Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Mediterranean Layer Dip

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

I've got a delicious and easy summer appetizer recipe for you today.  It would be perfect to bring on a picnic or to a summer pool party.  I brought this to my Super Awesome Friends T & A' s house for a BBQ this weekend  {That's for you, Amanda! } and it was a hit.

{ Original recipe from Annie's Eats.  I modified amounts and ingredients but concept is the same }

- 16 oz container of hummus { or make your own }
- 3/4 cup pesto { see ingredients below }
- 1-2 tablespoons red onion, diced
- 7.5 oz container marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
- 12 oz jar roasted red peppers, chopped
- 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
- 1/2 cup feta, crumbled

Ingredients for Pesto:
- 2 cups flat leaf parsley
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan

1.  Make Pesto.  Put all ingredients in blender of food processor and processes until smooth.  Slowly add alive oil while processing.  You made need more that 1/4 cup to achieve desired consistency.

2.  Spread hummus into a pie plate.

3.  Add pesto.

4.  Add peppers

5.  Add onion, artichoke hearts, and olives.

6.  Add feta and flat leaf parsley leaves for garnish.

Serve with pita chips or crackers and enjoy!

What did you cook this week?

Party Rules:
1.  Add a link to the post you are linking up back to this post
2.  Add the Tasty Tuesdays button to the post you are linking up.  Thanks!


  1. Looks delicious, Alissa! I love all of the ingredients in the dip. I will be sure to make this before the end of summer.

  2. Hi Alisa,
    Your dip looks delicious. Hope you have a great week and thanks for hosting.
    Miz Helen

  3. i linked up an amazing No Bake Chocolate Pie! Enjoy. No Bake= No Hassles

  4. Ive made my own version of this a few times - its a great dip!

  5. I've made a similar version of this dip for a party before and it was a HUGE hit!

  6. Great photos Alissa. Looks yummy!

  7. That looks soo good! I may have to make that to take to my next dinner club dinner. I think the girls would love it! Have a great week Alissa. =) Thanks for hosting.

    ~ Catie

  8. Oh.My.Gracious! This looks so good. I am totally making this today My husband is going to love being greeted with this dip and a beer after a hard days work! Thanks for sharing!

  9. One word: Awesome! I love making this dip but never thought to use pesto. Yum!

  10. So this dip looks amazing . when I try it would it be ok to link back to your post for the inspiration.

    Ann Kelly

  11. Hi Alissa! That dip looks amazing..I'm sure that I will be making your recipe! Thank you so much for hosting this party! I linked up all my latest creations in the kitchen! Angie xo

  12. Hummus and pesto together?!?!?! All my wildest dreams come true! I have to try this.

  13. If I can't quite make it to the Mediterranean on vacation, I could close my eyes and eat this dip and come pretty close. I will be trying this one soon!

  14. oooh! wonderful! i'm so making this dip for camping this weekend!

    for the linky i've linked up a recipe for fancy-pants vanilla creamy cauliflower puree with crispy florets.

  15. Hummus and pesto - two of my favorite ingredients. Looks delicious.

  16. That dip looks delicious, and easy. Thank you.

  17. Looks fantastic! i often make homemade hummus; next stop pesto and I'll have all the ingredients ready! I'll let you know how it turns out! Thanks for posting.

  18. Hey I am sad that I missed this yesterday I will be here next tuesday tho! Newest follower and am very excited your are SO talented WOW. If you have time stop by my blog


  19. Here is our version and WE LOVE IT... thanks for the great idea


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