Looking for a delicious appetizer for dinner, game night or potluck? You’ll love this Mediterranean layered hummus dip! It’s currently super bowl week which means lots of tasty foods, dips and chips. This dip is a great way to add a healthy side and balance out your meal. This recipe is essentially ‘jazzing up’ a plain hummus dip with colorful vegetables and flavor from the olives and feta. You can buy pre-made hummus from the grocery store or make your own creamy hummus using my recipe. This dish is easy to put together and will be a hit!
Why Make Mediterranean Layered Hummus Dip
-hummus is made from chickpeas, which is a legume that contains plant-based protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates making it both filling and satisfying
-it has a rainbow of vegetables which contain essential vitamins and antioxidants
-it has olives which provide healthy fats and a burst of flavor
-it’s great to dip in using tortilla or pita chips
-it’s quick and easy to make
Tips for a Healthy Super Bowl Game or Potluck
Here are some general healthy tips to keep in mind for gameday or if you’re going to a potluck:
1-Eat regular meals throughout the day
Make sure you don’t skip meals just because you’re going to a potluck. Sticking to your regular eating schedule will help balance out your blood sugars and reduce cravings and overeating in the evening.
2- Bring a healthy side dish
It’s hard to eat healthy when there aren’t any healthy food options available. That’s why I recommend bringing a healthy side dish with you to a potluck. Examples include a fruit salad, veggies and dip, or this layered hummus dip.
3-Hydrate with water and be mindful of other drinks
It can be easy to forget to drink water throughout the day. Hydrate your body with water. Be mindful of sugary beverages, juices and cocktails that have a lot of sugar and little nutrition.
4-Enjoy your time with friends and family
Remember to experience eating and enjoy it with friends and family. That’s just as important for health as eating well-balanced meals.
Mediterranean Layered Hummus Dip
Jazz up your hummus dip with this easy and flavorful Mediterranean Layered Hummus dip, perfect for any potluck!
- 3 cups hummus
- ½ English cucumber diced
- 2 roma tomatoes seeded and diced
- ½ large red pepper diced
- 2 green onions diced
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1/3 cup Kalamata olives sliced
- 3 tbsp Italian parsley chopped
- 1 small jalapeno pepper sliced, optional
- Pita or tortilla chips
Spread the hummus into a shallow serving dish.
Add the vegetable layers, starting with the cucumber, tomato, red pepper, green onion, and jalapeno (optional).
Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese, olives, and parsley.
Serve with pita or tortilla chips.
You can prepare this a few hours ahead before serving. Refrigerate until ready to serve.