Calling all feta cheese lovers! This whipped feta has that salty tang you love whipped up with cool, creamy sour cream, pungent garlic, and lively lemon juice. It is simple and easy to make too, requiring only a handful of basic ingredients and 5 minutes of your time.
Cheese is one of the great joys of life. Am I right, or am I right!? If you have enjoyed some of my cheesier Mediterranean recipes such as Tiropita (Greek Cheese Pie), Spanakopita Triangles, or my Homemade Labneh, you are going to swoon over today’s recipe for whipped feta.
Nothing quite compares to feta’s unique briney flavor and crumbly texture. In fact, it may just be one of the reasons Greek food is so irresistible. This recipe highlights and accentuates the natural profile of this delightful cheese with the addition of sour cream, olive oil, garlic, and lemon to create a mouthwatering dip like no other.
Whether you are preparing for a potluck or simply cruising for a weeknight appetizer, this feta dip is a definite crowd pleaser. If you have a little more time on your hands, and really want to impress your friends, try making your own pita chips with this recipe for Khubz (Arabic Pita Bread). Plus, it works magic spread into a sandwich!
INGREDIENT NOTES AND SUBSTITUTIONS
- Feta Cheese - Salty, tangy, crumbly cheese that forms the base of this recipe.
- Sour Cream - Creates a creamy texture and tangy flavor in the dip while helping to smooth out the sharpness of feta. Greek yogurt is also wonderful here.
- Olive Oil - This gives a mild flavor, moisture, and smoothness to the dish.
- Lemon Juice - Adds vibrancy and acidity to brighten the dip.
- Garlic - Gives a pungent, spicy kick.
- Red Pepper - Choose Aleppo pepper if available — a spicy pepper used in Turkish, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisine. Regular red pepper flakes will also do the trick.
- Pita Chips - Any variety of crunchy, dippable chips or crackers will do.
- Fresh Vegetables - Cucumbers, carrots, radishes, broccoli, celery, or any of your favorite vegetables are welcome. Go nuts!
HOW TO MAKE WHIPPED FETA
1. Blend Ingredients. Use a food processor to pulse together the feta cheese, sour cream, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic until smooth and creamy.
2. Garnish. Transfer the mixture to a serving dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
3. Serve and Enjoy. Serve dip with toasted pita chips, baguette slices, and/or fresh vegetables.
What is Whipped Feta Made Of?
This dip is not only supremely scrumptious, it’s also incredibly easy to make. This quick and simple recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients, most of which you likely already have in the house. All you need is feta cheese, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Put it all together and voila — you have feta dip!
What Do I Serve Feta Dip With?
This whipped feta goes great with a variety of foods. You can keep it simple and serve it up with some pita chips, crackers or fresh vegetable slices. It goes great beside other Greek condiments like White Bean Hummus or Authentic Tzatziki Recipe (Gyro Sauce).
It also makes an amazing sandwich spread, bagel filling, or baked potato topping. I recommend whipping up a batch of this tasty dip the next time you make recipes like Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza or Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza). Or, put a dollop on your sandwich when you try out my Tantuni Wraps or Greek Chicken Souvlaki.
How Do I Store Leftover Whipped Feta?
Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Add a bit more Greek yogurt if needed when ready to enjoy leftovers. Extra feta dip can also be frozen for about 2-3 months. Once ready to indulge again, remove from the freezer and allow your dip to defrost in the refrigerator overnight.
Whipped Feta Dip
- 8 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- ¾ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 cloves garlic
- Aleppo pepper or red pepper flakes for garnish
- Toasted pita chips or bread, toasted sliced baguette, or fresh, sliced vegetables.
- In a food processor, pulse the feta, sour cream, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic until creamy.
- Transfer to a serving dish and drizzle with olive oil, pinches of Aleppo pepper (or red pepper flakes).
- Serve as a dip with toasted pita chips or bread, toasted, sliced baguette, or fresh vegetables.
*The information shown below is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.