Garlic Feta Dip ~ easy, creamy 10 minute Greek-inspired dip with the bold flavors of garlic and feta balanced with fresh lemon and dill. Serve with toasted pita and bright fresh vegetables.
We vacation as a family in southwest Florida every year. My husband and I kick off the vacation and the kids join us a couple of weeks later.
Last week all the kids were in town and along with the volume and craziness they bring a wide variety of appetites. Meals range from Fruit Loops to hot dogs, to Chorizo Queso Dip and Chicken Tacos to and scallops and risotto on the annual seafood night.
In between there are rum drinks and wine but that’s for another post. My point – I’m getting there I swear is that when the kids there are a lot of leftovers, some of which served as the inspiration for this whipped Garlic Feta Dip.
We had a great time together with lots of laughs and swimming, kayaking, hunting for sharks teeth on the beach, catching some beautiful sunsets and even celebrating our granddaughter’s second birthday.
Simple ingredients come together in a snap with plenty of wow factor. You can also make this dip ahead of time and refrigerate: translation: easy entertaining.
what’s in Garlic Feta Dip?
- feta cheese
- cream cheese softened to room temp
- plain Greek yogurt
- olive oil
- fresh dill
- whole lemon
- fresh cracked black pepper
- Optional garnishes: chopped pistachios, olives, tomatoes, dill
** NOTE: I used 2 garlic cloves in this batch which was about 1 heaping tablespoon, grated. This gave me the strong garlic flavor I was looking for but I would suggest you start small and build the garlic flavor so it’s not overwhelming.
how to make Garlic Feta Dip:
Add the softened cream cheese, plain Greek yogurt, olive oil, dill and lemon juice and zest to a medium size bowl. Using a hand mixer, blender or immersion blender, combine the ingredients. Once the dip is smooth smooth and creamy, grate in the garlic and crumble in the feta cheese, mixing by hand.
Season the dip with fresh cracked black pepper to taste then transfer it to a serving bowl or plate. Garnish with a light drizzle of olive oil and if you’d like, some chopped pistachios, Kalamata olives or dill and serve with warm toasted pita or some bright fresh vegetables.
Looking for more Greek inspired recipes?
Easy Baklava Cups – mini phyllo cups filled with three kinds of nuts blanketed in an irresistible, buttery honey-cinnamon blend. All the delicious flavor as the full size classic dessert but way less work!
Hummus without Tahini – delicious, creamy – loaded with garlic and lemon flavor. Just 6 ingredients and way better than the packaged stuff in just 10 minutes.
Grilled Greek Style Chicken Kabobs – marinated in lemon, garlic, olive oil and herbs, skewered with fresh vegetables and grilled for delicious Greek inspired flavor.
So the story ends with the contents of the refrigerator emptied, a second birthday in the books and the memories of another great vacation.
Happiest of birthdays sweet girl. Be kind. It’s underrated . . . dream big and enjoy every bite of life. We love you!
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Garlic Feta Dip
- 4 ounces feta cheese crumbled
- 2 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-3 cloves garlic grated ** see NOTE below
- 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- zest from half of one lemon
- fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- Optional garnishes: chopped pistachios olives, tomatoes, dill
- In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer combine the softened cream cheese, yogurt, olive oil, dill, lemon juice and zest. Grate in the garlic and fold in the feta cheese.
- Season with fresh cracked black pepper to taste then transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with a light drizzle of olive oil and (optional) chopped pistachios, Kalamata olives or dill.
- Serve with warm toasted pita or vegetables.
- ** NOTE: Garlic cloves vary in size. I used 2 cloves in this batch which was about 1 heaping tablespoon of grated garlic. This gave me the strong garlic flavor I was looking for but I would suggest you start small and build the garlic flavor so it’s not overwhelming.