Jun 11, 2012

Layered Mediterranean Dip

mediterranean dip 2

We had a birthday party for my Mom a few weeks back – it was a nice, casual picnic with our family.   I knew that my family would love this dip – it has everything you could ever want in it.  Hummus, cilantro pesto, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, onion feta cheese……yum!   It was a fun twist on the usual layered taco dip you get at parties.

It was a huge hit and definitely something I will be making again – especially considering I only had a few bites of it before it was gone Smile  Enjoy!

mediterranean dip 1


For the cilantro pesto:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

To assemble the dip:

  • Hummus
  • Cilantro pesto (above)
  • Cucumber, seeded and diced
  • Red onion, diced
  • Sliced Kalamata olives
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • diced Sun-dried tomatoes


1. To make the cilantro pesto: combine the cilantro, garlic, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and pine nuts in the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse repeatedly until a coarse paste forms.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  With the processor running, add the remaining olive oil in a steady stream and process until smooth.  Transfer the pesto to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan.

2. To assemble the dip: spread a layer of hummus on a serving platter or dish.  Spread the cilantro pesto over the top of the hummus.  Layer evenly with cucumber, red onion, olives, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes as desired.  Garnish with an additional few tablespoons of minced fresh cilantro.  Serve with pita chips.

Source: Annie’s Eats

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  1. This is a great change-up from the usual dips. I love all of the Greek flavors in it. Looks delicious!

  2. This looks and sounds awesome and is a great change from the tried and true 7 layer mexican dip!