This easy seven ingredient roasted red pepper whipped feta dip comes together in under ten minutes and is the perfect appetizer for parties, game day and the upcoming holidays.
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It’s appetizer season!
Between Halloween, Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, football Sundays, Christmas and New Year’s, there are so many opportunities where you may need appetizer recipes. Make sure to add this roasted red pepper whipped feta dip to your list!
This dip is inspired by htipiti, which is a spicy red pepper and feta dip that can be found served alongside hummus and babaganoosh at Greek and Mediterranean restaurants.
This roasted red pepper whipped feta dip requires only a handful of ingredients, is ready in 10 minutes and doesn’t require any cooking. Not to mention it’s SO delicious; what could be better?
This dip is classy enough for a dinner party or holiday, yet quick and easy enough for a football party appetizer.
I promise everyone will be asking for this recipe, and they’ll be surprised by how easy it really is.
Feta: you’ll want to buy an 8oz block of feta. This is usually found with other specialty cheeses in the grocery store.
Roasted red peppers: you can absolutely roast your own peppers, but buying the ones in a jar make this recipe quick and easy.
Garlic: we are just using 1clove of garlic as a little raw garlic goes a long way. The dip will have a stronger garlic taste the longer it is stored.
Red pepper flakes: I’ve provided a measurement in the recipe, however; use as little or as much as you like based on your spice preference.
Lemon juice: for a bit of acidity. Use fresh lemon juice, if available.
Olive oil: olive oil adds richness and helps make the dip extra smooth and creamy.
Black pepper: freshly cracked. We don’t need to add salt as the feta adds all the saltiness we need.
In the base of a large food processor, add feta, roasted red peppers, garlic clove, olive oil, lemon juice, chili flakes and black pepper.
Blend on high for one minute. Remove lid and scrape down the sides of the food processor.
Blend for one more minute, or until dip is smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust red pepper flakes and black pepper, as needed.
Pour dip into a serving dish. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and red pepper flakes. Serve with your favorite dippers.
What to Serve with This Dip
- Crumble the block of feta into small pieces before adding to the food processor.
- Drain liquid from roasted red pepper jar before adding to the food processor.
- Use a high-quality extra virgin olive oil for best flavor.
- Rinse the block of feta before adding to the food processor to remove some of the excess saltiness from the liquid.
Can I roast my own peppers?
Yes, you can roast peppers whole over an open flame until they become soft and charred on all sides (watch carefully). Allow peppers to cool completely before handling.
Remove stems and seeds from the roasted pepper and then roughly chop into smaller pieces before adding to the food processor.
Does this dip need to be refrigerated?
You can leave this dip out at room temperature for 2-3 hours, then it should be refrigerated. The dip will harden in the fridge, so be sure to take it out one hour in advance of serving.
Can I make this ahead of time?
You can make up to eight hours in advance. If making more than two hours in advance, store in the refrigerator and remove from fridge one hour before serving.
How long does this dip last?
For the freshest flavor, this dip is best enjoyed within 3 days of making. However, it will last for up to 2 weeks when stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
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Roasted Red Pepper Whipped Feta Dip
- 8 oz block feta
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers drained
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- In the base of a large food processor, add feta, roasted red peppers, garlic clove, olive oil, lemon juice, chili flakes and black pepper.
- Blend on high for one minute. Remove lid and scrape down the sides of the food processor.
- Blend for one more minute, or until dip is smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust red pepper flakes and black pepper, as needed.
- Pour dip into a serving dish. Top with a drizzle of olive oil and red pepper flakes. Serve with your favorite dippers.