by Olena

Greek Salad Layered Dip Recipe

by Olena

4.7 from 3 reviews

Greek Salad Layered Dip Recipe is a fresh healthy appetizer made with lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives and Greek yogurt. Serve with pita chips or celery sticks. | ifoodreal.com

With summer here, I get a panic attack every time we are invited to a BBQ party. I have a vivid picture of the table in front of my eyes – simple carbs, simple carbs and more simple carbs. The worst is not to enjoy what you just ate.

Last weekend, we decided to spend a day at the beach. I mentally planned our whole menu and realized the only thing I was missing was vegetables. I thought it would be nice to have a salad at the beach. Wait, how about the Greek Salad in a form of a dip?! The boys dip the chips and I dig in with a spoon. Bingo!

Greek Salad Layered Dip Recipe is a fresh healthy appetizer made with lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives and Greek yogurt. Serve with pita chips or celery sticks. | ifoodreal.com

The idea worked like a charm. Actually everyone ended up scooping the dip with a spoon in between the chip dunks. It was delicious! A layer of Greek yogurt adds creaminess and an extra protein boost. Feta cheese, dried oregano and fresh parsley make this dip a true Greek food.

Greek Salad Layered Dip Recipe is a fresh healthy appetizer made with lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives and Greek yogurt. Serve with pita chips or celery sticks. | ifoodreal.com

The key is to dice the vegetables. Chop really finely, almost minced. That way the chip won’t break as you try to scoop some dip with it. Any whole grain chips would be great. For a low carb version serve with celery sticks.

Looking for more healthy potluck ideas? Try this healthy 7 layer dip or check out my 40 healthy potluck recipes.

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Greek Salad Layered Dip

4.7 from 3 reviews

Greek Salad Layered Dip Recipe is a fresh healthy appetizer made with lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, olives and Greek yogurt. Serve with pita chips or celery sticks.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced*
  • 1/2 long English cucumber, diced*
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 1 + 1/2 tbsp dried oregano, divided
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped parsley, divided
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted & sliced*
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In 8″ x 11″ baking dish or any large serving platter, spread tomatoes on the bottom. Top with cucumber, red onion and bell pepper spreading evenly. Sprinkle with black pepper, 1/2 cup feta cheese, 1 tbsp oregano and 1/2 cup parsley.
  2. Using a spatula, spread a layer of Greek yogurt on top. Make a layer of Romaine lettuce. Top with remaining 1/2 cup feta cheese, olives, red bell pepper, 1/2 tbsp oregano and 1/4 cup parsley.
  3. Serve cold with any healthy whole grain chips or crackers.

Store: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Notes

*If you are preparing dip in advance, I recommend to seed the tomatoes and cucumber to prevent the juices from accumulating on the bottom.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe. My guests and I loved the fresh taste of the dish. We ended up using most of it as a side dish though. As a dip, the layer of lettuce and the chunkiness of the veggies proved mostly impenetrable and was quite messy falling off of the chips and celery. Next time, I’ll dice the items quite a bit smaller to see if it makes a difference. But for taste – yum!

  2. I made this for a party last weekend and it was great!! I definitely plan to make it again. I live on South Beach and this will be an awesome healthy recipe for the summer! Next time I think I’m going to make a second layer of Greek yogurt and maybe mix in the feta and herbs with the yogurt, just to make it creamier and more dip-like. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. That recipe looks delicious! I am totally with you on just simply not enjoying a lot of foods you find at parties and picnics. I hate feeling picky and not wanting to eat it, but I hate eating something I don’t enjoy even more so. I like your strategy! I typically try to bring a healthy dish so I know there is at least ONE thing I will enjoy. Thanks for this delicious dip recipe!

    1. Absolutely. And I do not feel guilty or ashamed of saying NO to party food. I’m not insulting the host or anyone who prepared that food (I get that question from my readers A LOT!). I’m taking care of my health and setting a good example for friends and my kids! This behaviour should be praised and inspirational! I always praise and admire people I meet who look after themselves!

  4. It’s recipes like this that make me love your blog. This is right up my alley. I’m like you- dip with vegetables. I love to cut really crunchy cabbage into big triangles– I use them for dips, guac, have even made nachos on them 🙂

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