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Whipped feta dip with spicy honey

December  8, 2020
2 Ratings
Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
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

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • 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
In This Recipe
  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.

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2 Reviews

Mariana R. February 24, 2021
So easy to make and a definite crowd pleaser.
MamaBeasley December 21, 2020
I made this recipe for a little work get together! It was the perfect appetizer and super easy to make.