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Creamy Feta Dip

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This Creamy Feta Dip is a simple crowd pleasing Mediterranean inspired appetizer and healthy snack that is very easy to prepare for parties and potlucks!


Confession: I’m not really into the Super Bowl. But I’m totally into the food that comes with the Super Bowl, and I like the commercials too haha. While the game (in between commercials) is on is usually when I take my bathroom breaks or chit chat about the recipes I made that day. For Super Bowl this year, I’m throwing in a lighter type of dip to the mix – this Mediterranean inspired creamy feta dip!

Large plate of pita chips with a small bowl of creamy feta dip

How do you make feta dip

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 whipped 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.
  • Mint: I like mixing in some fresh herbs into the dip and throwing some on top to serve. Mint is just optional. You can switch it up with dill or parsley.

To make the dip, just throw everything in a large bowl and use a fork or spoon to mix it all together. The texture will be grainy and a little chunky since we’re not using any cream cheese or mayonnaise, and also since we’re not blending it in a food processor. But that’s exactly what you’re looking for.

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

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 in a small bowl topped with cucumbers served with pita chips

This dip literally takes a few minutes to assemble, and it makes for an awesome snack for Super Bowl 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 or possibly just even a spoon haha!

Taking a bite of the creamy feta dip using a toasted pita chip

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Large platter of toasted pita chips with feta dip
Creamy Feta Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This Creamy Feta Dip is a simple crowd pleasing Mediterranean inspired appetizer and healthy snack that is very easy to prepare for parties and potlucks!

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Cheese, Healty Snacks, snacking, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 91 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces of Feta cheese broken into chunks
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves finely chopped, plus more for serving
  • Diced cucumber for serving
Instructions
  1. Place the feta cheese, Greek Yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper and mint in a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients together until well blended without any chunks of feta leftover.

  2. Transfer the dip to a small bowl, cover and store in the fridge for up to one week.

  3. When ready to serve, drizzle with olive oil, fresh mint leaves and diced cucumber. Serve with toasted pita bread, if desired.

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Recipe Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. The dip will last in the fridge for up to one week.

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.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However if you prefer to skip the garlic and mint, you can do so. They really help flavor the recipe though so I would strongly recommend using them, and especially recommend using them fresh instead of in powdered/dried herb form.

Equipment: You can whip up this feta dip simply by using a fork or spoon. If you want it to be extra creamy and whipped, you can try using a small food processor. I tried mine in the Cuisinart Smart Stick, which is like a mini food processor and perfect for quickly blending small dips like this.  

Nutrition: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.  This information should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. The nutrition value is for one serving without any toppings or extra olive oil

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Feta Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 2%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  • Reply
    Petra
    March 31, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    delicious!! sooo yummy

  • Reply
    Amy
    February 24, 2019 at 1:02 pm

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

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