbooks and get to work. I'm going to follow you for some inspiration! XO jules

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  16. Oh my, so much in common! My hubby makes his own hummus too with no recipe either, and yeah, I've made tsatziki for a dip...I love the lamb and Moussaca, I love making this menu for friends. Looks like you had agreat time at the birthday party and ate delish food!
    FABBY

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  17. Hi Danielle...

    Mmmm...your Greek Layered dip does look and sound amazing!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  18. This looks like it tastes as good as it looks!!! My sisters and I just started a themed Sunday Sharing recipe blog hop at our blog and this weeks theme is Appetizers! We would love it if you would come by and share any of your yummy appetizer recipes. We are keeping the link opened all week!

    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com/2011/06/everyday-sisters-sharing-sundays-1.html

    Nanci

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  19. Thank you for posting this recipe on Everyday Sisters Sharing Sundays - Appetizers!! This weeks theme is CHICKEN. Please come back and post some of your favorite chicken recipes to share with our followers. We hope to see you there!

    http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com/2011/07/everyday-sisters-sharing-sundays-2.html

    Ellen

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  20. Cannot wait to try this recipe! I love hummus, what a great spin! Thank you for sharing :)
    -Rachel

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