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Mediterranean layer dip

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One layer on its own is tasty; all three together is delicious. Try this Mediterranean layer dip if you have a group to feed at the last long weekend of the summer. Make this recipe even easier by subbing in a favourite store-bought hummus or bruschetta topping.

An avocado, a bowl of chickpeas, some bowls of hummus, and some pita bread laid out on a table.

Mediterranean layer dip

Martin Zibauer
One layer on its own is tasty; all three together is delicious. A three-layer dip perfect for summer entertaining.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • 1 food processor -can also use a blender

Ingredients
  

Kalamata tomato topping

  • 1 cup kalamata olives pitted and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato seeded and diced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • grated zest of half a lemon
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Yogurt arugula dip

  • 1 cup plain 3% yogurt
  • ½ cup chopped arugula
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch cayenne
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Green pea hummus

  • 1 small can chickpeas (400 ml) rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds or tahini
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped or crushed
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, stir together all of the kalmata tomato topping ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together all of the yogurt arugula dip ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender, purée all of the green pea hummus ingredients except salt and pepper, scraping down sides as necessary, until smooth (add a little water if consistency is too thick for dipping). Season to taste.
  • To assemble, spread Green Pea Hummus on serving plate or spoon into serving bowl. Spoon Yogurt Arugula Dip and Kalamata Tomato Topping overtop. If you wish, garnish with additional green peas and arugula, and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Serve with pita chips, cut up veggies, or with this falafel recipe

Notes

Make this recipe even easier by subbing in a favourite store-bought hummus or bruschetta topping.
Keyword arugula, dips, green pea, hummus, olives, snack, tomatoes
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