Sweet, salty, and cloud-like, this creamy Honey-Whipped Feta Dip is almost unbelievably good– especially considering it only takes 5 minutes to make. Serve it as an appetizer at your next party or holiday get-together, or whip up a batch for yourself to spread on toasted bread or fresh pita.
I’ve been making Whipped Feta Dip for ages– it’s a party go-to for me because it checks the big-three of perfect party food:
✅ People always rave about it and hover around it at the snack table.
✅ It requires nearly no time nor effort to make.
✅ It seems more impressive than the sum of its parts.
And because it’s always been so well-received, switching up my typical toppings and add-ins seemed like a bad idea. I’d been burned before by experimenting with my go-to recipes. I’d been burned before when experimenting with this exact dip. “This time, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” I told myself.
But I’ll tell you right now that I was wrong, because when I finally gave in and decided to switch things up a little, I got my favorite version: a sweet, salty, and tangy dip that was equally parts ethereal and absolutely packed with flavor. Honey balanced out the briney flavors of the feta, and a sprinkle of za’atar spice mix added a great zesty, earthy flavor. Topped with bright pomegranate seeds, crushed pistachios, and fresh chopped mint, the creamy whipped feta dip felt elegant, even if it was a simple no-fuss snack.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS WHIPPED FETA DIP RECIPE
Cheese. Honey. Garlic. Herbs. Fruit. Nuts.
It’s like a fancy cheese board consolidated into one delicious dip. You really can’t go wrong with the classic combo of feta and honey.
Here’s the pantry rundown:
- Feta cheese
- Cream cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Za’atar spice (optional)
- Crushed pistachios
- Pomegranate seeds
- Fresh mint
WHAT IS ZA’ATAR?
Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mixture that varies from region to region, but generally it’s made up of a blend of thyme, oregano, sesame seeds, sumac, and sea salt. It’s earthy, herbaceous, nutty, savory, and a little tangy.
If you mix it into the feta dip, it will add a ton of flavor, but if you don’t have access to za’atar the dip will still be delicious without it.
HOW TO MAKE HONEY-WHIPPED FETA DIP
- Add the base ingredients together. The base of this dip is made of feta, Greek yogurt, and cream cheese, which will give it a tangy cheesy flavor with a smooth, airy consistency once whipped together in the food processor.
- Don’t forget the flavor. Honey, garlic, and za’atar will add sharpness, zestiness, and sweetness to the mixture for a burst of flavor.
- Process the ingredients. This method allows big chunks of feta to break down while incorporating plenty of air into the mixture.
- Smooth into a bowl. Spoon the feta dip into a bowl, and then use the back of the spoon to smooth the dip to the edges of the bowl. Make a well in the very center to hold extra honey.
- Top with all the goodies. Pour extra honey into the well in the center of the dip, and then sprinkle with the pistachios, pomegranate seeds, fresh mint, and extra za’atar.
CAN I MAKE THIS WHIPPED FETA AHEAD OF TIME?
This recipe can be made ahead by up to 2 days. Simply refrigerate the base mixture, then bring to room temperature 30 minutes before serving and assemble with toppings.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH WHIPPED FETA DIP
Just like with most dips, this Honey-Whipped Feta is versatile. I usually serve whipped feta cheese with pita chips, fresh pita bread, or crusty bread, but crackers, pretzels, and fruit all are great options for dipping.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH WHIPPED FETA DIP
- 6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey, plus more to top
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon za’atar, plus more to garnish (optional)
- Toppings such as crushed pistachios, pomegranate seeds, and fresh mint, to taste
- Pita chips, pretzels, bruschetta, or crackers, to serve
- Combine the feta, cream cheese, greek yogurt, honey, garlic, and a teaspoon of za’atar in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed.
- When well-combined, scoop into a bowl and smooth with a spoon. Make a small well in the center and fill with additional honey.
- Top with crushed pistachios, pomegranate seeds, fresh mint, and a small sprinkle of extra za’atar.
- Serve cold with pita chips, pretzels, bruschetta, or crackers, to dip.
- Prep Time: 5 mins