Skinny Dipping: Individual 7-Layer Mediterranean Dip

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Love Greek salad?  Hummus?  Need a fresh way to enjoy summer tomatoes, cucumbers and red peppers?  Look no further!  You don’t usually think low-cal, healthy when thinking of dips but this knock-out gorgeous dip really is!  To make it, layer your favorite hummus in the bottom of a pretty glass.  Top with all the fixins’ of Greek salad:  diced cucumber, sliced Kalamata olives, chopped roasted red peppers, crumbled feta and a handful of quartered cherry heirloom tomatoes and diced red onion. Let the tomatoes drain a bit before assembly to reduce their moisture content.   I added different toppings to mine:  fresh oregano leaves, toasted pine nuts, diced avocado, a few turns of the pepper mill.  I offered lemon wedges on the side.  I served mine with grilled sourdough bread that we brushed with olive oil on both sides, then toasted over a hot grill for about a minute and a half, turning often.  Finish it with a sprinkle of sea salt and cut into triangles.   I found it handled the weight of the dip ingredients better than pita.  This dip is so easy, you don’t need a recipe. Dig in!  Clothing optional.  Continue reading