This Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip Recipe is a fresh and healthy take on a classic appetizer. It will be a hit at your Super Bowl party (or any other get-together)! 49 calories and 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
This Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip recipe rights a wrong for me. I’ll admit it. It wasn’t love at first bite when I first dipped into the traditional southwestern 7-layer dip. The culprit was the refried beans. It probably didn’t help that my initiation into the world of refried beans was during my first (and ONLY!) late-night/beer-soaked trip to Taco Bell in college. I was lured in by the dulcet tones of that darn talking Chihuahua.
With Super Bowl Sunday coming up (and the need for healthy game day recipes), I wanted a dip that I could throw together in 15 minutes or less, and that would make me forget that ill-advised drive-thru adventure. So, why not replace the refried beans with hummus, the sour cream with nonfat Greek yogurt and make a shift to Mediterranean flavors? Take out the guacamole, salsa and Monterey jack, and layer in artichokes, roasted peppers (see How to Roast a Bell Pepper) and feta cheese in their place.
Of course, you can layer the ingredients any which way you please, or substitute in other ingredients, such as kalamata olives or sundried tomatoes. Serve the Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip recipe with raw vegetables, pita chips or lentil chips.
Don’t you dare tell your beer-swilling Super Bowl guests that this dip is healthy. They’ll never know the difference!
The Mediterranean 7-layer dip recipe:
In an 8- by 8- square serving dish, spread the hummus evenly on the bottom. Layer the tomatoes and cucumber over top.
Dollop the yogurt over the vegetables, then gently spread with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the yogurt with salt and paprika.
On top of the yogurt, layer the artichoke heart, roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Sprinkle the parsley over top and garnish with olives.
Serve with fresh vegetables, pita chips or crackers.
Healthy Mediterranean 7-Layer Dip Recipe
- 8 oz. hummus
- 1 tomato diced
- ½ cup diced cucumber
- ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 2 canned artichoke hearts chopped
- 2 roasted red peppers 4 halves, diced (see How to Roast a Bell Pepper)
- ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
- Kalamata olives chopped (optional), for garnish
- In an 8" by 8" square serving dish, spread the hummus evenly on the bottom. Layer the tomatoes and cucumber over top.
- Dollop the yogurt over the vegetables, then gently spread with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle the yogurt with salt and paprika.
- On top of the yogurt, layer the artichoke heart, roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Sprinkle the parsley over top and garnish with olives.
- Serve with fresh vegetables, pita chips or crackers.
Other recipes for Super Bowl Sunday (or any other get-together):
Left to right: Slow Cooker Hoisin Chicken, 5-Minute Black Bean Dip, and Baked Zucchini Fries with Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce
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This caught my eye on Pinterest. The red & green would make it a lovely Christmas appetizer. I've been trying to figure out what else to serve with the lasagne.
My thoughts on the ingredients: With the cucumber and yogurt, you're half way to Tzatziki. I'm taking it the rest of the way & maybe add zucchini. theWanderLustKitchen has a great recipe for Authentic Greek Tzatziki. I think I will replace the yogurt layer with that. Time to go shopping..
I'm looking for an app that is Dairy Free . DO you think I could omit or swap out the yogurt for a non dairy soy yogurt? I'm afraid it might be runny or lose the flavor. Suggestions? Thanks
I made this yesterday for the Super Bowl, and it was a HUGE success! Thank you very much for this recipe.
So far 5 friends have asked me for the recipe. The flavors in this are so good and I love the addition of artichoke hearts!
Loved it! Made it last night and all the ladies in my office asked for the recipe!! This will be a go to in my recipe box!
Thanks so much for letting me know, Brie! I regularly make this for get-togethers and it always seems to be a hit.
How big a can of artichoke hearts did you use? I'm making this for Super Bowl and can't wait to try it.
Hi there, Natalie. The recipe actually just calls for 2 artichoke hearts from a can. I typically by a 14 oz. can and pluck two of the hearts out of there, reserving the rest for another use. I hope you enjoy the dip!
Dara, thanks for clarication on artichoke hearts. Perhsps if you reworded to something like "2 atichokes from canned ..." it would add clarity. Thanks. Can't wait to make this party this weekend.
Dara, how much in advance do you think this could be made without sacrificing any of the quality? It looks so good!
Jane, we snacked on this for a full 24 hours. But, to be safe, I would make it no more than 4 hours in advance to make sure it looks fresh and pretty. I hope you enjoy it!
This looks amazing and is right up my alley when it comes to healthy dips, I'm going to make it for a pool party I'm going to next weekend!
Looks amazing. Can't wait to try it. But will substitute the Greek Yogurt with tzatziki which I just learned to make. I'm drooling just thinking about the flavor mix.
You are a genius! Thanks for sharing...I can't wait to try this!!!
Looking forward to making and serving it this evening at a get together 🙂 🙂 It looks so good!!!
This dip looks addicting 🙂 yum!!
Delicious, Dara! This is one of my favorite apps to take to gatherings. I just love the flavors and colors!
Looks so fresh, Dara! We just returned from visiting family in Canada and I got to be reminded how much I love 7-layer dip. Such a guilty pleasure!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this healthier recipe!