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Easy Seven Layer Hummus Dip
February 6, 2018 in Appetizer · Gluten-Free · Nut-Free · Recipe Box · Vegetables · 5 Comments

Easy Seven Layer Hummus Dip: appetizer recipe

About this recipe:

You’re probably familiar with a classic seven layer dip, the one with salsa, refried beans, and guacamole, right? It’s good! But I was looking for a fresh twist, when I found this Mediterranean hummus version in A Couple Cooks new cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking (more on why I love the book below). It’s everything I was hoping for. Colorful, flavorful, and wholesome.

The layers are scattered atop my favorite white bean hummus, but you can definitely use store-bought to make this the quickest appetizer you’ve ever put together. The different components add something special to each bite.

They include:

  • briny kalamata olives
  • salty feta
  • tangy artichoke hearts
  • fresh dill
  • sweet cherry tomatoes
  • fruity olive oil

Easy Seven Layer Hummus Dip {gluten-free recipe}

I choose to make this an abstract platter by spreading the hummus onto this marble slab, but if you’re taking this to a party, it transports well in a simple glass dish. And feel free to make this your own, or use it as an opportunity to use up the few bits of produce hiding in your refrigerator! To fit my likings, I left off the red onion the original recipe called for, and swapped dill for parsley because I like its brightness.

Obviously this seven layer hummus dip is first and foremost a dip. But! Here are a couple of leftover ideas for you:

  • as a spread for a vegetarian wrap, stuffed with brown rice and romaine lettuce
  • as a base for poached eggs
  • as a grain bowl component

Easy Seven Layer Hummus Dip: vegan recipeEasy Seven Layer Hummus Dip: appetizer recipe

About the cookbook, Pretty Simple Cooking:

I met Sonja (Alex being her husband) of A Couple Cooks a few years ago at the Eat Sea Retreat in California. We made an instant connection, as I found out she was a Minnesota girl, born and raised. Her and Alex now live in Indiana, with their beautiful son Larson (whose adoption story is incredible), and their blog + podcast have been instrumental in teaching so many people around the world how to cook real food, and love the process while you’re at it.

Pretty Simple Cooking is not only filled with 100 nourishing, vegetarian recipes, but also ten lessons sprinkled throughout that inspire a love for home cooking. Their philosophies resonate deeply with me…. that good food doesn’t have to be intimidating or difficult, but it isn’t always fast, like so much of our culture preaches. Of course I love shortcuts and convenience as much as anyone, but I also spend much of my time in the kitchen because I love the feeling of creating to nourish. To make something with my own hands, that made its way there because of someone else’s hands (the farmer, artisan, or maker). And to spend time with others gathered around food.

Pretty Simple Cooking Cookbook

What I love about this cookbook is that it’s truly is for all levels of cooking, accessible and modern – that comes from two people who first fell for each other, and then fell in love with cooking, going from eating frozen food when their first met, to regularly cooking meals from scratch and hosting dinner parties. Yes, truth. It’s hard to not want to start cooking after flipping through the recipes they’ve created over the years! Here are some of the others I’m looking forward to making:

You can buy the cookbook HERE, or enter the giveaway to have it to delivered right to your door!

For your chance to win, sign up for my email list HERE or enter on Instagram HERE, for new recipes and giveaways. One winner chosen on Saturday, February 10th, 2018.

xo, Amanda

Easy Seven Layer Hummus Dip

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Prep Time 10min Cook Time 10min

This recipe is lightly adapted from the Pretty Simple Cooking cookbook, by Sonja and Alex Overhiser.

Ingredients

  • 1 batch white bean hummus, or 12 ounces  store-bought hummus
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup drained, chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced, fresh dill
  • olive oil for drizzling

Directions

Spread the hummus on a large plate and top with cucumber, tomatoes, olives, artichoke hearts. Sprinkle with feta, and drizzle with olive oil. 

Serve with crackers or pita chips. 


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5 thoughts on “Easy Seven Layer Hummus Dip

  1. Sonja

    Oh my goodness, THANK YOU, friend! You absolutely understand the heart of Pretty Simple Cooking and that’s something I hope others will leave with as well. It’s not always quick or 5-ingredient, but it can be pretty simple! Your photos are GORGEOUS. And I think being Minnesota gals, we’ll always have that sister connection, right?! I think back to Eat Sea Retreat and my heart is full to have been able to cross paths and now cheer each other on virtually and in real life. Can’t wait to see you very soon.

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  2. Ruby

    This is such a beautiful spread! It takes seven layer dip to a whole new, classy and healthier level. Love it. I cannot wait to cook from Sonja and Alex’s book! I got it ordered to Minneapolis and am making my parents take photos of recipes I want to try, haha. Until I can come home and claim it, anyway! xx

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