Whipped feta dip is an incredibly easy appetizer, requiring just seven ingredients and a single step to make. Here's how to make it, plus fun ideas for serving.
Whipped Feta Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Dips seem to fall into two categories: super-indulgent or surprisingly healthy. Think nacho cheese and hummus—not much of a gray area in between! While we love those crowd-pleasing classic dips, it’s time to widen the playing field. Might we suggest this delicious whipped feta dip recipe as a new one to try? Incredibly versatile, this savory, creamy dip is a cinch to make: it calls for just seven ingredients and a single step to prepare. It’s a side dish you’re going to want to serve with other Mediterranean recipes like tabbouleh and Greek chicken.

Ingredients for Whipped Feta Dip

  • Feta cheese: Naturally, the crucial ingredient in this dip is good feta cheese. To ensure that the dip tastes great, make sure your feta hasn’t been opened for more than a few days; any longer, and it won’t taste as fresh.
  • Greek yogurt: Cheese dip doesn’t exactly sound like a healthy appetizer, but this dip is made with Greek yogurt rather than less-healthy alternatives like sour cream. Greek yogurt is protein-rich and packed with calcium.
  • Greek seasoning: If you have a jar of Greek seasoning on your shelf, this dip is especially easy, but you can also make your own. Mix dried oregano, basil, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper together. A shake of Italian seasoning will work in a pinch too.


Step 1: Blend

Ingredients to make Whipped Feta Dip mixed in a blenderTMB Studio

Place all the ingredients except the olive oil into a food processor.

Mixture of Whipped Feta Dip in a blenderTMB Studio

Process until smooth and creamy.

Step 2: Serve

Drizzling oil over the Whipped Feta Dip in a small bowlTMB Studio

Spoon the dip into a serving dish or portion into multiple ramekins. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with chopped fresh mint or a dash of dried mint, if you like.

Whipped Feta Dip with other vegetables and snacks in served in a small plateTMB Studio

Recipe Variations

  • Turn up the heat: Add a pinch of crushed red pepper along with the Greek spices. We like to use bright, citrusy Maras peppers, but any kind of crushed pepper flakes will do.
  • Add aromatics: Blending roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes or Greek olives into the dip take it in a whole new direction.
  • Change up the herbs: Adding mint to the dip adds a dash of refreshing brightness. Use other fresh herbs, if you prefer: basil, fresh oregano or marjoram will underscore the dried Greek spice mix.

How to Store Whipped Feta Dip

Store leftover whipped feta dip in the refrigerator, sealed in an airtight container. It will keep for up to three days.

How to Freeze Whipped Feta Dip

You can freeze whipped feta dip, although the texture will change a bit after defrosting, becoming a bit less airy and slightly drier. Seal feta dip tightly in an airtight container and freeze for up to two months. Defrost in the refrigerator. If desired, stir a squeeze of lemon juice into the dip to brighten up the flavor before serving.

Whipped Feta Dip Tips

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What should I serve with feta dip?

Feta dip makes a great addition to any potluck appetizer spread alongside sliced vegetables, pita bread or crackers. Roasted vegetables are a delicious flavor match, too.

Consider using whipped feta dip as a condiment. It makes a delicious spread on sandwiches (this turkey panini is a particularly good flavor match, but almost any sandwich will do). Spread feta dip over toast and top with a fried egg at breakfast time. Toss freshly cooked noodles into feta dip for an easy cheesy pasta dish. Slather feta dip over a pizza for an unconventional topping that tastes great with any roasted vegetable. Or, top a baked potato with a dollop of feta dip, just like Ina Garten’s baked potato recipe.

Can I make whipped feta dip without a food processor?

The power of the food processor is what transforms dense, crumbly feta into an airy, light dip, so it’s a bit tricky to make this recipe without it. If you have a high-powered blender, like a Vitamix, that can work, as will an immersion blender, although the dip will be a bit denser. Whipping by hand is going to be a chore, but if you’re determined, use a nice large bowl and a big whisk so you can work the greatest possible volume into the cheese.

Watch how to Make Whipped Feta Dip

Whipped Feta Dip

The base of this whipped feta dip is a fantastic blank canvas for different flavors. This version is flavored with garlic and lemon. —Dawn Parker, Surrey, British Columbia
Whipped Feta Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


1-1/3 cups


  • 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh mint


  1. Place first 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon into serving dish; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with mint.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 85 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.