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This delicious Mediterranean Layer Dip recipe and photos were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.
Karen says, "This delightful and versatile dip is a joy to serve! It has fresh colors,
interesting flavor combinations, and can be used in many different ways."
Sandwich Recipes, and
Mediterranean Layer Dip with Crispy Tortilla Bread
Dips & Spreads,
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 7 min
Bread Crisps (see recipe below)
1 (8-ounce) package low fat cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons finely-chopped red
2 tablespoons finely-chopped fresh chives
1 (8-ounce) container prepared roasted
1/2 English cucumber, peeled and chopped into small chunks
3 medium plum
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cup Israeli Feta cheese*
1/4 cup chopped green onions
* Israeli feta cheese is a full-flavored sheep's milk feta. You may substitute
your favorite feta cheese.
Prepare the Bread Crisps.
While the Tortilla Bread wedges are in the oven, prepare the Mediterranean Layer Dip:
In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, onion, and chives; spread mixture onto the bottom of a 9-inch plate.
Spread the Garlic Hummus over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
Layer the cucumber, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and green onion over the top.
Serve with the Bread Crisps.
Variation: For a nice
breakfast or lunch treat, serve the Mediterranean Layer Dip on warm, toasted English muffins.
Tortilla Bread has the hand-held convenience of a tortilla, combined with the rich, buttery flavor and texture of bread. It is a great way to
add a new twist to your favorite dips and spreads.
1 package Tortilla Bread
Garlic or onion powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
Cut each Tortilla Bread in half and then into 6 or 8
wedges. Place the tortilla bread wedges on a baking sheet and lightly
spray with cooking spray and then sprinkle with your choice of either
garlic or onion powder.
Bake approximately 7 minutes or
until the bottoms are a nice golden brown and the tops have crisped.
NOTE: If you can not fine Tortilla
Bread, us Pita Pocket Bread. Split each pita bread into 2 rounds and
proceed with the above methods. You will need to adjust the cooking
time, as the pita is thinner.