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Whipped feta dip with spicy honey

December  8, 2020
14 Ratings
Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

A whipped feta dip with spicy honey. Whether you’re looking for something special to serve with a drink or a starter, everyone will love this one. It’s fast, and super simple. The salty feta is whipped into a creamy, fluffy dip. The honey is swirled with chili flakes and garlic. Serve a big bowlful next to crispy pita bread, crackers or a platter of raw veggies for a funky appetizer.

Dips shouldn’t be complicated and this one surely isn’t. It’s nothing but feta, ricotta and sour cream blended together in a food processor, but what comes out of this combination is something truly special. Surprising and interesting enough to keep you coming back for another dip. The creamiest, dreamiest dip you’ve ever imagined. It’s drizzled with spicy honey and sprinkled with za’atar.
Any leftovers can be used as a sandwich spread or as a salad dressing. —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

What You'll Need
  • whipped feta
  • 200 grams (7 oz) feta
  • 100 grams (3.5 oz) ricotta
  • 50 grams (1.7 oz) sour cream
  • salt and black pepper
  • pita chips, raw veggies, for serving
  • 1 teaspoon each: za'atar, sesame seeds, for serving
  • spicy honey
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes, more for serving
  • salt and black pepper
  1. Feta, ricotta and sour cream should be at room temperature. Add feta, ricotta and sour cream to a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Blend on high until smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Taste, add salt and pepper if needed.
  2. In a saucepan, heat olive oil. Add garlic, sauté on very low heat until soft. Turn off the heat. Stir in honey, lemon juice and chili flakes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve the whipped feta drizzled with spicy honey. Top with chives, za’atar, sesame seeds, some extra freshly ground black pepper and chili flakes. Enjoy with pita chips, naan or a veggie platter.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
    Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • dtoddy80
  • sophieshaw
  • maxib

8 Reviews

dtoddy80 April 15, 2023
Everyone loved it. I served it with marinated olives and tomato jam.Yummy
sophieshaw February 11, 2023
I've made this without a food processor -- just crumbled the feta well and then mixed it in a bowl vigorously -- and it still came out delicious!
maxib June 30, 2022
I made this recently and it was universally loved. I made it the day before because of time and kitchen limitations and stored the feta dip separate from the honey. I let both come up to room temperature before putting it together and garnished the top with homemade dukkah. It was SO good. I totally agree with a previous comment about serving in a wide shallow dish so you can get even more honey on top. Thank you for a new favorite trick up my sleeve.
Dawnk16 May 30, 2022
I made this for a party and it was a big hit. I doubled it and put it in a pie plate so there was a large surface area for the honey. There's not much taste to the feta mixture, it's really just a vehicle for the spicy honey. The only thing I would do differently is to mince the garlic much smaller. I thought my pieces were too big so I ended up straining them out and that worked fine also.
Mariana R. February 24, 2021
So easy to make and a definite crowd pleaser.
Dawnk16 May 29, 2022
Did you refrigerate it before serving it? And then put the warm honey on it?
Anna C. May 29, 2022
Hi, it's best when served at room temperature. Enjoy the recipe!
MamaBeasley December 21, 2020
I made this recipe for a little work get together! It was the perfect appetizer and super easy to make.