This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions expressed are all mine.
This Easy Greek 7 Layer Dip is loaded with all the best flavors of Greece in dippable form! Garlicky hummus and yogurt, crunchy cucumber, juicy tomatoes, and savory feta and pine nuts are perfect for dipping pita chips and sharing as an after school snack or wonderful party appetizer.
Easy Greek 7 Layer Dip
Each year when school rolls around, I start thinking about what sorts of snacks I can give my kids when they get home, tired, hot, and hungry after a long day at school but it’s way too long before dinnertime. I especially like healthy afterschool snack options that are shareable so we can sit down at the table together and enjoy something tasty while chatting about their highs and lows of a day at school before we start the routine of homework, piano practice and other activities.
Enter this easy Greek 7 layer dip that was inspired by the Mexican 7 layer dip that has pretty much been my obsession since childhood and some of the wonderful new USDA certified organic O Organics® products available exclusively at Safeway and Albertsons Companies stores. I always stop at Safeway on our way home from the library or gymnastics to grab groceries and the employees are always so helpful, especially when I’m looking for a product and don’t want to walk back and forth across the store with both my kids in tow trying to remember what aisle it’s on. And my girls love it because the bakery always offers them a treat when we go past!
Most kids (mine included) seem to love foods you can dip and the new O Organics Pita Chips in the original sea salt variety is one of our favorites for snacking and are seriously the best pita chips I’ve ever had with the perfect amount of toasty crunchiness imaginable. But this layered Greek dip recipe is also wonderful with baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and other dippable chips or crackers.
I love the combination of textures and flavors with the creamy hummus and yogurt and cold, crunchy cucumbers and salty feta cheese. And the chopped O Organics Grape Tomatoes from Safeway are the juiciest, sweetest ever and perfect on top of this quick and easy snack that takes all of about 10 minutes to throw together.
How to Make Greek 7 Layer Dip
If you are wondering whether your kids will revolt at a savory, healthy snack after school instead of cookies, try getting them involved in making this Greek 7 layer dip with you!
While I handled the knife skills required to dice cucumbers, quarter grape tomatoes, and mince a couple cloves of garlic, my 4-year old stirred together the easy tzatziki yogurt sauce and my 7-year old spread a party size 16 ounce container of the new O Organics Traditional Hummus in the bottom of the serving dish. Then they both took turns sprinkling cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, feta, pine nuts, and parsley on top.
That’s really all there is to it! Then we could sit down and enjoy this light and healthy snack together and they loved it!
You could have even more layers if you wanted by adding chopped artichoke hearts or kalamata olives, which would both be totally in line with the classic Greek flavors already going on in this dip.
And while I think this is perfect for back-to-school season, I can see us eating this dip all year long as an appetizer at Christmas or New Years, at tailgating parties, or even taking for a light lunch at the park or the pool in the summer. Although you might want to double the recipe for a 9 x 13 baking dish if you are planning on serving it to a crowd since my family of four can polish off a batch of this yummy dip in one sitting.
I love this Greek 7 Layer Dip, because it’s actually really quite healthy with simple, wholesome ingredients but still with big, indulgent flavors that comes from using fresh, amazing ingredients at a great value like the O Organics ones that are available at Safeway stores and all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Safeway.com to find a store near you and discover more recipe ideas and meal prep tips.
More Easy Afterschool Snack Inspiration
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dill
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Pinch kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (16 ounce) container of hummus
- 1 cup English cucumber, diced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
- 2 tablespoons parsley (and/or dill?), finely chopped
Optional additional layers
- 1/3 cup chopped green onions or red onion
- 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts
Items for dipping
- Pita chips
- Bell peppers, cut into strips
- Chunks of fresh flatbread
- In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, minced garlic, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir. Spread in the bottom of a pie plate or a small, shallow baking dish. Then spread a layer of hummus. In order, create layers by sprinkling the olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, Feta cheese, and parsley. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with pita chips, fresh vegetables, and/or flatbread
- In an 8”x8” square glass dish, layer the hummus, yogurt sauce, cucumber, grape tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, pine nuts, and parsley. Serve with pita chips, crackers, or vegetables for dipping.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.