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Easy Mediterranean Dip

Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of a Mediterranean dip with garlic—a vibrant, zesty fusion perfect for elevating your snacking experience.

This exquisite dip, brimming with the robust essence of Mediterranean cuisine, combines the piquancy of garlic with the richness of traditional Mediterranean ingredients. Dive into a savory blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, and a hint of lemon, harmoniously mingling to create a dip that’s both wholesome and irresistible.

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Discover the artistry of this garlic-infused Mediterranean dip, an embodiment of flavors that transport your taste buds to sun-soaked shores and ancient culinary traditions.

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How long can I store homemade Mediterranean dip with garlic?

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, homemade Mediterranean dip with garlic should remain fresh for about 3-5 days.

Can I adjust the garlic quantity to suit my taste preferences?

Absolutely! The amount of garlic can be adjusted according to personal taste. Start with a smaller amount and gradually add more until reaching the desired flavor profile.

What ingredients to I need to make this recipe?

  • cucumber
  • cherry or grape tomatoes
  • red onion
  • virgin olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • herbs and seasonings
  • Greek yogurt
  • hummus
  • Kalamata olives
  • Feta

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What are some serving suggestions for Mediterranean dip with garlic?

This versatile dip pairs excellently with pita bread, fresh vegetables like carrots and cucumbers, or even as a spread in sandwiches or wraps. It can also complement Mediterranean-inspired dishes like falafel or grilled kebabs.

How can I make Mediterranean dip with garlic spicier?

Adding ingredients like chili flakes, a dash of hot sauce, or fresh chili peppers can easily introduce spiciness to the dip, catering to individual preferences for heat levels.

What other recipes should I try?

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Easy Mediterranean Dip

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large seedless cucumber, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 T. lemon juice, divided
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 T. fresh oregano (or 1 t. dried), divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. plain Greek yogurt (full fat)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T. fresh dill (or 1 t. dried)
  • 1½ c. hummus, store bought or homemade**
  • ½ c. Kalamata olives, chopped
  • ½ c. Feta, crumbled
  • ¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Dice one half of the cucumber and add to a large bowl, along with the tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, garlic powder, and half of the oregano. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cover and set aside until ready to use.
  2. To prepare the Tzatziki sauce, shred remaining cucumber with a box grater and place in another large bowl. Add Greek yogurt, minced garlic, dill, and the remaining oregano and lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cover and set aside until ready to use.
  3. Spread the hummus into a uniform layer on small serving platter (or in an 8” x 8” casserole dish). 
  4. Top the hummus with an even layer of the Greek yogurt mixture (Tzatziki sauce from Step #2).
  5. Use a slotted spoon to drain excess liquid from the seasoned tomato, red onion, and cucumber mixture before spreading on top of the Tzatziki sauce.
  6. Add the Kalamata olives, followed by the crumbled Feta and fresh chopped parsley. Serve immediately with vegetable crudités for dipping. Enjoy!

Notes

*For best results, prepare the tomato-cucumber mixture and the Tzatziki sauce the night before to give the flavors a chance to combine. If preparing in advance, cover and store in the refrigerator until just before ready to use.

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