Congratulations to me for graduating with my Master’s in Accounting! I never have to go to school again…unless I decide to go to culinary school, but that’s different. Now I am just going to spend the summer studying for the CPA exam, and my job starts in September. I feel like a grown up! My graduation was this morning, and my boyfriend, Kevin’s, was on Thursday so our families were in town for the past couple of days. I always get excited when people are visiting because it gives me an excuse to pull out recipes that make way too much food. I usually make an appetizer and a dessert, and we go out for dinner in between.
My mom makes this Greek dip, and it is seriously the best thing in the world. I really love Greek food, and anything with hummus is delicious. This dip is super easy to make, and it doesn’t require any cooking. The only time consuming part of it is chopping up veggies, and even that wasn’t too bad. It took me about twenty minutes to make this, and I will probably be eating it for the rest of my life because it makes a ton. It is perfect served with pita chips, and I cannot recommend this enough for any occasion when you are having company over.
Layered Greek Dip
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups prepared hummus
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped, pitted Kalamata olives
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions
In medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, and garlic on medium until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture into a 9″ pie plate/shallow serving dish.
Evenly spread hummus on top of cream cheese layer.
Top with cucumber, tomato, olives, feta cheese, and green onions. Cover and refrigerate 2 – 24 hours. Serve with pita chips.