Hey friends! I hope you all are doing well. I’ve been a little quiet lately. I have been a little lazy and tired. The snow days have helped me though. Today is Fat Tuesday and in honor of the holiday I am bringing you an extra healthy, but delicious recipe. I found this one on Pintrest and after trying it I knew I had to share it with all of you. I try the food and then pass along the ones that go well. If you enjoy taco dip (we always called it 7 layer dip) then you will love this. It is a take on this dip, but much healthier. I am truly looking forward to entering into the Season of Lent. Every year I give up something (usually a food related item) as a means of attempting to grow closer to God. This year, however, rather than focusing on what I am giving up, I have decided to focus on what I am gaining. I encourage you to challenge yourself to give up something good for something even better during Lent. For now, let’s get back to this delicious veggie dip; take a look at it:
I am really proud of myself for finally remembering to take a picture of the dish!
- 16 oz garlic hummus
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 4 tbsp finely diced fresh chives, divided
- 1/2 cup sliced scallions
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives
- 1 cup diced orange bell pepper
- 1 cup diced yellow bell pepper
- 1 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1 cup diced cucumber
- 1 cup diced tomato
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the Greek yogurt with 2 tablespoons diced chives. Refrigerate while you prepare the other vegetables.
- Layer the hummus around the bottom of a standard pie dish. Remove the Greek yogurt/chive mixture from the fridge and give it a quick stir. Spoon over the hummus and spread evenly on top.
- Combine all the vegetables, including the olives, in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over the Greek yogurt layer to cover completely. Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons of chives.
- Serve immediately with chips or veggies.
I left out the orange peppers because I was worried about whatever I didn’t put in the dip going bad (my husband doesn’t like peppers so it’s all up to me). I also had olives, but they didn’t smell right to me so I decided to throw them out. Nonetheless, it was delicious. I served mine with gluten free crackers that I bought from Aldi. In case you didn’t know, Aldi has a gluten free brand that is very affordable and delicious. If you are trying to live a gluten free lifestyle then I highly recommend it! I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions…or if you would like some encouragement/accountability during Lent (or just in general). Happy eating friends.