Monday, January 26, 2015

Greek 7 Layer Dip

Greek 7 Layer Dip

I am one of those football fans who, come late January/early February, becomes a football fan just in time for the Super Bowl.  (Read that as: just in time for Super Bowl food.)  I have nothing against football.  In fact, I used to be a pretty big fan.  I was once a Fantasy Football champ.  And am still a closet Tony Romo fan (go Cowboys!)  But it’s just one of those things that we don’t pay much attention to anymore.  And don’t think that we are discriminating – we really don’t pay much attention to many sports at all.

Except when it comes to the social aspect of sports.  We will never pass up the chance to spend some time with friends at a Mizzou football game.  We will never say no to an invite to a local restaurant or bar to catch a rugby game.  We usually try to make it to Busch Stadium once per year to catch the boys in red and you better believe that on Super Bowl Sunday, you will find us somewhere in mid-Missouri with our favorite snacks in hand taking in some football.

Greek 7 Layer Dip

You could say that we are definitely the kind of football fans who watch the Super Bowl for the food.  And for the halftime show.  Side note: I’m not sure anyone can beat Bruno Mars’ performance last year.  I’m just saying, Katy Perry has some big shoes to fill.

And while she is dancing her heart out, I am going to be filling my belly with Greek 7 Layer Dip!  My reasoning for making this dip is simple – our neighbors invited us over to watch the game when Mizzou played in this year’s SEC Championship.  I was at the store when we got the invitation and the avocados looked so good, so I grabbed some and made the traditional 7 layer dip with refried beans, seasoned sour cream, tomatoes, guacamole, etc. and served it with chips.  I think between the 4 of us we ate pretty much the whole thing and what was leftover, Paul and I ate for lunch the following day.

And then my friends at ALDI got in touch to ask if I could do a new recipe with a Super Bowl/Football Food theme and I immediately thought “7 layer dip”, but knew I needed a new twist on it.  They liked the idea, so I ran to Aldi and here is what I found:

Greek 7 Layer Dip Ingredients

And this is what I came up with: Greek 7 Layer Dip! Greek 7 Layer Dip

This version is still extremely simple and super people-pleasing.  The layers consist of: hummus; artichokes; lemon-dill Greek yogurt; black olives; grape tomatoes; green onions; feta cheese.  And I served it with naan bread.

And I was able to get all of these items at my local ALDI store, plus a week’s worth of groceries for about$60.  Oh, and see that cute bowl in the picture, I found that at my ALDI store as well.  For $9!  The set came with three glass bowls, all different sizes and all with fitting, airtight lids.  I call that a score!

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Greek 7 Layer Dip

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Greek 7 Layer Dip

Yield: ~6 cups (serves 8-10 people)

Total Time: 20 min

Simple 7 Layer Dip with a Greek twist with hummus, artichokes, olives, tomatoes, feta cheese and more!

Ingredients:

1 cup Friendly Farms All-Natural Plain Greek Yogurt
4 ounces Happy Farms Crumbled Feta Cheese, divided
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. dried dill
1/4 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Paprika
10 ounce container Little Salad Bar Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
12 ounce jar of Tuscan Garden Artichokes, drained and roughly chopped
3/4 cups Tuscan Garden Black Olives, halved
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
3 green onions, chopped
Specially Selected Naan, pita bread or chips for serving

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix the Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of the feta cheese, lemon juice, dried dill, paprika and a small pinch of salt until combined. Set aside.

Spread the hummus in the bottom of a 6-7 cup bowl or a 9-inch square baking dish. Spread the artichokes on top of the hummus in an even layer. Top the artichokes with the Greek yogurt mixture and smooth it out on top. Top the Greek yogurt layer with the black olives, tomatoes, green onions, and then with the remainder of the feta cheese.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve. Serve with pita bread, naan bread, or chips.

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This post is sponsored by Aldi.  All opinions are my own, as always.  Thank you for supporting the brands I love!

 

10 Responses to “Greek 7 Layer Dip”

  1. #
    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — January 26, 2015 @ 10:07 am

    I’m with you, I used to be into football, but now all I’m into is my college team, and the only thing that I like about the Super Bowl, is the food. Allll the food. I absolutely LOVE this spin on the seven layer dip!

  2. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — January 26, 2015 @ 11:17 am

    I’m with you on the football thing. Don’t watch too much of it and just pay attention when it’s superbowl time.

    Love this dip recipe.

  3. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — January 26, 2015 @ 1:50 pm

    You and I sound like the same type of football fan – hahah!! Pass the dip please.

  4. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — January 26, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

    Samesies on the football thing — I’m all about the food and more, “what’s going on?” about the game. 😉 So maybe even less enthusiastic about football, but definitely very excited about this dip!

  5. #
    Malia @ Small Town Girl — January 26, 2015 @ 9:02 pm

    This is all sorts of evil genius! I love it! I’m a fool for Greek anything! Definitely pinning and making soon!

  6. #
    bev @ bevcooks — January 27, 2015 @ 7:42 am

    Wa-haaaaaant.

  7. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — January 28, 2015 @ 8:43 am

    I want to swim in this dip!! Gimme.

  8. #
    Joanne Bruno — January 29, 2015 @ 10:45 am

    I rarely have any desire to watch football, but I ALWAYS want to eat awesome dips like this!!

  9. #
    Erin+@+The+Spiffy+Cookie — January 29, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

    Ok I love me some taco 7-layer dip but this wins. I want to dive right in.

  10. #
    Cake Chocolate Cheese — February 3, 2015 @ 3:47 pm

    I’m not a big fan of football, but I am a big fan of football FOOD. Love that you made this with a Greek twist! Awesome idea!

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