Creamy Whipped Feta Dip

Similar to htipiti, the salty and tangy Mediterranean mezze spread, this feta dip is fabulous with toasted pita or veggies.

Provided by: Jennifer Segal

Categories: Appetizers

Time: 15 min

Yield: 1 item

Number Of Ingredients: 14

Reviews:

Ingredients:

Prep Time

49 mins

Cook Time

2:35 hours

Total Time

2:10 hours

1 8-oz block feta cheese
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellman's or Duke's
Zest from 1 lemon (about 1 teaspoon, packed)
1 small clove garlic, chopped
¼ teaspoon dried dill
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for serving
Toasted sesame seeds
Extra virgin olive, for drizzling
Toasted pita wedges (or pita chips) and/or sliced vegetables
Steps:
Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Transfer to a serving bowl and use a small spoon to create a swirl on the surface of the dip. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and crushed red pepper flakes, if using.
MAKE AHEAD: This dip can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and stored in a covered container in the refrigerator. It will stiffen up in the fridge to a spread-like consistency, so be sure to let it sit at room temperature for about an hour before serving.
To make the toasted pita wedges: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Brush the pita bread on both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Cut into wedges, then arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly toasted.
To make the toasted sesame seeds: In a small pan over medium heat, cook the sesame seeds, stirring frequently, until golden, a few minutes. Watch carefully as they are quick to burn.