Greek Feta Dip is an excellent starter for any occasion! Made with just 4 ingredients and a few spices, this appetizer dip recipe is simple to make and great for sharing.
I love all things feta, and this Creamy Feta Dip is one-of-a-kind.
Whether you like to dip it with pita chips, slather it on a sandwich or a wrap OR enjoy it with your favorite vegetables, it’s amazing and pairs beautifully with so many things.
This dip recipe is great for entertaining because it takes very little time to make and garnish.
You can also dress it up, as shown in these pictures. I’ll explain how to do that below!
Why You’ll Love This Easy Dip
There are so many reasons why we love this Greek feta dip, but here are just a few:
- Quick and easy – You can have this dip ready in just about five minutes. Perfect for last minute get togethers.
- Simple ingredients – Besides the seasonings that are more than likely already in your spice cabinet, you only need 4 simple ingredients.
- Customizable – You can top this dip with just about anything, and the options for dippers are endless!
Greek Feta Dip Ingredients
You don’t need a lot of ingredients to make this Whipped Feta Dip, which makes it all that more enticing.
Here’s what you need:
- Feta cheese — this is the most important ingredient of the dip. There is no replacement. You can purchase it in a block or crumbled. If you purchase it in brine, take the cheese out of the brine and pat it dry with a paper towel. I do not recommend using lower fat or nonfat feta cheese.
- Olive oil — or extra virgin olive oil, if you prefer
- Plain Greek yogurt — this adds some creamy tartness to the dip. Do not use traditional yogurt because it will affect the texture.
- Lemon juice — freshly squeezed is best, but also check out these Lemon Juice Substitutes.
- Seasonings —kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper add extra flavor to this dip after it has been made. Season to taste. If the dip is bitter to your tastebuds, add ½ teaspoon of honey after tasting to balance.
Garnish the dip with your favorite toppings.
As you can see here, I sliced heirloom grape tomatoes in half and added capers, as well as a drizzle of olive oil and fresh dill, but you can garnish it any way you see fit!
How to Serve Greek Feta Dip
This dip pairs with so many different items.
Here are a few suggestions of what to serve alongside it:
- Pita chips (homemade or store bought)
- Carrot sticks
- Mini cucumbers
- Sugar snap peas
- Bell pepper slices
How to Make Greek Feta Dip
This creamy dip is literally as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Add ingredients to food processor. In the food processor or in a blender, combine the feta cheese with olive oil, yogurt and lemon juice.
- Blend. Blitz the ingredients until just combined. Blending the dip for too long can result in a runnier dip, which is equally as delicious but it does not dip as well.
- Taste and season. Give the dip a taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Pour the dip into a bowl for serving. I recommend using one that is wider than it is deep to where you have a large surface area to garnish.
Slice cherry tomatoes (or your favorite tomatoes) into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle those along one side of the dip in a crescent moon shape.
Sprinkle capers on top of the tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, and add fresh dill leaves for garnish before serving with your favorite dippers.
Storage and Freezing
Storage: You can store leftover Greek feta dip in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Freezing: I do not recommend freezing this dip.
Frequently Asked Questions
This recipe combines feta cheese with Greek yogurt, olive oil and lemon juice.
It goes with a lot of things, like pita chips, sandwiches or wraps and raw vegetables, like carrots, celery, cucumbers and more.
No. It does not need to be rinsed. That would also introduce more liquid to the dip, which we do not want.
Tips and Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure you have the best Greek feta dip.
- This recipe makes a lot! It’s great for sharing! However, if you’re making it for a small crowd, half the recipe so you don’t have a ton of leftovers.
- Blending the dip for too long will make it runny. Only blend until the ingredients are just combined. If the dip is runny, add more feta cheese and give it a taste. Adjust the seasonings, if necessary.
- If the dip gets too stiff, add a drizzle of olive oil to thin it out.
- Make variations on this. We use salt and pepper in this recipe, but you could very easily add fresh dill, paprika, za’atar and more spices to add different flavors.
- Serve it alongside other Mediterranean dips, like hummus and tzatziki, to make a dip platter.
More Easy Dip Recipes
Greek Feta Dip
- Pita chips
- Carrot sticks
- Mini cucumber slices
- Raw vegetables , like sugar snap peas and bell pepper slices
- Combine the feta, yogurt, olive oil and lemon juice in the base of a food processor or a blender.
- Blend until combined. If you want the dip to be smoother, blend until smooth.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper, if desired.
- If the dip is too bitter for you, consider adding ½ teaspoon of honey to balance it out. (Add it to taste, so add a little, taste, then add more if desired.)
- Pour into a serving bowl.
- Garnish with the chopped tomatoes and capers. Drizzle with olive oil and add fresh dill for display, then enjoy with your favorite dippers!