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Whipped Feta Dip

Whipped feta dip is as addictive as it is easy to make! It's a creamy, savory, fresh Greek dip that comes together in minutes and is always a hit with everyone!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 tablespoons
Calories 56kcal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus 1 teaspoon
  • 8 ounces feta cheese room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Cut ¼” off the top of the head of garlic, leaving the root and skins intact. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over top and wrap the garlic tightly in foil.
  • Bake the garlic for 30 minutes, or until fork tender. Remove from the foil and cool to room temperature.
  • After the garlic has cooled, place the feta, cream cheese, olive oil, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and pulse on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Squeeze 5 garlic cloves out of their skins and place them in the food processor, along with the thyme and parsley. Pulse until the garlic is broken up and well combined. Save the remaining garlic cloves for another recipe or add a few more to the dip– up to you!
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste (or add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a bit of heat). Serve with pita chips, fresh veggies, crackers or crusty bread slices.

Notes

Store dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Swap out the garlic and thyme for a smaller amount of ½ teaspoon of basil, oregano or rosemary.
Swap out half of the cream cheese for ½ cup of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
For spicy feta dip, add ⅛ teaspoon of red pepper flakes (or more if you'd prefer)
Add ¼ cup honey for a slightly sweet addition.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoons | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg