This Greek Seven Layer Dip is both fresh looking and very flavorful! The cut-up veggies, which include grape tomatoes and cucumbers on layers of hummus and flavored cheese spread, is an appetizer that is always enjoyed at any gathering. This is absolutely my favorite of all my dip recipes!
Greek Seven Layer Dip with hummus & feta cheese.
This is one of those dishes that people comment on when they see it. And truly, between you and me, doesn't food that is well-presented and colorful just taste good even before you actually try it? This is such an appetizing-looking dip with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, colorful red onions and olives.
If you love these Mediterranian flavors, you may also want to try this Tomato, Cucumber with Feta Appetizer recipe.
Why I love this appetizer
The ingredients for this appetizer are something I keep on hand in the summer. So, It's not hard to throw together. Invite some friends over for a drink in the evening and whip this one up a few minutes before they come. It's a great appetizer to bring to a gathering because it looks so bright and flavorful. I never bring leftovers home, it's that popular once people try it! In the winter, it's nice to have fresh veggies and of course, the red and green colors can perfectly fit your Christmas themes.
Is this quick to make?
This takes less than 20 minutes if you are chopping all your ingredients and assembling this seven-layer Greek dip. If you want to make it even quicker, chop up the tomatoes and cucumbers a few hours ahead. It's that simple, delicious and flavorful! And, I promise, it's so good!
- 2 cups hummus Using your favorite brand of storebought hummus is fine. Your favorite flavor works. Did you know hummus is made out of chickpeas?
- 1 package Alouette cheese spread (or something similar). The Alouette mixture is a soft mixture of spreadable cheese flavored with herbs. It comes in a plastic tub. It is often by the cheeses in the deli section.
- ½ cup finely chopped English cucumber - skin on for color. If there are lots of seeds, remove them.
- 1 - 2 cups crumbled feta (depends on how much you like feta - I LOVE it!)
- 1 cup Kalamata olives (10-12 large ones sliced then coarsely chopped)
- 2 tablespoon red onion (finely sliced then chopped)
- ¼ cup finely chopped tomato (grape or cherry tomatoes work great)
- 4 tablespoons Peperonchini peppers or banana peppers (slices). Optional, if you would like a flavor kick.
- Crunchy pita chips OR warmed triangles of pita bread
I assemble this right on the serving dish. A white quiche dish or a deeper serving platter (large plate size) is perfect for this dish.
Prep. by all ingredients roughly the same size. It makes the presentation look nicer and it's easier for your guests to scoop.
This tastes fresh and summery! How could it not with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers on it? And I think I've mentioned it looks amazing!
I wish I could have you over and let you scoop some on a piece of pita. Mmmmmmm
The best I can do is give you a close look as I'm assembling the layers.
Allouette cheese goes on on the bottom. It's a sticky layer so it's easiest to start your greek layer dip by having this on your serving dish. Hummus comes next, feta cheese, then cucumbers, olives, and red onions. The chopped tomatoes still need to be added but I wanted you to see the layers better!
Is your mouth watering? It will be if you see it in person! And the above still needs the bright red chopped tomatoes added!
Optional substitutions or additions
I often use what I have on hand so because of that, I do sometimes substitute or add in different ingredients. Here are a few that you may want to consider.
Chop and sprinkle some fresh red pepper or yellow bell peppers as a final layer. They add to the fresh look, color and flavor.
Sprinkle either fresh parsley or fresh dill on top. This is one of the few times I'll insist it has to be fresh and not dried.
Green onions would also be pretty added on top.
Sometimes it's hard to find pita chips. Tortilla chips will do in a pinch!
Greek Dip Appetizer (with hummus & feta)
- 2 cups hummus store bought is fine!
- 1 package Alouette cheese spread this is a seasoned cheese spread
- ½ cup English cucumber skin on for color
- 2 cups feta depends on how much you like feta - I LOVE it!
- 1 cup Kalamata olives 10 large ones (sliced then coarsely chopped)
- ⅛ cup red onion chopped
- ¼ cup tomato finely chopped
- 4 medium Peperonchini peppers sliced OPTIONAL
- Once you have all of the above ingredients prepped, this recipe comes together so fast!
- I used a 12 inch quiche dish. Not only did I get the recipe from my friend Amy, had to borrow her quiche dish too : )!
- Spread Alouette as first layer.
- Spread hummus over Alouette layer. I just put 'globs' all over the Alouette layer and then gently spread with the back of a spoon (sprayed with cooking spray). Don't stress if it's not perfect! No one will see this layer. You just want to spread it as well as you can because this has the big flavor punch.
- Sprinkle fetta evenly over first two layers. You want the fetta chunks to be fairly fine so you can scoop with a cracker.
- Sprinkle chopped cucumber evenly.
- Sprinkle olives, red onions and peppers. And, don't forget the tomatoes!
- Serve with either fresh warmed pitas cut into small pieces OR, buy the crunchy pita chips from your grocery store.
I hope you enjoy sharing this recipe with friends!
Other Delicious Appetizers
Tomato, Cucumber with Feta Appetizer
Raspberry Baked Brie (covered in baked pastry)
**Originally published April 26, 2015
Looks yummy. Getting ready to go to the beach with a big group. This will be great in the afternoon when we are hanging out at the pool.