Your holiday entertaining just got easier! This 5-Minute Layered Hummus Dip recipe takes no more than 5-minutes to make and it’s absolutely delicious!
Olives have been a happy part of my holiday meals since I was little. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, my mother would put together a relish tray with at least three items: whole black olives, mini gherkins pickles, and celery sticks.
Of those three items, olives were the top favorite of all of us kids. When were very young, one of my sisters couldn’t say “olives”, but called them “labids” instead. Even as adults in our 30’s and 40’s, if one of us says “labids”, we know laugh and know exactly what each other means.
But while “labids” brought us much joy, I think our favorite olive memory is the process of putting them on our fingertips before we ate them…one by one. Yeah, it was definitely considered playing your food, but this was the rare time we would get a free pass. I suspect my parents enjoyed seeing us with olive fingers just as much as we enjoyed wearing them.
With my own family, olives have remained a staple at our holiday table. My kids know what “labids” are and they’ve also displayed their own olive fingers with pride. And while I don’t always do the actual relish tray like my mom did, there is always olives on my holiday shopping list.
When planning our appetizers for Thanksgiving this year, I thought about one of family-favorite dinners that features olives: Hummus Pita Pizzas. Last year, it was an easy dinner when I was busy with cooking prep during the days before Thanksgiving.
But, this year, the Hummus Pita Pizzas were transformed into an easy dip for Thanksgiving: 5-Minute Layered Hummus Dip.
Mezzetta products are a favorite in our house, so I bought Mezzetta Kalamata Olives for one of the layers. I love that they are a family-owned company and everything I’ve tried that they have made has been of the highest quality.
You’re going to love how easy this dip is. Simply take a pie plate or a small baking dish and spread prepared hummus in the bottom. Then, top the hummus with delicious layers: feta cheese, grape tomatoes, sliced Mezzetta Kalamata olives, followed by a sprinkle of fresh dill and Italian parsley.
Serve it with crisp pita chips, tortilla chips, or your favorite cracker.
I’m going to tell you – your guests will think you’re genius. And they seriously won’t believe that it only took you 5 minutes to make this. Hummus tends to be a go-to snack for our parties, but this make it even more special.
If you love olives like I do, then you’re going to be happy with what I share next. Mezzetta is hosting a Holiday #MezzettaMemories Sweepstakes where the grand prize winner will win an awesome gift basket. The gift basket includes:
- Instant Print Digital Camera
- Mezzetta Olives
- Olive Spoon
- Cutting Board
- Olive Bowl
- Cocktail Napkins
- Recipe Card
In addition to the grand prize, there will be 10 runner up prizes where each winner will win an Ultimate Olive Lover’s Gift Basket. You can’t win if you don’t enter, so get your name in for the drawing by December 31st!
To enter, visit Mezzetta Holiday Memories Sweepstakes
5-Minute Layered Hummus Dip Recipe
- 17 ounces hummus
- ¼ to ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 12 pitted Mezzetta Kalamata Olives, halved
- 10 grape tomatoes, quartered
- Fresh Italian parsley, chopped
- Fresh dill
- Spread hummus evenly in the bottom of a pie plate or small baking dish. Sprinkle feta on top of hummus. Top with olives and tomatoes. Sprinkle parsley and dill. Serve with crisp pita chips, tortilla chips, or crackers.