Whipped Feta Dip

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This trendy whipped feta dip is easy to make and a total crowdpleaser.

whipped feta dip
Photo:

Kelsey Hansen

Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 1/4 cups

When you start with something as flavorful as feta cheese, it doesn’t take more than a handful of other ingredients to create a dip that will have guests “mmmm-ing” at first bite. Add cream cheese to the feta, then whip in fresh dill and mint for one variation. Using fresh basil and dried tomatoes in oil makes a vibrant garnish for another variation. Make a plate of both and serve with a variety of dippers, such as baby cucumbers, endive leaves, Romanesco, baby rainbow carrots, pickled green beans, and radishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 fruit (2-3/8" dia) lemon

  • 1 clove garlic clove

  • 1 1/2 cups feta cheese

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

  • 3 to 5 cup vegetables, for dipping

Directions

  1. Remove 1 tsp. zest and squeeze 1 Tbsp. juice from lemon. Place garlic in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add lemon zest and juice, feta, and cream cheese; process until smooth.

  2. Add 2 Tbsp. olive oil; process until light and fluffy. Add fresh herbs; process until combined. Season with freshly ground black pepper. For milder flavor, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. additional olive oil and process until fluffy. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week. If you like, drizzle with additional olive oil and serve with desired dippers. Serves 20.

Dried Tomato and Basil Whipped Feta

Prepare as directed, except omit mint and dill and add 3 Tbsp. finely chopped oil-pack dried tomatoes and 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

63 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 63.1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.6g 5%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 11%
Cholesterol 12.9mg 4%
Sodium 122.4mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 6.8g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6%
Total Sugars 3.1g
Protein 2.6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 37.6mg 188%
Calcium 76.2mg 6%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 151.9mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 0g
Vitamin D 1.8IU
Alanine 0.1g
Arginine 0.1g
Ash 1g
Aspartic acid 0.2g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 268.4mcg
Choline, total 9.8mg
Copper, Cu 0mg
Cystine 0g
Energy 263.6kJ
Fluoride, F 0.5mcg
Folate, total 20.9mcg
Glutamic acid 0.4g
Glycine 0g
Histidine 0.1g
Isoleucine 0.1g
Leucine 0.2g
Lysine 0.2g
Methionine 0.1g
Magnesium, Mg 10.3mg
Manganese, Mn 0.1mg
Niacin 0.4mg
Phosphorus, P 59.4mg
Pantothenic acid 0.3mg
Phenylalanine 0.1g
Phytosterols 1.8mg
Proline 0.2g
Retinol 22.7mcg
Selenium, Se 2.3mcg
Serine 0.2g
Starch 0.2g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.1g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.3mg
Tryptophan 0g
Tyrosine 0.1g
Valine 0.2g
Vitamin A, IU 1594.1IU
Vitamin A, RAE 98.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 9.4mcg
Water 68g
Zinc, Zn 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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