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: Feta Dip.

A bowl of feta dip and crackers

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Maybe it’s the fact that my wine advent calendar doors are nearly all opened or that Amazon’s free-shipping window will no longer guarantee my packages arrive on time, but Christmas feels alarmingly close today.

Time fuel up for some last-minute preparations!

Today’s easy dip recipe is stress free, ready in minutes, and a guaranteed hit.

Along with this Roasted Red Pepper Dip and this Honey Ricotta Dip, this whipped feta dip is one of my go-to, last-minute recipes.

Save the fussing for the holiday ham or a show-stopping dessert. All you need for this Mediterranean feta dip is a few ingredients and your food processor, and everyone always loves it!

A bowl of Greek feta dip with Parsley

How to Make Feta Dip

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


The Ingredients

  • Feta. Salty, tangy, and incredibly scrumptious. Feta is wonderfully creamy and works well in this dip.
  • Light Cream Cheese. Feta dip with cream cheese is ultra delicious! The cream cheese helps create the perfect texture and adds a little decadence.
  • Nonfat Greek Yogurt. Making this a Greek yogurt feta dip helps boost the protein level and further enhances the creamy texture.
  • Garlic. Garlic gives this dip an edge that keeps you coming back for more.
  • Lemon Juice. Brightens up the dip and gives it some much-needed acidity.
  • Red Bell Pepper + Parsley. Although this 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.

Tip!

For a spicy feta dip, add a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes.

For Dipping

When it comes to choosing delicious dippers for feta dip, the options are endless. Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

  • Crackers
  • Fresh veggies (bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and more!)
  • Pita bread or chips
  • Pretzels
  • Baked vegetable fries (zucchini or potato would be yummy!)

The Directions

Ingredients in a food processor
  1. Add all of the ingredients to your food process, except for the toppings. Blend.
  2. Transfer the dip to a bowl, and top with more feta, bell peppers, and parsley. Serve with desired dippers and ENJOY!

Make Ahead & Storage Tips

  • To Store. Cover and refrigerate leftover dip for up to 3 days.
  • To Make Ahead. This dip can be prepared and refrigerated up to 1 day in advance. Sprinkle with the chopped peppers and parsley just before serving.

Leftover Ideas

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. You could also stir it into Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, toss it with a green salad, or use it as a spread on a pizza crust.

A bowl of creamy feta dip with red peppers

What to Serve with Feta Dip

Tools Used to Make Feta Dip

The Best Food Processor

This high-powered, easy-to-use food processor is useful in so many recipes. It’s a kitchen appliance that’s worthy of a spot in your cabinets.

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

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

Garlic Feta Dip

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Easy whipped Mediterranean Feta Dip with garlic, feta, cream cheese, and Greek yogurt. Ready in less than 10 minutes and everyone loves it!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins

Servings: 6 servings (can easily be doubled)

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces crumbled feta cheese divided
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese Neufchatel cheese, at room temperature
  • cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • For Serving: crackers, fresh veggies, and/or pita bread or pita chips

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

  • TO MAKE AHEAD: This dip can be prepared and refrigerated up to 1 day in advance. Sprinkle with the chopped peppers and parsley just before serving.
  • TO STORE: Cover and refrigerate leftover dip for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 6)Calories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 669IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 1mg

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

  4. 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! 

  5. 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!

    1. Tammy, I think that would be fine! It will change the flavor profile of the dip, but if you prefer a sour cream taste, that is totally up to you.

  6. We enjoy eating feta cheese and love the flavor of garlic, so I know that this will prove to be a great combination of flavors. Cannot wait to make this! Thanks for your recipe.5 stars