Feta Dip

4.96 from 68 votes

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 fast 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 get a creamy consistency that’s perfect for scooping with your favorite snack (I love homemade pita). The olive oil and lemon juice add a subtle tanginess, while the garlic and mint bring additional flavor to the feta dip. It’s easy to make and 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.
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Making this feta dip is as easy as it gets. Everything goes into the food processor, and within minutes, you’ve got a rich, creamy dip packed with personality. I like to garnish it with a sprinkle of fresh dill and a pinch of crushed red pepper, just to dress it up and add a bit of color and spice. It makes a great addition to a crudite platter and spread on sandwiches.

Recipe at a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: Greek
Primary Cooking Method: No-cook
Dietary Info: Vegetarian and gluten-free
Key Flavor: Salty & tangy
Skill Level: Beginner


  • Simple ingredients, amazing flavor. This feta dip uses a handful of pantry and fridge staples for a dip that’s creamy, tangy, and oh-so-good.
  • Very versatile. Not just for chips and veggies, this Greek yogurt feta dip is amazing spread on bread, swirled into pasta for a creamy touch, or even as a base layer on flatbreads and pizzas.
  • Quick to whip up. When you’re entertaining guests or just craving a flavorful snack, this dip is so easy to make for a gourmet-tasting dip that’s ready in minutes.
  • A healthier alternative. Dips often come with a reputation for being indulgent, but this one takes a different route. Greek yogurt adds a dose of protein, and the olive oil and lemon juice bring their own set of health benefits.

Ingredients You’ll Need For Feta Dip

Ingredients for recipe: block of feta cheese, greek yogurt, pepper, lemon, garlic, and olive oil.
  • Feta cheese: This is the most important ingredient, so try to find the best quality block of feta you can.
  • Greek yogurt: I prefer full-fat Greek yogurt for the creamiest dip.
  • Olive oil: For whipping the feta and drizzling it on top to serve. Use extra virgin olive oil, if possible, for the best flavor.
  • Lemon juice: This gives the feta dip a bright flavor and helps to emulsify the mixture when mixed with the olive oil.
  • Garlic: Mince your garlic really well so it blends completely without leaving any chunks.
  • Dill & crushed red pepper: Both ingredients are optional but look gorgeous (and taste great!) when arranged on top of your bowl of feta dip.
  • Add peppers. A dash of red pepper flakes or a small minced jalapeño can bring a spicy kick to the dip. Or blend in some roasted red peppers for sweet and smoky depth.
  • Use a different citrus. Swap out the lemon juice for lime juice for a slight variation in taste.
  • Consider adding olives. Chopped Kalamata or green olives can add a salty and briny dimension.
  • Omit the garlic. If you don’t have any garlic on hand or prefer not to use it, this feta dip will still be delicious without it.  

How To Make Feta Dip

  1. Place all of the ingredients into the bowl of a small food processor.
  2. Process until smooth and creamy, with no chunks remaining.
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 intensifies the flavors.
  • The quality of ingredients matters. High-quality olive oil and fresh ingredients can boost the overall taste of your dip.

What to Serve with 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

To store Greek yogurt feta dip, transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve again, simply take it out and let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. If you find the dip has thickened slightly during storage, just give it a good stir. You can drizzle a bit more olive oil to bring back its creamy consistency.

How Long Will Feta Dip Last in the Fridge?

Feta dip will stay fresh for up to five days in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze Greek Yogurt 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 with an airtight lid. The dip can be kept frozen for up to a month. Always thaw in the refrigerator before serving

Frequently Asked Questions

Where did feta dip originate?

Feta dip is inspired by a traditional Greek recipe called Htipiti, which is a creamy feta dip made with spicy peppers. It can also be called Tirokafteri or Kopanisti.

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.

Whipped up in minutes with a simple list of ingredients, feta dip is the ultimate easy appetizer! You can use it in a variety of ways–as a dip, a spread, in bowls, or swirled into pasta. You’ll love having this delicious and easy feta dip in your fridge for healthy snacking and dipping whenever a feta craving hits!

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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.

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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 68 votes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 144
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 10 minutes
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  • 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.


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.


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. Diane Windram Smith says:

    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. Yumna says:

      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. Reem says:

    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!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you! That sounds like a perfect combo. It should still work with regular yogurt!

  3. Arvilla Elko says:

    Excellent post. I certainly love this website. Continue the good work!

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.

  4. Carina a Garcia says:

    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.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      This recipe actually calls for yogurt to be mixed with feta to make the dip, so it would work perfectly!

  5. Amishi Mody says:

    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.

  6. Yasmeen Khan says:

    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. Yumna Jawad says:

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

  7. Shosh says:

    Followed the recipe found it way too oily.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      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 🙂

  8. Russ says:

    It’s really good, but needs to be in the fridge for about an hour or 2 so the flavors combine.

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Glad you liked it! And I agree the flavors get better when it sits longer!

  9. Petra says:

    delicious!! sooo yummy

    1. Yumna Jawad says:

      Thanks so much!

  10. Amy says:

    Love snacks. Not only is this dip light & yummy, but versatile and easy to prepare as well.
    Love all your recipes.