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Mediterranean Delight Dip

Mediterranean Delight DipClassic Mediterranean flavors are the highlight of this delicious hummus dip. Serve with crisp pita chips.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup diced, seeded tomato
2 tablespoons chopped, pitted Greek olives
2 teaspoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 cup chopped, seeded cucumber
3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
6 pita breads, cut into triangles

Hummus:
1 (15-ounce) can Garbanzo beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained
1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
2 to 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Spoon Hummus onto large plate or serving platter, leaving a border around edge of plate.
  2. Combine tomatoes, olives, oil, oregano, salt and pepper; spoon mixture over Hummus, leaving a border of Hummus showing. Spoon combined cucumber and dill weed over tomatoes, leaving a border of tomatoes showing. Spoon yogurt over cucumbers. Serve with pita triangles.
  3. For Hummus: Process all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Makes about 1 3/4 cups.

Makes 8 appetizer servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Per serving: Calories 237; Fat 5g; % Calories from Fat 18; Potassium 266mg; Carbohydrate 41g; Folate 89mcg; Sodium 611mg; Calcium 101mg; Protein 9g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Cholesterol 0mg

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.