Salty feta cheese combined with garlic, olive oil, rosemary and bright lemon make creamy Whipped Feta Dip. The perfect addition to a cheese board or serve with a few cut veggies and crackers for a fun afternoon snack.
Whipped Feta Dip
There is something about a chunk of salty feta cheese that just speaks to me. Whether I crumble it on a salad or a sprinkle on a flat bread with some garlic and olive oil, my soul is happy.
After having a version of feta dip at a local Greek restaurant that everyone raves about, I knew that I wasn’t using it to it’s full potential.
Combining it with a few key ingredients and whipping it into a light and creamy spread transforms it in a way I never thought possible and now can’t live without.
I love adding this to my avocado toast, smearing it on a toasted bagel, dunking crispy veggies into it, or topping my baked potato with it.
With so many possibilities and less than 5 minutes to make it, I know you will love this Whipped Feta Dip recipe as much as I do.
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Feta – Use a high quality cheese that you find in a block. Be sure to drain it well before adding to the food processor.
Cream Cheese – Soften by bringing close to room temperature. This will help it combine with the feta.
Olive Oil – Use high quality extra virgin olive oil. It will add a nice flavor to the dip.
Rosemary – Fresh herbs are best but if you only have dried, add half the amount and make sure it is chopped fine. You can also use ground rosemary.
Lemon – You will need the zest and juice of 1 large lemon.
Pantry Staples – Garlic, honey.
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How to Make Whipped Feta Dip
First: Drain the feta if needed. To the bowl of a food processor, add the feta, cream cheese and garlic cloves. Pulse to mix.
Second: Drizzle in the olive oil and honey and pulse again.
Third: Add the lemon juice, lemon zest and rosemary. Process until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.
Fourth: Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, cracked black pepper, or green onions. Serve with crackers, pita bread, or cut veggies.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Can I make it ahead of time?
You can make this whipped feta dip up to 1 day ahead of time. Be sure to stir it really well before serving.
How long does it last?
It will last 2 days in the fridge if stored in an air tight container. Just be sure to stir it well before serving.
Tapas Tips & tricks
- Use the best quality olive oil and feta cheese you can get. This is my favorite.
- Be sure to bring the cheeses close to room temperature for better mixing.
- Don’t w ant to use cream cheese? Try sour cream or Greek Yogurt.
- As the dip sits, it will thicken. Add in a drizzle of olive oil and stir before serving.
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It’s a win-win because we get to make a tried and true recipe from a friend and share it with our readers and you get to hear about another great food website you might not have found!
This time around I got Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian. Susan is from the San Fransisco area of California (I’m a little jealous).
She gave her husband quite a shock early in their marriage and declared she wanted to change to a plant based diet. I’m not sure I would have the strength as I love a great steak 😉
He resisted and she dug deep into her culinary school training and used some tip and tricks to change up the meals. Her husband liked what he smelled in the kitchen and now loves to go back for seconds:)
Her blog shares amazing recipes that are so delicious you won’t even miss the meat! Some of my favorites are her Spicy Cheese Twists, these Potato Nacho Stacks, and I can’t stop snacking on these Roasted Chickpeas.
Aside from winning cooking competitions, she also teaches cooking classes working with grains, if you are looking to eat more plant-based.
Take a look at all of our 2022 Freaky Friday Winter Edition Recipes:
- An Affair from the Heart – Homemade German Chocolate Cake
- Aunt Bee’s Recipes – Cafe Rio Sweet Pork
- Devour Dinner – Sweetie Pie’s Mac and Cheese
- Family Around the Table – Easy Garlic Knots
- Feast + West – Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Buttercream
- Fresh April Flours – Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
- The Fresh Cooky – Easy Mini King Cake Recipe with Crescent Rolls
- Hostess at Heart – Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Blondies
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- Lemoine Family Kitchen – Breakfast Chorizo Enchilada Bake
- Life, Love & Good Food – Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
- The Speckled Palate – Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
- Sue Bee Homemaker – Cornbread Tamale Pie
- The Wimpy Vegetarian – Spinach Madeline
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Make this Whipped Feta Dip Recipe when you are looking for a new party appetizer that will wow your guests! Salty, creamy, decadent, and pairs well with all sorts of nibbles.
Whipped Feta Dip
Salty feta cheese combined with garlic, olive oil, rosemary and bright lemon make creamy Whipped Feta Dip.
- 8 ounces feta cheese (drained)
- 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary (leaves removed)
- Drain the feta if needed. To the bowl of a food processor, add the feta, cream cheese and garlic cloves. Pulse to combine them.
- Add in the garlic cloves, olive oil, lemon juice, zest, and rosemary. Pulse to mix.
- Continue to pulse until light and fluffy. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.
- Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, cracked black pepper, or green onions.
- Serve with crackers, pita bread, or cut veggies. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
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Saturday 26th of February 2022
YUM! This recipe is so simple and so good. I loved dipping veggies. Great dip and so easy too
Friday 25th of February 2022
I have a slight feta cheese obsession so I can't wait to try this dip!!!!!
Friday 25th of February 2022
Wow! Really loved this. So light and fluffy! Can't wait to make it again.
Wednesday 23rd of February 2022
This is such an amazing addition to a charcuterie board! My guests loved it.
Monday 21st of February 2022
What a FABULOUS dip recipe! Thanks so much for the tips and tricks. My entire family loved this dip, and we'll definitely be making it again before too long.