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Greek Feta Dip

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Greek Feta Dip combines creamy whipped feta with zesty marinated tomatoes and diced cucumbers. Serve this dip with toasted baguette, pita chips, or raw veggies!

Try my Whipped Feta Dip with Honey next!

A bowl of the Greek whipped feta dip loaded with tomatoes.

Whipped Feta Dip with Marinated Tomatoes

There is always a great reason for a delicious dip – game day, a weekend happy hour, girls’ night in, birthday parties, or any holiday gathering. We also like this dip as a side dish for dinner. Pair it with a lean protein and some roasted veggies for a full meal.

The inspiration for this feta dip came from our recent trip to Chicago. We ate lunch at the Purple Pig and ordered this and I immediately knew that I had to recreate it.

While this recipe is perfect for summer (the TOMATOES!), you can easily use cherry tomatoes from the grocery store during the cold months of the year. It’s pretty versatile and you can tailor it with different veggies.

My hand on a toast with feta dip and marinated tomatoes.

Ingredients Used for Creamy Whipped Feta Dip:

This party snack is made from a handful of ingredients and is the perfect dip for holiday parties. It’s also a great recipe to pair as a side for any dinner.

  • Feta Cheese – Use a block of feta cheese.
  • Cream Cheese – Some cream cheese adds some sweetness to the dip. You could also add a mixture of sour cream and plain Greek yogurt.
  • Cherry Tomatoes – I use about 1/2 pound of cherry tomatoes for this dip. You could also use any garden-fresh tomatoes and slice them into chunks.
  • Cucumbers – Dice some cucumber for a tasty garnish.
  • The Marinade – A combo of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, fresh garlic cloves, and seasonings.
The ingredients for Greek feta dip, labeled.

How to make Greek Feta Dip:

Step 1
Prep tomatoes. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half. If using larger tomatoes (like heirloom or Compari), slice in bite-sized pieces. Add to a medium bowl.

Step 2
Make marinade. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, grated garlic, and seasonings (Italian Seasoning, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper).

The halved cherry tomatoes with the marinade on top.

Step 3
Let tomatoes marinate. Pour the marinade over the tomatoes and stir. Let the tomatoes sit for approximately one hour so the flavors meld together.

Step 4
Whip feta and cream cheese. In a small food processor, add the feta cheese, cream cheese, and olive oil (and some freshly ground black pepper to taste). Pulse until creamy.

Use a spatula to add this to a serving bowl. Use a spoon to push most of the cheese around the edges of the bowl, leaving a well in the center.

Step 5
Assemble dip. Pour the marinated tomatoes over the whipped feta and stir slightly. Add the diced cucumbers. A little bit of lemon zest would be a wonderful addition too.

Step 6
Serve. Serve Greek Feta Dip with some toasted bread, pita chips, or fresh vegetables (like grape tomatoes, carrot sticks, and red bell pepper), along with an extra pinch of salt. Some warm pita bread or homemade naan bread would be great too!

STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

I recommend pairing this dip with a cheese platter or part of a mezze platter.

A bowl of the Greek feta dip with some piled on some toasty bread.

Recipe Tips:

  • If you need extra olive oil to make the whipped feta extra creamy, add it a little bit at a time. The creamy feta dip should have a spreadable consistency.
  • The tomatoes need about an hour to marinate. Keep them at room temperature if at all possible.
  • I recommend using fresh garlic in this recipe, not the powdered version.
  • I always have leftover crusty bread in my freezer. I recommend my Chewy French Bread, Whole Wheat Honey Bread, or Sourdough Focaccia.
  • Pita chips and fresh veggies (like cucumber slices) are a great option to serve alongside this whipped feta dip.
Side view of marinated tomatoes over whipped feta.

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xoxo ~Sue

A bowl of feta dip with tomatoes and cucumbers.

Greek Feta Dip

Greek Feta Dip combines creamy whipped feta with zesty marinated tomatoes and diced cucumbers. Serve this dip with toasted bread, pita chips, or veggies!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, dips, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Marinating Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

For the marinated tomatoes:

  • 6 oz. cherry tomatoes – halved
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic – finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice – freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste

For the cheese:

  • 8 oz. feta cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

To serve:

  • 1/4 cup cucumbers – diced
  • toasted bread, pita chips and/or fresh veggies

Instructions

  • Prep tomatoes. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half. If using larger tomatoes (like heirloom or Compari), slice in bite-sized pieces. Add to a medium bowl.
  • Make marinade. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, grated garlic, and seasonings (Italian Seasoning, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper).
  • Let tomatoes marinate. Pour the marinade over the tomatoes and stir. Let the tomatoes sit for approximately one hour so the flavors meld together.
  • Whip feta and cream cheese. In a small food processor, add the feta cheese, cream cheese, olive oil, and some freshly ground black pepper (to taste). Pulse until creamy. Use a spatula to add this to a serving bowl. Use a spoon to spread it, pushing most of it to the edges of the bowl.
  • Assemble dip. Pour the marinated tomatoes over the whipped feta and stir slightly. Add the diced cucumbers.
  • Serve. Serve Greek Feta Dip with some toasted bread, pita chips, or fresh veggies.

Notes

  • If you need extra olive oil to make the whipped feta extra creamy, add it a little bit at a time.
  • The tomatoes need about an hour to marinate. Keep them at room temperature if at all possible.
  • I recommend using fresh garlic in this recipe, not the powdered version.
  • I always have leftover crusty bread in my freezer. I recommend my Chewy French Bread, Whole Wheat Honey Bread, or Sourdough Focaccia.
  • Pita chips and fresh veggies (like cucumber slices) are a great option to serve alongside this whipped feta dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 215mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Awesome recipe that is simple yet tastes great. I love it!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      I’m so glad you think so!

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