Greek Seven-Layer Dip from the American Heart Association

February is American Heart month, so Catching Health plans to show a lot of love this month.

Today, a recipe you’re sure to love. It’s compliments of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. A perfect dish to serve if you’re going to or hosting a Super Bowl party.

Greek Seven-Layer Dip

copyright © 2016 by the American Heart Association

Greek Seven-Layer Dip

Grab some pita pockets and enjoy this tasty Greek-inspired, heart-healthy snack or appetizer. This recipe is for 8 servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 6-inch whole-wheat pita pockets (lowest sodium available), cut into 12 wedges, tops and bottoms separated (24 wedges total)
    cooking spray
  • 1 cup no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 ounces)
  • 1/8 tsp. dried oregano (crumbled)
  • 1/2 medium tomato, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 medium cucumber, peeled and finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped mint
  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled, fat-free feta cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Arrange the pita wedges in a single layer on a large baking sheet without overlapping the wedges. Lightly spray the tops of the wedges with cooking spray.
  2.  Bake for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly crisp (the pita wedges will crisp more as they cool).
  3.  Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process the chickpeas until coarsely chopped. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the lemon juice and process until blended. Add the water and pepper. Process until smooth.
  4.  Arrange the spinach on a serving plate. Gently spread the chickpea mixture on top, leaving a border of the spinach. Sprinkle the oregano over the spread. Arrange the tomato on the spread. Top, in order, with the cucumber, mint and feta. Serve with the pita wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 69
Total Fat 0.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 4 g

Dietary Exchanges

1 starch

ENJOY! (And I hope your team wins.)

 

Diane Atwood

About Diane Atwood

For more than 20 years, Diane was the health reporter on WCSH 6. Before that, a radiation therapist at Maine Medical Center and after, Manager of Marketing/PR at Mercy Hospital. Now she writes the award-winning blog Catching Health with Diane Atwood.