Do you ever have trouble finding healthy snacks?
As I mentioned in my post Football, Food, and Fibromyalgia, my husband and I love to watch football and eat snacks whenever one of our teams is playing. A lot of our snacks would NOT be considered healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but I do try to come up with some ideas to help us balance things out.
Quite a while back I saw a recipe for a layered dip using Mediterranean flavors, but I couldn’t remember where I had seen it so I decided to come up with my own. Not only does it taste good, it provides protein, calcium, and all the goodness of vegetables.
I served this with gluten-free pitas, warmed and cut into wedges, and fresh vegetables: cucumbers, celery and carrots, but it would probably be good with lots of other veggies too.
I hope you enjoy it!
Layered Mediterranean Dip
1 – 10 oz. container hummus (plain)
Tzatziki – See recipe for this below
1/4 – 1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper
1/4 cup Feta cheese
Small can sliced black olives
1 1/2 cups lettuce, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2 – 6 oz. containers Greek yogurt
1 1/2 Tablespoons (or 4 1/2 teaspoons) fresh dill, finely chopped
1/2 English cucumber, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Make Tzatziki: Stir together yogurt, dill, grated cucumber, garlic, and lemon juice until well-mixed. Refrigerate until ready to use. (Making this ahead of time gives the flavors a chance to meld together and saves a lot of time when assembling the dip.)
Make the dip:
Layer ingredients in the following order in serving dish:
Roasted red peppers
Feta Cheese (You may want to reserve just a little to sprinkle on top)
Serve with your choice of fresh vegetables and/or pita chips or warm pita wedges.
Fills an 8-inch round serving dish.
It may be obvious that I’ve never written a recipe before, so I apologize in advance if any of the directions are confusing. If they are, please let me know so I can clarify it.
This layered Mediterranean dip not only tastes delicious, it’s good for us too!
Do you have any favorite healthy snacks? Please share!