LC Dippers Note
Funny how everyone tends to obsess over what sorta dip to set out for an occasion, yet the dippers–you know, what you dip into the dip–are typically an afterthought. Not that there’s anything wrong with the expected crudités and supermarket baguette, it’s just that we like to think outside the proverbial box of water crackers. Like radishes. Steamed asparagus or green beans. Jicama. Homemade pita. You see where we’re going with this. Feel free to let us know your preferred dipper in a comment below.
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 10 M
- Serves 4
Toss the feta, yogurt, and lemon in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Add the oregano, olives, and pepper and blend until finely chopped.
Plop the feta dip in your prettiest serving dish and set it on the table or sideboard along with sliced cucumber and celery sticks.
Recipe Testers' Reviews
There are many things to love about this feta dip recipe. For instance, it takes no more than 8 or 10 minutes to prepare, from prep to table. This will easily make 6 people very happy as an appetizer. We had it with carrots, cucumber, celery, and zucchini. This dip would be great with any fresh vegetable and certainly would also be good with chips and pretzels. The most important thing to love about this dip, for me, is that instead of adding a bit of feta cheese to a bucket of yogurt, we brilliantly add a bit of plain yogurt to a nice amount of feta. The yogurt is used to make the feta creamy as opposed to being used as a vehicle to bring the essence of feta to the dip. 20 small green olives, about 1 1/4 cups, are a wonderful addition to this simple, yet complex-flavored dip. I completed my dip with the leaves from several sprigs fresh thyme from our garden and garnished the dip with a couple whole sprigs. You could probably eat this as soon as you've made it, but I suggest you make it ahead and chill it for a couple of hours. We love this dip, and I can see us using it for any number of things, including topping a salad or even a cold sandwich.
Great Greek flavors! And this feta dip recipe was really fast to put together—it maybe took 5 minutes total. I didn't measure my olives, I just used a large handful that I had left in the fridge. I used regular plain yogurt—I probably should have used Greek yogurt, but I was feeling lazy and just wanted to use up what I had at home. We served this with cucumber slices, baby carrots, and pita chips. The pita chips were the most popular dipper, followed by the cukes. This dip would be great in pita bread with some chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions—a good way to use any leftover dip.