Hummus is great on it’s own, but when it’s topped with feta, roasted red peppers, artichokes and kalamata olives it is downright delicious. (It would also be a good way to serve hummus with a non-believer crowd. ;) )

I’ve wanted to make a dip like this for quite some time so I jumped at the chance to bring an appetizer to the first cookout of the year. (True Minnesota story: it has snowed since that first cookout and may snow again tonight!) It is essentially Greece’s version of taco dip and is wonderfulwith pita chips and cucumber slices.

Lucky enough to have some leftovers? It made a great lunch stuffed in a pita with a tomato and cucumber salad.

Layered Hummus Dip - 8 appetizer servings – inspiration from Whole Foods Market

  • 1 batch of hummus (or 16 oz prepared)
  • 1 – 14 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained
  • 3/4 cup roasted red pepper
  • 3/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 cup feta crumbles

Prepare hummus if making it from scratch.

Chop artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and olives.

Layer hummus on the bottom of glass dish. Sprinkle artichoke hearts, red peppers, feta cheese and olives over top.

Serve with pita chips, cucumber slices and any other vegetables.  You could also add chopped red onions or tomatoes if desired. A healthy, different crowd pleaser perfect for spring and summer afternoons!

19 Comments (Reply )

  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    Your recipe is like Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee… except healthier and not trashy at all!


  2. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    Emily this looks delicious — I just love kalamata olives on just about anything and layered in the dip is a great idea!


  3. Danielle @ weightsandmeasures
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    I am THE hummus girl in my crowd. If people want to talk hummus or want hummus at a party, I am the girl they call. It is really a special calling in life. This is definitely an impressive spin on straightforward hummus. I can not wait to make this for my hummus-loving friends.


  4. Kristin
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    I am SO excited to try making this! What a genius idea.


  5. Maria @ Scandifoodie
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    Yum! Such a colourful, healthy dish. I love it!


  6. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    This is a beautiful dish! I absolutely love these additions to a basic dip. Such a great way to make a simple dip exciting!


  7. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    I had a dip like this last summer and TOTALLY forgot about it until this post! Thanks for the recipe- I can’t wait for my next party so I can make some!


  8. Tiffany @ Simply Shaka
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    This looks amazing! My problem is I would want to make it at home all for myself and not bring to a party.

    Good luck with the snow, it’s absolutely ridiculous it’s snowing up there when it’s 80 and sunny here!


  9. Marnie
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 6:06 pm

    Consider this DONE in my book. I can’t wait to eat this tomorrow. Thanks… AGAIN!


  10. Michelle (The Runner's Plate)
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    My parents live in MN, and they said more snow was on the way! Usually I am the one still getting snow this time of the year.


  11. Lori@FakeFood Free
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    Love this! It’s so much better than the standard taco layer dip with black/refried beans. I definitely have to try this one!


  12. Meri
    Apr 19, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

    I found your blog today when I was searching for pictures of Punch Pizza to use for today’s post… I’m so glad I found it!
    Can’t wait to look through some of your older posts and your TC restaurant list. I have my own but no reviews.


  13. Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 1:36 am

    What a delicious spin off of layered bean dip! I am DEFINITELY making this for an easter brunch this weekend! Can’t wait to try it!


  14. Dana
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    Oh my goodness I need to make this NOW. Sounds so delicious and packed with all of the things I love!


  15. michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    I just cut a very similar version of this recipe out of the paper a few months ago. I’m not sure why it never occurred to me, as I think 7 layer tex-mex dip is one of the greatest foods ever.

    I love the pictures on this post!


  16. Karis' Kitchen
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    What a great idea! I never considered doing a layered hummus dip. Can’t wait to try it!!


  17. holly
    Apr 24, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    yup. it’s official. i am making this.


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