Greek Layered Dip

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons Greek seasoning
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 16-ounce container prepared hummus
  • 1 1/2 cups tzatziki (gyro sauce)*
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 medium roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1 4-ounce container crumbled feta cheese
In a large skillet, brown the ground turkey with the garlic salt and Greek seasoning, and add lemon juice toward the end of the cooking process. Set aside. In a shallow 1 1/2-quart dish, spread the hummus on the bottom. Top with a layer of ground turkey, then the tzatziki. Layer with the lettuce, tomatoes, onion, olives and feta. Serve the dip at room temperature with pita chips.

Leilani’s improvised tzatziki:

  • 12 ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients, and let sit overnight if possible.
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a few notes on this recipe – I originally saw it in Food Network Magazine, but I’ve changed it a bit and added a few things.  It originally called for ground lamb, but turkey has always worked well for me.  Also, I usually use more feta – the recipe calls for 4 oz, but I’m pretty sure I’ve used at least 6 oz every time I’ve made it.  And the tzatziki is totally made up – the measurements are approximate, because I just did everything to taste when I actually made it.  It’s also best to put everything together in the layers as close to serving time as possible, otherwise it gets a bit watery.  But still delicious!
Enjoy!
~Leilani
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