Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mediterranean Layered Dip


Food Snob St. Louis made a Greek layered dip that looked so yummy.  I really liked the concept.  I do so love dips that are different from the usual staples.  It's a huge bonus if the dip is on the healthier side of the fence.  ;) 

I thought a layer of ground chicken (ground turkey or beef would work as well) flavored like my usual adana kebabs would be really tasty....and it so was.  Nom, nom!  I will definitely be making this again.

This dip is super quick to put together.  I actually bought a package of hummus this time instead of making my own....I feel quite slackerish over that, but I was pressed for time.  ;) 


Mediterranean Layered Dip

Adana Kabob Flavored Chicken

2 lean chicken breasts, ground
1 onion, diced
1/4 cup dry parsley
1 anaheim pepper, diced
1 tbls diced garlic
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp cajun seasoning

Cook chicken, onion, pepper, and garlic in a skillet until onions are translucent.  Mix in herbs and spices and continue to cook until chicken is done.  Remove from heat and let cool.

Feta
Sliced Black Olives
Tzatziki
Hummus
Cucumber, diced

In a deep plate or 8x8 pan, spread the hummus.  Layer the cooled chicken across the top.  Spread the chicken mixture with Tzatziki.  Sprinkle on the olives, feta, and cucumber.  Chill until ready to serve.  Serve with pita chips, crackers, or bread.  Nom!

A picture before the dip fest began.....
This dish made more than I was expecting.  Thankfully I had started out with a deep plate.  ;)

46 comments:

  1. This dip looks super tasty! I would probably go with the store bought hummus too... no shame in that! :)

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  2. This looks super tasty. I'll wager its delicious. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  3. Oh boy does this sound fabulous! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  4. Looks so fresh and delicious!!! I gues I miss the spring really much and your dip makes me feel it is already here :) Lovely post!!!

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  5. That sounds perfect for a party. Thanks for the recipe.

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  6. Delicious! I made something similar with tuna in. Your dip sound and look so tasty!

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  7. Wow, this dip looks so summery, so yummy! and impressive! Great treat!

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  8. That really looks awesome. Will have to bookmark this, just though a veggie opt with ground fake meat would be awesome when one of my veggie friends come over for dinner, which is a lot.

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  9. Oh, this looks great. My friends and I are getting together this weekend so this would be a great dish to take! I love food i can nibble on.

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  10. That's a great idea for a party dip! I'm going to have to try this one. I love hummus.. and feta... and olives... and cucumbers. Yummy!!

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  11. oooh delicious! My stomach is growling! This looks SO much better than the Lean Cuisine I'm eating now. Need to try!

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  12. What a great dip! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I like dips but this one looks and sounds way better than your run of the mill dip! I love to take a good dip and incorporate it into a sandwich! That is killer. Thank you for sharing this!

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  14. If I could reach right in my computer with a spoon, I would!! Looks amazing!

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  15. This looks fantastic and a great change from classic 7 layer dip. I will be trying!

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  16. Love your pictures and the recipe. Dips are so much fun to eat, or should I say overeat. This one's on the healthier side so it's all good!

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  17. This looks fantastic .. great pics too!

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  18. Great dip! It's almost an entire meal with the chicken and all, very balanced, and I love the Mediterranean influence :)

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  19. Looks like a very flavorful dip. Yum!!

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  20. Nice dip for summer parties I say! It looks very good. I love anything you put hummus, cheese and olives in!

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  21. This dip looks so perfect! I love greek inspired food! :)

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  22. Dip and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it but it wreaks havoc on my body! This looks soooo good!

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  23. This dip sounds amazing. Currently it is 9pm pacific time and I have not had dinner - sure wish I had a bowl of this in front of me right now. Yum!!

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  24. What a creatively delicious concept! Will try!

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  25. I don't eat meat, but I bet this would be awesome even w/o the chicken!

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  26. All these lovely flavors and you can eat it with your fingers! Right to the top of the menu!

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  27. I know my mom would absolutely love to have this!
    It looks so delicious and pretty!

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  28. The ingredients for the dip sound delicious. I bet that would be so good with pita chips :)

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  29. What a wonderful dip...love that last photo, great recipe :) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  30. This looks like a great crowd pleaser for a party! I love the idea of layering these flavors in a dip. Must try!

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  31. That sounds wonderful! I like being able to take something besides the same old stand-bys to a get-together. This looks perfect.

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  32. lovely flavours for the dip looks delicious

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  33. Great flavours! I always tend to think about Mexican flavours when it comes to layered dips. I am going to save this one! Looks wonderful!

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  34. This recipe will be saved special, we are a dip family! This recipe is unique, and delicious all in one:) I am really excited to try this wonderful recipe:)
    Take care,
    Terra

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  35. Such a delicious dip...Mediterranean food is on the top of my list, next to Italian, which is also part of the Mediterranean. The ingredients in the dip are not only fresh, but colorful, and oh, so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  36. LOVE this dip!! My husband would eat it all for dinner... I've printed it and it's ready to go!

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  37. This looks wonderful! It would be the perfect thing to take to a party!

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  38. I'm on my way over...dippers in hand! Sounds awesome :)

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  39. Looks amazing!!! What a great idea!

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  40. I made the dip for a potluck, and everyone loved it! Thanks for the idea:)

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  41. Fresch and delisious,this looks super tasty,me encantó,abrazos y cariños.

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  42. The dip looks yummy with all the veg on top!

    thanks for the comment on my fritters by the way =)

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  43. That sounds like an absolutely fantastic combination. I love all the flavors that are involved and the dish is gorgeous.

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