Whipped Feta Dip

This whipped feta dip is a seriously easy appetizer for gatherings: in just 5 minutes crumbly feta cheese transforms into a creamy dip.

Whipped Feta Dip

Ready to meet your new favorite appetizer? Because it’s ours! Meet whipped feta dip, the quickest and easiest appetizer that seems fancy but only takes 5 minutes to make. Yes, 5 minutes! Alex and I first ate whipped feta at a restaurant here in town (Upland College Ave for all your locals). They served the creamy feta drizzled with honey and with warm flatbread. WHOA! We were instantly hooked, and new we wanted to try our hand at a version. Not sure if this is how they make theirs, but this version tastes just like it. Keep reading for the whipped feta recipe.

Whipped feta dip

What’s whipped feta?

So, what is whipped feta? Feta cheese has a very crumbly texture. Turns out that if you whip it in a food processor, it becomes beautifully creamy. Because feta is much too dry on its own, you also need to add another creamy dairy product. Most whipped feta recipes use cream cheese. However, because Alex and I don’t buy it a lot and we always have yogurt on hand, we decided to give it a try with Greek yogurt. With a bit of neutral oil, it whips up like a charm.

Whipped feta dip

How to make whipped feta

Making whipped feta is one of the easiest appetizer recipes you’ll find. In fact, it’s our new go to for entertaining! Here’s how to make whipped feta:

  1. In a food processor, blend together feta cheese, Greek yogurt, and neutral oil for several minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Place in a serving dish and drizzle with honey. Serve with warm pita wedges.

And how to serve it?

The way we’ve shown in the photographs of how to serve this whipped feta dip is of course just one way to do it. But I LOVE sweet and savory, and this one is my favorite. Drizzle with honey, local honey if you can get your hands on it. (More on that below). Then garnish with a bit of cracked pepper and dried oregano, if you’d like. You can always mix up the spices too: add paprika or chili powder for a little pizzazz! Pita chips are another great option for dipping.

Instead of a dip, you can use this whipped feta as a spread! It would be perfect on crostini with fruit, like this Cherry & Goat Cheese Crostini. Or spread it on and then top with some ripe tomatoes and basil. You could also try a bruschetta (similar idea) like our Bruschetta with Mushrooms, topped with sauteed mushrooms with herbs and a squeeze of lemon.

Whipped feta

A note on local honey

If you serve this whipped feta dip with honey, try to find local honey if you can. Local honey is incredibly flavorful and supports local businesses. Also, since local honey contains a blend of local pollen, it can strengthen your immune system and reduce pollen allergy symptoms. We buy our local honey at our farmers market; often local honey vendors can be found in your local grocery stores as well.

And since we’re talking honey: don’t forget to support your local pollinators! One of the best ways to help bees is to plant flowers. Bees love sunflowers and bolted (flowered) herbs like basil and chives,. Make sure your seeds are non-GMO and not treated with any pesticides or chemicals.

Looking for a food processor?

You’ll need a food processor for this whipped feta. Here’s the one we recommend.

Looking for more party appetizers?

Outside of this whipped feta, here are some of our favorite party appetizers:

This whipped feta dip recipe is…

Vegetarian, gluten free (with gluten free crackers).

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Whipped Feta Dip

Whipped Feta Dip


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

This whipped feta dip is a seriously easy appetizer for gatherings: in just 5 minutes crumbly feta cheese transforms into a creamy dip.


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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (we used sunflower oil)
  • Honey, to garnish (local if possible)
  • Black pepper, to garnish
  • Dried oregano, to garnish (optional)
  • Flatbread, to serve (like Homemade Pita Bread)

Instructions

  1. Break the feta block into pieces into a food processor. Add the Greek yogurt and neutral oil and process for 2 to 3 minutes until light and creamy.
  2. Serve immediately. To serve, place on a plate or in a bowl and top with honey, black pepper and dried oregano. (Best eaten immediately; the texture hardens quite a bit when refrigerated.)

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Whipped Feta, Whipped Feta Dip, Feta Dip, Appetizer Recipe, Snack Recipe

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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