Mediterranean Layered Dip
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 small English cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 small red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 cups hummus (commercially prepared or homemade)
2 cups shredded fresh spinach
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup thinly-sliced green onions
¼ cup chopped, pitted Kalamata olives
2 tablespoons pistachio nuts
Combine vegetable mixture in a bowl; stir to mix. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes for flavors to marry.
Spread hummus on a large serving platter. Arrange spinach on top, leaving a 1-inch-border of hummus.
Drain excess liquid from vegetable mixture; discard liquid. Spoon vegetable mixture over spinach, leaving a ½ inch border of spinach. Sprinkle feta cheese over vegetable layer.
Top with green onions, Kalamata olives and pistachio nuts. Serve with pita chips.
From: Cooking With Bonnie: Farm to France 2011