Whipped Feta Dip Recipe (VIDEO)
Whipped Feta Dip is creamy, tangy and so satisfying with Pita Chips or fresh veggies for dipping. This is also one of the easiest appetizers. The garnishes really make this dip shine so don’t skip them.
Feta has become famous for its use in Feta Pasta and of course Greek Chopped Salad, but it’s also marvelous as a Feta Dip. Watch the easy video tutorial and your mouth will be watering for this dip.
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We love easy homemade dips from Hummus to Tzatziki Sauce. There’s just no comparison to storebought. If you are a fan of delicious dips, this Whipped Feta Dip recipe is a must-try!
The Best Whipped Feta Dip
My favorite recipes are the ones that have no cooking or make-ahead prep involved. This Whipped Feta Dip couldn’t be easier. Here’s why we love it:
- No Cooking Required – this recipe calls for cold ingredients right out of the fridge and you just add all of the dip ingredients to the food processor and process until completely smooth.
- Quick – this dip comes together in 3-4 minutes in a food processor.
- Versatile – great for dipping anything from Pita Chips to Crackers, Tortilla Chips, Cucumber Slices, or other veggie slices.
- Make-ahead – you can create this dip a day ahead then garnish and add the toppings just before serving.
Whipped Feta Dip Video
Watch Natasha make this easy Feta Dip. You will be surprised at how quick and easy it is to make this crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Between the fresh green parsley, red pepper flakes, lemon zest and drizzle of olive oil, each of the toppings adds its own special layer of flavor, and color and makes this (otherwise super simple) dip look stunning and holiday-worthy.
- Feta Cheese – start with a good quality block of Feta Cheese and drain well.
- Cream Cheese – use half a block of full-fat, cold cream cheese
- Sour cream– for a richer dip, use regular full-fat sour cream which will also create a thicker dip. You can substitute with whole milk plain Greek yogurt.
- Extra virgin olive oil – add the oil to the dip to add flavor and richness and also generously drizzle over the top with oil before serving. Using high-quality olive oil will make the dip taste better.
- Lemon juice – zest the lemon before juicing it. The zest makes a wonderful garnish.
- Garlic – one clove of garlic adds a nice bite and layer of flavor to the dip. Don’t overdo it. Even for a garlic lover, one clove is plenty.
- Garnishes: Parsley, crushed red pepper flakes, oil, and black pepper make excellent tasty toppings.
Pro Tip: Use cold feta, cream cheese, and sour cream to create a thicker dip.
How to Make Feta Dip
- Zest – remove the zest from your lemon before juicing, cover, and set it aside for garnish.
- In a food processor – combine all of your dip ingredients: feta, cream cheese, sour cream, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Process until smooth, about 4 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed.
- Plate – spread your dip into a shallow bowl and swirl the top to create grooves.
- Garnish – drizzle with more olive oil and sprinkle the top with red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon just, and black pepper.
- Serve with chips, crackers or veggies for dipping.
Pro Tip: If a thicker dip is preferred, you can cover and refrigerate for the ingredients to thicken up a bit, just be sure to wait before topping with olive oil since the oil can solidify in the fridge.
Use high-quality feta cheese to create a tastier dip. We prefer 100% sheep’s milk feta cheese and enjoy the organic feta blocks sold at Costco.
Since crumbled feta can contain added ingredients to prevent caking, we recommend using a block of feta.
For a thicker and richer-flavored dip, we highly recommend using full-fat or whole-milk sour cream and cream cheese.
You can use a high-powered blender, but you may need to scrape it down more often if the blender gets stuck.
We love to serve this as an appetizer. It’s also really good on a charcuterie board! Serve this dip with:
- Pita Chips
- Artisan Crackers
- Pita Bread
- Cucumber slices
- Mini bell pepper halves
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
Even though this dip is super easy, it’s always great to have a make-ahead option, especially when planning a party or gathering. This whipped feta dip keeps really well.
- To Refrigerate: Add to your serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
- Freezing: We do not recommend freezing feta dip since it is dairy-based and can separate.
- To Serve: Serve right out of the refrigerator and garnish with olive oil and toppings just before serving.
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Whipped Feta Dip Recipe
For the Whipped Feta Dip:
- 8 oz feta cheese block, (cold) drained and crumbled
- 4 oz cream cheese, cold
- 1/2 cup thick sour cream, cold
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
- 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed (make sure to zest it first)
- 1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt, plus more to taste
- 1-2 Tbsp EVOO
- Parsley, finely chopped, to garnish
- Zest from 1 lemon
- Red Pepper flakes, crushed, to garnish
- Freshly ground black pepper, to garnish
- Pita Bread
- Pita Chips
- Sliced vegetables, cucumbers, radishes, bell pepper, small tomatoes
In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, combine all of the feta dip ingredients. Blend on high speed for 3-4 minutes, or until completely smooth, scraping down the bowl halfway.
Transfer to a shallow serving bowl and swirl the top with a spoon to create grooves. Drizzle all over with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle on crushed red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon zest and freshly cracked black pepper.
Serve right away with Pita Chips or vegetables for dipping, or cover and refrigerate.*
Make-Ahead Tip: You can make this dip up to 3 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. It is best to add the toppings just before serving since the olive oil topping can harden in the refrigerator.
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I made your whipped feta recipe. It was absolutely delicious! I was so proud of myself for how great it turned out, thanks to you! I love your easy, delicious recipes ☘️
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Dianne!
Your whipped feta recipe was fabulous. My daughter didn’t have a food processor so I started with a hand mixer, then found her immersion blender which worked better. I added the ingredients on top plus chopped pistachios. Everyone loved it!
Awesome, so great to know nthat it was a huge hit!
I made this for New Year’s Eve and it was a huge hit! I loved how easy it was to make too, thank you for sharing.
So glad to hear that, Olivia! Thank you for sharing.
Can I use crumbled Feta cheese, instead of block Feta?
Thank you in advance
Hi Ginger, see my note above regarding this. Since crumbled feta can contain added ingredients to prevent caking, we recommend using a block of feta.
I’ve tried lots of dip recipes, and this whipped feta dip is such a hit! Everyone loves them and they’re satisfied. We’ll surely add this to our New Year’s eve menu.
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Sharina!
Can I buy and use crumbled feta cheese instead of a whole block? Would it make any difference taste wise?
Hi Oksana! See my notes above regarding this. Since crumbled feta can contain added ingredients to prevent caking, we recommend using a block of feta.
I Love all your recipes, they always turn out fantastic.
For the whipped feta, could I sub
Greek yogurt instead of sour cream?
Hi Holly! See my note above regarding this. You can substitute with whole milk plain Greek yogurt.
Absolutely delicious! I know this will be a dish that I will want to make again and again! Thank you.
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Jessica!