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Drench 7 Layer Mediterranean Dip

drench 7 layer Mediterranean dip is a new twist on the classic 7 layer Mexican dip and it’s simple to make!

 

Layer the following on a platter or individually in a footed cocktail glass & serve with pita chips. The presentation is sure to impress your guests! Manos Pita Chips & Stacys Pita Chips are our favorites. You can also make your own pita chips! 

Layer in order:

•Hummus (store bought or see recipe below)

•Optional: Taziki Sauce which adds great flavor but dip will get runny. Best added if served and eaten right away. 

•Kale & Quinoa Tabouli with drench Mediterranean lemon dressing & marinade (See recipe below)

•1/2 cup grapes tomatoes halved

•1/2 cup diced cucumbers

•1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

•1/2 cup pitted green olives & calamata black olives cut in half 

•1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (to toast your own pine nuts, see recipe below)

•for added “wow!” sprinkle with oregano or Za’atar which is a Lebanese spice made of dried thyme & sesame seeds

•serve with Pita Chips - Manos Pita Chips, Stacys Pita Chips or homemade pita chips (see recipe below)

Kale & Quinoa Tabouli with drench Mediterranean lemon dressing and marinade

Ingredients:

1 brunch kale or 1 pound bag

1 bunch curly parsley

1 cup cooked quinoa

3 Roma or 1 beefsteak tomatoes diced

2-3 green onions thinly sliced

1/2 English cucumber diced

1 small Jalapeño minced

 

• bring 1/2 cup quinoa with 1/2 cup water to a boil, cover and reduce to low heat for 10 min and let cool. Dry quinoa yields three times the amount when cooked so you will have a little left over.

• clean, thoroughly dry and chop kale and parsley. 

• combine desired amount of drench Mediterranean lemon dressing with kale, parsley, quinoa, tomatoes, green onions, cucumbers & jalapeño. 

• optional: add chick peas or pomegranate seeds or a protein such as chicken or salmon. 

 

Simple Homemade Hummus drizzled with drench Mediterranean lemon dressing and marinade

Ingredients:

1 can chickpeas (save the chickpea juice)

1/4 cup chick pea juice which is called aquafaba

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 to 3 small cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon salt

 

•Mix in blender or food processor until smooth. 

•Taste

•Add a splash more lemon or salt to taste if needed. Add chickpea juice if needed for thinner consistency. 

•Serve on a platter and drizzle with drench Mediterranean lemon dressing and marinade! 

 

Sautéed Pine Nuts

•sauté pine nuts or in 1/2 teaspoon olive oil until lightly golden in color for about 5 min and let cool. Toss nuts continuously since nuts brown and burn easily

 

Homemade Pita Chips

Ingredients:

Pita bread

Olive oil

Optional: Za’atar seasoning (A traditional Lebanese spice blend of dried thyme and sesame seeds). Can be found at most Middle Eastern markets. 

 

•Preheat oven to 450°

•Brush pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and za’atar on both sides. 

•Slice into triangular wedges. It’s easy to do this using a pizza slicer. 

•Bake for 15 minutes on a cookie sheet to desired crispiness.