Over the weekend, we had friends over to celebrate the holiday. While we absolutely love hosting our friends and family, having a lot of people at your house can be a little stressful. The cleaning before, the cooking/ prepping food all day and of course the clean up. My least favorite part for sure.
Over the years, I’ve figured out things to do that takes a lot of the stress out of hosing a party. One of the most important things for me when it comes to easy hosting is keeping it simple. Simple recipes, simple decor, simple drinks, etc. I save my elaborate recipes to make when we visit friends. Not on the days where everyone is coming over here.
This past weekend, I waiting to hear what everyone was brining and then decided on my dishes. Since there was only about 15 people, my goal was 2-3 appetizers, burgers by hubs, 2 sides and 2 desserts. There was a request for guacamole for hubs to make (he’s known for his burgers and guac) so I decided I would create a Mediterranean dip, inspired by Laura’s recipe a few weeks ago.
I love Greek food. I could live off of greek salad and tzatziki with pita bread. This dip was right up my alley since it was filled with some of my favorite ingredients. I added a few ingredients to the recipe Laura shared, making it more of a layered dip. I still can’t get over how easy this dip was to make. Definitely a semi-homemade win. 15 minutes was all it took to make the dip. By the time our friends arrived, it was ready for them to enjoy.
The dip turned out delicious. The only thing I would add next time are some fresh herbs to the top, maybe some parsley. I served it with pita chips and guests also used the cucumbers as well. There wasn’t much left over, which is always a good sign of an approved dish. This one will be filed away as a fan favorite. I personally love how easy it was to make and the cucumbers around the outside definitely make it a show stopper.
With football season coming up and summer BBQ’s continuing, you’ll definitely want to save this recipe for later. Enjoy!