An easy five-ingredient appetizer recipe, this Greek-inspired baked hummus dip is loaded with lamb and feta then topped with loads of crunchy veggies.
If making too many versions of my super popular Mexican Baked Hummus Dip is wrong, I don’t want to be right. After all, is there such a thing as having too many easy appetizer recipes on hand? Not in my book.
For this Greek-inspired baked hummus dip I decided to brown ground lamb with garlic powder, oregano and a pinch of cayenne before folding it with Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus. If you don’t have lamb on hand, ground beef works well too. Of course, you can also swap out meat for chick peas to keep it vegetarian like I did in my Vegetarian Mexican Baked Hummus Dip.
Want to avoid toasted pine nuts? Olive Tapenade or Roasted Red Pepper Sabra hummus would work great for this recipe too. To top, layer with crumbled feta cheese before baking until slightly melted and gooey.
To serve, top the entire dish with your favorite crunchy toppings. Diced tomatoes, minced parsley, chopped banana peppers and more crumbled feta cheese are all great options. Get creative and make it your own.
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Greek Baked Hummus Dip
- 2 10-ounce containers Sabra Roasted Pine Nut or Olive Tapenade Hummus
- 1 pound ground lamb (or sirloin)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- 8 ounces feta (crumbled)
- minced parsley, sliced kalamata olives, diced cucumber, diced tomato, banana peppers (optional toppings)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add ground lamb, garlic powder, oregano, salt and cayenne and begin browning lamb. Stir until lamb is fully cooked through and browned, about 7-9 minutes.
- Place cooked meat in a medium bowl and add in the hummus. Stir to combine then spread mixture in the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking dish.
- Sprinkle dish evenly with crumbled feta and bake until cheese melts and hummus is warmed through, about 15 minutes.
- Garnish with optional toppings and serve with pita bread or pita chips.
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