Layered Mediterranean dip

Being a journalist, I had to work on Super Bowl Sunday. I am not a fan of professional football, but I am a fan of snack food for dinner (and the Puppy Bowl! Did you watch?!?!). And there is no time like the Super Bowl for everyone to break out their favorite snack food and gather round. So we organized a potluck at work.

As I’ve mentioned, I’m known as a huge fan of chickpeas and always bring something chickpea-based (usually a salad) to the potlucks. But since we weren’t having a sit-down meal this time, I thought I would make the hummus-based Eight-layer Mediterranean dip. This would be a perfect healthy addition of easy-to-eat food. And I love all the flavors.

I wasn’t sure what my co-workers would think (with that many layers there is bound to be something that would turn many people away) and how much to make (I doubled the recipe to make enough for the number of people working) and my dip was gone less than 40 minutes after I set it out. Which means it was a huge success and/or I did not make nearly enough. But taking home an empty dish is always a great thing!

I kept the onions out because I didn’t want it to smell, but even mild red onions would work.
Other than that, it looked awesome, was fun to make and was delicious. I will be making this again soon — especially if you invite me to your next party. 😉

Eight-layer Mediterranean dip

Serves 8

Spread an 8-ounce container of hummus evenly on the bottom of and 8-inch square dish.

Scatter 1 cup firmly packed baby spinach, roughly chopped, over the top and press down lightly.

Arrange 1 cup thinly sliced roasted red peppers over the top.

Arrange a 6-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped, over the top.

Drop in dollops 1 cup plain Greek yogurt over the artichoke hearts. Spread the yogurt around to make an even layer.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup sliced pitted black olives and 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (I left this part off) over the top.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese over the top. Serve with pita chips. Get it fast, because it won’t last long.

What was your favorite Super Bowl food?

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