Tangy Fresh Feta Dip
I am very excited to show you this Tangy Fresh Feta Dip today as not only is it a fabulous cheese dip recipe but also the launch of us doing videos. Yup, you heard it right, we have ventured into the wonderful world of videos. This easy appetizer is full of flavor and full of tang!!
A great starter for any party, gathering or picnic!! Have a look above to how we make it in the video and then follow further down to get the recipe!!
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I love the sharp, tangy, salty taste of feta cheese, it adds in so much flavor on its own. Then mix it up with Greek yogurt, lemon juice (you could even add a little lemon zest in too), and cream cheese just adds in even more tang.
The fresh dill and raw garlic even it all out and then the added tomatoes and cilantro on top are a bonus of tastiness.
Besides black pepper, you could add a little heat with some crushed red pepper flakes. A little kalamata olive on top would work well too. Maybe even a drizzle of olive oil to complete the cheese greek yogurt combination.
What I love about dip like this is that you can make them your own.
Place the dip in a serving bowl with crunchy pita chips or crackers and veggies makes this a real winner of an appetizer!! One that everyone will be digging into again and again until it disappears! I think putting out some celery stalks for spooning this dip into would be fantastic.
Also, there are some great pita chips in the market now that can hold up to a thick hearty dip like this one plus they have their own wonderful flavors too.
Another gorgeous use of feta is whipped feta. We have feta cheese almost always in the fridge, it keeps well in its brine for a long time refrigerated and has endless uses on salads, pizzas, meats, veggies and more!
This dip can certainly stand on its own or as part of a trio of dips with hummus and tzatziki for a real Mediterranean feast.
Here are some more of our great party appetizer ideas:
What Do You Use Feta Cheese For?
Besides the dip we have today we also have made this Feta Roasted Red Pepper Dip which has been one of my favorite dips for years and years.
But besides dips what else can you use feta for. Well, I am sure we have all seen it crumbled in a Greek salad but you can also add it to soups. Think of anywhere that a salty note could be added and you can add in feta.
Other recipes will benefit from feta like this Green Bean and Feta Salad, stuffed into a chicken breast in this Mushroom, Spinach, Feta-Stuffed Chicken with Parmesan Cream Sauce or even paired with fruit with these Watermelon Feta Salad Skewers.
Also, don’t forget grains and pasta too or just served on its own with olives and crackers!!
As you can see feta is very versatile and can be used in so many, many ways.
Is Feta Cheese Good For You?
Is feta cheese good for you? Feta cheese is a low-calorie, low-fat cheese that has a good source of B vitamins, calcium and phosphorus. Those are all the positives for feta. The downside of feta is that is it high in sodium but then you can limit that easily as a small amount goes a long way.
In this recipe we don’t add any additional salt as the feta alone has enough, so limit your salt in dishes when you use feta.
- 6 oz. feta, crumbled
- 4 oz. light cream cheese, cubed
- 1/3 cup Greek plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. fresh dill, rough chopped
- 1 tsp. garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 5-6 grape tomatoes, chopped
- Cilantro, chopped
- Black pepper
- Pita chips, crackers or veggies
- In a food processor add the feta, cream cheese, yogurt, dill, garlic, and lemon juice. Pulse to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
- Place in a serving dish and top with tomatoes, cilantro and black pepper!! Serve with pita chips, crackers or veggies, (celery would be great!)
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 118Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 293mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.