Whipped Feta Yogurt Dip

This speedy dip is inspired by Mediterranean ingredients and acts as a blank slate for multiple garnish options. Finish it simply with a swirl of olive oil and fresh herbs, or add a new twist with a drizzle of pomegranate molasses and toasted walnuts.

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Yield: Makes about 2 cups

Whipped Feta Yogurt Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (about 225g) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • Garnish ideas, optional:
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • Pomegranate molasses and/or seeds
  • Roughly chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • Lemon zest
  • Za’atar Seasoning (link below)

Directions

  1. Combine feta, yogurt, garlic, and honey in a food processor. Puree mixture until feta and yogurt are combined, about 30 seconds, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.
  2. Add zest, pepper and 2 tbsp olive oil. Puree, adding remaining oil 2 tbsp at a time, until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute.
  3. SServe dip in a bowl or spread onto a plate. Top with your favourite garnish, if desired, and serve with pita chips, crostini or crudités.
Nutritional analysis per 2 tbsp serving:

 

90 calories, 8.2 g fat, 2.6 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 131 mg sodium

Tip: Pomegranate molasses is a syrup made by boiling down the juice from pomegranate seeds. It’s a commonly used ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine and can be found in the international section of some grocery stores or in Middle Eastern food stores. It will give this dish a sweet and sour punch of flavor.