Back with another DELICIOUS dip to share!
If you’ve never heard of or made whipped feta, I’m about to change your life. This dip comes together quickly with the help of the food processor.
I’ve made various versions of this dip (including this amazing layered mediterranean dip that I will definitely be posting soon!) and it is always a HUGE hit.
So when you can have your first social gathering, this is the dip you should bring!
To add an extra flavor element, I start by charring scallions. The char gives the dip a slight smoky flavor.
I chose to char the scallions in a dry cast iron skillet over high heat, but you can also do this on a grill or grill pan.
Charring the scallions only takes a few minutes. Afterwards just remove them from the pan and allow to cool slightly.
Then everything in the food processor to blend. Feta cheese, cream cheese (at room temp so it blends easier!), the charred scallions, zest and juice of 1 lemon, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Season to taste and serve with various dippers! This would also make a delicious bruschetta toppped with some fresh diced tomatoes. Yum!
Just warning you..this stuff is ADDICTING! But I assure you everyone will be asking for the recipe, it really is that delicious.
Charred Scallion Whipped Feta
Makes 1 pint
- 1 bunch of scallions (about 6-8)
- 1 8oz block of feta (not the pre-crumbled stuff!)
- 1 8oz block of cream cheese, room temperature
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tbsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- Optional garnish: olive oil, paprika, black pepper, parsley
- Char the scallions over high heat on a grill, grill pan, or in a cast iron skillet. It should take about 4 minutes, flipping them halfway through, to get some nice char color. Remove and allow to cool slightly. Chop into 2 inch pieces and set aside.
- In the food processor add all ingredients (with the chopped scallions). Blend until smooth.
- Season to taste. If you want the dip to be really smooth, you can add a splash of heavy cream and/or a touch more olive oil.
- Serve garnished with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of paprika, black pepper, and parsley (all of this is totally optional and for presentation sake only 🙂 )
I hope you try this dip out, it’s sure to be a summer staple!