Whipped Feta Dip Recipe

Dips That Delight

When a social gathering is afoot, dips never fail to rise to the occasion. This swipe- and scoop-friendly appetizer can be prepared and served in a variety of temperatures, consistencies, and flavor profiles. Needless to say, there’s a dip out there for every palate and every occasion. With this list of recipes curated from beloved local restaurants, you’re bound to be the headliner at the next tailgate or any other event where bringing a shareable dish is imperative.

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Chef Jason Greet at Sidetrack

 

“You get this child-like feeling when you rip open the pita with your hands and swoosh it through the feta and honey. People are always blown away by the simplicity of it, but also the contrast of salty-sweet, cold-hot. I think that is what makes it so addictive.” – Jason Greer, Chef

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Whipped Feta Dip from SideTrack

 

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. feta cheese
  • 1/2 lb. cream cheese
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic, grated
  • 2 oz. honey
  • 1 small bunch chives, thinly sliced 
  • Black pepper, to taste

Directions

Cut or crumble the feta into small pieces. If it was held in brine, allow it to drain in a colander or over paper towels for about an hour. Add to a food processer and purée for 3-5 minutes or until the feta is completely smooth and creamy. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature and add to a stand mixer. Beat it with the paddle attachment until it is light and fluffy. Add the puréed feta, lemon zest, thyme, and garlic, then mix until completely combined. To serve, add large dollops of the whipped feta to a serving bowl and swoosh into a hummus-like fashion, creating a well in the middle. Pour the honey in the middle of the well, and then sprinkle generous amounts of chives and freshly cracked black pepper over the top. Serve with warm crusty bread or pita. 

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dipping a pita into whipped feta dip from SideTrack

Whipped Feta Dip

Jason Greer
Course Dip
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. feta cheese
  • ½ lb. cream cheese
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic, grated
  • 2 oz. honey
  • 1 small bunch chives, thinly sliced
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cut or crumble the feta into small pieces. If it was held in brine, allow it to drain in a colander or over paper towels for about an hour.
  • Add to a food processer and purée for 3-5 minutes or until the feta is completely smooth and creamy.
  • Bring the cream cheese to room temperature and add to a stand mixer. Beat it with the paddle attachment until it is light and fluffy.
  • Add the puréed feta, lemon zest, thyme, and garlic, then mix until completely combined.
  • To serve, add large dollops of the whipped feta to a serving bowl and swoosh into a hummus-like fashion, creating a well in the middle.
  • Pour the honey in the middle of the well, and then sprinkle generous amounts of chives and freshly cracked black pepper over the top.
  • Serve with warm crusty bread or pita. 
Keyword cream cheese, Dip, Feta Cheese, garlic, Honey, Pita
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