I’m sure most of you are getting excited over the SuperBowl coming up in just few weeks. I am already thinking about what new appetizers, finger foods and cocktails to make for that night! For me (I have to be honest) more than getting excited over football is the fact that I get to have a nice time gathering friends and family. Any reason is great to celebrate!
Now…let’s face it: how many chips, dips, pulled pork and beer do we go thru? And the amount of calories!!! That’s why I thought about having some healthier options. Don’t worry…I will still be posting some wings recipes with a twist, some pulled pork and other dips that we know our big guys love to eat but I have to tell you that you won’t be disappointed when you try this Greek dip. My family love it and believe me…when I make a new recipe I always have a tough crowd. I know on their first bite they take their sincere opinions just looking at their gestures. It’s all the best together: hummus, creamy tzatziki, and the toppers of a Greek salad. Hope you enjoy!
You will need:
1 12oz package of store bought plain hummus or homemade hummus (about 1 1/2 cup)
1 medium cucumber unseeded and diced
1 large Beefstake tomato or 2 Roma tomatoes unseeded and diced
1/2 of a green pepper diced
1 small red onion chopped small (optional)
1/4 cup of chopped Kalamata olives
1/2 cup of Feta cheese crumble
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
Salt, pepper and oregano to taste
In a bowl mix all veggies and season with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and oregano.
Easy Tzatziki Sauce
2 cups of Greek yogurt
2 hothouse cucumber unpeeled, seeded, grated and squeezed to take extra liquid
1/2 cup of sour cream
3 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp of white vinegar
2 tbsp of fresh chopped fine dill
2 tsp of chopped garlic
2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of fresh black pepper
Mix all ingredients until well combined
In a Pyrex or preferably a glass container start putting all ingredients by layers so it looks very nice. First spread down the hummus nice and even, then add the Tzatziki sauce and finish with all the chopped veggies. On top sprinkle the black olives and the crumble feta. I don’t mix these last 2 ingredients with the rest to avoid the cheese turning purple from the olives Serve with homemade pita chips. I buy the puta bread and cut in triangles. Season with good olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano and bake for about 10 minutes or until the pita bread starts getting a little darker in color. Don’t over cook.