Feta Dip

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This creamy feta dip is a simple, crowd-pleasing Mediterranean-inspired appetizer that's very easy to prepare for parties and potlucks!

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Making a dip that’s both flavorful and easy can sometimes be a challenge. But with this Feta Dip, you get the best of both worlds. By blending feta cheese with Greek yogurt, you achieve a creamy consistency that’s perfect for scooping with your favorite snack. The olive oil and lemon juice add a subtle tanginess, while the garlic and mint bring depth to the feta dip. It’s a straightforward dip recipe that delivers on flavor, making it a solid choice for any occasion or even just a simple snack at home.

Feta dip in a bowl on top of a platter and surrounded by fresh veggies and pita chips for dipping.

This feta dip isn’t just another dip; it’s a blend of simple ingredients turned into a luxurious creamy flavor bomb. The magic of this feta dip lies in its versatility – it pairs well with veggies, pita, or even as a spread on a sandwich.

Why You’ll Love This Feta dip recipe

  • Simple ingredients, amazing flavor. This feta dip is a testament to the magic that happens when quality ingredients meet. A handful of pantry and fridge staples meld together to create a dip that’s both creamy and tangy and oh-so-good.
  • Versatile use. This feta dip isn’t just for chips and veggies. Imagine it spread on a crusty slice of bread, swirled into pasta for a creamy touch, or even as a base layer on flatbreads and pizzas. It’s the kind of dip that invites creativity.
  • Quick to whip up. Whether you’re entertaining guests or just craving a flavorful snack, this dip is there. With minimal preparation, you can have a gourmet-tasting dip ready in minutes.
  • A healthier alternative. Dips often come with a reputation for being indulgent, but this one takes a different route. The use of Greek yogurt not only adds a creaminess but also packs a protein punch, making it a more nutritious choice compared to many other dips. Plus, the olive oil and lemon juice bring in their own set of health benefits.

Ingredients You’ll Need For Your Feta Dip

Ingredients for recipe: block of feta cheese, greek yogurt, pepper, lemon, garlic, and olive oil.

Here are the Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Feta Cheese: This is the most important ingredient. Traditionally sheep’s milk feta is the mostly widely used in Greece. But you can really use any kind you like, in a block or crumbled.
  • Greek Yogurt: This will make it creamier without having to add mayonnaise or cream cheese or milk.
  • Olive Oil: We’ll be whipping the feta with it and also drizzling it on top to serve. Use extra virgin olive oil if possible for best flavor.
  • Lemon Juice: This gives it the freshness and helps to emulsify the mixture when mixed with the olive oil.
  • Garlic: You can leave this out, but it’s only one clove and it adds a great amount of flavor to the feta dip. Just make sure you squeeze it or mince really well so it blends more easily without any chunks.
  • Dill: I like mixing in some fresh herbs into the dip and throwing some on top to serve. Dill is just optional. You can switch it up with mint or parsley.

How To Make A Feta Dip

To make the dip, just throw everything in a food processor or blend and mix until smooth and cream.

So once you break up all the feta and blend everything well, transfer it to a smaller serving bowl and chill until you’re ready to serve the feta dip.

Collage of ingredients in a large bowl to make creamy feta dip - before and after mixing

Tips for making the best feta dip

  • Opt for a block of feta, not crumbled. The block version is creamier and blends better, ensuring a smoother dip.
  • Adjust the dip’s thickness as needed. If it feels too thick, a bit more olive oil or yogurt can help adjust its consistency.
  • Give it some resting time. Letting the dip sit in the refrigerator for a while can intensify the flavors.
  • The quality of ingredients matters. High-quality olive oil and fresh ingredients can elevate the overall taste of your dip.
  • Try a different herb. While this recipe uses dill, you can experiment with mint, basil, or parsley for a unique flavor twist.
  • Add some heat. A dash of red pepper flakes or a small minced jalapeño can bring a spicy kick to the dip.
  • Use a different citrus. Swap out the lemon juice for lime or orange juice for a slight variation in taste.
  • Incorporate roasted red peppers. Blending in some roasted red peppers can add a sweet and smoky depth to the dip.
  • Consider adding olives. Chopped Kalamata or green olives can add a salty and briny dimension.

What to Serve with Your Feta Dip

I label this snack as a dip, but it can be so much more than that! I love how fresh and light the flavors are, and how versatile the recipe is overall to go beyond just being a dip.

  • As a dip, this recipe works best with toasted pita chips. That’s the way I usually serve it. But it’s also wonderful with pretzels, crackers, toasted baguette slices, breadsticks and vegetables, like carrots and cucumbers.
  • It spreads quite nicely too, so it works really well in sandwiches like my beef shawarma wrap or my roasted cauliflower pita sandwiches.
  • This feta dip also pairs really well with a salad. It’s similar to the idea of adding hummus to your salad. It adds lot of flavor and protein. If you want to pair it with some salads, try my Mediterranean Pasta Salad or my Green Goddess Salad.
Creamy feta dip topped with oil and fresh dip on a platter with cherry tomatoes, peppers, celery sticks and pita chips.

