Introducing an appetizer game-changer. Move over tired cheese display, lemon and garlic whipped feta is making an appearance. It’s a super smooth, super creamy feta cheese dip. You’re going to take a bite of this and wonder how in the world you haven’t been eating whipped feta at every get together.
What I love about this is that the flavors are strong and robust, but overall it’s light and smooth. Strong flavors, but you won’t feel weighed down or gluttonous. Lemon and garlic whipped feta is airy, light, fresh, zesty. It’s also comforting, creamy, smooth and is perfect as a dip, a spread or even a condiment.
So easy but this looks and tastes much more complex. Everything blends together until smooth. That’s it! Really, it’s that easy. These are the easy appetizer recipes we all need to have in our back pocket. The kind of crowd-pleasing appetizer that is ready in under 10 minutes and requires absolutely no baking. As if that wasn’t good enough, the best part is this is such a surprising appetizer you won’t be boring people. This isn’t some sliced cheese and crackers. This is smooth and buttery feta cheese, whipped until it’s totally creamy, blending with fresh lemon and garlic and just ready to be spread onto a cracker or pita bread.
Just look at how velvety and smooth it is! Looks like pillowy clouds doesn’t it? It just begs to be spread onto a cracker or pita or naan. I actually ate this with garlic naan and it was really good. The thickness of the naan was perfect to hold the weight of the whipped feta. Once you see how easy this is to make and how fresh and light the flavors are you’ll want to make this for every party.
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Lemon and Garlic Whipped Feta
Lemon and garlic whipped feta is a fresh and robust appetizer dip. Feta cheese blended until smooth an creamy and infused with flavors and fresh lemon and garlic, this goes best with crunchy crackers or thick pita!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American Greek
8 oz feta cheese
6 oz sour cream
1 garlic clove, grated
2 and 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/8 teaspoon pepper Extra virgin olive oil
1. In a food processor, blend the feta and sour cream until very fine and smooth. Then add the lemon juice, lemon zest, grated garlic and pepper and blend until smooth. You can serve immediately, or chill in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. In the photo, I was able to get those pillowy dollops because I chilled in the fridge until I was ready to take the photo and then spooned it into the bowl in layers.
2. Serve on a plate and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and with crackers, bread sticks, bread, pita, or naan.
This recipe was updated to reduce the amount of sour cream from 8oz to 6oz to help the dip stay firm.
Keywords: whipped feta