Easy Garlic Feta Dip

I’m feeling the holiday heat. Not panic-mode heat (yet), but my to-do list is warming to an uncomfortable temperature. The strategy to keep my Christmas cool: Garlic Feta Dip.

Garlic Feta Dip. Easy, creamy, and crowd-pleasing, it's the perfect appetizer to whip up for any party!

Maybe it’s the two-digit date (December 11th looks so much later than December 9th, doesn’t it?), the fact that my chocolate advent calendar doors are nearly half opened, or the looming moment when Amazon’s “5-11 business days” free-shipping window will no longer guaranteed my packages arrive on time, but Christmas feels alarmingly closer today than it did at the beginning of the week.

Thus far, I have written exactly zero Christmas cards and purchased one lonely present, which I probably shouldn’t event count, because it was a joint present my sister bought on our behalf…and I still owe her for my share.

My holiday baking record is more respectable. Peanut Butter Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Perfect Cut Out Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies, and Candy Cane Snowball Cookies have all found their way into our cookie jar. Priorities.

Since holiday crunch time is approaching, and I suspect you may need recipes for more than cookies at your next bash, today I have an easy appetizer recipe that’s stress free, ready in minutes, and a guaranteed crowd pleaser: Garlic Feta Dip.

Creamy Garlic Feta Dip. An easy appetizer recipe that's ready in 10 minutes!

Save the fussing for the holiday ham or a show-stopping dessert. All you need for Garlic Feta Dip is a few ingredients and your food processor. Toss cream cheese, garlic cloves, Greek yogurt, oregano, and feta into the processor bowl, then press play. In a few moments, you’ll have a rich, zesty dip that’s ready to party.

This easy recipe for Garlic Feta Dip is ready to go in 10 minutes and everyone loves it! It's the perfect, stress-free dip recipe for your next party.

Skinny Garlic Feta Dip made with Greek yogurt. Easy and so delicious!

For serving, I used a variety of crackers that I picked up at my local grocery store, Pick ‘N Save. The Pick ‘N Save Simply Roundy’s line offers a variety of crackers that are ideal for holiday entertaining, minimally processed, and a bargain-buy compared to name brands. I especially loved the Garlic Feta Dip paired with the lightly crispy Peppercorn & Poppy Water Crackers, and the Rosemary & Sea Salt Flatbread is another tasty option. (For those who prefer a more neutral, all-purpose cracker, the water crackers also are also available in original.)

A recipe for Garlic Feta Dip that takes only 10 minutes to make and tastes great served with crackers or pita chips.

Although Garlic Feta Dip tastes dynamite straight out of the food processor, I gave it a festive twist by topping it with diced red bell peppers and parsley. I loved the holiday look of the red and green, and the extra crunch from the bell peppers was a pleasant contrast to the creamy feta.

This easy Garlic Feta Dip is ready to go in less than 10 minutes and everyone loves it!

When the holiday stress sets in (and even if it doesn’t, in which case, teach me your ways), you can rely on Garlic Feta Dip. It’s an easy, pleasing recipe to have in your arsenal for any gathering.

In the unlikely event of leftovers, Garlic Feta Dip also doubles as a dynamite sandwich spread with turkey, salami, or ham, and I suspect it would be even better smothered with Swiss or mozzarella for a grown-up grilled cheese.

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Garlic Feta Dip

This easy recipe for Garlic Feta Dip is ready to go in less than 10 minutes and a guaranteed crowd pleaser! This "skinny dip" is lightened up with Greek yogurt, but no one will ever guess your secret.


Yield: Serves 4-6 (can easily be doubled)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:


  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese, divided

  • 4 ounces light cream cheese (Neufchatel cheese), at room temperature

  • 1/3 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • Simply Roundy's Entertaining Crackers, fresh veggies, and/or pita bread or pita chips, for serving


Directions:


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade,place two-thirds of the feta, the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, garlic cloves, lemon juice, oregano, and black pepper. Blend until smooth.

  2. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl, then sprinkle with the remaining third of the feta, diced bell pepper, and parsley. Serve immediately with crackers and veggies as desired, or refrigerate for up to 1 day. If making ahead, sprinkle with bell peppers and parsley just before serving.


Garlic Feta Dip can be prepared and refrigerated up to 1 day in advance. Sprinkle with the chopped peppers and parsley just before serving.


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About Erin Clarke

I’m fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, travel enthusiast, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN…

9 comments

  1. This sounds like a really great dip.  I rarely have need for dip, but I’m saving this recipe because it’s totally different from any other dip I’ve come across, and I know I’d like the flavors.  

  2. This sounds like a really great dip.  I rarely have need for dip, but I’m saving this recipe because it’s totally different from any other dip I’ve come across, and I know I’d like the flavors.  

  3. Me encanta tu página.
    Y me gustan mucho los recuerdos tan lindos de familia l

    FELICES FIESTAS !!!!!

  4. friend dont fret..i have not even bought a single present…and i will go into heavy panic mode come december 18th or something..

  5. Lovely dip! I guess I wouldn’t feel guilty after having half of it just by myself :D

  6. This looks awesome ad packed with flavor! I love how assertive feta and garlic are, but how well they pair together :)

  7. I love water crackers and this dip looks bomb! It also feels good to know there is someone out there that has done less Christmas shopping than me! Ha! 

  8. I’m always looking for new creative dips, and I love these flavors! One can only eat so much Laughing Cow cheese. Thanks for the recipe!

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