Creamy Whipped Feta

Whipped feta with a lemon
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Creamy Whipped Feta – a delicious dip that you can make super fast!

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With just a few ingredients this simple, tasty feta dip is quickly made.

When I think of feta I think of a very tasty, crumbly cheese, delicious to eat and essential to a Greek salad. However, its essential crumbly characteristic means it’s almost impossible to use as a topping for crostini or bruschetta as it just won’t stay put. Enter whipped feta. Whipped feta is a revelation; it is a quick and easy spread that’s ideal for appetisers or snacks.

Creamy Whipped Feta is delicious as a dip served with crudites and toasted pita bread. Or spread it on a toasted baguette to make crostini. I like to top the crostini with roasted cherry tomatoes or slices of fresh apple drizzled with honey. Use it instead of butter on a sandwich. The options are endless.

Whizzing the ingredients in a small food processor transforms the crumbly feta into a deliciously creamy, tangy dip with an airy, light texture.

I have topped the dip with toasted sesame seeds, chilli flakes, lemon zest and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. I have listed possible alternatives below.

A friend of mine recently tried the recipe topped with chilli oil – I love this idea, and look forward to trying it soon myself!

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Enjoy, and do let us know in the comments below when you give our Creamy Whipped Feta a try!

xx Alex and Faye

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Whipped Feta

A tasty dip made from just a handful of ingredients. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Keyword cheese, dip, feta, nibbles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 303 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

Dip

  • 180 g feta at room temperature
  • 80 g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp lemon zest

Topping

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin

Instructions

  1. Put feta, cream cheese, olive oil and lemon zest into a food processor. Blend together until ingredients are well mixed, smooth and creamy.

  2. Transfer to a serving dish.

  3. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat, add the sesame seeds and toast to a light golden brown, stirring occasionally.

  4. Top the whipped feta with sesame seeds, chilli flakes, lemon zest and drizzle with the olive oil. Refrigerate if not using immediately.z

Recipe Notes

NOTES:

  1. I generally use Danish feta as it is very smooth and creamy. If you’re using a drier feta it may be necessary to use more cream cheese or olive oil to thin it to blend.
  2. Be sure to bring the whipped feta to room temperature for serving.

 

ALTERNATIVE TOPPING SUGGESTIONS:

a drizzle of basil pesto

chopped parsley/chives and lemon zest

cracked black pepper and 1 tbsp honey   

olive oil and sumac

Nutrition Facts
Whipped Feta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 568mg25%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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133 Comments on “Creamy Whipped Feta”

  1. 5 stars
    Yum! I made this using goats feta and lactose free cream cheese because those are better tolerated by some of the tummies in our family. It was easy and yummy and made HEAPS. I served it on a platter with vegetable sticks and crackers and people found it addictive.

    1. So great to hear that those adaptations work so well – as I am sure plenty of other people would be very interested to know! 🙂

      So glad people enjoyed it so much 🙂

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  3. This looks so yummy. Toasted sesame seeds are seriously my fav so I will have to try out this recipe. Thank you for sharing!!

  4. 5 stars
    We love feta, but have never made whipped feta. This looks so delicious and we can’t wait to try to make it ourselves.

  5. This looks amazing! Love that there are only a few ingredients required — most of which I have in my pantry 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I will make this on my party on Wednesday! Feta is my absolute favorite and I can’t wait to try this!

  7. 5 stars
    This looks divine! I like your suggestions for serving it, but I imagine I would have trouble containing myself and would devour the whole thing immediately after making it (kind of like when my cousin and I would sneak frosting out of the fridge in the middle of the night and eat it by the spoonful).

    1. Hello Kate!! Haha, fortunately, this probably is slightly better than frosting!! 🙂 I guess I would suggest making this when you have some friends coming over for a portion control point of view 😉

  8. 5 stars
    Oh my that looks delicious! I never thought of maxing feta with cream cheese. Brilliant looks and sounds so tasty. Yumm!

  9. This looks really good! I’m trying to imagine the cream cheese/ feta mixture. Probably better than I think it is. Especially with the lemon flavor!

  10. You had me at the word feta! This sounds absolutely amazing – I really need to try this out for myself! What a great idea.

  11. 5 stars
    I am loving how the Whipped Feta looks. Definitely would serve that as a dip at my next get together. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. 5 stars
    This look delicious. I love how the olive oil brings a sort of style to the feta. I rarely have feta but I love love to try this.

  13. 5 stars
    Just the look of this is making my mouth water. I have had feta before and crumbles of course. But whipped feta. Mmmmm… sounds heavenly. Looks sinful.

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  17. 5 stars
    Oh my, feta sauce of all kinds is my favorite sauce. I have it all the time! And I make it with yogurt, or creme fraiche, or just some olive oil… But I never thought to mix it with cream cheese?! You’re a genius!

  18. what a nice idea! I really like feta cheese (one of my favorites) I never feel like it’s too much of it for me. I never tried whipped feta and I am frankly excited now to try.

  19. 5 stars
    This looks so yummy! My husband and I love feta, I will be trying this recipe this weekend. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Oh wow, this looks amazing and I am sure it tastes delicious also. I love all kinds of cheese so I will definitely give this a try.

  21. I like the idea of using this dip as a sandwich spread and to make crostini. The recipe is really simple and sounds delicious…I’ll try it with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) which has similar consistency and see how it goes.
    – Nandita

  22. 5 stars
    AH-MAZING! I just ‘whipped’ this up to have with my lunch. Had it on cruskits with tuna and cucumber it’s sooo tasty. I don’t think it will last long in the fridge and it will be the perfect snack for my daughter too with carrot/cucumber dippers. Yum! Thanks Alex!

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  24. 5 stars
    Such an easy, delicious dip for a party! I have a lot in the summer on the patio, so I can’t wait to try this!

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