Whipped Feta Dip

Feta is a creamy, crumbly cheese that is typically a mix of goat and sheep milk and the most popular of the cheeses originating from Greece. This zesty dip reminds me of sitting in the warm sun at a bed and breakfast I stayed at with my family in Aegina, Greece. The dip pairs perfectly with assorted veggies and pita chips.

I actually enjoy this dip more the second day, when the flavors have a little more time to combine.

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups crumbled feta cheese

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 clove garlic, chopped

½ teaspoon granulated sugar

1 sprig fresh thyme

7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

 

Pita chips, toasted pita bread or veggies for dipping

 

Instructions:

Place feta, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, thyme (stem removed) and 5 tablespoons of olive oil in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Spoon the dip into a bowl and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. 

Serve with pita chips or veggies. 

 

Makes about 2 cups of dip.

 

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