Rich, salty and loaded with garlic, tomatoes, and topped with cilantro, this feta dip is the perfect summer appetizer.
I love the sharp, tangy, salty taste of feta cheese, it adds in so much flavor on its own. Then mixing it up with Greek yogurt, lemon juice and cream cheese just adds in even more tang. The dill and garlic evens it all out and the added tomatoes and cilantro on top are a bonus of tastiness.
Serving this dip up with crunchy pita chips or crackers and veggies makes this a real winner of an appetizer. One that everyone will be digging into again and again until it disappears! I think putting out some celery stalks for spooning this dip into would be fantastic. Also, there are some great pita chips in the market now that can hold up to a thick hearty dip like this one plus they have their own wonderful flavors too.
Another gorgeous use of feta is a whipped feta. We have feta cheese almost always in the fridge, it keeps well in its brine for a long time refrigerated and has endless uses on salads, pizzas, meats, veggies and more! This dip can certainly stand on its own or as part of a trio of dips with hummus and tzatziki for a real Mediterranean feast.
Summer Feta DipTara Noland
- 6 oz. feta crumbled
- 4 oz. light cream cheese cubed
- 1/3 cup Greek plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. fresh dill rough chopped
- 1 tsp. garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 5-6 grape tomatoes chopped
- Cilantro chopped
- Black pepper
- Pita chips crackers or veggies
- In a food processor add the feta, cream cheese, yogurt, dill, garlic, and lemon juice. Pulse to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Place in a serving dish and top with tomatoes, cilantro and black pepper!! Serve with pita chips, crackers or veggies, (celery would be great!)
Cooking, baking and entertaining have been a lifelong passion for me. I started at a very young age to bake and cook for my family. Even attempting many of Julia Child’s recipes as a young teenager and cooking meals for the family or for company. Now I love entertaining and celebrating the holidays. My husband Ken loves being in the kitchen creating right along with me. Our daughter has been doing cooking classes with me for a number of years and also enjoys everything that the kitchen has to offer.