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Comforting Feta Dip (Autumn-Inspired)

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Feta Dip in a bowl on a counter

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

5 minutes

Yield

4 -6

This easy feta dip is perfect for fall with the apples and walnuts on top! Make it for Thanksgiving or your next gathering!

Oh baby there is something about a creamy, comforting dip that gets this Greek-gal going! This comforting feta dip is inspired by the fall season with the addition of sauteed apples and walnuts on top. It’s great for a fall get-together, or even for a Thanksgiving appetizer!

Feta Dip on a table next to ingredients

Why you’ll love this dip:

  • Fall-Inspired: This dip combines the delicious flavors of fall with the addition of sauteed apples on top
  • Delicious: The creaminess of feta, and warming apples on top, and crunch of the walnuts, it really make this dip so delicious
  • Easy: This is an easy recipe but it’ll look impressive to whoever you serve this to

Ingredient Notes:

Candied Walnuts: For this recipe, I used candied walnuts from Sante Nuts. If you know me, you know I LOVE nuts as they’re such a good source of protein and Sante definitely makes good quality, delicious ones I love to add to recipes and eat on their own. The candied walnuts can be tossed on a salad, brie or other cheeses, or they seriously taste as good as candy to eat on their own.

Apples: I love to use Pink Lady apples in this recipe but don’t stress if you can’t find them. You can use any apple, but red apples will be the best.

Feta Dip in a bowl on a counter

How to make feta dip:

  1. In a food processor, add the feta cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest and a pinch of ground pepper and pulse until smooth and light. Alternatively you can use a hand mixer to whip these ingredients together.
  2. Scoop the feta into a low, medium-sized bowl and set in the fridge until ready to use.
  3. To prep the apples: melt butter over medium heat in a frying pan and add apples, honey and pinch chili flakes. Cook 5-6 minutes until apples have softened. Set aside to cool.
  4. To assemble the dip, spread feta in a thick layer in low bowl or plate. Drizzle top with sauteed apples, another drizzle of honey if desired, chopped candied walnuts and chives. Serve with warmed pita slices.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Want to make this ahead of time? Simply make the whipped feta dip and store in the fridge. About half hour before serving, remove from the fridge and then make and top with the sauteed apples.

Serving: If you want to serve with baguette instead, follow the instructions in this recipe Hot Lemon + Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese (with crispy baguette) to make crispy baguette.

How can I make this dairy free? To make this dairy free, use your favorite vegan feta!

Storage: Store whipped feta in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for 3 – 5 days. If you are not a fan of apples, try using a Bartlett or Anjou pear.

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Feta Dip in a bowl on a counter

Comforting Feta Dip (Autumn-Inspired)

4 from 2 votes
This easy feta dip is perfect for fall with the apples and walnuts on top! Make it for Thanksgiving or your next gathering!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Fall-inspired
Servings 4 -6
Calories 413 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the whipped feta:

  • 1 1/4 cup vegan or regular feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup vegan thick yogurt or Greek yogurts
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ground pepper

For the sauteed apples:

  • 2 tbsp vegan or regular salted butter
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 tbsp honey plus more to drizzle substitute with maple syrup if desired
  • pinch chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup Sante Nuts candied walnuts

For serving:

  • 2-3 warmed pitas, cut into triangles
  • 1 bunch chives, minced
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Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, add the feta cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest and a pinch of ground pepper and pulse until smooth and light. Alternatively you can use a hand mixer to whip these ingredients together.
  • Scoop the feta into a low, medium-sized bowl and set in the fridge until ready to use.
  • To prep the apples: melt butter over medium heat in a frying pan and add apples, honey and pinch chili flakes. Cook 5-6 minutes until apples have softened. Set aside to cool.
  • To assemble the dip, spread feta in a thick layer in low bowl or plate. Drizzle top with sauteed apples, another drizzle of honey if desired, chopped candied walnuts and chives. Serve with warmed pita slices.

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Notes

Pink Lady apples are delicious in this recipe.
Want to make this ahead of time? Simply make the whipped feta dip and store in the fridge. About half hour before serving, remove from the fridge and then make and top with the sauteed apples.
If you want to serve with baguette instead, follow the instructions in this recipe Hot Lemon + Garlic Oil Burrata Cheese (with crispy baguette) to make crispy baguette.
To make this dairy free, use your favorite vegan feta!
Store whipped feta in the fridge in a tightly sealed container for 3 – 5 days. 
If you are not a fan of apples, try using a Bartlett or Anjou pear.

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.9g | Protein: 12.8g | Fat: 27.3g | Saturated Fat: 11.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 601.6mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 13g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Allison Gorrill

5 stars
This was SO easy to make and so so good. Love the sweetness and the whipped feta together. I had with baguette and that paired perfectly! Will be making this again for sure, it would be the perfect appie to take or serve anywhere!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!! exactly, this is the best on the go for sure!

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