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Creamy Whipped Feta

A tasty dip made from just a handful of ingredients. Creamy Whipped Feta is a delicious dish you can make super fast! Inspired by a Greek dip, Tyrosalata, it requires just a few simple ingredients to make.
Course Appetiser, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 301kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

For the dip:

  • 180 g (6.5 oz) feta cheese - at room temperature See Note 1
  • 80 g (3 oz) cream cheese - at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil See Note 2
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest See Note 3

For the topping:

  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Put feta, cream cheese, olive oil and lemon zest into a food processor. Blend together until ingredients are well mixed, smooth and creamy. Check the seasoning - if it is too salty, add a little more cream cheese. (The level of salt will depend on the feta.)
  • Transfer to a serving dish.
  • Heat a small frying pan over medium heat, add the sesame seeds and toast to a light golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Top the whipped feta with sesame seeds, chilli flakes, lemon zest and drizzle with the olive oil. Refrigerate if not using immediately. See Note 4.

Notes

  1. Use good quality feta that is smooth and creamy. If you are using a drier feta, it may be necessary to use more cream cheese or olive oil to thin it to a creamy blend.
  2. In Australia, the tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. In many other countries, the tablespoon is 15 ml or 3 teaspoons. You may need to adjust your quantities accordingly.
  3. When removing the zest from the lemon, be careful to avoid the white pith as it is bitter.
  4. If you refrigerate the Whipped Feta, the texture will become firm. Be sure to bring it to room temperature for serving.
  5. Please note, the nutritional information is based on four serves. It does not include what the dip is served with. The nutritional information is an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 1mg