Whipped Feta Cheese Dip with a cucumber and sundried tomato topping. This feta cheese dip is perfect in so many ways! It doesn't involve any cooking and in summer that's a sure bonus. Serve it cold in the middle of the day for the cold yogurt and creamy cheese to have a sense of relief from the heat. It takes 5 minutes to make and while it's in the fridge to set, you can make my easy, quick complementary topping!
Whipped Feta Cheese Dip
The easiest recipes to make especially in summer when you can't be bothered to put the stove on are dips because they're so easy and versatile. I have a few more dip recipes on my blog like roasted red pepper dip and mascarpone cheese dip so this feta dip fit right in.
So these are the feta dip recipes we love that I'm sharing with you.
Whipped Feta With Mustard and Yogurt
This is a simple version which works exactly the same as the recipe in the recipe card below, just with the mustard and yogurt. I personally find the mustard a bit much in this recipe but I'm sharing it because friends and family loved it over the holidays! The quantities will vary depending on the other ingredients. Mustard is bold in taste, so go easy when adding!
If you're wondering what the topping is, it's pistachios, chopped herbs and olive oil.
Whipped Feta With Sour Cream, Mustard and Yogurt
This whipped feta with sour cream, again the same method and use of other ingredients but with the addition of yogurt. Heres the thing with dips, you taste ALL the ingredients because there's not much else happening in you mouth besides a carrot or cracker, for real though 🙂
I know they look the same, but the sour cream and yogurt definitely tamed the mustard!
This dip is delicious! I could drop garden fresh organic cherry tomatoes in there and eat it without the crackers. Okay, that's what I actually did do and it's still mouthwatering!
Whipped Feta Dip With Cream Cheese
After all the different methods we made and tasted, this was yet another option. No mustard and no sour cream, there's enough zing in the yogurt and fresh lemon!
What about that topping? Goodness, it tastes good! Fresh crunchy cucumber and earthy home grown fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes and roasted bell peppers.
Ingredients You Will Need
Feta Cheese: Feta cheese is the star of the dish. It brings a unique tang, richness, and creaminess to the dish.
Full-Fat Creamy Yogurt: Full-fat creamy yogurt adds depth and smoothness to the dip. It enhances the dip’s texture, ensuring you get smoothness in every bite. Full fat, creamy plain yogurt if you can.
Creamed cheese: I used smooth plain cottage cheese.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A drizzle of olive oil not only garnishes the dish but also adds a rich and fruity undertone. We use this extra virgin olive oil.
Dill: Fresh dill is perfect in this dip for that fresh, earthy, herbal element that it brings. It also creates a good balance with the salty feta cheese.
Fresh Parsley: Freshly chopped parsley. Add a fresh, herbal note, elevating the overall flavor.
Ice Water: It helps in adjusting the dip's consistency to your preference. Use it a tablespoon at a time.
Fresh Lemon Juice: It measure out to 2 tablespoons which is roughly one bigger size lemon. Zest the lemon first and then squeeze in the lemon juice.
Salt: Salt balances and brings out the individual flavors of the ingredients. We use this salt and pepper blends and sea salt.
How to Make Whipped Feta Dip?
Preparing whipped feta dip is super easy and simple.
Prep the ingredients: Add all the ingredients into a powerful blender or a food processor.
Process/Blend: Blend into the consistency that you want. If necessary, add water to thin the dip out but if you are making this main recipe, the ingredients work out perfectly for a high powered blender. Equipment differs, so if you're using a food processor, adjust as you want.
Serve: Transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Use a spoon to create a swirl on the surface and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil or your favorite toppings.
What Toppings Are Good For A Whipped Feta Dip?
Extra virgin olive oil, nuts; pistachios or toasted pine nuts, crushed chilli flakes, Calabrese spice, Mixed spice, cinnamon, sumac.
Dips don't always need extra toppings, a good extra virgin olive oil, roughly chopped fresh herbs and your favorite spice sprinkled. Try fresh ground black pepper or sumac for a fresh citrusy earth tone. I love how sumac can add quite a striking vibrant element to a dip!
Looking a another example of sumac in a dip? Try this Easy Chickpea Hummus Recipe
What To Serve Whipped Feta Cheese Dip With?
Serve your whipped feta cheese dip with a variety of options;
Crackers: You can include crackers like beetroot, chickpea, wholewheat, sundried tomatoes to bring texture and color to your dip.
Vegetables: Vegetables are excellent servings with dips just make sure that the veggies are fresh and crunchy.
What Goes Into A Whipped Feta Dip?
There are a a few ingredients that you can make your creamy feta dip with and make it work for your personal taste. Here are a few ingredient options besides the recipe which you can find in the recipe card below.
Sour Cream: Sour cream is known for its creamy and smooth texture. It adds a subtle tanginess to the dip. The tanginess of the sour cream complements the saltiness and richness of the feta, resulting in a more complex and satisfying taste.
Mayonnaise: A touch of mayonnaise enhances the creamy consistency and adds a hint of richness.
Garlic Cloves: Garlic adds a deep, savory flavor to the dip.
Dijon Mustard: Dijon mustard is known for its subtle sharpness that cuts through the creaminess of the dip. It adds a sophisticated flavor to the dip.
Pistachios (optional): Although optional, Crushed pistachios offer a delightful crunch and nuttiness, enhancing the dip's texture.
How To Store Feta Dip?
Feta cheese dip will store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and once you need to use your dip again, bring it to room temperature and enjoy!
- Opt for high-quality feta cheese for a more pronounced and authentic flavor.
- Adjust the ice water amount to achieve your desired dip thickness. If you prefer thin dip, you can add more iced water or even full-fat yogurt.
- If you are using garlic and want a milder garlic flavor, use roasted garlic instead of raw. You can also use garlic powder. We use this Garlic and Herb Seasoning.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil enhances the taste of the dip.
More Easy Dip Recipes
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Whipped Feta Cheese Dip
- 200 grams feta cheese
- 2 cup full fat creamy plain or Greek yogurt
- 200 grams plain smooth cottage cheese room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper
- 2 tsbps olive oil
- 1 lemon juice and zest, a large lemon will make about 2 tablespoons
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill
- ¼ cup ice water start with a tablespoon at a time to get your preferred consistency.
For The Topping
- cucumber small cubes
- 1 teaspoon chopped dill no stems, ferns only
- 1 tablespoon chopped flat parsely
- 2 chopped sundried tomatoes
- 2 chopped roasted bell peppers
- extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt
- Prep the ingredients: Add all the ingredients into a powerful blender or a food processor.
- Process/Blend: Blend into the consistency that you want. If necessary, add water to thin the dip out but if you are making this recipe, the ingredients work out perfectly for a high powered blender. Equipment differs, so if you're using a food processor, adjust accordingly.
For The Topping
- Add the cucumber, dill and parsley into a bowl and combine. Chop the sundried toamtoes and roasted bell peppers and add to the cumcumber mix.