This new recipe for whipped feta dip is easily going to become a staple snack food around here. With its salty, tangy flavor and light, airy texture, we’ve found we can dip just about anything in it!
We’ve been serving this whipped feta dip with pita chips, tortillas, fruits, and veggies (and don’t judge but I even dipped some potato chips in it), and it seems like it makes everything taste better!
To make this whipped feta dip, you basically blend fresh, brine-soaked feta with plain Greek yogurt and give it some flavor with garlic. It’s so simple and whips up ready to go in less than 10 minutes.
Whether you need a fresh dip for your snack table or charcuterie board, or if you’re looking for a light lunch or dinner idea, I’m sure this whipped feta dip is going to hit the spot!
What is Whipped Feta?
Whipped feta is a dip or spread made from feta cheese and Greek yogurt. It’s blended together and seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and other spices, as desired. Whipped feta is typically paired with pita or other chips, fruits, and fresh vegetables and can also be spread on bread.
How Do I Serve Whipped Feta?
Whipped feta is delicious served fresh, and leftovers will have a bolder, saltier taste. You’ll want to serve your whipped feta at room temperature. You can serve it in a small bowl alongside accompaniments like pita chips, crostinis, crackers, fresh bread, vegetables like peppers and celery, and fresh fruits like apples and pears. Whipped feta can be topped with roasted red peppers, olives, garlic, salt and pepper, or fresh herbs like parsley and oregano.
How Do I Store Whipped Feta?
Whipped feta stores well in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. The flavors of the dip will get stronger as it sits. When you want to eat your leftovers, allow them 30 minutes to come to room temperature before serving.
Can I Freeze Whipped Feta Cheese?
Yes, you can store your whipped feta in the freezer for up to 3 months. Keep in mind, however, that your frozen dip will lose some of its texture. It may be chunkier once it’s thawed and might not have the same fresh flavor as it did before.
What Can I Do With Whipped Feta?
Whipped feta is traditionally served as a dip, but it can also be used as a spread or even a salad dressing. It’s delicious and versatile. Serve it on an appetizer table or charcuterie board. Spread it on naan or flatbread as a pizza sauce. Pour it over a broccoli salad. The salty, smooth, flavorful dip goes well with just about anything.
Tips for Making Whipped Feta
- Use a food processor or high-powered blender. You need your machine to break up the feta cheese completely, so it fully immerses with the yogurt.
- If you find your dip isn’t smooth enough or remains too thick, drizzle a bit of olive oil slowly into the food processor while it’s blending until you’ve reached your desired consistency.
- Always serve this recipe at room temperature, or it will be too thick to dip or spread.
- Buy good-quality Greek feta in brine. Dry or pre-crumbled feta cheese won’t work well for this recipe.
- You can easily roast your own vegetables or garlic to top this recipe. Just toss your seasoned veggies with a bit of olive oil and place in the oven at 425 F for 20 minutes. Season as desired.
- The toppers we love the most include roasted red peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes. For seasonings, you can also use basil and roasted garlic, or go for something sweeter with cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey.
- Feta Cheese – You can use goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, or cow’s milk feta for this recipe, as long as it’s sold in the brine.
- Greek Yogurt – You can give your dip a different flavor by using cream cheese instead of greek yogurt. You may want to blend your cream cheese with some milk to give it a similar consistency as yogurt before adding in your feta.
More Yummy Appetizer Recipes You’ll Enjoy
If you like this whipped feta recipe, you’ll want to try some of our other easy appetizers! Try any from the list below.
- 225 grams (8ounces) Feta Cheese (in brine)
- ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 tablespoons Brine (from feta container)
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 cloves Garlic (see note)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- In the bowl of a food processor or high-speed blender add all the ingredients (feta, Greek yogurt, brine, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper). Pulse ingredients on high until ingredients start to break down and become smooth. Blend continuously on high until feta has become light and fluffy.
- Pour mixture into a serving dish, making sure to scrape sides of your mixer with a baking spatula. Drizzle with a little olive oil and top with your favorite roasted veggies or fruit.
- Serve with crackers, bread, or raw vegetables. Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 days.
Please don’t use the dry crumbled feta. The recipe works best with a block of feta that comes in brine.
If you want, roast the garlic with a drizzle of olive oil in the oven with your veggies for 20 minutes.
Topping ideas: Bake your favorite vegetables or fruit on a baking sheet in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil before baking. If you are using sweet toppings leave out the garlic from the original recipe. Some topping suggestions: