Feta Dip

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Feta Dip is a flavorful, easy appetizer to put together. It’s not whipped, or smashed or even baked. It’s a few ingredients tossed together and when combined, are so good it needs no more preparation. Serve this at your next backyard grill out, football party or whenever the feta craving strikes.

There are so many aspects of Greek food to love.

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Feta cheese is probably my very favorite aspect of Mediterranean food. 

Feta Dip

What’s not to love about feta. The soft, crumbly texture and salty, sharp taste is absolutely irresistible. It can easily transform a bland dish and make it delicious.

I’m convinced it’s crumbled up crack rock. We just haven’t been officially made aware yet. Maybe when the elections are over we’ll be told.

So, my history with Greek/Mediterranean inspired food stems from early on with my father. He always made this salad that he called “Indian Salad”, and over time my brother changed the name to “Leafless Salad”.

Feta Dip

“Leafless Salad” consists of thick diced tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, olives, feta cheese and a random whisking of vinaigrette similar to Italian dressing that we tend to change around a little bit here and there.

It’s really always been a staple in my house.

Then there’s hummus.

That’s my stuff…one of my very favorite things in the world to eat since I was 20 yrs old.

Wow – long time ago…am I really 35?

Feta Dip

Funny thing, though, I cannot ever seem to make it just right. I’ve tried many, many times, but I just cannot get the consistency the way I want it. I know exactly what I’m trying to achieve, but I just can’t get there.

If y’all have any advice, let a girl know. This kitchen has been through a ton of chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, etc……

Let’s talk tabbouleh.

Ok, wait, maybe this is my stuff. I absolutely, definitely, hungrily will say that this is my favorite. Pita chips dipped in hummus, then double dipped in well-made tabbouleh.

Feta Dip

Lots and lots of fresh lemon.

THEN topped with a big fat black olive.

*sigh* Is it dinnertime yet?

Oh, wait I just ate.

Anyway, this dip is my version of feta cheese Heaven.

Feta Dip

If you’re a feta lover, this will definitely make you happy.

How Do You Make Feta Dip?

Feta Dip is so very easy to make. All you do is combine everything together and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

You may want to play with the ingredients depending on your taste. One jalapeno does not make this dip very hot, but if you like more heat you may want to throw another pepper in. I actually added an extra clove of garlic because I’m a big garlic fan, but left one in the recipe because some people aren’t crazy about heavy garlic.

Just play with it, and you’ll find your sweet spot. 

Feta Dip

If you can’t wait 3 hours, it will still be delicious, but the longer it sits in the fridge, the more delicious it will be because the flavors marinate together.

This dip is truly addictive and will be calling your name.

I was craving feta and needed to make an appetizer for a party, so I threw this together based on what I imagined would be good. I absolutely loved it, as did the guests.


Pita chips are perfect for this, but I’m sure regular pita bread or flatbread crackers would be great too.

I would love to hear your Greek food stories!

Here’s your printable –

Feta Dip

Feta Dip

Feta cheese, kalamata olives and tomatoes star in this easy to make dippable appetizer.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes


  • 6 oz container good Feta cheese
  • 1/4 tomato, diced - the smaller the better
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, diced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Dash of salt and pepper, to taste.


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Taste and adjust ingredients, if needed.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

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This post was originally published on April 30th, 2012, and was updated on August 21st, 2023.


  • Beth Michelle
    May 2, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    Feta cheese is like crack! I love it! This looks awesome!
    If you want really creamy hummus, keep adding olive oil or reserved cooking water from the chickpeas while blending it!!!

  • Hannah at FleurDeLicious
    May 2, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    I think I will eat feta at any time of day, in any situation. Seriously. I’m trying to think of a time when I would be like, “No, I don’t really feel like feta, thanks though”…and I can’t.

    This dip sounds fabulous! Perfect for summer parties!

  • KonstantKraver
    May 1, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    I Love feat too, looks like a great mid afternoon snack

  • Bree
    May 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Love feta too! This looks great! 🙂

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