HOW TO STORE FETA DIP

Once you’ve savored some of the dip, ensure any leftovers are stored appropriately to maintain freshness. Transfer the dip to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator.

When you’re ready to serve again, simply take it out and let it come to room temperature for about 10-15 minutes. If you find the dip has thickened slightly during storage, just give it a good stir, and you can drizzle a bit more olive oil to bring back its creamy consistency.

HOW LONG WILL FETA DIP LAST IN THE FRIDGE?

Stored in an airtight container, the feta dip should stay fresh for up to 5 days.

CAN I FREEZE FETA DIP?

Freezing the dip is possible, but it might alter the texture when thawed. If you opt to freeze it, make sure it’s in a freezer-safe container. The dip can be kept frozen for up to a month. Always thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Frequently asked questions

Why is my feta dip so thick?

The consistency of the dip can vary based on the type of feta cheese and Greek yogurt used. If your dip turns out too thick, you can drizzle in a bit more olive oil or add a splash of lemon juice to thin it out to your preferred consistency.

Can I use low-fat Greek yogurt instead of full-fat?

Yes, you can use low-fat Greek yogurt. However, full-fat yogurt tends to give a creamier texture and richer flavor. If you opt for low-fat, you might find the dip slightly less creamy.

Why does my dip taste too salty?

Feta cheese inherently has a salty flavor profile. If your dip tastes too salty, you might have used a particularly salty feta brand. In the future, opt for a milder feta, or you can balance the current dip by adding more Greek yogurt or a squeeze of lemon juice.

Hand dipping a pita chip into feta dip surrounded by veggies.

This dip literally takes a few minutes to assemble, and it makes for an awesome snack for the big game or any other parties or potlucks. Everyone loves the refreshing, light and creamy flavor of the dip. If you have feta fans, you’ll definitely have feta dip fans! It’s made with pretty healthy ingredients, loaded with protein and comes out super delicious. Everyone agrees it’s pretty irresistible!

If you’re looking for new ideas to bring to a party this weekend, this one is a breeze. It won’t take you much time to whip it up, and it pairs well with just about any of your favorite dippers, like my Homemade Pita Chips or possibly just even a spoon haha!

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This feta dip recipe was originally published on February 3, 2019. It has recently been updated with new photography, clearer instructions, and process collages to help better make the recipe. It is also now blended smooth in a food processor or blender instead of chunky.

Creamy Feta Dip

This creamy feta dip is a simple, crowd-pleasing Mediterranean-inspired appetizer that's very easy to prepare for parties and potlucks!
5 from 60 votes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 144
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

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Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Place the feta cheese, Greek Yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and black pepper in the bowl of a small food processor. Process until smooth and creamy with no chunks of feta remaining.
  • Transfer the dip to a serving bowl, and use a spoon to create a swirl on top of the dip. Drizzle extra olive oil on top and scatter with fresh dill and crushed red pepper.
  • Serve with toasted bread, crackers and vegetables.

Notes

Storage: To store, place feta dip in an airtight container and refrigerate. The dip will last for up to one week in the fridge.
Make-Ahead Tips: You can make the dip up to 3 days ahead of time and store it in the fridge in an airtight container. Note that it will stiffen in the fridge, but will loosen once left at room temperature for half an hour.
* Please note the nutrition label does not include any toppings, dippers, or extra olive oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 2ounces, Calories: 144kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.001g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 328mg, Potassium: 41mg, Fiber: 0.04g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 121IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 155mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Course: Appetizer, Snack

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  1. Can I freeze a vegetable terrine successfully, layering red and yellow peppers creamed Feta cheese mixed with cream cheese and Greek yoghurt,and cooked beetroot being the last layer,thankyou,
    This is a Sainsburys receipt called vegetable rainbow terrine.
    A quick response to my question would be greatly appreciated Thankyou so much!

    1. Hi there! I have not tried something like this myself, but I worry the texture of the dip would be compromised once frozen like this layered with vegetables. Hope this helps!

  2. Love this dip! We put it over lamb burgers instead of tzatziki. I’m in a pinch and realized I have regular yogurt not Greek. Do you think it would work with that? Thank you!

  3. So I’m not vegan, but I’m trying to cut cow’s products from my diet – beef, cow milk and cow cheese. What I don’t like about feta is that it’s crumbly. How well would it work if i tried to mix feta with a plain coconut yogurt to give it a creamier texture? I know that probably sounds strange, I’m just trying to think of some new ideas.

  4. Hi,
    Just made this dip. Tastes yummy. Wanted to ask you, is there anything I can add besides the black pepper to make it a little spicy? I have had a spicy chees dip at a Mediterranean restaurant and it tastes similar to that.
    Thanks
    Amishi

  5. Dear Yumna,
    I love this dip! It is so simple and easy to make! The taste is so refreshing! The best part is for most of your recipes the ingredients are so simple and I always have them available! Thanks a lot for all the wonderful recipes!

    1. Aww so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe and have been trying so many more recipes. I appreciate it!

    1. Sorry to hear that you didn’t like it. The olive oil helps to whip the feta cheese, but I understand if it’s too oily for you. Thanks for the feedback 🙂