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.
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”.
“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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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