Low Fat 7 Layer Greek Dip Recipe
The healthy 7 layer Greek dip that never fails to impress
This dish not only sounds and looks impressive and colorful but is low fat, always a hit and the dish scraped clean when I serve it as an appetizer or pool side snack. This low fat dip is also quicker and easier to make than it looks.
Most layer dips call for cream cheese and have a hefty fat content. I switched the cream cheese for 0% fat Fage Greek yogurt, which offers the same thick consistency without the fat content whilst adding protein and being lighter = win/win!
Want to go low carb? Serve with raw crudités such as thinly sliced carrots, cucumbers or celery for dipping instead of pita or tortilla chips. Stacey's makes really nice thick pita chips which are ideal for scooping.
Why not theme your whole meal and follow this appetizer with chicken and vegetable skewers and a Greek salad.
The beauty of this dish is that it's versatile, so you can take out any of the ingredients you don't like and it'll still work, unlike baking, where one wrong move and you're doomed!
Ingredients For 7-Layer Greek Dip
8oz. Strained 0% or low fat Greek yogurt such as Fage
1 tsp. Greek seasoning (or Oregano)
3 cloves minced garlic
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 c. hummus
1 c. seeded, diced cucumbers (optional)
1 c. seeded, diced tomatoes
1/2 c. chopped Kalamata olives (optional)
1/3 c. chopped spring onions (about 3 spring onions completely chopped)
1/2 c. crumbled Feta cheese
1/8-1/4 c. finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
With an electric mixer or hand held mixer, combine the Greek yogurt, seasoning, garlic and lemon juice until light and fluffy.
In a clear dish (so you can see the layers), spread the yogurt into the bottom of the shallow dish.
Then spread a layer of hummus on top of the yogurt.
Continue to create layers by sprinkling each of the ingredients one on top of the other: the cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, onions and Feta cheese.
Top with the freshly chopped parsley (or cilantro) to garnish.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend. Sometimes I can't wait and it's still good, so if you're as impatient as I am don't worry.
Serve with pita chips, fresh vegetables, and/or warm flatbread cut into small triangles.
A crisp white wine such as a Pinot Gris, Albarino or unoaked Chardonnay also washes down nicely with this!
Enjoy this 7 layer low fat Greek dip recipe not just on Summer days but all year round to evoke memories if Summer!
Now for dessert: BEST EVER GLUTEN-FREE CARROT CAKE RECIPE
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