A Mediterranean diet has many health benefits, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  With a focus on a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and fish, it can be overwhelming at first. To ease yourself into the diet, try this Layered Hummus Dip recipe from Taste of Home!

Layered Hummus Dip

Makes: 12 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

1 carton hummus (10 oz)
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup Greek olives, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 large cucumber, chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
Baked pita chips

Directions

Spread hummus in a shallow 10-inch round baking dish. Layer with onion, olives, tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with pita chips.

Nutrition Information (without chips) for one serving:

88 calories
5 g. fat
5 mg. cholesterol
275 mg. sodium
6 g. carbohydrates
4 g. protein
2 g. fiber

Recipe Source: Taste of Home

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This information is provided for education purposes. Contact your health care provider before starting anew diet or exercise program.