Here's a tasty whipped feta dip appetizer that you can make in no time. Just a few basic ingredients are all you need for a creamy savory dish that you can use in a few different ways.
Feta cheese is a family favorite. We often add it to salads or pasta so why not make a dip with it?
What You Will Need
- Feta cheese
- Whipped cream cheese
- Lemon (juice and zest)
- Fresh thyme leaves
- Olive oil
- Red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper
Tips for Making This Dip
- Process the cheeses in two batches. Unless you can find a creamy feta at the store, feta cheese is pretty hard and may clump up in the food processor. If this happens you can break up the cheese mixture into two batches. That will help to make it easier to get a creamy consistency.
- Use a block of feta and not the crumbles. The better the quality the better the dip.
- Feel free to substitute other fresh herbs such as basil or oregano if you don't like thyme or don't have any on hand.
- You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate it but don't add the olive oil drizzle until you are ready to serve. Note that the dip will harden in the refrigerator too. Once it comes to room temperature, if it doesn't seem creamy enough, you can re-whip it in the food processor before serving.
How to Use Whipped Feta Dip
- The obvious answer is to serve it as an appetizer with bread, crackers, chips and vegetables as shown above.
- Spread it on toast for a snack.
- Add it to some roasted vegetable and pasta.
- Use it as a condiment on burgers, wraps, or sandwiches.
The taste is creamy, savory, and tangy deliciousness. A good choice to whip up for your next gathering.
Whipped Feta Dip with Lemon and Thyme
- 16 oz Feta cheese block
- 3/4 cup whipped cream cheese
- 1 lemon juice and zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 small clove of garlic
- 3/4 cup olive oil plus more for drizzling
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
- Place the garlic in a food processor and pulse.
- Add cream cheese, feta, olive oil, and lemon juice.
- Pulse until smooth. You may want to do this in two batches if you find the feta is not blending.
- Add the lemon zest, thyme, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes and pulse again.
- Pour dip into a serving bowl.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle additional thyme leaves on top.
- Serve with pita, bread rounds and cut up vegetables.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.