Throw together this quick and easy whipped feta dip in just minutes. It's smooth and creamy and has the perfect balance of flavors. A dip that's sure to be a crowd hit!
Whipped Feta Dip Recipe
If you're looking for a bright and tangy dip to snack on, you're going to love this tasty whipped feta dip. The combination of feta cheese and lemon zest creates an addictively delicious dip!
This delicious appetizers pair beautifully with homemade pita bread (or store-bought!), crispy pita chips, or crunchy fresh vegetables.
I love throwing this dip together as an easy appetizer to serve on game day, or for any other party I'm hosting. No one ever turns down a creamy feta dip. And if I serve it alongside some honey sriracha chicken wings, well then I'm just the favorite at the party!
Grab a block of feta and some fresh herbs, and throw together this creamy dip that's loaded with flavor!
Why I Love this Recipe
You'll love this easy and versatile whipped feta dip recipe!
- It only takes a total of 5 minutes to throw together a bowl of whipped feta dip. A great last minute appetizer!
- This whipped feta dip recipe is a healthier option since it's made with Greek yogurt.
- Not only can you eat whipped feta dip with warm pita bread and veggies, you can also serve it alongside grilled chicken or on a sandwich since it has a spreadable consistency.
Ready to make the most perfect appetizer dip? Add these ingredients to your grocery list:
- feta cheese
- full-fat greek yogurt
- lemon zest
- extra virgin olive oil
- ground pepper
- chopped fresh herbs (I used mint, and parsley)
- za’atar seasoning
If you don't have za'atar seasoning, you can make it at home.
Substitutions and Variations
You can use sour cream or even mayo in place of the full-fat greek yogurt. Feel free to use low-fat greek yogurt as well if you need to lower the fat content of this dip.
This whipped feta dip recipe calls for mint and parsley, but you can switch things up and use other herbs like fresh dill or fresh basil.
Along with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of herbs, you can top your dip with fresh garlic or red pepper flakes.
If you like a touch of sweetness, add a drizzle of honey to the top of your dip. You can even drizzle hot honey for some added kick!
No za'atar seasoning? You can use a Greek seasoning blend instead.
How to Make Whipped Feta Dip
Cut the block of feta into one inch cubes and place them into the bowl of your food processor.
Next, combine feta cheese with full-fat greek yogurt, ½ teaspoon of lemon zest, and pepper, and pulse until only small chunks remain.
Add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil to the food processor and blend on high for 3 minutes.
Scrape the sides of the food processor with a silicone spatula and then continue blending until the mixture is smooth.
Spoon the mixture into a shallow bowl or plate and top with the remaining lemon zest.
Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and top with fresh herbs. Then sprinkle Za'atar and serve immediately!
Tips for Success
- Don't use crumbled feta in this recipe as it can be quite dry and salty. Use a block of feta and chop it up for best results.
- Make sure you only get the yellow part of the lemon peel when you zest a lemon. The white part, called the pith, is bitter and won't taste good!
- Run the food processor until the entire mixture is smooth and creamy. You won't want any chunks left in your whipped feta dip!
What to Serve with Whipped Feta Dip
There are so many ways to serve creamy whipped feta dip!
Pair it with slices of warm pita bread or crunchy pita chips for a classic taste. It also goes well with toasted bread! Grab a baguette from the store, slice it up, and toast it with olive oil to make crostini.
If serving creamy feta dip with bread isn't your style, serve it up with veggies! This dip would pair beautifully with carrot sticks, sliced cucumber, celery, and broccoli.
Whipped feta dip can be used a smear on sandwiches or eaten alongside grilled chicken too!
How to Store Whipped Feta Dip
I doubt you'll have any leftovers (this dip goes fast!), but if you do, it will store well. Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
To serve, garnish with more fresh herbs.
Za’atar is a Middle Eastern blend of spices that includes dried herbs like thyme, oregano, marjoram, summer savory, toasted sesame seeds and dried sumac. You can find this on the spice aisle or international food aisle of your local grocery store.
Any feta cheese you find in the diary section of your grocery store will work great! But I've found that two of the best brands are Boar's Head or Whole Foods 365 brand.
More Dip Recipes
- Skillet Sausage Dip
- Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Jalapeño Popper Dip
- Five Ingredient Baked Caprese Dip
- Jalapeño Lime Ranch Dip
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Whipped Feta Dip
This creamy and tangy dip is super easy to make. Just throw the ingredients in a food processor, and serve it up with pita bread or veggies.
- 8 ounces (227g) block of Feta cheese, at room temperature
- ½ cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest, divided
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh herbs (I used mint, and parsley)
- 1 teaspoon Za’atar
- Cut a block of feta into 1-inch cubes and place the cubes into the bowl of a food processor.
- Add Greek yogurt, ½ teaspoon of the lemon zest, and pepper, then pulse until small chunks remain.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a slow stream and blend on high for 3 minutes.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and continue blending for an additional 2 minutes.
- Spoon mixture onto a plate and scatter with the remaining ½ teaspoon of lemon zest.
- Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and top with fresh herbs.
- Add za’atar and serve immediately along with toasted pita chips, cucumbers, and/or carrots.
Don't use crumbled feta in this recipe as it can be quite dry and salty. Use a block of feta and chop it up for best results.
Make sure you only get the yellow part of the lemon peel when you zest a lemon. The white part, called the pith, is bitter and won't taste good!
Run the food processor until the entire mixture is smooth and creamy. You won't want any chunks left in your whipped feta dip!
Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To serve, garnish with olive oil more fresh herbs.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: ⅓ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g
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