greek six layer dip…


One of my favorite movies of all time is “My big fat greek wedding”. Maria the mother is my favorite character because of her big hair, big family, and even bigger festivities of food. The quotes alone from this movie are real laugh out load moments, one of my favorites being…   ” the husband is the head of the household, but the wife is the neck that turns the head”… Well todays recipe is defiantly inspired by “the neck” in my family, my momma. Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese, need I say more in order to get you to make this… Freshness was my mission, I’ve just been sick of “winter” food everything is just so heavy, I really wanted something full of flavor but light and full of my momma’s favorite things. So bust out a few fresh ingredients and hey invite over some of your vegetarian friends, the leading male actor, Ian, was a vegetarian and as Aunt Viola said to him ” What do you mean he don’t eat no meat?….. Oh, that’s okay. I make lamb.” So make some lamb, break some plates, and spread some family love…oopah!

from me two you,



Greek Six Layer Dip

1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas) – drained

1 clove garlic – minced

1/4 tsp oregano – dried

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp thyme – dried

2 T. olive oil

3 T. water

1/2 C. chopped tomatoes

1/4 C. chopped cucumber

1/4 C. chopped olives (green or black varieties are fine)

2 T.onion – finely chopped

1/4 C. feta cheese

1 T. olive oil

salt and pepper

pita chips for dipping

– begin by using a food processor or blender. place drained chick peas into blend, and pulse chop until peas are roughly chopped.

– add garlic, oregano, chili powder, thyme, and olive oil into chick pea mixture. pulse until the mixture is well combined without many lumps, now add in 2 T. water and pulse again until mixture is smooth and creamy.(feel free to add more water to reach your desired consistency)

– place chick pea mixture into bottom of pie plate or any other desired serving dish. top with chopped tomatoes, cucumber, olives, onion, and feta cheese. drizzle remaining 1 T. olive oil on top and lightly sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper (go easy on salt, due to the olives) ..

– serve at room temperature with pita chips and enjoy.

*and if you want a lemon hummus instead, check out my other recipe…




30 thoughts on “greek six layer dip…

  1. This certainly looks a refreshing meal
    and yes why not have something lighter
    for a change 🙂 I remember on my visits
    to Greece some years back ordering a
    Greek salad and being totally spoiled to
    a very large bowl of it.

    The meal was absolutely delicious served
    with chicken on that occasion but even salad
    on its own was scrumptious 🙂

    I have sent you an invite to my Private blog 🙂

  2. I really love this recipe. I can almost taste the layers of flavor. Definitely gonna make this soon. Sarah, the feta cheese that I bought from here is really salty. Is it meant to be that way?
    I have not watch “My big fat greek wedding”. I’ll look for it. Love such movies.

    • hey Danny, well feta usually has a salty flavor, so just a small piece crumbled on any dish will do, sometimes the pre packaged is a bit less salty, the fresh feta from the deli tends to be a stronger on the salt flavor… oh it is the funniest movie, i have a really big crazy family , just like the movie, so i think that is why i enjoy it so much…thanks for taking time to stop by today…sarah

      • Sarah! I tried your recipe the night before and it is amazing! But I can only find prepacked feta over here and it is interesting to know that the low-fat version is much cheaper than the normal one. Wonder why is that.

      • so glad to hear that Danny! well i’m sure the low fat tastes just the same as the full fat, and hey who doesn’t like to save a bit of money! again so glad the recipe turned out well! (i had a bit of left overs from mine, and just piled it into pita bread and it was delicious that way too..just made for a nice lunch..) hope your day is going to you soon..sarah

  3. Aw yum! I’m always looking for new ways to recreate hummus, and this recipe has pretty much all of my favourite snacks rolled into one 🙂 Thanks for sharing your inspiration, as always! x

  4. What a charming post! Lovely story and a brilliant take on a seven layer dip! My boyfriend and I eat copious amounts of hummus and will definitely recreate this! Thank you Sarah! xo

    • thank you anne..well this is a super easy dip, and very tasty with cucumbers and tomates ( and it really just makes one pie plate, so if you hate it , not to big of a deal to just throw it out 🙂 thanks for taking time to stop by today…sarah

  5. AH this looks so good! I totally agree about all the heavy winter food. Sometimes I need something light and summery to remind me of the warm weather to come!

    • oh Sia i hope you give it a try, and i hope it gets a true greek approval! 🙂 I just adore your site, looking forward to browsing through it more, would love to hear more of traditional wedding food and recipes…thanks for taking the time to stop by today..sarah

      • I will be sure to let you know!

        Thank you for the wonderful feedback about Greek Weddings and Traditions. Im always on the search for good Greek food recipes so let me know when you are creating your next one.

        Happy cooking!

  6. I love that movie too! This is amazing! I love this recipe. Very refreshing and I am going to try it for a get together!

    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog tastings page?

    • oh thank you Judy..and of course you may reblog, thank you so much for being so kind and sharing some bloggin love with me 🙂 well i wish you the best if you give this a try..and thanks for taking the time to stop by today…sarah

  7. This looks absolutely delicious! Hummus is one of my favorite quick and healthy homemade snacks and I’ll definitely have to try it with the tomatoes, cucumbers and feta.

    • thank you…well you will have no trouble throwing this together, just make your favorite hummus and throw veggies on top and your done! so good and so easy…thanks for taking the time to stop by today…sarah

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