Whipped Feta Easy and Refreshing Dip Recipe

Yields: About 1.5 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces feta cheese: Choose a good quality block of feta, drained if packed in brine.
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt: Full-fat yogurt gives the best texture. You can substitute with sour cream for a tangier flavor.
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil: Plus extra for drizzling.
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice: Freshly squeezed is best.
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced: Or adjust to your taste.
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper
  • Optional garnishes: Chopped fresh herbs (parsley, mint, dill), Aleppo pepper or red pepper flakes, toasted pine nuts, olives.

Instructions

1. Combine ingredients: In a food processor, combine the feta cheese, Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, dill, salt, and pepper.

2. Whip until smooth: Process until light, fluffy, and very smooth. This may take a minute or two. Scrape down the sides of the processor bowl as needed.

3. Taste and adjust: Give the dip a taste. Adjust salt, pepper, lemon juice, or herbs if needed.

4. Transfer and garnish: Scoop the whipped feta dip into a serving bowl. Create a slight well in the center, and drizzle with additional olive oil. Garnish with your choice of chopped herbs, pepper flakes, pine nuts, or olives.

5. Serve: Enjoy immediately with warm pita bread, toasted baguette slices, and/or fresh cut vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, and bell peppers.

Tips

Feta quality: Using a good quality feta gives the best flavor to your dip.

Flavor variations: Experiment with roasted red peppers blended in, a drizzle of hot honey for spice, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, or a sprinkle of za’atar spice.

Make it ahead: Whipped feta can be made a day or two in advance. Store chilled, and give it a quick stir before serving.

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