Layered Greek Dip

Layered Greek dip is a healthy and delicious dip recipe that is packed with flavor and great textures. This easy to assemble dip is a light, colorful, and fresh addition to any party spread. Make sure to dig in early, because this dip always disappears fast!

view of a hand holding a pita chip after digging into the layered hummus dip. the dip is served in a white serving dish that sits on a dark wooden board with pita chips.

I am definitely that person who likes to bring healthy party snacks to gatherings. This way I can guarantee there is something with fresh veggies to offset the heavier party foods. Greek layered dip hits all the marks. 

This dip is great for entertaining of all kinds. I’ve taken it to baby showers (where it was devoured before all the sweet treats!), game day get togethers, birthday parties… all kinds of events. And it’s a hit every time.

If you’ve been looking for healthy football snacks, easy appetizers for baby or bridal showers, something to take to a tailgate that’s light and fresh, something for game night… this layered Greek dip is it.

TELL ME ABOUT THIS GREEK HUMMUS DIP

Level of difficulty: Easy. 

Flavor: You can really taste all of the ingredients in this delicious layered Greek dip! You get lovely Mediterranean vibes from the chickpea and tahini hummus, briney kalamata olives, and salty feta cheese. 

Time: It will take you about 10-15 minutes to make this hummus appetizer recipe. This includes chopping and assembly time.

ingredients needed to make this layered greek dip recipe.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

  • Hummus – I most often use Sabra Classic Hummus, but any plain hummus will work
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • English Cucumber – I like to use the mini ones!
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • Pitted Kalamata Olives
  • Fresh Parsley – curly leaf or flat leaf will both work

OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE LAYERED GREEK DIP

  1. Cut the veggies and olives. Wash and quarter the cherry tomatoes. Wash and dice the English cucumber (if you’re using mini English cucumbers, you can slice and quarter these too!). Remove the Kalamata olives from the liquid they are packaged in and slice them in half (or quarters, or just chop into smaller pieces). Rinse and finely chop the parsley leaves. Set all ingredients aside.
  2. Layer the hummus dip. Start by spreading the hummus into an even layer on the bottom of your serving dish. Then layer on the tomatoes, cucumber, feta, olives, and top with chopped parsley.
  3. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. If preparing the layered dip ahead of time, store in the fridge to keep cool.
  4. Serve with your favorite crackers, pita chips, and/or veggies. Serve the layered Greek dip with a variety of items to dip into it and enjoy!
  5. Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.
6 image collage showing how to assemble a layered greek dip.

THINGS TO DIP IN HUMMUS DIP

  • Pita Chips or Pita Bread
  • Crackers
  • Fresh Veggies – Bell Peppers, Carrots, Cucumber Slices
  • Pretzels or Pretzel Thins

RECIPE VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Add red onion: If you love onion, adding in a small layer of minced red onion would be a great addition to this dip.
  • Add a layer of plain Greek yogurt or tzatziki: full-fat or low-fat plain Greek yogurt is a nice addition to this dip, adding some tanginess, probiotics, and protein. Tzatziki is a creamy, cucumber yogurt dip that tastes great with this dip as well. If you’re adding one of these to your dip, layer it on top of the hummus.
  • Use a different type of tomato. Not into cherry tomatoes? No problem! Grab your favorite tomato, seed it, and dice it into small pieces.
  • Replace the tomatoes with roasted red peppers. Roasted red peppers are delicious in this dip! Use them in place of the tomatoes.
  • Drizzle with olive oil. This is always a nice touch in Mediterranean dishes.
  • Add toasted pine nuts. Toasted pine nuts add a lovely texture to this dip.
top down view of a white serving dish with layered greek dip with a large section already dug into. The serving dish sits on a dark wooden board with pita chips.

MODIFICATIONS FOR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: VEGAN, DAIRY-FREE

This Mediterranean dip recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free as written. It can be modified easily to be vegan and dairy free.  

  • Make this into a vegan and dairy free dip recipe by leaving off the feta cheese!
  • A note for serving to those who are gluten free: make sure you have gluten free items to dip with! Gluten free pita, crackers, or chips as well as fresh veggies. It would also be wise to verify the hummus you’re using is gluten free (most should be).

FAQS

  • Should I use store-bought or homemade hummus for this recipe? Either is perfectly fine! I tend to use store-bought because it’s a convenient time-saver.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Cutting Board

Chef’s Knife

Measuring Cups

Serving Dish

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view of a hand holding a pita chip after digging into the layered hummus dip. the dip is served in a white serving dish that sits on a dark wooden board with pita chips.

Layered Greek Dip

Meredith
Layered Greek dip is a healthy and delicious dip recipe that is packed with flavor and great textures. This easy to assemble dip is a light, colorful, and fresh addition to any party spread.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 16 hrs 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 145 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 , 17oz package of hummus
  • 1 C English cucumber, diced (approximately 3 mini English cucumbers)
  • 1.5 C quartered cherry tomatoes (from 1, 1 pint carton)
  • ½ C pitted and halved Kalamata olives
  • ½ C crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ C fresh parsley, finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cut the veggies and olives. Wash and quarter the cherry tomatoes. Wash and dice the english cucumber (if you’re using mini english cucumbers, you can slice and quarter these too!). Remove the Kalamata olives from the liquid they are packaged in and slice them in half (or quarters, or just chop into smaller pieces). Rinse and finely chop the parsley leaves. Set all ingredients aside.
  • Layer the hummus dip. Start by spreading the hummus into an even layer on the bottom of your serving dish. Then layer on the tomatoes, cucumber, feta, olives, and top with chopped parsley.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to serve. If preparing the layered dip ahead of time, store in the fridge to keep cool.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers, pita chips, and/or veggies. Serve the layered Greek dip with a variety of items to dip into it and enjoy!
  • Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Notes

*Ideas for items to serve with Greek Layer Dip: Pita Chips, Pita Bread, Crackers, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Cucumber Slices, Pretzels or Pretzel Things
*Recipe variations and substitutions: 
  • Add red onion
  • Add a layer of plain Greek yogurt or tzatziki
  • Use a different type of tomato, de-seed & dice it
  • Replace the tomatoes with roasted red peppers
  • Drizzle with olive oil
  • Add toasted pine nuts
*Note: nutrition facts are calculated without dipping items like crackers, pita chips, etc. This is because everyone has different tastes and may choose a wide variety of items

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 471mgPotassium: 237mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 399IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
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  1. Kathy B. says

    5 stars
    SO, SO tasty!!! Great for birthdays, super easy to make, but looks so fancy! You gotta try this out 🙌

    • Meredith says

      I’m so happy to hear you love it too!! ❤

  2. Robby says

    5 stars
    Rock solid dip! I like this dip with game day food, actually. Burgers, brats, pulled pork, etc. It’s a nice, light appetizer before a big meal.

    • ourlovelanguageisfood says

      I’m so happy to hear you like pairing this with game day food too! Thanks for giving this recipe a try 🙂