Ready in under 5 minutes, this creamy Whipped Feta is perfect with some homemade flatbread or pita dipped into it as a snack, or served as part of a larger platter. Made with rich and salty feta, Greek yogurt, herbs and seasoning, it tastes light and fresh, but indulgent at the same time. This is definitely one for feta fans.
It wouldn't be an overreaction to say that this whipped feta dip is one of my favourite things ever. Just a few simple ingredients and you have an incredible dip or sandwich spread. It's fluffy and creamy, a little salty, tangy and it's a real crowd pleaser.
I honestly believe that feta makes everything better. So if you are looking for some other feta recipes, then why not try our Feta and Asparagus Frittata, Kale, Watermelon and Feta Salad, Feta and Chickpea Salad or Baked Feta?
Why you will love it
- Versatile - There are so many different ways to enjoy this feta dip. Just dip bread or vegetables into it, or use it as a spread. We have shared all our favourite ways to use it below.
- Quick and easy - This Greek feta dip takes just a couple of minutes to whip up. So you can make it fresh when your guests arrive.
- Adaptable - Use this as a base recipe and then feel free to adapt it with different herbs and seasonings.
- A delicious way to use feta - If you are a HUGE feta cheese fan, and who isn't, then you will love this. All the flavour you know and love from feta, in a creamy dip.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Feta - Try to choose traditional Greek feta, rather than 'Greek Salad Cheese' as you will be able to taste the difference, and the texture is different too. Real feta is super creamy and that's what we want for this Whipped Feta recipe.
- Yogurt - Again, proper Greek yogurt is what you should try and use. Full fat will give a creamier dip, but you could use 0% if you wanted to make it lighter. We love the tanginess that Greek yogurt gives, but if you don't then you can swap it for cream cheese instead.
- Lemon - We used juice and zest to make it extra lemony. You may need 2 lemons if your lemon isn't very juicy.
- Oil - This helps to loosen up the feta dip a little, and also add some extra Mediterranean flavour to it. Again, use the best quality extra virgin olive oil you can.
- Salt and pepper - Generously season.
- Mint - We think that fresh mint and feta go so well together. You could also use fresh dill which goes well with feta.
- Pine nuts - These are optional, but we like the crunch that they give and they look pretty on top of the whipped feta.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make whipped feta - Step by step
One: Put the yogurt and feta into a blender jug.
Two: Add the lemon juice and zest, oil and salt and pepper.
Three: Blend until you have your desired consistency.
Four: Transfer to a bowl and swirl the top with the back of a spoon. Top with chopped mint and pine nuts and more oil (optional).
Herbs - We used fresh mint, as it's a popular herb in Greek cuisine, it goes well with feta and it adds a lovely freshness to a fairly indulgent dip. However, you could swap it for some fresh dill or even parsley if you prefer. Just stick to leafy herbs and not woody.
Seasoning - A generous amount of salt and pepper is really all you need, but if you like your dips with a kick of spice, then you can stir through some red chilli flakes. Or you could just sprinkle them on top for colour.
Topping - We used pine nuts, as they are creamy but add a nice crunch too. But you could use a seed or another kind of nut. We like flaked almonds, sesame seeds, crushed pistachios or pumpkin seeds to change things up. Another topping option could be some Roasted Cherry Tomatoes or Roasted Red Peppers which would add a nice pop of colour.
If you wanted to add some different flavours, then other toppings that are delicious are pesto or a drizzle of honey - the sweet and salty combination is amazing. If you like really salty, then add some olives on top.
What to serve with Whipped Feta
This feta dip recipe is so versatile, which is one of the many reasons why we love it. We like to serve it with our Homemade Flatbreads to dip in, but some warm pita bread would well too.
If you want something a little lighter, then some sticks of cucumber, carrot and bell peppers are nice dipped into it.
But it doesn't have to be used as a dip at all. It's nice and thick, so it would really well as a spread. Put it on a sandwich instead of butter/mayonnaise or serve on toast with some avocado on top.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can keep it in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 3 days. The dip will stiffen a little, so just remover it from the fridge 20 minutes before serving and give it a good stir before serving.
No, this does not freeze well, as the texture is not right after defrosting.
This is the brine that the feta comes in. If you aren't using the feta all at once, then make sure you keep the brine to store the rest of the feta in. Without it the feta will dry out.
Yes, you can, but it won't be as smooth or creamy. You will need to mash up the feta as fine as possible and then mix it with the other ingredients. You can then use a small whisk to whip it up.
• When zesting the lemon, be careful to avoid the white pith, as that can be really bitter.
• Use fresh herbs rather than dried.
• Try to use the best quality feta you can. If you are using a lower quality one, it will be a little drier so you will need to add a little extra olive oil to the mixture before blending.
• Whipped feta is best served immediately as it will thicken as it sits.
More dip recipes
- 200 g (7 oz) Feta
- 250 g (1.25 cups) Greek yogurt
- 0.5 Lemon - juice and zest only
- 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoon Fresh mint - finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon Pine nuts
- Put 250 g Greek yogurt and 200 g Feta into a blender jug.
- Add juice and zest of 0.5 Lemon, 2 tablespoon Olive oil and 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper.
- Blend until you have your desired consistency.
- Transfer to a bowl and swirl the top with the back of a spoon. Top with 2 tablespoon Fresh mint and 2 tablespoon Pine nuts and more oil (optional).
- When zesting the lemon, be careful to avoid the white pith, as that can be really bitter.
- Use fresh herbs rather than dried.
- Try to use the best quality feta you can. If you are using a lower quality one, it will be a little drier so you will need to add a little extra olive oil to the mixture before blending.
- Whipped feta is best served immediately as it will thicken as it sits.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.