Greek Hummus Dip

Craving a mid-day snack? Hungry after work?  Need a quick, impressive appetizer to serve guests?

Don’t worry.  I got your back.  You’re welcome.

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Dips are dangerous.  For example, Cheesecake Factory’s spinach and artichoke dip has over 2,000 calories and 54 grams of fat!  No thank you.  I’ll take my appetizers, hold the congestive heart failure.  But this dip won’t leave you feeling greasy and bloated.  It’s my favorite to bring to a party because it’s so easy and so beautiful.  Coincidentally, it’s also my favorite so I usually eat an embarrassing amount in front of people I’m supposed to impress. Whatever. Judge me.

 

Truly, that is it.  Sometimes I outline the plate with alternating cucumbers and red peppers for a fancy (and festive for the holidays) extra decorative flair! Enjoy!

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Greek Hummus Dip
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
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Serves: 8
A quick but impressive dish to take to any social gathering… Or to hoard at home! Trust me, you’ll want to! Serve with pita chips and/ or crudités.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 container of hummus
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 10-15 pitted kalamata (or black) olives, diced
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil or mint to garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Spread hummus in an even layer on a plate or serving tray
  2. Lay ingredients starting with cucumber, then tomatoes and pepper, then olives and feta
  3. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve with pita and veggies!
Serving size: 1/4 cup Calories: 96 Fat: 6.4g Saturated fat: 1.3g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 8g Sugar: 3g Sodium: 244mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 3g

Watermelon Feta Salad

Hey guys!

I was so excited for school to get out so that I could spend copious hours slaving away in the kitchen and sharing my wonderful adventures with you all everyday.  Needless to say, that hasn’t quite been happening.  Due to summer classes and lazy weekends at the pool, I haven’t been posting nearly as much as I want to…

So. I’m going to keep this short and sweet and to the point.  Which is perfect because that’s exactly how this recipe is!

Take this unique summer salad/ side to any picnic and you’re sure to please everyone! Sweet, salty, flavorful, and EASY, this dish can be made the night before or right on the spot.

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No cooking required and look how beautifully it fits into my 4th of July feast!!

Watermelon Feta Salad
Recipe Type: Side
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
A light summer salad that is a perfect side at any cookout!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 large watermelon
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (reduced fat used for nutrition facts)
  • 15-20 fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Chop watermelon into 3/4″ cubes.
  2. Stack mint leaves, roll into a tight bundle, and slice into very thin strips. Separate strips and add to bowl.
  3. Crumble feta into bowl and mix all ingredients.
  4. Enjoy chilled!
Serving size: 3/4 cup Calories: 65 Fat: 1.2g Saturated fat: .7g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 11.4g Sugar: 10 Sodium: 132mg Fiber: 3.4g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: 3.3mg